Two early classic films directed by John Woo are getting a release onto remastered Blu ray in June. Hand of Death and Last Hurrah for Chivalry.
In Hand of Death, a young Shaolin monk must train to defeat a dangerous Manchu warlord (James Tien) who is intent on wiping out the Shaolin once and for all. Featuring early performances from Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung (both also handled the film s stunts, along with third brother Yuen Biao), Hand of Death is an exquisitely stylish example of old school kung fu filmmaking.
In Last Hurrah for Chivalry, two killers (Pai Wei and Damian Lau) agree to help a man exact vengeance upon a kung fu master. Woo s first cinematic masterpiece, Last Hurrah for Chivalry is a dark and violent revenge film, featuring lightning fast swordplay and stylish cinematography.
BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:
- Stunning 1080p presentation of both films on Blu-ray, from brand new 2K restorations
- Cantonese, Mandarin and English audio options
- Optional English subtitles
- Brand new audio commentaries on both Last Hurrah for Chivalry and Hand of Death, by martial-arts cinema authority Mike Leeder
- Archival interviews with director John Woo
- Trailers for both films
- Reversible inlay featuring original poster artwork
- Limited Edition Collector s booklet featuring new writing by film writer Matthew Thrift [First 2000 copies only]