Shawscope Volume Two (Blu-ray Limited Edition) (Arrow Video USA) [USA]

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Release date: December 6, 2022
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Limited Edition Blu-ray Collection Contents

  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentations of all fourteen films, including nine new 2K restorations by Arrow Films
  • Illustrated 60-page collectors’ book featuring new writing by David Desser, Jonathan Clements, Lovely Jon and David West, plus cast and crew listings and notes on each film by Simon Abrams
  • New artwork by Mike Lee-Graham, Chris Malbon, Kagan McLeod, Colin Murdoch, “Kung Fu” Bob O’Brien, Lucas Peverill, Ilan Sheady, Tony Stella, Darren Wheeling and Jolyon Yates
  • Hours of never-before-seen bonus features including several cast and crew interviews from the Frédéric Ambroisine Video Archive
  • Two CDs of music from the De Wolfe Music library as heard in several of the films, exclusive to this collection
Disc One – The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin

  • Brand new 4K restoration by Celestial Pictures and L’Immagine Ritrovata
  • Newly restored uncompressed Mandarin, Cantonese and English original mono audio
  • Newly translated English subtitles, plus optional hard-of-hearing subtitles for the English dub
  • Brand new feature commentary by critic Travis Crawford
  • Brand new select-scene commentary by film critic and historian Tony Rayns
  • Interview with star Gordon Liu, filmed in 2003
  • Interview with cinematographer Arthur Wong, filmed in 2006
  • Shaolin: Birthplace of a Hero and Elegant Trails, two archive featurettes with Gordon Liu produced by Celestial Pictures in 2003
  • Tiger Style: The Musical Impact of Martial Arts Cinema, a newly filmed overview of Shaw Brothers’ influence on hip hop and other music genres, featuring music historian Lovely Jon
  • Cinema Hong Kong: Swordfighting, the second instalment in a three-part documentary produced by Celestial Pictures in 2003 and featuring interviews with Gordon Liu, Lau Kar-leung, Cheng Pei-pei, John Woo, Sammo Hung, Kara Hui, David Chiang and others
  • Alternate opening credits from the American version titled Master Killer
  • Hong Kong and German theatrical trailers, plus US TV spot
  • Image gallery
Disc Two – Return To The 36th Chamber / Disciples Of The 36th Chamber

  • Uncompressed Cantonese, Mandarin and English original mono audio for both films
  • Newly translated English subtitles for both films, plus optional hard-of-hearing subtitles for the English dubs
  • Interview with star Gordon Liu, filmed in 2003
  • Citizen Shaw, a French TV documentary from 1980 directed by Maurice Frydland, in which Sir Run Run Shaw gives an all-access tour of the Shaw Brothers backlot (including behind-the-scenes footage from Return to the 36th Chamber), remastered in high definition
  • Hero on the Scaffolding, an archive featurette produced by Celestial Pictures in 2003
  • Alternate opening credits sequences for both films
  • Hong Kong theatrical trailers for both films
  • Image galleries for both films
Disc Three – Mad Monkey Kung Fu / Five Superfighters

  • Brand new 2K restorations of both films from the original negatives by Arrow Films
  • Uncompressed Cantonese, Mandarin and English original mono for both films
  • Newly translated English subtitles for both films, plus optional hard-of-hearing subtitles for the English dubs
  • Brand new commentary for Mad Monkey Kung Fu by martial arts cinema experts Frank Djeng and Michael Worth
  • Newly filmed appreciation of Mad Monkey Kung Fu by film critic and historian Tony Rayns
  • Interview with actor Hsiao Hou, filmed in 2004
  • Shaw in the USA, a brand new featurette on how Shaw Brothers broke America featuring Grady Hendrix and Chris Poggiali, authors of These Fists Break Bricks
  • Hong Kong and US theatrical trailers for Mad Monkey Kung Fu
  • Hong Kong theatrical trailer and UK VHS promo for Five Superfighters
  • Image galleries for both films
Disc Four – Invincible Shaolin / The Kid With The Golden Arm

  • Brand new 2K restorations of both films from the original negatives by Arrow Films
  • Uncompressed Mandarin and English original mono audio for both films, plus Cantonese mono for Invincible Shaolin
  • Newly translated English subtitles for both films, plus optional hard-of-hearing subtitles for the English dubs
  • Interview with action director Robert Tai, filmed in 2003
  • Poison Clan Rocks The World, a brand new visual essay on the Venom Mob written and narrated by author Terrence J. Brady
  • Alternate "continuity" cut of The Kid With The Golden Arm, presented via seamless branching
  • Alternate and textless title sequences for The Kid with the Golden Arm
  • Hong Kong theatrical trailer for Invincible Shaolin
  • Hong Kong theatrical trailer (audio only) and US TV spot for The Kid with the Golden Arm
  • Image galleries for both films
Disc Five – Magnificent Ruffians / Ten Tigers Of Kwangtung

  • Brand new 2K restorations of both films from the original negatives by Arrow Films
  • Uncompressed Mandarin and English original mono audio for both films, plus Cantonese mono for Ten Tigers of Kwangtung
  • Newly translated English subtitles for both films, plus optional hard-of-hearing subtitles for the English dubs
  • Brand new audio commentary on Ten Tigers of Kwangtung by filmmaker Brandon Bentley
  • Interview with star Chin Siu-ho, filmed in 2003
  • Rivers and Lakes, a brand new video essay on Shaw Brothers’ depiction of Chinese myth and history, written and narrated by Jonathan Clements, author of A Brief History of China
  • Hong Kong (audio only) and German theatrical trailers for Magnificent Ruffians
  • Hong Kong trailers (Mandarin and Cantonese audio options) and US TV spot for Ten Tigers of Kwangtung
  • Image galleries for both films
Disc Six – My Young Auntie

  • Uncompressed Cantonese, Mandarin and English original mono audio
  • Newly translated English subtitles, plus optional hard-of-hearing subtitles for the English dub
  • Brand new select-scene commentary by film critic and historian Tony Rayns
  • Interview with star Kara Hui, filmed in 2003
  • Cinema Hong Kong: The Beauties of the Shaw Studios, the final instalment in the three-part documentary produced by Celestial Pictures in 2003
  • Alternate standard-definition VHS version
  • Hong Kong theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery
Disc Seven – Mercenaries From Hong Kong / The Boxer's Omen

  • Brand new 2K restorations of both films from the original negatives by Arrow Films
  • Uncompressed Cantonese and Mandarin original mono audio for both films plus English mono for Mercenaries from Hong Kong
  • Newly translated English subtitles for both films, plus optional hard-of-hearing subtitles for the English dub
  • Brand new commentary on The Boxer’s Omen by critic Travis Crawford
  • Newly filmed appreciation of filmmaker Kuei Chih-hung by film critic and historian Tony Rayns
  • Additional footage from Mandarin VHS version of The Boxer's Omen
  • Interview with Mercenaries from Hong Kong action director Tong Kai, filmed in 2009
  • Hong Kong theatrical trailers for both films
  • Image galleries for both films
Disc Eight – Martial Arts Of Shaolin / The Bare-footed Kid

  • Uncompressed Cantonese, Mandarin and English original mono audio for both films
  • Newly translated English subtitles, plus optional hard-of-hearing subtitles for the English dubs
  • Brand new commentary on Martial Arts of Shaolin by Jonathan Clements
  • Brand new commentary on The Bare-Footed Kid by Frank Djeng of the NY Asian Film Festival
  • Newly filmed appreciations of both films by film critic and historian Tony Rayns
  • Interview with Martial Arts of Shaolin screenwriter Sze Yeung-ping, filmed in 2004
  • Alternate standard-definition version of Martial Arts of Shaolin
  • Hong Kong and Japanese theatrical trailers for Martial Arts of Shaolin, plus trailers for the preceding Shaolin Temple films starring Jet Li
  • Hong Kong theatrical trailer and UK VHS promo for The Bare-Footed Kid
  • Image galleries for both films
Disc Nine – Music From The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin, Five Superfighters, Invincible Shaolin And The Kid With The Golden Arm (CD)

Disc Ten – Music From Return To The 36th Chamber, Magnificent Ruffians, Ten Tigers Of Kwangtung, My Young Auntie, Mercenaries From Hong Kong And Disciples Of The 36th Chamber (CD)
 
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