Disciples of Shaolin (1975) (88 Films) Blu-ray Review (Video)

Another Kung Fu vehicle from the infamous Shaw Brothers Studio, Disciples of Shaolin AKA Hong quan xiao zi, delivers a typically power-packed Hong Kong tale of enemy gangs and super cool fight scenes. When Shaolin disciple Kuan Fung Yi (Sheng Fu) takes a job at a textile factory he soon becomes embroiled in a bitter and violent clash with the rival Manchu clan who run a neighbouring mill.

As well delivering some impressive martial arts set pieces, Disciples of Shaolin also provides a political punch, underlining the abuse of workers and the corruption of cruel bosses. Fast, fierce and thought provoking, this is a must for collectors of extreme Asian cinema.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • NEWLY REMASTERED
  • Audio Commentary with Film journalist and Author Samm Deighan
  • Audio Commentary with Asian cinema experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema
  • Jamie Luk at Shaw Brothers – Interview with Actor / Director Jamie Luk
  • Original Trailer
  • Audio:
    English LPCM Mono
    Mandarin LPCM Mono 2.0
    Newly Translated English Subtitles
  • Reversible sleeve with brand-new artwork from R.P. “Kung Fu Bob” O’Brien & Original Hong Kong poster artwork
  • LIMITED EDITION Slipcase with brand-new artwork from R.P. “Kung Fu Bob” O’Brien
  • Double-Sided A3 Foldout Poster
  • Extensive Booklet Notes ‘The Visceral Martial Arts Cinema of Chang Cheh’ by Matthew Edwards, ‘International Bright Young Thing A look back on The Disciples of Shaolin and its charismatic star Alexander Fu Sheng’ by Andrew Graves and An article By Kung Fu Bob!
  • REGION A/B “LOCKED”

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