*SLIP HAS CORNER WEAR*
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.
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!
Restored HD Master in 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio
English LPCM Mono
Mandarin LPCM Mono 2.0
Newly Translated English Subtitles
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 by Frédéric Ambroisine
Reversible sleeve with brand-new artwork from R.P. “Kung Fu Bob” O’Brien & Original Hong Kong poster artwork