Eureka in the UK are to continue there excellent Hong Kong movie releases with Jet Li’s Once Upon a Time in China Trilogy Blu ray set (from new 4k restorations) plus a bonus Blu ray of Once Upon a Time in China and America.
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.
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, and Eureka Classics is proud to present Tsui Hark’s original trilogy, as well as ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA AND AMERICA (which saw Jet Li return to the Wong Fei-hung role after a four-year gap) directed by Sammo Hung.
Special Limited Edition Box Set
1080p presentations of all three films, sourced from brand new 4K restorations and making their UK debuts on Blu-ray
Original Cantonese audio tracks (original source audio tracks and restored 5.1 options available)
Optional English audio tracks | Optional English subtitles
Once Upon a Time in China and America [100 mins, HD] – the final chapter in the Once Upon a Time in China series, 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 expert Mike Leeder
A new video essay by Travis Crawford
New Interviews with key Cast & Crew (more info TBC)
The Legend of Wong Fei-Hung [48 mins] – a three-part 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]
ALL EXTRAS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Box set exclusive – Collectors booklets featuring new essays, and an abundance of archival material
The set is due for release on the 26th of November.