March 21, 2023

kung-fu Extravaganza Duel To The Death Getting A Eureka Classics Release


The action-packed kung-fu extravaganza often hailed by critics as ‘the Best Swordplay Movie ever’, Duel To The Death is getting Blu-ray release thanks to Eureka Entertainment. The film has a brand new 2K restoration as part of the Eureka Classics range from  September.

Known for his classic film, A Chinese Ghost Story, as well as for directing Tsui Hark’s the Swordsman saga, this debut feature from director Ching Siu-tung is filled with dazzling visuals and astonishing martial arts choreography (also by Ching Siu-tung, who would later choreograph the action sequences for Zhang Yimou’s acclaimed wuxia triptych; Hero, House of Flying Daggers, and Curse of the Golden Flower), Duel to the Death comes to Blu-Ray for the first time in the UK from a brand new 2K restoration.

Eureka have released a new Trailer to promote the release, check it out…

Every ten years, a duel is held between the finest Japanese and Chinese martial artists to determine whose Swordsmanship is superior. During the Ming Dynasty, as the next duel approaches, the chosen candidates are caught in the middle of a battle between Ninjas and Shaolin monks. Only a Duel to the Death will settle the countries’ conflicts and stop the bloodshed.

Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling [First Print Run of 2000 Copies Only] | 1080p presentation on Blu-ray from a new 2K restoration from the original film elements | Original Cantonese audio | Optional English dubbed audio | Optional English Subtitles, newly revised for this release | Brand new feature length audio commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival) | Brand new interview with screenwriter Manfred Wong | Archival interview with Norman Chui Siu-keung | Archival interview with Flora Cheung | Alternate English credits | Original Trailer | PLUS: A LIMITED EDITION Collector’s Booklet featuring new writing by James Oliver; and a reprint of Frank Djeng’s original liner notes from the US laserdisc release [First Print Run of 2000 Copies Only].


You can order your copy of the film: Eureka Store

Duel To The Death will be released on Blu-Ray from 20th August, as part of the Eureka Classics range.