Eureka: Warriors Two and The Prodigal Son

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yoloswegmaster
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Eureka: Warriors Two and The Prodigal Son

#1 Post by yoloswegmaster » Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:09 am

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Two Hong Kong action classics from Sammo Hung, Warriors Two and Prodigal Son both depict a version of the real-life kung fu master Leung Jan, whose mastery of Wing Chun would make him a legend.

In Warriors Two, Sammo Hung and Casanova Wong play two students of master Jan (played here by Bryan “Beardy” Leung) who must use their skills to defend their town against an evil businessman and his gang of killers.

The Prodigal Son follows Leung Jan as a younger man (played by Yuen Biao). Lazy and spoilt, he believes himself to be a great kung fu master not realising that his father has been bribing his opponents to intentionally lose. After being humbled in a real fight, Leung Jan decides to become a real Wing Chun master!

Featuring some of Sammo Hung’s most memorable action choreography, Warriors Two and The Prodigal Son are not to be missed and make their UK debuts on Blu-ray from brand new 2K restorations!

SPECIAL FEATURES
  • Limited Edition Set - 3000 copies
  • Limited Edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling
  • Limited Edition reversible poster featuring original Hong Kong artwork
  • A Limited Edition collector’s booklet illustrated with rare archival imagery and featuring new writing by James Oliver; a reprint of Frank Djeng’s original liner notes for The Prodigal Son from the US laserdisc
    release; and reprints of Warriors Two’s original sales notes and theatrical flyer
DISC ONE : WARRIORS TWO - TWO VERSIONS OF THE FILM, BOTH FULLY RESTORED IN 2K
  • Warriors Two: Hong Kong Theatrical Version (95 mins)
  • Warriors Two: International Export Version (90 mins)
  • Original Cantonese mono audio (Hong Kong Version)
  • Optional English dubbed audio (Hong Kong and Export Versions) (Note: English audio was originally created for the shorter export version, when playing English audio on Hong Kong version, some scenes will
    still be Cantonese w/ subtitles)
  • Optional English Subtitles, newly translated for this release
  • Brand new feature length audio commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival) and martial artist / actor Robert “Bobby” Samuels [Hong Kong Version]
  • Brand new feature length audio commentary by action cinema experts Mike Leeder & Arne Venema [Export Version]
  • Making of “Warriors Two” featurette
  • Stills galleries including rare production stills, artwork, and ephemera
  • Trailers
DISC TWO: THE PRODIGAL SON - FULLY RESTORED IN 2K
  • Original Cantonese 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) and martial artist / actor Robert “Bobby” Samuels
  • Brand new feature length audio commentary by action cinema experts Mike Leeder & Arne Venema
  • Archival interview with Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, and Frankie Chan
  • Archival interview with Guy Lai
  • Alternate English credits
  • Stills galleries including rare production stills, artwork, and ephemera
  • Trailers

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Re: Eureka: Warriors Two and The Prodigal Son

#2 Post by Finch » Thu Oct 21, 2021 6:48 pm

£13.50 per film is very fair; I don't understand the bitching by some on the other forum. I've seen neither before but felt very comfortable blind buying this set. Eureka have been on a fantastic roll with their Hongkong titles this year and in 2020. 2022 looks like more of the same. I only wish Kung Fu Bob was doing their covers instead of Darren Wheeling but Bob is evidently busy with the 88 Films commissions.

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Re: Eureka: Warriors Two and The Prodigal Son

#3 Post by Orlac » Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:27 pm

By some, you mean Grim Tales right? He's a ninny.

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Re: Eureka: Warriors Two and The Prodigal Son

#4 Post by Finch » Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:43 pm

irongod confirmed there are more Sammo Hung titles still coming.

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Re: Eureka: Warriors Two and The Prodigal Son

#5 Post by WmS » Sat Oct 30, 2021 3:51 am

Prodigal Son is an absolute pinnacle of fight choregraphy, and it's married to one of Sammo's best overall story/directorial efforts. It has Lam Ching-Ying in probably his best role and deftly splits between hard edged fighting and comedy. The tone shifts constantly, but in line with the story's development and the lead's growing awareness. Along with Pedicab Driver I'd say it's Sammo's best movie.

Warriors Two is not on the same level, but it pairs well as it's his other authentic Wing Chun movie. Casanova Wong is a good-looking dude and he can fight, but he's just not a leading man. Sammo mugs a lot. Beardy's always great, the training sequences are good, Lee Hoi San is a plus. I can't remember much plot, at one point Sammo hides behind a door? The final fight, though, is really memorable, because Fung Hak-on does a cartoon version of his excellent Mantis style while sporting an Eddie Munster wig.

I always get Warriors Two mixed up with The Odd Couple. That movie's fantastic.

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