Volume 2 of Shaw Brothers Classic on Blu-ray from Shout!
Volume 2 of the Shaw Brothers Classic is now available on Blu-ray from Shout!
RELEASE DATE: August 15, 2023
Shout! Factory is set to release a Blu-ray collection, Shaw Bothers Classic: Volume 2, on August 15, 2023. This collection will consist of 12 films that are region A compatible. These films include Lady of Steel (1970), Brothers Five (1970), The Crimson Charm (1971), The Shadow Whip (1971), The Delightful Forest (1972), The Devil’s Mirror (1972), Man of Iron (1972), The Water Margin (1972), The Bride from Hell (1971), Heroes Two (1974), The Flying Guillotine (1975), and The Dragon Missile (1976).
these films have been remastered in high definition.
This magnificent collection includes 12 timeless martial arts movies from the renowned Shaw Brothers’ collection, showcasing some of their most beloved actors – Cheng Pei-pei (Come Drink With Me), Lo Lieh (King Boxer), Sammo Hung (Wheels On Meals), Ti Lung (A Better Tomorrow), and David Chiang (The Boxer From Shantung). Several of these films have undergone high-definition remastering.
These movies will be released on Blu-ray for the first time. Prepare for an exhilarating showdown between heroes and villains!
LADY OF STEEL
Reworded: This film has a 1080p high-definition widescreen ratio of 2.35:1, with Mandarin audio in DTS-HD Master format and a runtime of 88 minutes.
Cheng Pei-pei was Hong Kong’s first and most celebrated queen of kung fu because her performances set all the standards for future female martial arts stars like Michelle Yeoh. Lady of Steel is a high-plains-drifter adventure where Cheng Pei-pei plays a swordswoman on a mission: to find the bandits that killed her parents and save the country from foreign invaders.
Prior to gaining recognition for directing Bruce Lee in Fist of Fury and Jackie Chan in New Fist of Fury, Lo Wei collaborated with renowned swordswoman Cheng Pei-pei (known for her role in Come Drink With Me) for an exciting action film centered on brotherly bonds and tragedy. Cheng plays the role of Yen Lai, the only person capable of uniting the Kao siblings to protect Teng Lung Manor from dangerous assassins and avenge their father’s death.
Huang Feng is both the writer and director of this thrilling “Martial Arts World” story about a valiant swordsman and a skilled one-armed swordswoman who face off against the ruthless Crimson Charm gang of thieves and killers. The beautiful and deadly Ivy Ling Po joins forces with the incredible Chang I in a timeless tale of morality as they battle for victory against evil.
This blockbuster success features the dynamic duo from Come Drink With Me reuniting for another thrilling action-packed journey. Cheng Pei-pei, known for her role in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, brings her signature charm to the screen as she wields the dangerous titular weapon, which plays a role in a series of murders and a large-scale robbery. Whether taking on sixteen bandits alone or seeking revenge for her father’s tragic demise, she proves why she was considered the top swordswoman in Hong Kong – and also shows off her skills with a whip!
THE DELIGHTFUL FOREST
This video is in 1080p high-definition widescreen with an aspect ratio of 2.35:1. It includes both Mandarin and English dub audio in DTS-HD Master Audio Mono and has a runtime of 96 minutes.
“The Delightful Forest” is a film co-directed by Chang Cheh and Pao Hsueh-li, and written by Ni Kuang, Chang Cheh, and Chin Shu-Mei. The story centers around the legendary hero Wu Sung (played by Ti Lung), who is sent to prison in the Meng province after killing his sister-in-law and a local ruffian. In prison, he becomes friends with the prison officer Shih En (played by Tien Ching), who saves him from being punished with a baton like other new prisoners. Wu learns that Shih’s restaurant, “Delightful Forest,” has been taken over by the local thug Chiang Chung (played by Chu Mu).
THE DEVIL’S MIRROR
The movie is in 1080p high-definition widescreen with a ratio of 2.35:1. The audio is in Mandarin and is in DTS-HD Master Audio Mono. The duration of the movie is 90 minutes.
Sun Chung’s debut film for the Shaw Brothers is a noteworthy and significant one. He quickly captivated audiences with this action-packed story about a “Devil Girl” manipulating two clans to attain two mystical mirrors of immense power. It’s up to a heroic swordsman (portrayed by Lau Dan) and a stunning swordswoman (played by Shu Pei-pei from The Thundering Sword) to put an end to her plans.
MAN OF IRON
This movie is available in 1080p high-definition widescreen with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio. It includes both Mandarin and English dubs with DTS-HD Master Audio Mono, and has a runtime of 99 minutes.
Chen Kuan-tai displayed immense strength on screen, which his directors skillfully utilized in this action-packed sequel to the popular film The Boxer From Shantung. The only mistake Chou Lien Huan makes is winning money in a gambling match with the playboy son of a Shanghai gang leader… but this is enough to spark an intense desire for revenge in both the father and son. The climax of the film features a spectacular fight scene, choreographed by the renowned Lau Kar-leung and co-starring Chan Chuen, who also appeared in Bruce Lee’s Fist of Fury.
The Water Margin, directed by Chang Cheh, is an epic martial arts film that surpasses all others. It is based on the true story of 108 rebel heroes who lived in the mountains and successfully fought against the invading Sung armies. The star-studded cast includes popular names from Shaw Brothers, such as David Chiang, Chen Kuan-tai, and Ti Lung. The raw and intense battles culminate in visually striking depictions of death and defeat. This is a must-watch for any fan of movies.
The dreaded bride
This media has a resolution of 1080p and is in a widescreen format with an aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The audio is in Mandarin and is in the DTS-HD Master Audio Mono format. The total duration is 79 minutes.
Never marry a possessed woman … especially one possessed by the spirit of a girl murdered by the uncle of the groom! That is the moral of this fascinating production, released a full two years before the international success of The Exorcist. Justice must be done and an exorcism, Hong Kong-style, must be performed before anyone can rest in peace. Talented Margaret Hsing Hui makes a fetching spirit in this mystery thriller that also incorporates a laugh or two amidst the chills.
This movie is available in high-definition at 1080p resolution with a widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1. It includes both Mandarin and English audio options with DTS-HD Master Audio in mono. The total runtime is 92 minutes.
This director has made many excellent martial arts movies, but this particular one about the legendary Shaolin fighters Fang Shih-yu and Hung Hsi-kuan is often regarded as his finest. He worked closely with renowned kung fu choreographer Lar Kar-leung, resulting in impressive performances from the entire cast, particularly 19-year-old Alexander Fu Sheng. This film is a significant milestone in the history of kung fu movies.
THE FLYING GUILLOTINE
This film is available in high-definition widescreen at 1080p resolution with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio. It includes both Mandarin and English dubbing, as well as DTS-HD Master Audio Mono, and has a runtime of 105 minutes.
Ho Meng-hua, the director, gained a devoted following among Western fans of kung fu films thanks to The Flying Guillotine. The movie features Chen Kuan-tai, a popular martial arts actor from the Shaw Brothers studio, as the head of a team of assassins hired by the Ching Emperor to use a lethal weapon to eliminate political dissidents. While the story is based on true events, the weapon depicted in the film is entirely fictional since no one who encountered it in real life lived to describe its appearance.
Fans around the world of the highly acclaimed Flying Guillotine movies and renowned actor Lo Lieh (known for his role in King Boxer) will surely enjoy this film, showcasing some of the most thrilling martial arts contraptions ever imagined. The plot revolves around a coveted elixir and a powerful weapon – a flying boomerang with razor-sharp blades. Betrayals and surprise attacks abound before the ultimate showdown of intense swordplay that is truly remarkable.