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Once Upon a Time in China Trilogy on Limited Edition Blu-ray in November

30 August 2018

Eureka Entertainment are to release the Once Upon a Time in China Trilogy, Tsui Hark’s dazzling kung-fu trilogy starring Jet Li as part of the Eureka Classics range on Blu-ray from 26 November 2018, sourced from brand new 4K restorations and presented in a Limited Edition 4-Disc Box Set featuring a Collector’s Booklet.

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 [Wong Fei Hung] – 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 [Wong Fei Hung II: Nam yee tung chi keung] – 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 [Wong Fei Hung III: Si wong jaang ba] – 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 presents 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 4-Disc Box Set loaded with extra content.

Once Upon a Time in China Trilogy box set

Limited Edition Blu-ray box set features:

  • 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 (original source audio tracks and restored 5.1 options available)
  • 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 expert Mike Leeder
  • A new video essay by Travis Crawford
  • New Interviews with key Cast & Crew (more info TBC)
  • The Legend of Wong Fei-Hung [48 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 | 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]
  • Stills Galleries
  • Trailers
  • ALL EXTRAS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
  • Box set exclusive – Collectors booklets featuring new essays, and an abundance of archival material and ephemera