The trip through Sammo Hung‘s filmography continues for Eureka Entertainment who are set to release Knockabout. The fast and furious kung fu comedy classic directed by Hung, coming on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK from a brand-new 2K restoration as a part of the Eureka Classics range. Available from 25 April.
Another fast and furious kung fu comedy classic directed by Sammo Hung (The Millionaires’ Express), Knockabout features a cast of martial arts movie legends including Yuen Biao (The Prodigal Son), Bryan “Beardy” Leung Kar-yan (Warriors Two), and Lau Kar-wing (Odd Couple) alongside Hung himself.
Brothers Yipao (Yuen Biao) and Taipao (Leung Kar-yan) are a couple of down on their luck conmen. After getting soundly defeated by the kung fu master, Silver Fox (Lau Kar-wing), the brothers realise it would be in their own self-interest if they learn how to fight, and they ask him to train them. Unfortunately, their new master is actually a ruthless killer, and when the brothers realise this, one of them is murdered. To get revenge, the surviving brother must learn a unique form of kung fu from an unlikely source, a beggar who just happens to be a master fighter!
Featuring one of the greatest action finales in the history of Hong Kong cinema, Knockabout is yet another classic of martial arts filmmaking from the legendary Sammo Hung, and Eureka Classics will release the film in its UK debut on Blu-ray from a brand new 2K restoration.
Watch the newly created Trailer that Eureka Entertainment have just released to promote the release…
“★★★★ A superb showcase for Yuen Biao…the action is simply electric…highly recommended for Hong Kong film fanatics” – Far East Films
SPECIAL EDITION BLU-RAY FEATURES
Limited Edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling | Reversible sleeve design featuring original poster artwork | Two versions of the film presented in 1080p on Blu-ray from 2K restorations (Original HK Theatrical cut and the shorter Export Cut) | Original Cantonese mono audio | Optional English dubbed audio | Optional English Subtitles, newly translated for this release | Brand new feature length audio commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival) | Brand new feature length audio commentary by action cinema experts Mike Leeder & Arne Venema | Archival interview with Sammo Hung | Archival interview with Bryan “Beardy” Leung Kar-yan | Archival interview with Grandmaster Chan Sau Chang (aka The Monkey King), a master of Monkey Style kung fu | Deleted Scene | Trailers | PLUS: A Limited Edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing by James Oliver | *All extras subject to change
1979 | 104 MIN | 2.35:1 OAR | HONG KONG | MARTIAL ARTS / ACTION / COMEDY | COLOUR | CANTONESE
You can Pre-Order/Buy from: Eureka Video Store