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The Miracle Fighters | Bu-ray (Eureka)
The Miracle Fighters | Bu-ray (Eureka)

The Miracle Fighters | Bu-ray (Eureka)

The Miracle Fighters | Bu-ray (Eureka)

The Miracle Fighters | Bu-ray (Eureka)

RELEASE DATE: June 24, 2024

On June 24, 2024, Eureka will be releasing a Blu-ray (Region A/B) for The Miracle Fighters, a 1982 kung fu fantasy classic from the legendary choreographer/director Yuen Woo-ping (Dreadnaught, In the Line of Duty 4).

Hailed as one of the “weirdest” kung fu/fantasy movies to be distributed under the Golden Harvest banner – and certainly shouldn’t be confused or compared with Tsui Hark’s seminal masterpiece Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain (also 1982) – The Miracle Fighters is an octane fueled tale of despotism, ego-based ambition and insanely cerebral magical practices. Again using Yin/Yang metaphors, Ping’s physical depictions of Chinese occultism is clearly defined by both ‘light’ and ‘dark’ forces, regardless of its signature trappings or banal dialogue. Its true magical sturdiness lies in the picture’s motion and fluidity, not in the screenplay which, at intervals, is incoherently orthodox of the times: a machiavellian sorcerer who thirsts for dominance over the occult world, a disgraced general of the sovereignty, two bickering Taoists and an obligatory apprentice who must successfully learn the mystical arts of oriental transcendentalism, conjurations to fending off hexes; including a grotesque minion known as a “jar clown” – a pathetic, child-like entity that resembles a Human tortoise, but possessing agile reflexes.

The film features an all-star cast that includes Yuen Yat Chor (In the Line of Duty 4), Leung Kar Yan (Master and the Kid), Yuen Cheung Yan (Drunken Tai Chi), Brandy Yuen Jan Yeung (Champions), Eddie Ko Hung (Warriors of Future), Yuen Shun Yee (Black Mask 2: City of Masks), Tino Wong Cheung (Shaolin Martial Arts), Huang Ha (Last Hurrah for Chivalry), Simon Yuen Siu Tien (The World of Drunken Master) and Yuen Woo Ping himself.

Features:

  • Limited edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling [2000 copies]
  • 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
  • A limited edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by James Oliver [2000 copies]

This title will soon be available at The Goodie Emporium, a U.S.-based online store that currently has many Import Shaw Brothers/Golden Harvest/martial arts DVD/Blu-ray movies in-stock – with New titles being added regularly!