Eureka Entertainment is set to release RICH AND FAMOUS / TRAGIC HERO, the Triad crime saga of brothers caught up in a war between rival syndicates. Presented as a two-disc Bluray as part of the Eureka Classics range in its UK debut from stunning new restorations. Available from 24th July 2023, the first print run of 2000 copies will feature a Limited-Edition O-card Slipcase and Collector’s Booklet.
A two-film saga influenced by The Godfather and Once Upon a Time in America, Taylor Wong’s Rich and Famous and Tragic Hero tell a decades-spanning tale of brotherhood and betrayal with a heroic bloodshed twist.
In Rich and Famous, in order to pay off a gambling debt two brothers Yung (Alex Man) and Kwok (Andy Lau) enter a dangerous world of violent criminals. Crossing paths with the charismatic gangster Li Ah Chai (Chow Yun Fat), the two brothers join his gang and quickly rise through the ranks. Then in the spectacularly action-packed Tragic Hero, the fortunes of all three characters has changed significantly, with one of the brothers now a violent Triad leader seeking revenge.
Also starring Danny Lee (who would reunite with Chow Yun Fat two years later for John Woo’s The Killer), Rich and Famous and Tragic Hero make their Blu-ray debuts in the UK from new restorations.
SPECIAL EDITION BLU-RAY FEATURES*
- Limited Edition slipcase (First Print Run of 2000 copies only) featuring artwork by Grégory Sacré (Gokaiju)
- 1080p presentations on Blu-ray from new restorations of the original film elements
- Original Cantonese audio tracks
- Optional English dubbed audio options
- Newly translated English subtitles (optional)
- Brand new audio commentaries on both films by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival)
- Brand new video piece looking at the dubbing of Hong Kong films into English during the 80s, featuring an interview with Simon Broad who was the voice of Chow Yun Fat for the English language releases of many of his films |
- Interview with Manfred Wong (archival)
- Interview with Michael Mak (archival)
- PLUS: A Limited Edition Collector’s Booklet (First Print Run of 2000 copies only) featuring new writing on both films by James Oliver