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Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung & Yuen Biao

The Three Dragons

The ‘Three Dragons’ are made up of three of the biggest names in Hong Kong Martial Arts history, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao. With all three involved in some of the most loved martial arts films of the 70s and 80s. ‘Dragons Forever’ marked the end of over a decade of collaboration between the three, so at fopp we’re celebrating the brand new 4k UHD remaster of Dragons Forever out 26/09 with some fantastic blu-ray markdowns on the best that Chan, Hung & Biao have to offer!

Armour of God


director  Jackie Chan
starring  Jackie Chan · Alan Tam · Lola Forner
language(s)  Cantonese · english  subtitles  english
format  Blu-ray

 

Unquestionably the most popular martial arts actor of his generation, super star Jackie Chan features in this mid 80s Indiana Jones-esque romp which mixes Hollywood thrills with Hong Kong style action. Former musician Asian Hawk (Chan) becomes embroiled in a dangerous quest to seek out the last three parts of lost treasure the Armour of God, in order to save his ex-band mate’s girlfriend from the clutches of a ruthless cult. Though heavily inspired by Spielberg’s movie, the style and stunt sequences are all delivered with the star’s custom brand of slapstick and physical prowess. All the elements come together in a pleasing assortment of comedy, misadventure and gloriously realised action set pieces. A must for all Jackie Chan collectors.

Armour of God II Operation Condor


director  Jackie Chan
starring  Jackie Chan · Carol ‘Do Do’ Cheng · Eva Cobo
language(s)  Cantonese · english  subtitles  english
format  Blu-ray

 

The Asian Hawk is back! Undeterred by nearly dying while making the first Armour of God, Jackie Chan returned to battle for a sequel that’s bigger, better and even more daring. This time, Jackie’s intrepid treasure hunter is on the hunt for some Nazi gold but recovering it will not be easy, let alone safe. The most expensive Hong Kong film produced at that time, Armour of God II: Operation Condor showcases some of Jackie’s best stunts and action, building up to an epic climax that will blow you off your feet. The black belts at 88 Films are thrilled to present the UK Blu-Ray premier – uncut! – of this great fan favourite.

Battle Creek Brawl


director  Robert Clouse
starring  Jackie Chan · José Ferrer · Kristine DeBell
language(s)  Cantonese · Mandarin · English  subtitles  english
format  Blu-ray

 

Jackie Chan arrived on American soil with hopes of becoming a superstar in the West and his first ever Hollywood project as a leading man certainly provided him with a notable director in Robert Clouse, the legendary director who took Bruce Lee to the next level with ENTER THE DRAGON (1973). Whilst BATTLE CREEK BRAWL (1980) was not quite as epoch defining, this is still prime Jackie – as our man successfully takes on the mafia and romances the gorgeous Playboy cover girl Kristine DeBell. A classic bout of chopsocky on Anglicised soil, BATTLE CREEK BRAWL is ready to punch its way into your collection in this 2K HD restoration!

Come Drink With Me


director  King Hu
starring  Pei-Pei Cheng · Hua Yueh · Chih-Ching Yang
language(s)  Cantonese · Mandarin · English  subtitles  english
format  Blu-ray

 

A fearless heroine… a kung-fu master in hiding… a seemingly invincible villain… and a film that’s universally regarded as one of the greatest ever made in Hong Kong. The heroine is Golden Swallow (Cheng Pei-pei – Painted Faces; Crounching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – in a star-making turn). She’s been dispatched by her powerful father to rescue her brother who’s been taken hostage by bandits. The kung-fu master is Fan Da-pei (Heroes Shed No Tears; Rumble in the Bronx); he may look like a drunken beggar but he’s one of the best fighters around. Trouble is, the only man who can beat him is helping the bandits… Directed by the legendary King Hu (A Touch of Zen; The Fate of Lee Khan) for the mighty Shaw Brothers studio, Come Drink With Me shook up martial arts movies and influenced everyone from Bruce Lee to Jackie Chan and beyond. No wonder 88 Films are so proud to present this UK Blu-Ray Premiere.

Crime Story


director  Kirk Wong
starring  Jackie Chan · Kent Cheng · Christine Ng
language(s)  Cantonese · English  subtitles  english
format  Blu-ray

 

Troubled Hong Kong CID inspector Eddie Chan (Jackie Chan) is assigned to oversee the safety of controversial businessman Wong Yat-Fei (Law Kar-Ying), who is then kidnapped. A major investigation is launched and leads to Taipei and back to Hong Kong but, unbeknownst to Chan – his new partner, Inspector Hung (Kent Cheng) is an accomplice to the crime, throwing the authorities off the trail.

Dragon Fist


director  Wei Lo
starring  Jackie Chan · Nora Miao · James Tien
language(s)  Cantonese · Mandarin · English  subtitles  english
format  Blu-ray

 

Helmed by the iconic and groundbreaking director Lo Wei (who called the shots on the Bruce Lee masterworks THE BIG BOSS and FIST OF FURY), Jackie Chan was at his martial art peak by the time he took on the leading man role in DRAGON FIST (1979). Avenging the death of his master, Chan is in fine form as he gets tangled up in the sort of convoluted and carnage-packed plot that golden age kung-fu classics do all-too well. Make no mistake, DRAGON FIST is Chan at his hard-fisted best – ready for action and jacked to the ears… Only 88 Films could have brought a 2k restoration of DRAGON FIST to UK Blu-ray as part of our ever-expanding and acclaimed Asian cinema collection!

Dragon Lord


director  Jackie Chan
starring  Jackie Chan · Edward Tang · Barry Wong
language(s)  Cantonese · English  subtitles  english
format  Blu-ray

 

Dragon (Jackie Chan) and Bull (Mars) are childhood friends who spend most of their free time chasing after local girls in general and spying on one in particular who catches their eyes.  A gang in the nearby dwelling is smuggling precious Chinese artifacts to westerners. Hoi (Chan Wai-man) is a reluctant party to the scheme and when he voiced his objection, the Big Boss sent his henchmen after him to keep him quiet. When the mischievous duo came across Hoi, who was hiding in their village, they take on the gang to protect the artifacts.

Dragons Forever


director  Sammo Kam-Bo Hung · Corey Yuen
starring  Jackie Chan · Sammo Kam-Bo Hung · Yuen Biao
language(s)  Cantonese · English  subtitles  english
format  Blu-ray

 

Hotshot lawyer Jackie Lung (Jackie Chan) is hired to defend the owner of a factory which, unbeknownst to him, is the centre of a clandestine narcotics syndicate. He enlists resourceful acquaintances Wong Fei-Hung (Sammo Hung) and Dung Dak-Biu (Yuen Biao) to assist in the case, but loyalties begin to falter when romance blossoms between both sides.

The Fearless Hyena


director  Jackie Chan
starring  Jackie Chan · James Tien · Dean Shek
language(s)  Cantonese · English  subtitles  english
format  Blu-ray

 

In this directorial debut, Jackie plays Lung, a talented fighter but prefers to spend his time loafing around and picking fights, despite orders from his grandfather (James Tien) not to fight. Unknown to him, a brutal general (Yam Sai Kun) has been slaughtering all the people from his grandfather’s clan. When the general recognizes Lung’s style of kung fu during one of his street fights, he hunts down Lung’s grandfather and kills him. A grieving Lung plans his vengeance and is aided by crippled kung fu master who imparts to him a new kind of “emotional kung fu”. Mentally and physically ready, Lung finally seeks out the wicked general to see justice done.

Half a Loaf of Kung Fu


director  Chi-Hwa Chen
starring  Jackie Chan · Chun-Erh Lung · Cheng-Lan Chin
language(s)  Mandarin · English  subtitles  english
format  Blu-ray

 

While the mighty Shaw Brothers were dominating the Hong Kong martial arts scene with hard-hitting features like THE CHINESE BOXER and dazzling us with an aesthetic brilliance found in productions such as LEGENDARY WEAPONS OF CHINA or THE SHAOLIN DISCIPLES, writer and star JACKIE CHAN and director Chen Chi-Hwa were cutting across much of the pomposity associated with many of these types of films and offering something much more akin to parody with HALF A LOAF OF KUNG FU.

Heart of Dragon


director  Sammo Kam-Bo Hung · Fruit Chan
starring  Jackie Chan · Sammo Kam-Bo Hung · Emily Chu
language(s)  Cantonese · English  subtitles  english
format  Blu-ray

 

World-famous for their action and derring-do, old friends Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung teamed up for a film that shows there’s much more to them than brawling. Jackie plays a good-hearted cop looking after his learning-disabled brother Danny, played by Sammo, but doesn’t always succeed in keeping him out of trouble. When Danny is taken as a hostage, his brother will risk everything – his career and even his life –-to rescue him, throwing it down as only Jackie Chan can. Made the same year as Police Story, Heart of Dragon was a change of pace for the great action artists, giving them a chance to show of their acting chops as well as their stunt skills – even if they don’t ignore the latter! 88 Films are proud to present this UK Blu-ray premiere of a Hong Kong classic.

Hero


director  Corey Yuen
starring  Takeshi Kaneshiro · Yuen Biao · Yuen Wah
language(s)  Cantonese · English  subtitles  english
format  Blu-ray

 

From director and writer Corey Yuen (Righting Wrongs, Red Cliff, The Transporter) comes this high-octane tale of criminal gangs, betrayal and greed. When brothers Ma Wing-jing (Taksehi Kaneshiro) and Ma Tai-cheung (Yuen Wah) flee their impoverished homeland to seek their fortune in Shanghai, they at first find more grinding penury when they are forced to work as lowly coolies, however Wing-jing soon becomes embroiled in the seedy world of big city triads and his once insignificant life becomes an arrogant lust for power. This fabulous remake of Cheh Chang’s classic The Boxer from Shantung (1972) from the legendary Shaw Brothers studios is given a 90s makeover chock full with stunts, fights and awe inspiring action sequences. A must for collectors of martial arts cinema.

The Killer Meteors


director  Wei Lo
starring  Jackie Chan · Jimmy Wang Yu · Yu-Li Lan
language(s)  mandarin · English  subtitles  english
format  Blu-ray

 

Not to be confused with a science fiction disaster movie, KILLER METEORS is a wuxia style martial arts feature that brings two legends of the screen, JIMMY WANG YU and JACKIE CHAN together in an explosive Kung Fu cult classic. Known as “Killer Meteors”, local hero Mei Xing He (Jimmy Wang Yu) is invincible due to his secret weapon’. However, when his services are sought by another powerful figure, Hua Wu Bin (Jackie Chan), he finds himself drawn into the deadliest challenge of his life. From the golden age of Kung Fu features, this epic movie delivers a killer plot peppered with high flying, quick as lightning fight scenes.

 

 

 

Miracles - The Canton Godfather


director  Jackie Chan
starring  Jackie Chan · Anita Mui · Ah-Lei Gua
language(s)  Cantonese · English  subtitles  english
format  Blu-ray

 

An optimistic Gwok Zan-Waa (Jackie Chan) arrives in Hong Kong, quickly finding himself impoverished. That is, until a serendipitous encounter with a rose seller (Gua Ah-Leh) leads to his inadvertent appointment as boss of a local gang. Amidst the reluctant leader’s efforts to reform their fraternity and businesses, is an endeavour to share his new-found fortune with the bestower, all whilst trying to stave off rivals and the authorities. A remake of Frank Capra’s ‘Pocketful of Miracles’, Miracles – also known by its Hong Kong English title ‘Mr Canton and Lady Rose’ – is an action-comedy-romance set against a backdrop of lavish elegance and style.

New Fist of Fury


director  Wei Lo
starring  jackie Chan · Nora Miao · Sing Chen
language(s)  Cantonese · Mandarin · English  subtitles  english
format  Blu-ray

 

After Chen Zhen has been killed by the Japanese in Fist Of Fury, his fiancee and some of his friends flee to Taiwan. Taiwan is also under Japanese occupation, however, and they soon learn that the Taiwanese are getting just as rough a deal as they were in Shanghai. Jackie Chan plays a Taiwanese boy that hates the Japanese. He’s head strong and courageous, but refuses to learn Kung Fu, despite Nora Miao’s best attempts to change his mind. Eventually he snaps though, and signs up to New Jingwu Mun – where he inexplicably becomes their most accomplished fighter in a few days. Nora is so impressed, she agrees to teach him Chen Zhen’s secret style – The Fist Of Fury.

On The Run


director  Alfred Cheung
starring  Yuen Biao · pat Ha · Charlie Chin
language(s)  Cantonese · English  subtitles  english
format  Blu-ray

 

Directed by Alfred Cheung and starring the legendary Yuen Biao (THE PRODIGAL SON, RIGHTING WRONGS), noir crime drama ON THE RUN remains a classic staple of the thriller genre from Hong Kong. In the aftermath of his wife’s brutal murder, struggling cop Heung Ming (Yuen Biao) is forced to go into hiding after discovering corruption in the ranks. His only ally is a deadly assassin Chui (Pat Ha) as they each try to avoid arrest, and even death.

The Protector


director  James Glickenhaus
starring  Jackie Chan · Danny Aiello  · Sandy Alexander
language(s)  English · Cantonese  subtitles  english
format  Blu-ray

 

After the kidnapping of a wealthy businessman’s daughter, maverick New York City cops Billy Wong (Jackie Chan) and Danny Garoni (Danny Aiello) are sent to garner leads in Hong Kong, but the pair find themselves beset by the local police and crime boss, Harold Ko (Roy Chiao) who will stop at nothing in ensuring the continuity of his drug empire.

Righting Wrongs


director  Corey Yuen
starring  Yuen Biao · Cynthia Rothrock · Melvin Wong
language(s)  Cantonese · English  subtitles  english
format  Blu-ray

 

Lawyer Ha Ling-Ching (Yuen Biao), fed up with the failings of the justice system and the way it allows criminals off the hook, vows to take the law into his own hands after a key witness and his entire family are murdered. However, his plans are soon complicated when he finds hotshot detective Cindy Sze (Cynthia Rothrock) on his tail. Shot throughout with intrigue and action, this slick Hong Kong thriller rattles along magically in a satisfyingly explosive manner. In this DELUXE presentation, Righting Wrongs is a must for all serious collectors of martial arts mayhem.

Shaolin Wooden Men


director  Chi-Hwa Chen
starring  Jackie Chan · Chun-Erh Lung · Kang Chin
language(s)  mandarin · English  subtitles  english
format  Blu-ray

 

The time Jackie is on a mission of revenge. As a young boy he witnesses the slaying of his father at the hands of deadly masked kung fu assassin. Once Jackie is old enough, he trains as a mute at a shaolin temple to learn the techniques that will enable him to one day avenge the death of his father. What he doesn’t realize though is that he is actually training in the lair of the man he seeks to kill! Jackie has to gradate and defeat a gauntlet of mysterious robotic wooden men who throw every kung fu style at him before he can even face up to his nemesis. Packed with startling action courtesy of Half a Loaf of Kung Fu director Chen Chi-Hwa, this is another early Jackie Chan classic that’s not to be missed by those seeking fine martial arts entertainment!

Snake & Crane: Arts of Shaolin


director  Chi-Hwa Chen
starring  Jackie Chan · Nora Miao · Cheng-Lan Chin
language(s)  Cantonese · Mandarin · English  subtitles  english
format  Blu-ray

 

Released in 1978, the madcap mayhem of SNAKE & CRANE ARTS OF SHAOLIN was a surefire sign to audiences that its young star Jackie Chan was soon to be even more famous than the man who paved the way for the modern martial arts genre – Mr. Bruce Lee! An international box office success, this all-time classic is one of Chan’s most beloved masterworks and it is easy to see why. The fights come thick and fast in this relentless tale of a young kung-fu student with a very unique style – which attracts a series of curious competitors! Helmed by the great Chen Chi Hwa, who also oversaw the Chan classic SHAOLIN WOODEN MEN (1976), 88 Films is proud to present SNAKE & CRANE ARTS OF SHAOLIN in glorious HD thanks to a brand new 2k scan overseen by Golden Harvest itself!

To Kill With Intrigue


director  Wei Lo
starring  Jackie Chan · Feng Hsu · Ling Lung Yu
language(s)  Cantonese · Mandarin · English  subtitles  english
format  Blu-ray

 

The year was 1977 and kung-fu fighting was still blasting out of discotheques, the spectre of Bruce Lee continued to haunt Hong Kong cinema and a young Jackie Chan was fast on his way to superstardom. TO KILL WITH INTRIGUE is undoubtedly one of the martial arts legend’s finest moments – with confident direction from the legendary Lo Wei, who had given Bruce Lee his break with THE BIG BOSS in 1971! Shot in South Korea, when the country was still a curious entity to the West and under tyrannical one-party rule, TO KILL WITH INTRIGUE highlights a fast-paced tale of doomed romance and revenge that gives Chan’s token stunts and chopsocky mayhem plenty of space to showcase themselves! Finally available to UK viewers, in a new 2k scan, one of Chan’s most underrated motion pictures is ready to fight its way into your collection of 88 Asia gems!

The Young Master


director  Jackie Chan
starring  jackie chan · pai Wei · Yuen Biao
language(s)  Cantonese · English  subtitles  english
format  Blu-ray

 

Jackie Chan was already a star when he made The Young Master but this film took him to another level. He plays ‘Dragon’ who undertakes a mission to find his missing brother, and gets into plenty of scrapes along the way – not least being mistaken for a criminal that the authorities are very keen to put behind bars… The Young Master was Jackie’s second film as director, and he used it as a showcase to demonstrate just what he could do. And it remains a firm favorite of the fans, featuring some of the best set-pieces he ever cooked up. The black-belts at 88 Films are thrilled to present the UK Blu-ray premier of this true Hong Kong classic.

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