OUT on MONDAY 21ST JUNE, Eureka Entertainment presents ENCOUNTER OF THE SPOOKY KIND. This unique, groundbreaking, kung-fu, action-horror comedy from legendary director Sammo Hung, has landed on Blu-ray (a worldwide debut of this brand-new 2K restoration on home video) for the first time in the UK as part of the Eureka Classics range.
A defining film in Hong Kong genre cinema, “Encounter of the Spooky Kind” blended kung fu, special effects, and Chinese folklore to invent a whole new sub-genre of Asian cinema; the ‘Jiangshi’ film, which, only a few years later would spawn the iconic and hugely successful Mr. Vampire.
“ENCOUNTER OF THE SPOOKY KIND” is available to order NOW on Blu-ray from Eureka Entertainment and Amazon, follow on to find out more and WIN your copy!
Check out our review!
ACTION CLIP 1:
Sammo Hung plays Courageous Cheung, a man well known in his local village for his lack of fear. His reputation is soon put to the test however, after he is tricked into spending the night in a temple full of spirits, zombies, and vampires!
ACTION CLIP 2:
Not content with delivering a bucket load of supernatural chills and thrills, Sammo also delivers some of the finest action choreography of his career.
Blu-ray Special Features:
- Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling
- Limited-Edition Reversible Poster featuring the film’s original HK artwork
- 1080p presentation on Blu-ray from a brand new 2K restoration (worldwide debut of this restoration on home video)
- Cantonese audio (original mono presentation)
- Rare alternate Cantonese soundtrack
- 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)
- Archival interview with Sammo Hung
- Alternate English opening & closing credits
- Stills Gallery
- Original trailer
- Limited Edition Collector’s Booklet featuring new writing by James Oliver
Our review says of the action in ENCOUNTER OF THE SPOOKY KIND that it features, “blistering speed, timing and rhythm”, and “Sammo shows real power in his technique, with each blow looking like it hits full contact.”
This release is an ABSOLUTE MUST-HAVE edition for all fans of Asian action movies!
Lucky Kung Fu Kingdom fans can get their copy for FREE courtesy of our friends at Eureka Entertainment BUT DO HURRY, COMPETITION ENDS SUNDAY 4TH JULY 2021!
All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning, is “LIKE” the KUNG FU KINGDOM FACEBOOK PAGE, “SHARE” the ENCOUNTER OF THE SPOOKY KIND Blu-ray Competition post, WRITE in the ENCOUNTER OF THE SPOOKY KIND Blu-ray Competition post‘s COMMENTS, and TAG a FRIEND answering this easy question:
Sammo Hung’s “Encounter of the Spooky Kind” went on to inspire which classic Jiangshi (hopping vampire) martial-arts comedy?
- Mr Nice Guy
- Mr Vampire
- Mr Deeds
Winners will be notified via Facebook message by 23:59GMT/BST Monday 5th July 2021.
- UK entrants only.
- Entrants must be 18 years or over.
- Entry is restricted to one entry per person.
- Multiple and automated entries will be disqualified.
- Winners will be chosen at random from all valid entries.
- Winners will be contacted via email/Facebook Message.
- Prize will be sent to winners via UK Mainland post only.
- The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
- Competition closes Sunday 4th July 2021.