MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist, and Random Speculation

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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist, and Random Speculation

#4451 Post by Cash Flagg » Wed Nov 15, 2023 6:33 am

yoloswegmaster wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2023 6:14 pm
Looks like they've started to hit the bottom of the barrel of the Fortune Star titles with the release of Slaughter in San Francisco.
Finally! 👏 A potential light at the end of the tunnel for their seemingly endless campaign to churn out literally every single kung-fu/Asian action movie ever made. Although 88 doubtless have several hundred more on tap.

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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist, and Random Speculation

#4452 Post by reaky » Wed Nov 15, 2023 9:36 am

[sigh] “We’ve no more kung-fu movies to release! No way around it - we’ll just have to put out Lang’s Scarlet Street.”

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#4453 Post by Orlac » Wed Nov 15, 2023 8:20 pm

yoloswegmaster wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2023 6:14 pm
Eureka have posted hints for February releases, which are Paths of Glory 4K, Yakuza Wolf I and II, and Slaughter in San Francisco.

Looks like they've started to hit the bottom of the barrel of the Fortune Star titles with the release of Slaughter in San Francisco.
I still have Slaughter in San Francisco on UK VHS. It's very poor, not helped by the lack of sync-sound (typical of HK cinema) so all the American actors speak with weird Australianish accents, and Chuck Norris looks absurd with a pork-pie hat, cigar and shades as a mob boss. Don Wang is a very good leading man, it must be said.

Ammusingly, the credits on the English prints try and fool you into thinking it's a real American film, so Lo Wei is creditied as William Lowe!

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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist, and Random Speculation

#4454 Post by rapta » Thu Nov 16, 2023 8:01 pm

reaky wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2023 9:36 am
[sigh] “We’ve no more kung-fu movies to release! No way around it - we’ll just have to put out Lang’s Scarlet Street.”
You do joke but KL are releasing this in 4K in January, so if Eureka continue copying them for 4K choices, they could certainly do worse...

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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist, and Random Speculation

#4455 Post by Finch » Tue Dec 05, 2023 12:51 pm

Eureka teased Sonny Chiba film The Bodyguard and Joseph Kuo's The Swordsman of all Swordsmen so far.

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#4456 Post by Finch » Wed Dec 06, 2023 2:46 pm

Bodyguard Kiba 1 + 2 and The Swordsman of all Swordsmen have appeared on Amazon. There don't appear to have been further tweets so that seems to be everything for March.

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#4457 Post by yoloswegmaster » Wed Dec 27, 2023 9:59 pm

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This is a hint for Black Mask

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#4458 Post by TechnicolorAcid » Wed Dec 27, 2023 10:15 pm

I think this is the most interested in a Masters of Cinema Martial Films in a while, is this one any good?

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#4459 Post by What A Disgrace » Thu Dec 28, 2023 2:00 pm

Today's hint seems to be for Woo-ping Yuen's Miracle Fighters.

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#4460 Post by MichaelB » Thu Dec 28, 2023 2:40 pm

A fine film, and one that I’ve been lucky enough to see on the big screen.

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#4461 Post by Finch » Fri Dec 29, 2023 8:45 pm

Last clue, I think, for their initial 2024 line-up. Anyone recognise this?

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#4462 Post by What A Disgrace » Sat Dec 30, 2023 3:08 pm

It seems Abashiri Prison is today's hint. Hopefully not just the one film, if this is the case.

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#4463 Post by TechnicolorAcid » Sat Dec 30, 2023 3:14 pm

Oh my god yes please, Abashiri Prison has been of massive interest since discovering the Japanese Blu-Ray release. I do hope that even if this is just the first film, the rest will be released at some point.


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#4465 Post by What A Disgrace » Thu Jan 11, 2024 1:05 pm

I assume this means they have acquired enough dual-territory titles to justify such a venture. Most of their releases tend to have alternate US and UK rights. Those that don't, of course, aren't anything to sneeze at necessarily. That big ol' Joseph Kuo box, for instance, would not be too difficult to generate excitement for among region-locked US buyers.

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#4466 Post by rapta » Thu Jan 11, 2024 5:13 pm

I see this more as Eureka throwing their hat in the ring, seeing as other UK labels have expended to the US and seemingly done some good business off the back of it (Arrow and Indicator especially, but Radiance and 88 Films must have seen some benefits to it).

I reckon it'll mostly be like 88 Films' and Radiance's overseas operations, where they will mostly release whatever they can in both territories, maybe with the occasional US exclusive (rather than Arrow's lean towards pleasing both markets with various exclusives, a practice that often alienates/frustrates audiences in the opposite territory).

Of course this is all a little late to the party when you consider some of the HK titles Criterion, Arrow, 88 Films and Vinegar Syndrome have been putting out in the US, as I assume this will be a mostly Eureka Classics oriented exercise. As others have speculated, maybe they figured they're debuting a majority of the Fortune Star titles, and have reportedly set up an expansive Toei deal too (though a few clashes there too with Discotek, Film Movement, Radiance, Arrow also having Toei deals), so I guess both of those factors were at play in this decision.


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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist, and Random Speculation

#4468 Post by tenia » Tue Jan 16, 2024 10:30 am

Oh I'm discovering Kevin is back to Eureka !

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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist, and Random Speculation

#4469 Post by rapta » Tue Jan 16, 2024 8:21 pm

tenia wrote:
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Oh I'm discovering Kevin is back to Eureka !
Yes, great news! I wonder if he'll start posting on forums again (he was very helpful and communicative in the past, when at Eureka at least).

PS: Note that Cliff Macmillan of Shout Factory has since been hired by Arrow to replace Kevin...interesting moves afoot!

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#4470 Post by dwk » Wed Jan 17, 2024 1:02 am

I hadn't heard that about Cliff MacMillan. I wonder who Shout has hired or promoted to replaced him?

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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist, and Random Speculation

#4471 Post by Peacock » Wed Jan 17, 2024 12:34 pm

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I hadn't heard that about Cliff MacMillan. I wonder who Shout has hired or promoted to replaced him?
Somehow I know this chain is going to end with swimminghorses.

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#4472 Post by dwk » Wed Jan 17, 2024 4:50 pm

Getting a bit off topic, but I see that Jeff Nelson also left Shout Factory last year. So the main two people behind the Scream Factory line are gone. I can't imagine that that line has much life left in it.


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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist, and Random Speculation

#4474 Post by Peacock » Wed Jan 24, 2024 1:01 pm

Looks like a martial arts film to me.

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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist, and Random Speculation

#4475 Post by Cash Flagg » Wed Jan 24, 2024 2:12 pm

What else?

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