20 April 2024

Eureka Set To Release Classic Martial Arts The Shaolin Plot

2K restoration of one of the best and most important works of martial arts cinema

They are gift that keeps giving especially for Sammo Hung fans. As Eureka Entertainment do it again as they are set to release The Shaolin Plot, one of the best and most important works of martial arts cinema. Coming  on home video for the first time in the UK from a brand new 2K restoration as part of the Eureka Classics range in June.

After his work directing the action sequences for King Hu’s Palme D’or winning A Touch of Zen, Sammo Hung worked with director Huang Feng (Lady Whirlwind, Hapkido) on a series of martial arts masterpieces which continuously broke new ground for action cinema, the culmination of which was The Shaolin Plot. After the release of this film, Sammo (who also has one of his first major acting roles here, playing a deadly monk with an unusual choice of weaponry) began his own career as a director and would play a huge role in the “Golden Age” of Hong Kong cinema – an era which revolutionised action filmmaking around the world.

Hong Kong movie veteran Chen Hsing (The Iron-Fisted Monk) plays a tyrannical ruler with the aim of collecting all existing Chinese martial arts manuals in order to obtain ultimate power. After obtaining the Wu Tang manual, he sets his sights on the Shaolin Temple and the secrets of their fighting style. Two Shaolin Monks (Casanova Wong and Yeong-moon Kwon) must team up with a Wu Tang fighter (James Tien) to defeat the villainous despot.

Watch new Trailer just released to promote the upcoming release…

A strong cast combine to lift this well-made kung-fu film up a notch and make it a recommended evening’s viewing” – Fareast Films

SPECIAL EDITION BLU-RAY FEATURES
Limited Edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling (First print run of 2000 copies only) | Original Mandarin mono audio | Optional English dubbed audio | Optional English Subtitles, newly translated for this release | New feature length audio commentary by Asian film experts Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival) & Michael Worth | New feature length audio commentary by action cinema experts Mike Leeder & Arne Venema | Original Hong Kong theatrical trailer | Original export trailer | PLUS: A Limited-Edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing by James Oliver (First print run of 2000 copies only) | *All extras subject to change

1977 | 109 MIN | 2.35:1 OAR | HONG KONG | MARTIAL ARTS / ACTION | COLOUR | MANDARIN

You can Pre-Order/Buy from: Eureka Store

The Shaolin Plot will be released on Blu-ray from 20th June by Eureka Entertainment as part of Eureka Classics range.


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