Yuen Woo-ping’s Kung Fu Fantasy Classic THE MIRACLE FIGHTERS To Be Unleashed on Blu-Ray





The Miracle Fighters

Eureka Entertainment to release THE MIRACLE FIGHTERS, the 1982 kung fu fantasy classic from the legendary choreographer/director Yuen Woo-ping. Presented on Blu-ray from a brand new 2K restoration as part of the Eureka Classics range. The first print run of 2000 copies only will feature an O-card slipcase and collector’s booklet. Available from 24th June 2024 on Blu-Ray in the UK, and from 25th June 2024 on Blu-Ray in North America.

The Miracle Fighters is a comedic tale of taoist magic directed by the martial arts maestro behind Drunken Master, The Magnificent Butcher and Iron Monkey – the legendary Yuen Woo-ping!

During the Quing dynasty, marriage between Manchu and Han people is outlawed. When it is discovered that high-ranking official Kao Hsiung (Eddy Ko) has taken a Han wife, the Emperor informs him that he will be forgiven – but only if he kills his beloved before the court. When he refuses, Kao Hsiung is marked for death by the powerful Sorcerer Bat (Yuen Shun-yee) and forced to watch as his wife is slain before his eyes. Kao Hsiung flees, kidnapping the Crown Prince during his escape – but soon the prince is dead, and Kao Hsiung is forced to silently replace him with another young boy. In adulthood, that innocent child – Shu Gut (Yuen Yat-chor) – finds himself relentlessly pursued by Sorcerer Bat, and turns to two quarrelling taoist priests in the hope of protecting himself with their magic.

Made in the same mould as its contemporaries Encounter of the Spooky Kind and The Dead and the Deadly, this riotous kung fu fantasy was followed by two equally entertaining thematic sequels in Shaolin Drunkard and Taoism Drunkard. Eureka Classics is proud to present The Miracle Fighters 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
  • Original Cantonese mono audio and optional classic English dub
  • 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
  • Action Master: An Interview with Yuen Woo-ping – archival interview by Frédéric Ambroisine
  • John Kreng on Yuen Woo-ping – brand new documentary featurette by Michael Worth
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original poster artwork
  • Trailer
  • 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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