Once again, fans of Sammo Hung you need to keep your eyes on Eureka Entertainment. Next March your collection of the legendary Martial Arts actor is about to get bigger with the release of the highly amusing 1979 slice of martial arts comedy Odd Couple.
The film is getting a Blu-ray release for the first time in the UK. A brand new 2K restoration will be released as part of the Eureka Classics range coming in March 2022.
Widely considered the greatest classical weapons movie ever made, Odd Couple stars Sammo Hung, Lau Kar-wing (also directing) and Bryan “Beardy” Leung Kar-yan (Dreadnaught, The Victim) in a classic tale of rivalry and vengeance.
Two ageing masters of the spear and sword engage in an epic mountaintop battle every ten years, but the outcome invariably ends in a draw. Realising that neither one of them will ever outclass the other, they each agree to take on a younger student and train them to champion their cause, thus putting an end to their longstanding rivalry.
Showcasing some of the most intricate and explosive weapons choreography ever seen, this masterpiece remains a quintessential classic from the Golden Age of Hong Kong Cinema.
“anyone searching for a traditional kung-fu flick that is filled with sublime choreography need look no further than this; the intricate sword and spear clashes are worth 90 minutes of anyone’s time” – Far East Film
SPECIAL BLU-RAY EDITION FEATURES*
Limited Edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling | Original Cantonese mono audio | Optional English dubbed audio | Optional English Subtitles | Brand new feature length audio commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival) and martial artist / actor Robert “Bobby” Samuels | Brand new feature length audio commentary by action cinema experts Mike Leeder & Arne Venema | Archival interview with director Lau Kar-wing | Archival interview with Bryan “Beardy” Leung Kar-yan | Trailers | PLUS: A Limited-Edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing by James Oliver
*All extras subject to change
1979 | 97 MIN | 2.35:1 OAR | HONG KONG | MARTIAL ARTS / ACTION / COMEDY | COLOUR | CANTONESE
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