Eureka Entertainment Announces Blu-Ray Release of Wuxia Flick THE SWORDSMAN OF ALL SWORDSMEN





The Swordsman of all Swordsmen Bluray

Eureka Entertainment is set to release THE SWORDSMAN OF ALL SWORDSMEN, Joseph Kuo’s wuxia masterpiece. Presented for the first time ever in the UK on Blu-ray from a new 2K restoration, in a LIMITED EDITION set as part of the Eureka Classics range. Available from 18th March 2024, the Limited Edition set of 2000 copies only features an O-card Slipcase, Facsimile Lobby Cards, Double-sided Poster, Collector’s Booklet PLUS a BONUS DISC featuring THE MYSTERY OF CHESS BOXING, Kuo’s influential kung fu masterpiece.

A tale of honour and revenge by a celebrated master of wuxia cinema, Joseph Kuo!

Having witnessed the brutal slaying of his entire family as a small child, Tsai Ying-jie (Tien Peng, A Touch of Zen) spends several years wandering in search of those responsible. After years in training, he intends to use his expert swordsmanship to exact vengeance on Yun Chun-chung (Tsao Tsien, Dragon Inn) and his four accomplices, who murdered his father in order to obtain a legendary weapon known as the Spirit Chasing Sword. But after dispatching several rival swordsmen who incur his wrath, Tsai comes to contemplate the futile nature of revenge after Yun Chun-chung’s daughter, Flying Swallow (Polly Shang-Kuan Ling-Feng, Back Alley Princess), saves his life.

Followed by The Bravest Revenge and The Ghost Hill, The Swordsman of All Swordsmen is the first entry in Joseph Kuo’s Tsai Ying-jie trilogy and a landmark work in the wuxia genre. Eureka Classics is proud to present the film for the first time ever in the UK, on Blu-ray from a new 2K restoration, along with Kuo’s influential kung fu masterpiece The Mystery of Chess Boxing, available ONLY in this Limited-Edition set.

LIMITED EDITION TWO-DISC BLU-RAY SET FEATURES*:

  • Strictly limited to 2000 copies ONLY
  • O-card slipcase featuring new artwork by Grégory Sacré (Gokaiju)
  • A set of facsimile lobby cards | Double-sided poster featuring original release posters
  • Bonus Disc featuring The Mystery of Chess Boxing
  • PLUS: A collector’s booklet featuring new writing on both films by James Oliver

DISC ONE – THE SWORDSMAN OF SWORDSMEN – FEATURES

  • 1080p HD presentation on Blu-ray from a 2K digital restoration completed by the Taiwan Film Institute
  • Original Mandarin audio
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Brand new feature-length audio commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng and film writer John Charles (The Hong Kong Filmography, 1977–1997)
  • Archival interview with director Joseph Kuo

DISC TWO (BONUS DISC) – THE MYSTERY OF CHESS BOXING** – FEATURES

  • Strictly limited to 2000 copies ONLY
  • 1080p HD presentation on Blu-ray, scanned from the only known surviving print of the film supplied by collector Dan Halsted (Head Programmer at the Hollywood Theatre, Oregon)
  • Original Cantonese and “Classic” English dubbed audio options
  • Brand new feature-length audio commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng and martial artist / filmmaker Michael Worth
  • Brand new feature-length audio commentary by action cinema experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema
  • Sleeve artwork by Darren Wheeling

* All extras subject to change

** The subtitles for The Mystery of Chess Boxing are burnt-in due to the only surviving materials available being a release print

 

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