Eureka in the UK and soon to be in the USA, have announced the release of the Jet Li action movie Black Mask as a limited special edition.
Tsui Chik (Li) is a librarian who leads a quiet, unassuming life – or, at least, that’s what he wants people to believe. In truth, he was once a member of the 701 Squad, a group of elite combatants produced by a failed super-soldier project. In-kind with his former comrades, his central nervous system has been altered to render him impervious to pain. When several of his fellow test subjects resurface and embark on a crimewave under the leadership of their former commander Hung Kuk (Patrick Lung), Tsui is forced to use his extraordinary abilities once more. Donning a costume, he sets out to face his past – as the vigilante known as the Black Mask.
LIMITED EDITION TWO-DISC BLU-RAY SET FEATURES:
Limited Edition of 2000 copies only | O-card slipcase featuring new artwork by Grégory Sacré (Gokaiju) | Limited Edition bonus disc featuring two alternate versions of the film | PLUS: A Limited- edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by James Oliver
DISC ONE –
Fully uncut Hong Kong version presented in 1080p from a 2K restoration | Original US version presented in 1080p from a 2K restoration | Original Cantonese Stereo and optional DTS-HD MA 5.1 (Hong Kong Version) | Optional English subtitles, newly translated for this release | Brand new audio commentary on the Hong Kong version by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival) | Brand new audio commentary on the US export version by action cinema experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema | Brand new interview with stuntman Mike Lambert | Brand new interview with film critic Andrew Heskins (easternKicks.com) | Brand new interview with Leon Hunt, author of Kung Fu Cult Masters: From Bruce Lee to Crouching Tiger | Reversible sleeve featuring original poster artwork | Archival Making of featurette | Trailers
DISC TWO (LIMITED EDITION BONUS DISC) –
Alternate Taiwanese cut of the film | Extended version of Black Mask featuring all the unique footage from the various releases of the film re-inserted