The Chinese Boxer (1970) (88 Films) Blu-ray Review (Video)

From the golden age of Kung Fu movies, the legendary Shaw Brothers bring you an action-packed tale of revenge, mayhem and flying fists. When his martial arts school is viciously attacked by a rival gang of Japanese thugs, Lei Ming swears to bring them down with violent justice. Written, starring and directed by Jimmy Wang Yu, The Chinese Boxer (1970) is a fabulously fast-paced feature full of exquisite set-pieces and mind-blowing fight choreography.

A huge influence on the likes of Tarantino’s Kill Bill (2003) and Bruce Lee’s Fist of Fury (1972) this entertainingly savage story of resilience, skill and a battle against the odds, is one of the first true modern classics of the genre, focussing as it does on physical prowess and athletic proficiency over the more mythical elements of the wuxia era. An undoubted cult classic, this is a must for any serious collector of extreme Asian cinema and martial arts madness.

Special Features and Technical Specs: Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • NEWLY REMASTERED
  • Audio Commentary with Film journalist Samm Deighan
  • “Open Hand Combat” – Interview with Journalist David West
  • “Wong Ching at Shaw” – Interview with Actor Wong Ching
  • Trailers
  • US ‘Hammer of God’ Trailer
  • Hong Kong Trailer
  • English Trailer
  • US TV Spot
  • Reversible sleeve with brand-new artwork from R.P. “Kung Fu Bob” O’Brien & Original Hong Kong poster artwork
  • Audio:
    English LPCM Mono 2.0
    Mandarin LPCM Mono 2.0
    Newly-translated English Subtitles
  • LIMITED EDITION Slipcase with brand-new artwork from R.P. “Kung Fu Bob” O’Brien
  • Double-Sided A3 Foldout Poster
  • Booklet Notes ‘Hong Kong’s Famous Fight Life’ by Andrew Graves
  • REGION A/B “LOCKED”

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