Eureka in the UK have announced a box set of classic Joseph Kuo kung fu movies called Cinematic Vengeance on Blu ray to be released in November.
Although his name may not be as instantly recognisable as some of his contemporaries, Joseph Kuo was an incredibly successful filmmaker who consistently produced crowd-pleasing spectacles, always in line with what audiences at the time wanted to see. Often handling writing, directing, and producing duties, the success of this multi-hyphenate filmmaker is even more remarkable considering that the majority of his films were produced independently, at a time when the kung-fu genre was dominated by the big Hong Kong studios.
Cinematic Vengeance! Collects eight of these independent productions, all fully restored and making their worldwide debuts on Blu-ray.
LIMITED EDITION FOUR DISC BLU-RAY BOX SET CONTAINS: 8 Films across four Blu-ray discs, all fully restored and presented in 1080p HD | Limited edition packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Darren Wheeling | Limited Edition 60-page booklet featuring new writing on the films included in the set by James Oliver, illustrated with archival imagery and materials | Limited Edition set of 8 facsimile lobby cards
DISCS ONE & TWO: DEADLY MASTERS! Includes THE 7 GRANDMASTERS, THE 36 DEADLY STYLES, THE WORLD OF DRUNKEN MASTER, and THE OLD MASTER | Original Mandarin Soundtracks | Optional English dubbed audio tracks | Optional English subtitles | Brand new Audio commentary tracks from a variety of Hong Kong cinema experts | Trailers
DISC THREE & FOUR: FEARLESS SHAOLIN! Includes SHAOLIN KUNG FU, THE SHAOLIN KIDS, 18 BRONZEMEN, and RETURN OF THE 18 BRONZEMEN | Original Mandarin Soundtracks | Optional English dubbed audio tracks | Optional English subtitles | Brand new Audio commentary tracks from a variety of Hong Kong cinema experts | Trailers*All extras subject to change.