JET LI’S CAREER-DEFINING ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA TRIOLGY OF MOVIES finally arrives and is NOW AVAILABLE to order via Eureka Video and Amazon on UK Blu-ray as a Limited Edition Box Set! Sourced from brand new 4K restorations, the movies star Jet Li as the real-life Chinese folk hero, Wong Fei-hung. Tsui Hark’s dazzling imagery and story-telling blends seamlessly with breathless martial arts choreography, setting a new standard for kung fu movies!
Wong Fei-hung, a physical embodiment of traditional Chinese values and moral incorruptibility, this martial-arts epic charts China’s transition into the modern-world as it gradually abandons its old traditions and begins to accept the inevitable encroach of Western cultures.
Once Upon a Time in China – In 19th century Canton, Wong Fei-hung battles ruthless imperialist forces determined to subjugate his country and enslave his people, leading to a climactic fight sequence still regarded as one of the best ever filmed.
Once Upon a Time in China II – Wong Fei-hung faces off against the White Lotus Cult, a dangerous xenophobic group seeking to drive all European influence out of China, as well as a corrupt military officer, played by Donnie Yen in his breakthrough role.
Once Upon a Time in China III – Wong Fei-hung travels to Peking and is forced to enter a martial-arts contest in order to prevent an assassination attempt against a prominent Chinese diplomat who wants to showcase traditional Chinese martial-arts, and restore national pride.
With action sequences choreographed by the legendary Yuen Woo-ping, the Once Upon a Time in China series is a glorious high-point in martial-arts filmmaking, and Eureka Classics is proud to present Tsui Hark’s original trilogy, as well as Once Upon a Time in China and America (which saw Jet Li return to the Wong Fei-hung role after a four year gap) for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK in a special Limited Edition Box Set which comes loaded with extra content.
Blu-ray Special Features
- Special Limited Edition Box Set
- 1080p presentations of all three films, sourced from brand new 4K restorations and making their UK debuts on Blu-ray
- Original Cantonese audio tracks
- Optional English audio tracks
- Optional English subtitles
- Once Upon a Time in China and America [100 mins, HD from a 2K restoration] – The final chapter in the Once Upon a Time in China series, with Jet Li making a triumphant return to his most iconic role
- New audio commentaries on Once Upon a Time in China I-III by martial-arts cinema authority Mike Leeder
- Exclusive new video interview with actor Mike Miller [49 mins]
- Exclusive new video interview with actor John Wakefield [29 mins]
- The Legend of Wong Fei-hung [40 mins] – a three-part featurette on the legendary folk hero
- Archival interview with actor and Shaw Brothers veteran Yen Shi-kwan [10 mins]
- Archival interview with Jet Li [10 mins]
- Archival interview with Donnie Yen [15 mins]
- Archival Q&A with Jet Li [10 mins]
- Archival interview with director Tsui Hark [23 mins]
- Archival interview with actor John Wakefield [11 mins]
- Making of: Once Upon a Time in China and America [25 mins]
- PLUS: Collector’s booklets featuring new essays on all four films by James Oliver
This release is the must-have edition for all kung fu movie fans!
NOW…lucky Kung Fu Kingdom readers can win their FREE copy courtesy of our friends at Eureka Entertainment but DO HURRY, COMPETITION ENDS SOON ON SUNDAY 23RD DECEMBER 2018!
All you need to do to enter is “LIKE” the KUNG FU KINGDOM FACEBOOK PAGE, “SHARE” the “ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA” TRILOGY COMPETITION POST, and WRITE in the “ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA” TRILOGY COMPETITION POST COMMENTS your answer to the following EASY question:
In the first three Once Upon a Time in China films, the famous martial arts Master Wong Fei-hung was played by which action star? Was it:
- JACKIE CHAN
- BRUCE LEE
- JET LI
Winners will be notified via Facebook message by 23:59GMT/BST Wednesday 26th December 2018.
- 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.
- 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 23rd December 2018.
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