Eureka Entertainment will release the Once Upon A Time In China trilogy as part of a limited edition 4-disc box set that’ll include a collector’s booklet and a host of extra features.
Tsui Hark’s Once Upon A Time In China trilogy starring Jet Li will be released by Eureka Entertainment on Blu-ray on December 10.
The dazzling kung fu classics arrive for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK having enjoyed a brand new 4K restoration. The first film, widely considered one of the best kung fu films of the 1990s, forms the beginnings of a much-loved trilogy charting China’s transition into the modern world.
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, seeing Li portray the real life Cantonese folk hero, Wong Fei-hung, the physical embodiment of traditional Chinese values and moral incorruptibility.
The Once Upon A Time In China trilogy on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK
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.
The extras you can look forward to…
Once Upon a Time in China and America [100 mins, HD] – the final chapter in the Once Upon a Time in China series presented from a new 2K restoration, 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 and filmmaker Arne Venema
A new video essay by Travis Crawford
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 [48 mins] – a 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 | 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]
Box set exclusive – Collector’s booklets featuring new essays on all films by James Oliver
Eureka’s Once Upon a Time in China trilogy limited edition Blu-ray is released on December 10.