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‘Iron Monkey’ [Eureka Classics] on Blu-ray & DVD June 18, 2018!

A breathtaking action adventure from perhaps the greatest action choreographer of all time, Yuen Woo-ping s Iron Monkey combines mind-blowing fight choreography, with a classic story of courage, honour and sacrifice.  Wong Kei-ying ( Donnie Yen; Ip Man, Rogue One), a physician and martial artist, is mistaken for a masked vigilante known as the Iron Monkey ( Yu Rong-kwong); a Robin Hood style hero who has been robbing the wealthy local officials in order to provide medical treatment for the poor. The two men must team up to defeat a corrupt political regime; and protect the lives of the people whose cause they champion. Presented from a brand new, stunning 2K restoration, Eureka Classics is proud to present this iconic martial arts classic making its UK debut on Blu-ray. 

 

Exhilarating action adventure that critics everywhere have called one of the greatest martial arts films of all time

 

 

A breathtaking action adventure from perhaps the greatest action choreographer of all time, Yuen Woo-ping s Iron Monkey combines mind-blowing fight choreography, with a classic story of courage, honour and sacrifice.

Wong Kei-ying ( Donnie Yen; Ip Man, Rogue One), a physician and martial artist, is mistaken for a masked vigilante known as the Iron Monkey ( Yu Rong-kwong); a Robin Hood style hero who has been robbing the wealthy local officials in order to provide medical treatment for the poor. The two men must team up to defeat a corrupt political regime; and protect the lives of the people whose cause they champion.

Presented from a brand new, stunning 2K restoration, Eureka Classics is proud to present this iconic martial arts classic making its UK debut on Blu-ray.

SPECIAL DUAL FORMAT FEATURES

  • LIMITED EDITION O-CARD (First print run only)
  • Stunning 1080p presentation from a brand new 2K restoration
  • Original Cantonese mono audio track (also available in 5.1 presentation)
  • 5.1 English audio track
  • Isolated Music & Effects track
  • Interview with Donnie Yen (20 mins)
  • Interview with producer Tsui Hark (25 mins)
  • Interview with Yu Rong-kwong (27 mins)
  • Interview with stuntwoman and actress Li Fai (25 mins)
  • Interview with actress Angie Tsang (20 mins)
  • Iron Fist (16 mins) A behind-the-scenes look at the action choreography of Iron Monkey
  • Shadow Boxing (8 mins) a featurette on Hong Kong action choreography featuring Alex Yip
  • Footage of Li Fai and Angie Tsang competing at the 2003 Wu Shu Championships
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • A collector s booklet featuring a new essay on the film (First print run only)

Reviews

A crackling Cantonese action caper in the tradition of Robin Hood, Zorro, Batman et al. — Washington Post

“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was like fusion food, Chinese for Western tastes. Now, get ready for the real thing. — San Francisco Chronicle

[Yuen’s] fights are innovative and intense, whether they’re a whirlwind one-on-one duel or one of many struggles featuring multiple combatants — ReelViews

DETAILS:

 

Label: Eureka!

Title| IRON MONKEY [Eureka Classics] Blu-ray

Starring| YU RONG-KWONG | DONNIE YEN | JEAN WANG

Director| YUEN WOO-PING

Blu-ray Cat. No.| EKA70297

Blu-ray Barcode| 5060000702972

Blu-ray RRP| £19.99

Release Date| 18 June 2018

Certificate| 12

Run Time| 90 minutes

OAR| 1.85:1

Picture| Colour

Genre| Martial Arts / Action

Year| 1993

Country| Hong Kong

Language| Cantonese

Subtitles| ENGLISH (Optional)

 

 

Iron Monkey is released in the UK on June 18, 2018!

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