UK cult film label 88 Films will be releasing director Jackie Chan’s entertaining martial arts flick, The Fearless Hyena (1979) on a 2K restoration Blu-ray.
In this directorial debut, Jackie plays Lung, a talented fighter but prefers to spend his time loafing around and picking fights, despite orders from his grandfather (James Tien) not to fight. Unknown to him, a brutal general (Yam Sai Kun) has been slaughtering all the people from his grandfather’s clan. When the general recognizes Lung’s style of kung fu during one of his street fights, he hunts down Lung’s grandfather and kills him.
The action is excellent throughout the film. It’s intricately choreographed and very well performed.Mike Banner — FarEastFilms.com
A grieving Lung plans his vengeance and is aided by crippled kung fu master who imparts to him a new kind of “emotional kung fu”. Mentally and physically ready, Lung finally seeks out the wicked general to see justice done.
This film includes the original chopstick duel sequence in which DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda (2008) paid tribute to.
Release date: August 24, 2020
Genre: Comedy / Martial Arts
|Cast||Jackie Chan, James Tien, Dean Shek|
|Discs||1 Blu-ray Disc|
|Run Time||98 minutes|
|Formats||Color / 2K / 2.35:1|
|AKA||Xiao quan guai zhao / Revenge of the Dragon / Superfighter 3 / The Shadowman|
|Studio||88 Films (UK)|
|NEW 2K RESTORATION FROM THE ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVE|
|NEW Audio Commentary by Hong Kong cinema experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema|
|Reversible sleeve with alternative Hong Kong poster artwork|
• Original Cantonese Mono
• Cantonese 5.1 mix
• English mono Dub
• English 5.1 mix
|Newly translated English subtitles|
|Limited Edition Gloss O-Card slipcase [First Print Run Only]|
|New artwork from R.P. “Kung Fu Bob” O’Brien|
|Limited Edition Booklet featuring rare stills, posters, lobby cards, behind-the-scenes photos, production stills and more [First Print Run Only]|
The Fearless Hyena (1979)
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