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The Fearless Hyena (1979) 88 Films Blu-ray: Pure Jackie Chan

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

DirectorJackie Chan
CastJackie Chan, James Tien, Dean Shek
CountryHong Kong
Production Year1979
Discs1 Blu-ray Disc
Run Time98 minutes
FormatsColor / 2K / 2.35:1
AudioCantonese, English
AKAXiao quan guai zhao / Revenge of the Dragon / Superfighter 3 / The Shadowman
Studio88 Films (UK)
The Fearless Hyena (1979) — Photo
Image courtesy IMDB

Special features

NEW Audio Commentary by Hong Kong cinema experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema
Reversible sleeve with alternative Hong Kong poster artwork
Audio tracks
• 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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