Eureka Entertainment know their stuff when it comes to all things Hong Kong cinema. This December they bring us another with the thriller Casino Raiders, a shockingly violent tale of brotherhood and sacrifice, starring Andy Lau. Coming to UK on Blu-ray for the first time ever, as part of Eureka Classics range in December.
An early entry in the Hong Kong gambling film cycle of the ’80s and ’90s, Casino Raiders injects the genre with a dose of bloody mayhem courtesy of directors Jimmy Heung and Wong Jing.
Con-artist and gambler Crab (Andy Lau) gets out of prison and joins his childhood friend and partner Sam (Alan Tam) to work for a casino magnate. Their job is to expose a group of Japanese card-players who have cheated their way to a fortune. The pair find themselves in the cross-hairs of the Yakuza, leading to a series of escalating acts of violence that test the bonds of loyalty to their limit. When their luck runs out, they make one final gamble: a game of poker with the highest of stakes.
Filled with surprises right until its final moments, a shockingly violent tale of brotherhood and sacrifice and one of the most unique thrillers from the Golden Age of Hong Kong cinema.
A new trailer for the release has been release, watch it below…
“Worth of re-discovery” – Asian Movie Pulse
SPECIAL BLU-RAY EDITION FEATURES*:
Limited edition O-Card slipcase featuring artwork by Grégory Sacré (Gokaiju) | 1080p presentation on Blu-ray from a restoration of the original film elements | Original Cantonese audio track | Optional English subtitles | 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 | New documentary looking at gambling culture in Hong Kong, and the popularity of the film genre that Casino Raiders helped to popularise | PLUS: A Limited edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing by James Oliver *All extras subject to change
Hong Kong |1989 |18 | 125 MINS | 1.85:1 OAR | ACTION/CRIME/THRILLER |CANTONESE| COLOUR
Casino Raiders will be released on Blu-ray for the first time ever in UK, as part of Eureka Classics range. Available from 4th December. Buy your copy from Eureka Video store.