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Re: Non-MoC Eureka Titles

#401 Post by Glowingwabbit » Thu Oct 27, 2022 11:04 am

Finch wrote:
Thu Oct 27, 2022 10:48 am
PS: They've also teased In The Line Of Duty 3 and 4 on Facebook so presumably these are due in February/March.
Those will be a double feature release. They are also apparently looking into coming out with a rigid box to house the whole series in after seeing what 88 announced)

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#402 Post by Finch » Thu Oct 27, 2022 11:12 am

I find Darren Wheeling's work for the first two films completely unappealing and Kung Fu Bob's (guessing it's KFB's) for 88 so much better I'll be sticking with the US release.

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#403 Post by What A Disgrace » Thu Oct 27, 2022 11:18 am

I guess I'll just get the Eureka! versions, since Yes Madam! is already ordered. I was going to house it in the 88 Films box and give away their disc as a gift, but I'd rather support Eureka! and it's a no-brainer if they're doing the whole series.

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#404 Post by therewillbeblus » Thu Oct 27, 2022 12:14 pm

After the staggering dissonance of color timing on Righting Wrongs, I feel like hesitating on all these mirror releases until we see caps is the best bet

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#405 Post by Ribs » Thu Oct 27, 2022 1:15 pm

Unlike VS and the UK labels, I don’t think there’s really any animosity between 88 and Eureka and I’d like to imagine that the releases should generally mirror eachother if not in exact extras composition in general choices of presentation. Certainly the pool of experts they draw from are usually happy to work with either label. I personally imagine I will be getting the Eureka releases but I am open to seeing how things continue to transpire for the further titles.

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Re: Non-MoC Eureka Titles

#406 Post by rapta » Thu Oct 27, 2022 4:13 pm

Glowingwabbit wrote:
Thu Oct 27, 2022 11:04 am
Finch wrote:
Thu Oct 27, 2022 10:48 am
PS: They've also teased In The Line Of Duty 3 and 4 on Facebook so presumably these are due in February/March.
Those will be a double feature release. They are also apparently looking into coming out with a rigid box to house the whole series in after seeing what 88 announced)
If they do go down this route, I wonder if it'd be worth doing those open-top slipboxes like Imprint tend to use to house them all? Certainly unlike Eureka to skip a box set opportunity and see 88 Films do a big box set of the series in the US (they must've known they had the US rights and were going to do just that).

Not in a hurry to get them myself, and honestly not that big a fan of the artwork for the recent HK titles. These are a bit better but I was actually put off getting the Angela Mao and Joseph Kuo sets due to the wacky artwork (though couldn't resist Police Story 3: Supercop, admittedly).

On the other hand, I love that they've started using Tony Stella on Run, Man, Run is one of his best I've seen. Immediate pre-order, but then again I'm a sucker for Spaghetti Westerns (and did the same for other Sollima releases, i.e. grab them ASAP whilst they had the slipcover).

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Re: Non-MoC Eureka Titles

#407 Post by Glowingwabbit » Thu Oct 27, 2022 4:27 pm

rapta wrote:
Thu Oct 27, 2022 4:13 pm
On the other hand, I love that they've started using Tony Stella on Run, Man, Run is one of his best I've seen. Immediate pre-order, but then again I'm a sucker for Spaghetti Westerns (and did the same for other Sollima releases, i.e. grab them ASAP whilst they had the slipcover).
Yeah I'm a big fan of his work too. You'll be happy to hear that Tony Stella mentioned on Twitter that they commissioned him for some Italian and Japanese titles. He didn't specify how many.

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Re: Non-MoC Eureka Titles

#408 Post by Finch » Thu Feb 23, 2023 11:09 am

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After the huge success of Mr Vampire, Hong Kong audiences were desperate for more vampire-hopping action and the films’ producers were more than happy to oblige. A steady stream of jiangshi content was produced over the following years, and presented here are 4 of these classic titles from stunning new restorations.

In Mr Vampire II (aka Vampire Family) an archaeologist and his students unwittingly set free a family of hopping vampires who wreak havoc in 1980s Hong Kong. Mr Vampire III returns to a period setting and sees Lam Ching-ying’s Taoist priest battle an evil witch (a brilliant performance by veteran actress Pauline Yuk-Wan Wong). Mr Vampire IV (aka Uncle Vampire) two feuding neighbours (a Taoist priest and a Buddhist monk) must join forces when their village is overrun by vampires. And finally in Vampire vs Vampire, Lam Ching-ying’s Taoist priest finds his jiangshi-fighting knowledge is of little help when he goes up against a European vampire.

Featuring a bevy of Hong Kong legends including Lam Ching-ying, Yuen Biao, Wu Ma, Richard Ng, Yuen Wah, and many more – this collection brings together four beloved films in definitive presentations in a very special edition. Filled with screams and laughs, Eureka Classics is proud to present Hopping Mad: The Mr Vampire Sequels.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Limited Edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling [2000 copies]
Mr Vampire II and Mr Vampire III presented in 1080p HD from brand new 2K restorations
Mr Vampire IV and Vampire vs Vampire presented in 1080p HD from brand new HD restorations
Cantonese and English audio options on all films
Optional English Subtitles for all films, newly translated for this release
Brand new feature length audio commentaries on Mr Vampire II and Vampire vs Vampire by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival)
Brand new feature length audio commentaries on Mr Vampire III and Mr Vampire IV by action cinema experts Mike Leeder & Arne Venema
Brand new video piece on the history and resurgent popularity of the jiangshi genre
Reversible sleeve featuring original poster art
Trailers
A Limited Edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the films and the Jiangshi genre by James Oliver [2000 copies]
**All Extras subject to change
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Director Ringo Lam’s (Wild Search, City on Fire) only film in the wuxia genre is also one his best and bloodiest.

Hunted by the Manchu government, a young Fok Sai-yuk is captured and sent to the Red Lotus Temple, where Shaolin monks are enslaved and viciously tortured by the sadistic warden Kung (Wong Kam Kong). Thrown into a pit of corpses and left to die, Fong survives and attempts to save his Shaolin brothers.

Produced by Tsui Hark, Burning Paradise is a dark fantasy epic, filled with shocking violence and incredible choreography. Eureka Classics is proud to present the film for the first time in the UK since the VHS era in a blood-soaked special edition.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Limited Edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling [2000 copies]
1080p HD presentation on Blu-ray from a 2K restoration of the films’ original 35mm camera negative
Cantonese and English audio options (both in their original mono presentations)
Optional English Subtitles, newly translated for this release
Brand new feature length audio commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival)
Brand new interview with actor Wong Kam Kong
Archival Interview with Tsui Hark
Original theatrical trailer
A Limited Edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing by James Oliver [2000 copies]
**All Extras subject to change

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Re: Non-MoC Eureka Titles

#409 Post by rapta » Thu Feb 23, 2023 2:04 pm

Interesting they mentioned City of Fire in the blurb for the above rather than Full Alert...could be a slight tease they have the 'On Fire' films lined up for later in the year? Or maybe I'm looking into it too much.

Anyway, I'm down for this one. I usually skip pre-ordering the martial arts titles (too many to keep up with!) but occasionally there's one that convinces me otherwise. This one definitely has my attention!

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#410 Post by dwk » Thu Feb 23, 2023 2:26 pm

I think City on Fire is part of the Golden Princess catalog, so don't hold your breath waiting for that one.

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Re: Non-MoC Eureka Titles

#411 Post by Finch » Sat Mar 11, 2023 12:05 pm

A few UK BR.com users have discovered that the In the Line of Duty BDs from Eureka do not contain the new interviews that were originally promised. Glad I was never tempted by the Eureka releases over the 88 set anyhow, and the 88 US set comes with a 100 page booklet.

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Re: Non-MoC Eureka Titles

#412 Post by tenia » Sun Mar 12, 2023 7:30 am

Finch wrote:
Sat Mar 11, 2023 12:05 pm
A few UK BR.com users have discovered that the In the Line of Duty BDs from Eureka do not contain the new interviews that were originally promised. Glad I was never tempted by the Eureka releases over the 88 set anyhow, and the 88 US set comes with a 100 page booklet.
I'm not sure about the video extras (it doesn't look like 88 are going to offer much more stuff than what Eureka are doing even without those), but surely in any case, UK consumers are going to go through the Eureka releases anyway and the US ones with the 88 set ? Moreover, while the 88 set has a 100-pages booklet, since Eureka's are usually at least 30 pages and each release has its own, the written content is going to be quite equivalent (in terms of pages).

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#413 Post by Finch » Sun Mar 12, 2023 8:14 am

Region locked UK buyers absolutely would have, yes. I'm getting bored with James Oliver's writing so it's not about the amount of pages for me personally but I appreciate that that wasn't clear from my last post.

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#414 Post by mrb404 » Sun Mar 12, 2023 1:06 pm

I could be wrong but, in terms of features, the main difference between the Eureka and 88 Films releases is the inclusion on the Eurekas of a second audio commentary by action cinema experts Mike Leeder & Arne Venema for every movie.
I can't find any official announcement with the detailed specs by 88 Films but the only extended release description (on Amazon, for now) doesn't include those second commentary tracks.

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#415 Post by yoloswegmaster » Sun Mar 12, 2023 1:42 pm

You won't be seeing any Leeder/Venema tracks on a 88 release anymore since both publicly stated that they won't be working with them after the Bey Logan debacle.

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#416 Post by Finch » Thu Mar 30, 2023 9:16 am

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Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase (First print run only) featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling

1080p HD presentation on Blu-ray of the original theatrical cut from a brand new 2K restoration

1080p HD presentation on Blu-ray of the international export cut from a brand new 2K restoration

Original Cantonese mono audio and optional “classic” English dubbed audio

Optional English Subtitles, newly translated for this release

Brand new feature length audio commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival) & actor and martial artist Vincent Lyn

Brand new feature length audio commentary by action cinema experts Mike Leeder & Arne Venema | Brand new select-scene commentary with actress and martial-arts movie icon Cynthia Rothrock

Brand new interview with Cynthia Rothrock

Brand new interview with Mang Hoi

Trailers

Reversible sleeve design

Limited Edition set of Facsimile Lobby Cards (First print run only)

PLUS: A Limited Edition Collector’s Booklet (First print run only) featuring new writing by James Oliver

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#417 Post by What A Disgrace » Sat May 20, 2023 5:19 pm

A new audio commentary by Mike Leeder and Arne Venema has been added to Eureka's release of Golgo 13.

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Re: Non-MoC Eureka Titles

#418 Post by Finch » Tue Jul 11, 2023 11:06 am

The BBFC have rated From Beijing with Love for Eureka. More Stephen Chow is usually a good thing.

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#419 Post by Finch » Thu Jul 20, 2023 11:50 am

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Limited edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Grégory Sacré (Gokaiju) [2000 copies]
1080p HD presentation on Blu-ray from a restoration of the original film elements
Original Cantonese mono audio
Optional English dubbed audio
Optional English Subtitles, newly translated for this release
Wong Kam Kong on “From Beijing With Love” – new interview with actor Wong Kam Kong about his role in the film
Wong Kam Kong in conversation – actor Wong Kam Kong discusses his career
Archival interview with Stephen Chow
Archival interview with Lee Lik-chi
Trailer
A Limited edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing by James Oliver [2000 copies]
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Limited Edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Tony Stella [2000 copies]
1080p HD presentation on Blu-ray of the original Hong Kong theatrical cut from a brand new 2K restoration
Original Mandarin mono audio
Optional English dubbed audio
Optional English Subtitles, newly translated for this release
Brand new feature length audio commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival)
Brand new interview with action cinema experts Mike Leeder & Arne Venema on the life and career of Jimmy Wang Yu
Archival interview with Jimmy Wang Yu
Trailers
A Limited Edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing by James Oliver and a review of the film by Dr Craig D. Reid from his book The Ultimate Guide to Martial Arts Movies of the 1970s [2000 copies]

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#420 Post by What A Disgrace » Thu Dec 07, 2023 11:24 am

Mystery of Chess Boxing is a supplemental feature on The Swordsman Of All Swordsmen, out in March, complete with two commentaries, making this release basically a double feature, and probably the most interesting martial arts release Eureka! has out out in a while.

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