Golden Harvest’s Action-Thriller A QUEEN’S RANSOM To Receive Blu-Ray Release in UK and North America





A Queen's Ransom

Eureka Entertainment is set to release A QUEEN’S RANSOM, an explosive action-thriller starring George Lazenby, Angela Mao, and the legendary Jimmy Wang Yu. Presented for the first time ever on Blu-ray from a brand new 2K restoration, the film will be available from 27th May 2024 on Blu-Ray in the UK, and from 28th May 2024 on Blu-Ray in North America, as part of the Eureka Classics range. The first print run of 2000 copies in each territory will feature an O-card slipcase and collector’s booklet.

Perhaps even God can’t save the Queen in Golden Harvest’s A Queen’s Ransom (also known as International Assassin), an explosive action-thriller starring George Lazenby (The Man from Hong Kong), Angela Mao (Lady Whirlwind) and the legendary Jimmy Wang Yu (The One-Armed Swordsman).

As Queen Elizabeth II arrives in Hong Kong for a state visit, a band of skilled mercenaries plan her assassination. Contracted by an Irish Republican (Lazenby), the international group of hired killers includes a Japanese explosives expert (Chang Pei-shan), a Thai boxer (Bolo Yeung), a Filipino sniper (Peter Chan Lung) and a veteran of the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam (Wang Yu). As the conspirators move to carry out their plot, two police officials (Ko Chun-Hsiung and Charles Heung) work with a young socialite (Tanny Tien Ni) in a race against time to save the Monarch’s head – while also trying to manage a crisis that has brought a huge number of refugees to Hong Kong, including a young Cambodian princess (Mao).

Written and directed by Ting Shan-hsi (Rebel Boxer), A Queen’s Ransom was Golden Harvest’s attempt to capitalise on the popular success of the political thriller in the wake of The Day of the Jackal. Eureka Classics is proud to present the film for the first time ever on Blu-ray from a brand new 2K restoration.

SPECIAL EDITION BLU-RAY FEATURES

Limited edition O-card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling [First print run of 2000 copies only]
1080p HD presentation on Blu-ray of the original Hong Kong theatrical cut from a brand new 2K restoration
1080p HD presentation on Blu-ray of the original English language export cut from a brand new 2K restoration
Original Mandarin and optional classic English dub (Hong Kong theatrical cut)
Classic English dub (Export version)
Optional English subtitles, newly translated for this release
Brand new audio commentary on the Hong Kong theatrical version by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival)
Brand new audio commentary on the export version by action cinema experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema
Brand new documentary featurette by martial artist and actor Michael Worth
Reversible sleeve featuring original poster artwork
Trailers
PLUS: A limited edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by James Oliver [First print run of 2000 copies only]

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