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Old 02-24-22, 04:11 PM
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Bonus Materials
2K restoration from the original elements by Fortune Star
High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
Original lossless Mandarin mono audio, alternate Mandarin soundtrack and original English dubbed audio
Optional English subtitles, plus hard-of-hearing subtitles for the English dub
Commentary by Frank Djeng from the NY Asian Film Festival
Career retrospective interview with Wang Yu, filmed in Nantes in 2001 and never released before, courtesy of the Frédéric Ambroisine Video Archive
Trailer gallery, featuring the original Hong Kong theatrical trailer, a US TV spot (as The Chinese Professionals) and over half an hour of trailers for other Wang Yu classics including One-Armed Swordsman and Master of the Flying Guillotine
Image gallery
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Ilan Sheady
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Simon Abram
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Bonus Materials
Brand new 2K restoration from 35mm vault elements
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original uncompressed mono audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Brand new audio commentary with genre film critic/author Justin Kerswell and film historian/author Amanda Reyes
Staying Alive – a brand new video interview with actress Julia Montgomery
A Savage Mauling – a brand new video interview with actress Laura Summer
Alone in the Dark – a brand new video interview with actress Lois Robbins
It Was a Party! – a brand new video interview with actor Paul Christie
Love & Death – a brand new video interview with actors Lauren-Marie Taylor and John Didrichsen
Archival video interview with actress Julia Montgomery
Archival audio interview with actress Rutanya Alda
The Scaremaker Alternate Title Card
Original Trailers
Reversible sleeve featuring original artwork and newly-commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Michael Gingold
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Old 02-24-22, 04:16 PM
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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

You can thank me... I just recently upgraded my Wild Things DVD to Blu within the last month or so. Looks nice... but I don't think I need a UHD of that.
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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

I don't have Wild Things on any kind of physical media. For some reason I never picked it up.

But yeah this will be mine.


I think I may have blind bought years ago Wild Things 2 on DVD because I had a thing for Susan Ward at the time. But after watching it once, I think I sold it.
Old 02-24-22, 04:22 PM
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I'll get Wild Things on 4K.
Old 02-24-22, 04:30 PM
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Arrow is now going really going after the HK market in Region A that Eureka and 88 have been killing it at in Region B.
Old 02-24-22, 04:32 PM
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Kevin Bacon's pecker in 4K?

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Old 02-24-22, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by dex14 View Post
Arrow is now going really going after the HK market in Region A that Eureka and 88 have been killing it at in Region B.
Well. with Shaw Brothers titles anyway . . .

I must say, this Ilan Sheady could give Kung Fu Bob a run for his money in the alternate sleeve-art department. Seems to have a better sense of colour and spacing. Bob's art has been getting a bit rushed-looking lately; I have to wonder if he's overworked. Mind you, regardless of who does the new illustrations I always flip to the original HK art anyway, but still.

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Also, for those so inclined, Arrow just started a Japanese Cinema Sale this afternoon:
https://www.arrowvideo.com/japanese-cinema-sale.list
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Originally Posted by Brian T View Post
Well. with Shaw Brothers titles anyway . . .
One Armed Boxer is a Golden Harvest title. I was told Arrow has a deal with Fortune Star and they will be targeting the Region A crowd... so it seems they will be doing some releases of stuff that already got released in the UK.
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I stand corrected!

Been so long since I've seen OAB that I misremembered it as a Shaw titles (clearly thinking of One Armed Swordsman trilogy). Good to know some GH titles will get released over here. There's still plenty of good stuff that's not in the Warner Archive or Miramax/Weinstein holdings. Of course, now the problem will be figuring out which UK discs won't get US/Can counterparts, to avoid regretting a UK purchase when a US disc suddenly gets announced. Despite being region-free, I'd still prefer Region A discs if I had to choose . . .
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Same. It will save some money not having to import. But it will be annoying to have a wait and see approach to who is releasing what now.

I’m now wondering if it is Arrow who may be the label putting out Police Story 3…
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But it will be annoying to have a wait and see approach to who is releasing what now.
Exactly. Here I am continually grumbling that GH titles aren't getting released over here, and when they finally do start showing up, I'll be grumbling about having bought all the UK editions!
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That Wild Things looks nice. Surprised they fit the extras and both cuts on 1 UHD. That’s kinda rare to not include Blu-ray, no? That’s the most I’ve seen for the 1 disc.
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Tremors 4K has all the bonus material on the 4K disc.
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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

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That’s kinda rare to not include Blu-ray, no?
Arrow does not include Blu-ray discs with their UHD releases. Maybe they would/have if there's a dedicated disc of extras (can't remember off the top of my head), but they've never included the movie itself on both UHD and Blu-ray.
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One Armed Boxer is a Golden Harvest title. I was told Arrow has a deal with Fortune Star and they will be targeting the Region A crowd... so it seems they will be doing some releases of stuff that already got released in the UK.
If this is true.....can there be hope for The Killer and Hard Boiled to be released Stateside by Arrow??
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If this is true.....can there be hope for The Killer and Hard Boiled to be released Stateside by Arrow??
Those two are part of the Golden Princess catalog, not Golden Harvest, and are apparently held up in some kind of rights limbo. Dex14 might know more as he mentioned it in another thread. Golden Princess also produced and/or distributed several other classics: SWORDSMAN 2, THE EAST IS RED, BULLET IN THE HEAD, I LOVE MARIA, FULL CONTACT, BLUE LIGHTNING, PRISON ON FIRE II and others. I'm assuming those are probably off limits for the time being as well?
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Those two are part of the Golden Princess catalog, not Golden Harvest, and are apparently held up in some kind of rights limbo. Dex14 might know more as he mentioned it in another thread. Golden Princess also produced and/or distributed several other classics: SWORDSMAN 2, THE EAST IS RED, BULLET IN THE HEAD, I LOVE MARIA, FULL CONTACT, BLUE LIGHTNING, PRISON ON FIRE II and others. I'm assuming those are probably off limits for the time being as well?
Aren't the John Woo movies we all want with Fortune Star?
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If this is true.....can there be hope for The Killer and Hard Boiled to be released Stateside by Arrow??
The Killer and Hard Boiled are owned by Golden Princess. As the story goes, Golden Princess is no longer in the film production business and are instead focused on real estate. Labels have reached out to them about licensing those movies (and others) and they don't even get a "no." Golden Princess doesn't even bother to respond. It's apparently not even worth their time or effort.

That said, the Kino insider mentioned on the other forum (had to be a couple years ago at this point) that another label had the rights when asked about the possibility of Kino putting them out. Speculation was that Criterion reacquired then. I wouldn't be surprised if that was bad information on the part of Kino.
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Aren't the John Woo movies we all want with Fortune Star?
Fortune Star has the rights to the Golden Princess catalog in Asia only. One theory was that when signing the deal, not including the rights to the rest of the world was an oversight by Golden Princess that they now can't be bothered to fix. Who knows if that's true.
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Sounds like importing from HK/Asia will remain the only option for Golden Princess titles for the time being, and even there a lot of the HK DVDs and Blus of those titles are OOP. The GP filmography isn’t massive, but as I mentioned it’s top-heavy with great stuff. Guess I’ll be holding onto those discs for a while. I can certainly see real estate holding more interest for a company like that.
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That Candyman looks good. I don’t know what Girls Night Out is but I’m gonna look into it.
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Huh, Candyman in 4K. I may have to get that one.
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Oh baby I want Enter The Void in 4k real real bad.

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