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Tsui Hark’s phenomenal Once Upon a Time in China trilogy finally arrives on Blu-ray in the UK from brand new 4K restorations! Starring Jet Li as the real life Cantonese folk hero, Wong Fei-hung, a physical embodiment of traditional Chinese values and moral incorruptibility, this martial-arts epic charts China’s transition into the modern-world as it gradually abandons its old traditions and begins to accept the inevitable encroach of Western cultures.
Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
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 (1992)
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 (1992)
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) for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK in a special Limited Edition Box Set loaded with extra content.
Shipping starts on December 10, 2018
- Starring: Jet Li
- Country: USA
- Discs: 4 Blu-ray Disc
- Region: B
- Run Time: 97 minutes
- Formats: Color; 1.85:1
- Audio: English, Cantonese
- Subtitle: English (optional)
- Studio: Eureka Classics (UK)
- 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
- 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 authority Mike Leeder
- Exclusive new video interview with actor Mike Miller [49 mins]
- Exclusive new video interview with actor John Wakefield [29 mins]
- The Legend of Wong Fei-hung [40 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 [15 mins]
- 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]
- PLUS: Collector’s booklets featuring new essays on all four films by James Oliver