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The Anaconda set should be region free since it is just a re-release of 88's box set from 3 years ago, which was region free. Anaconda is a Sony license, and until the last year or two Sony didn't require region locking. They've since changed that policy, unfortunately.

On the other hand, I wouldn't hold my breath for Species being region A compatible. It looks like a UK only release and it's an MGM license. Like pretty much everyone else at this point, MGM requires region locking.
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Oooh yea!

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Hopefully Righting Wrongs will be a North American release… I still have my Fox Fortune Star DVD release. One of the better HK action films. Yuen Biao is a total badass in that one.
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Hopefully Righting Wrongs will be a North American releaseÖ I still have my Fox Fortune Star DVD release. One of the better HK action films. Yuen Biao is a total badass in that one.
I doubt it.
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Hopefully Righting Wrongs will be a North American release… I still have my Fox Fortune Star DVD release. One of the better HK action films. Yuen Biao is a total badass in that one.
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I doubt it.
This situation came up in the Eureka thread, sort of. This one's another Golden Harvest gem that might be tied up with a U.S. distributor. As far as I know, it's NOT in the Warner Archive holdings, so if it's not buried away with another company (does Miramax/Weinstein still control any?), maybe there's a chance? It was great that Fox released a number of GH classics back then, and in anamorphic widescreen as I recall, which was in stark contrast to HK companies like Megastar and Universe which were still putting out flat letterboxed discs. Mind you the Universe disc for RIGHTING WRONGS had two complete versions of the movie, one on each side (normal world ending, and mainland China ending, although I've always wondered if that was actually intended for a different market since surely HK filmmakers could've cared less about the kissing the mainland market's ass in 1986?). Would be nice to see both on the Eureka release, rather than just the alternate ending as a bonus feature.

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002 24 hours ghost story.

003 A Chinese legend.

004 A roof with a view.

005 A terracotta warrior.

006 The age of miracles : a.k.a. Four season, Mr. Troublesome

007 Always be the winner.

008 And now you're dead : a.k.a. Enter the eagles

009 The avenger.

010 Awakening.

011 Banana spirit.

012 Basic impulse.

013 Best of best.

014 Best of the best.

015 Big bullet.

016 The big score.

017 Blade of fury.

018 The blade.

019 Blind romance.

020 Blood reincarnation.

021 Blue train of romance.

022 The boxers adventure.

023 Bruce Lee's secret.

024 Butterfly lovers : a.k.a. The lovers.

025 Champion operations.

026 Chase a thousand miles.

027 Christ of Nanjing.

028 The crane.

029 The criminal hunter.

030 Cross road.

031 The day that doesn't exist.

032 Days of being dumb.

033 Deadly gold : a.k.a. Golden cop.

034 Devil killer.

035 Disco fever.

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037 Dog Ann's revenge.

038 Don't give a damn.

039 Downtown torpedoes.

040 Dragon fight.

041 Dream of the red chamber.

042 Drunken master II.

043 The Edler master.

044 Encounter of spooky kind II.

045 The enigma of love.

046 Enter the fat dragon.

047 Escape to hell : a.k.a. Never say regret.

048 The escape.

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051 Feel 100%.

052 Feel 100%, once more.

053 Final option.

054 First strike : a.k.a. Story of CIA, police story IV.

055 The first time.

056 Force nightmare.

057 The funny vampire.

058 Ghost busting.

059 The girl named Iron Phoenix.

060 Girls unbutton : a.k.a. Goodtime girls.

061 Green green meadow.

062 Growing up.

063 Happy heaven.

064 Happy hour.

065 Haunted karaoke.

066 He ain't heavy, he's my father.

067 Heaven can't wait.

068 Her fatal ways IV.

069 Her judgement day.

070 He's a woman, she's a man.

071 Hold you tight.

072 The Holy Robe of Shaolin Temple.

073 How deep is your love? : a.k.a Big neon lights.

074 I'm your birthday cake.

075 The imp.

076 The imperial princess : a.k.a. The imperious princess.

077 The imprudent Iron Phoenix.

078 Incredible kung fu mission : a.k.a. Fighting kung fu students.

079 Into the fire.

080 I've got you, Babe.

081 Kitchen.

082 Kung fu from the north.

083 Last song in Paris.

084 Latino encounter : a.k.a. Run.

085 Legal innocence.

086 The legend of an erotic movie star.

087 License to steal.

088 Love in the time of twilight.

089 Love of the swindler : a.k.a. The lovers.

090 Lover's tear.

091 Mafia vs. ninja.

092 Masked justice : a.k.a. Midnight angel.

093 Mean street story.

094 Mirage.

095 Money maker.

096 Morning goodbye.

097 Mr. Nice Guy.

098 Mr. Vampire 1992.

099 My neighbours are phantoms.

100 Old soldier never dies.

101 Once a cop : a.k.a. Project S.

102 Once in a life-time : a.k.a. Marriage is a life--long affair.

103 Once upon a time in China IV.

104 Once upon a time in China V.

105 One step ahead : a.k.a. A champion player.

106 Our neighbour detective.

107 Pantyhose hero.

108 Pedicab driver.

109 The peeping Tom : a.k.a. Deadly target.

110 Portland Street blues.

111 The rapist.

112 Red zone.

113 A rescue from Hades.

114 The returning.

115 Rumble in the Bronx.

116 Satyr monks.

117 Secret love.

118 Sex and Zen III.

119 Shaolin ex monk.

120 Shaolin Temple against Lama.

121 Shaolin vs. ninja.

122 Slickers vs. killers.

123 Spider woman.

124 Spike Drink Gang.

125 Spirit of love : a.k.a. Dial "H" for Hell.

126 Spirit returns.

127 The star.

128 Street angel.

129 Street car named Desire.

130 Street of casual love.

131 Street of fury.

132 Summer snow.

133 The sweet smell of the death.

134 Sword of many loves.

135 Take me.

136 Task force.

137 Teardrop pearl : a.k.a. The teardrop pearl of Halong.

138 The third full moon.

139 Those were the days.

140 Thou shalt not swear.

141 Thunderbolt.

142 Till death do us laugh.

143 Till death do us part.

144 To money with love.

145 Tom, Dick & Hairy.

146 Tongdang Wansui.

147 Too many ways to be no. 1.

148 Tops detective too.

149 Trilogy of love : a.k.a. Trilogy of lust.

150 True love.

151 Twenty something.

152 Twinkle, twinkle lucky star.

153 The tycoon.

154 The umbrella story : a.k.a. Heirs.

155 The undaunted.

156 War of the underworld.

157 The wedding days.

158 Whatever will be, will be.

159 Who am I?

160 Wind beneath the wings : a.k.a. Sky is limit.

161 Wizard's curse.

162 Wonders of the ancient capital.

163 World of lies.

164 The wrath of silence.

165 Yesterday you, yesterday me.

166 Yesterday you, yesterday me....yesterday.

167 You can't tell him.

168 Young and dangerous.

169 Young and dangerous 2.

170 Young and dangerous 4.

171 Young and dangerous 5.







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Re: The Official 88 Films Blu-ray Thread

If you look closely at this image that 88 put on social media a while back, the paper has specs for Righting Wrongs and shows 3 versions.



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Nice to see it includes the English version. Saw that on VHS somehow, somewhere a million years ago, but never owned it. That sheet doesnít seem to say anything about regions, though. The last US version of this was Dragon Dynastyís ABOVE THE LAW collectorís edition (I donít remember is being part of the Fox line mentioned earlier). Anybody know what happened to the Weinstein licences for their HK stuff? Iím assuming they probably are still tied up somewhere, so the odds of this being Region A friendly are indeed slim.

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Sorry. You are right Brian. I have the Dragon Dynasty version DVD with the alternate endings.
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Nice to see it includes the English version. Saw that on VHS somehow, somewhere a million years ago, but never owned it. That sheet doesnít seem to say anything about regions, though. The last US version of this was Dragon Dynastyís ABOVE THE LAW collectorís edition (I donít remember is being part of the Fox line mentioned earlier). Anybody know what happened to the Weinstein licences for their HK stuff? Iím assuming they probably are still tied up somewhere, so the odds of this being Region A friendly are indeed slim.
I've wondered about the Weinstein licenses as well. The Shaw Bros stuff is obviously up for grabs because Arrow's box was (I believe) exclusively made up of old Dragon Dynasty titles. Police Story 1&2 were released by Shout and Criterion. There were other Fortune Star titles released by Shout (don't know of any of them were ever under Weinstein), but all are now out of print. Drunken Master 2 obviously ended up with WB.

This would lead me to believe that most of the former Weinstein controlled titles are up for grabs (Except the Golden Princess catalog, which is locked up in rights purgatory somewhere.), but 88 had yet to announce any of the Fortune Star stuff here in the US, so who knows.
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More confirmation on the Tiger Cage trilogy. Not actually a 4K release apparently. Just 4K remaster.

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For those that have not watched Tiger Cage, I highly recommend the first two films. I have yet to watch the third though. I’m hoping that 88 Films do a boxset of all 3 films.
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For those that have not watched Tiger Cage, I highly recommend the first two films. I have yet to watch the third though. Iím hoping that 88 Films do a boxset of all 3 films.
Yes, they are putting out all 3.
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I hope they reissue FG as well.
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Dragons Forever on UHD and region A blu-ray is a bit of a game changer. I want to support the venture, but I'm not sure I'm ready to start rebuying a bunch of titles.
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Dragons Forever on UHD and region A blu-ray is a bit of a game changer. I want to support the venture, but I'm not sure I'm ready to start rebuying a bunch of titles.
Yea... I doubt I'm going to rebuy the UHD... unless it hits a nice sale price.
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Seems to be some conjecture – which 88 Films will no doubt capitalize on – about whether this is an all-region set due to the lack of UK ratings symbols on the box. It boggles the mind somewhat that this series (or even the first two) was never deemed worthy of North American releases through the entire home video era; it would be a shame if it's UK-only, even though I'm sure it will sell regardless because there are plenty of newbies with FOMO who've possibly never heard of the films alongside the vets who've been craving a box like this for eons. Weird that the new art somewhat marginalizes the leads from the Part I, Jacky Cheung and Simon Yam, and omits Part III lead actor Michael Wong completely! Donnie, Donnie, Donnie!

Hope this is a sign that TIGER ON BEAT and YES MADAM sets will be available some day, the latter with all the films in the series and not just the best-known ones.

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September's releases:

All the Souls... Except the Dead All the Souls... Except the Dead

Violence in a Women's Prison Violence in a Women's Prison

The Seven Per-Cent Solution The Seven Per-Cent Solution

On the Run (Deluxe Collector's Edition) On the Run (Deluxe Collector's Edition)

Righting Wrongs (Deluxe Collector's Edition) Righting Wrongs (Deluxe Collector's Edition)
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Hope this is a sign that TIGER ON BEAT and YES MADAM sets will be available some day, the latter with all the films in the series and not just the best-known ones.
I know at least the first 5 In The Line of Duty films had remasters and a box set release is rumored to be in the works.
Tiger on the Beat was remastered recently as well. I think there are Germany releases slated for both Yes Madam and TotB... so hopefully the UK labels make something happen.
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Seems to be some conjecture Ė which 88 Films will no doubt capitalize on Ė about whether this is an all-region set due to the lack of UK ratings symbols on the box. It boggles the mind somewhat that this series (or even the first two) was never deemed worthy of North American releases through the entire home video era; it would be a shame if it's UK-only, even though I'm sure it will sell regardless because there are plenty of newbies with FOMO who've possibly never heard of the films alongside the vets who've been craving a box like this for eons. Weird that Kung-Fu Bob's art somewhat marginalizes the leads from the Part I, Jacky Cheung and Simon Yam, and omits Part III lead actor Michael Wong completely! Donnie, Donnie, Donnie!

Hope this is a sign that TIGER ON BEAT and YES MADAM sets will be available some day, the latter with all the films in the series and not just the best-known ones.
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I know at least the first 5 In The Line of Duty films had remasters and a box set release is rumored to be in the works.
Tiger on the Beat was remastered recently as well. I think there are Germany releases slated for both Yes Madam and TotB... so hopefully the UK labels make something happen.
The first two Tiger Cage films did deserve to be released in North America even as a DVD and very surprising that it wasn't. I have Yes, Madam, Royal Warriors and ItLoD 4 on DVD so it would be nice to replace them with a Blu-ray set. I'm hoping that it will be a North American release but a UK one is more likely.
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