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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • SKU: AV390
  • UPC: 760137712480
  • Street Date: 12/28/21
  • PreBook Date: 11/09/21
  • Label: Arrow Video »
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Run Time: 1272 mins
  • Number of Discs: 10
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1972
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 0
  • Territory: US
  • Language: English

 

Cast & Crew

  • Actor: Bolo Yeung
  • Actor: Lieh Lo
  • Actor: David Chiang
  • Actor: Li Ching
  • Actor: Kuan Tai Chen
  • Actor: Lung Ti
  • Actor: Sheng Fu
  • Actor: Danny Lee
  • Actor: Evelyne Kraft
  • Actor: Chia-Hui Liu
  • Actor: Yue Wong
  • Actor: Lily Li
  • Actor: Shirley Yu
  • Actor: Susan Yam-Yam Shaw
  • Actor: Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok
  • Actor: Sheng Chiang
  • Actor: Meng Lo
  • Actor: Pai Wei
  • Actor: Feng Lu
  • Actor: Chien Sun
  • Actor: Yasuaki Kurata
  • Actor: Gordon Liu
  • Director: Jeong Chang-hwa
  • Director: Cheh Chang
  • Director: Chia-Liang Liu
  • Director: Chia-Liang Liu, Jeong Chang-hwa, Cheh Chang

 

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Shawscope Volume One: Limited Edition Box

12 Kung Fu Classics on Blu-ray from the Godfathers of Hong Kong Cinema - the Shaw Brothers!

Shawscope Volume One: Limited Edition Box
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This inaugural collection by Arrow Video presents twelve jewels from the Shaw crown, all released within the 1970s, kicking off in 1972 with Korean director Jeong Chang-hwa's King Boxer, the film that established kung fu cinema as an international box office powerhouse when it hit Stateside cinemas under the title Five Fingers of Death. From there we see Chang Cheh (arguably Shaw's most prolific director) helm the blood-soaked brutality of The Boxer from Shantung and two self-produced films in his 'Shaolin Cycle' series, Five Shaolin Masters and its prequel Shaolin Temple, before taking a detour into Ho Meng Hua's King Kong-inspired Mighty Peking Man, one of the most unmissably insane giant monster films ever made. Chang's action choreographer Lau Kar-leung then becomes a director in his own right, propelling his adoptive brother Gordon Liu to stardom in Challenge of the Masters and Executioners from Shaolin. Not to be outdone, Chang introduces some of Shaw's most famous faces to the screen, including Alexander Fu Sheng fighting on the streets of San Francisco in Chinatown Kid and, of course, the mighty Venom Mob in The Five Venoms and Crippled Avengers. Finally, Lau and Liu successfully meld high kicks with humor in two of their masterworks, Heroes of the East and Dirty Ho, both co-starring fan favorite Hsiao Hou. From kickass kung fu killers to crazy kaiju knockoffs to culture clash comedies, this carefully curated and gorgeously presented selection of all-time Shaw Brothers classics merely represents the tip of the iceberg of the studio's rich output, making it both an ideal starting point for newcomers and a treat for hardcore fans alike.

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Bonus Materials

  • Hi-Def (1080p) Blu-ray presentation of King Boxer, Boxer from Shantung, 5 Shaolin Masters, Shaolin Temple, Mighty Peking Man, Challenge of the Masters, Executioners from Shaolin, Chinatown Kid, Five Venoms, Crippled Avengers, Heroes of the East, Dirty Ho
  • Brand new 2K restorations by Arrow Films from the original camera negatives of King Boxer, The Boxer from Shantung, Challenge of the Masters, The Five Venoms, Crippled Avengers and Dirty Ho
  • Brand new 2K master of the longer international cut of Chinatown Kid from original film elements
  • Original lossless mono Mandarin, Cantonese (where applicable) and English audio
  • Newly translated English subtitles for each film
  • Hours of bonus features including brand new commentaries and critic appreciations on selected films, new and archive interviews with cast and crew, alternate credit sequences, trailer and image galleries for each film and more to be announced!
  • 60 page book featuring new writing by David Desser, Simon Abrams and Terrence J. Brady, with cast and crew info for each film plus trivia and soundtrack info
  • New artwork for each film by artists including Matthew Griffin, Chris Malbon, Jacob Phillips, Ilan Sheady, Tony Stella, Darren Wheeling and Jolyon Yates
  • PRE-ORDER: NOW
  • RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER 6 2021
  • COMING IN 2022…
  • SHAWSCOPE VOLUME TWO, AND MORE!

Sales Points

  • These films inspired Quentin Tarantino and the Wu Tang Clan
  • Twelve of the All-Time Best chop-sockies from the Golden Age of Kung Fu Cinema

Press Quotes

For a year (before directing Kill Bill), I'd watch one old Shaw Brothers movie a day -- if not three.

     —Quentin Tarantino, The Los Angeles Times

Shaw Brothers films take advantage of the ultra-wide aspect ratio they dubbed Shawscope... these films dazzle with their larger-than-life choreography, upbeat pace and encompassing visuals that take over your field of vision

     —Bret Berg, American Genre Film Archive

These are bold, innovative films that bend genre, [are] full of larger-than-life characters, fast-paced action and creative practical effects, and while they're obviously very martial arts-oriented, there's a good smattering of comedy and romance, too

     —Adrianna Gober, Cinepunx

If you want to discover the ground zero for martial arts movies, look no further

     —Amy Lonsdorf, The Morning Call

The influence of the Shaw Brothers films on my work has been profound

     —RZA, The New York Times

Imagine young Quentin Tarantino behind the counter of that legendary video store of his youth, watching this on the monitor and realizing he'd struck gold

     —Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

Along with the 12 movies on 8 Blu-rays, there’s 2 CDs of soundtrack music for making this holiday season more buttkicking. When Shawscope Volume 1 arrives on December 6, you’ll be glued to the sofa for weeks taking in the non-stop action.

     —Inside Pulse

Nearly flawless

     —Shawscope Volume One: Limited Edition Box [Blu-ray, Doblu

Arrow Video has carefully curated and gorgeously presented a selection of all-time Shaw Brothers classics in their Shaw Scope box set. I absolutely loved this set and keep coming back to it on my shelf, looking it over and just being so excited that it exists.

     —Shawscope Volume One: Limited Edition Box [Blu-ray, Bands About Movies

Shaw Brothers films have been popping up on home video for years in moderately satisfying versions. But none of them can hold a candle to Arrow Films’ Shawscope Volume One limited edition.

     —Shawscope Volume One: Limited Edition Box [Blu-ray, Movie Line Online

Oh boy, we're gonna have fun tonight! Incredible and limited edition so you want to get your hands on it now

     —Shawscope Volume One: Limited Edition Box [Blu-ray, Reel Black

 Marvelous imagery

     —Shawscope Volume One: Limited Edition Box [Blu-ray, Doblu

From kickass kung fu killers to crazy kaiju knockoffs to culture clash comedies, this carefully curated and gorgeously presented selection of all-time Shaw Brothers classics merely represents the tip of the iceberg of the studio’s rich output, making it both an ideal starting point for newcomers and a treat for hardcore fans alike

     —Shawscope Volume One: Limited Edition Box [Blu-ray, The Action Elite

This limited edition collection presents 12 jewels from the Shaw crown

     —Shawscope Volume One: Limited Edition Box [Blu-ray, Far East Films

Shawscope Volume One is a prime introductory sampler [that] delivers upgrades to their classic titles for longtime fans.

     —Shawscope Volume One: Limited Edition Box [Blu-ray, Inside Pulse

Lots and Lots of features here - this is a really, really cool set. Definitely looking forward to seeing the second volume!

     —Shawn C. Phillips, Coolduder

As is often the case with these deluxe Arrow releases, the packaging is impressive and the supplemental features are bountiful and outstanding.

     —Jeffrey Kauffman, Blu-ray.com

This 10-disc set, eight Blu-rays and two CDs, feature 12 mostly martial-arts movies from the Hong Kong-based Shaw Brothers. Don’t miss: Extras include commentaries, appreciations of the movies, new and archival cast interviews, alternate credit sequences and a 60-page booklet with essays about the movies.

     —Bob Bloom, Reel Bob

This 10-disc set, eight Blu-rays and two CDs, feature 12 mostly martial-arts movies from the Hong Kong-based Shaw Brothers. Don’t miss: Extras include commentaries, appreciations of the movies, new and archival cast interviews, alternate credit sequences and a 60-page booklet with essays about the movies.

     —Bob Bloom, The Film Yap

A lavish new Blu-ray boxed set from Arrow Video with 12 Hong Kong movies from the 1970s. The set has plenty of bonus features and a 60-page companion booklet.

     —Tim Clodfelter, Tim's Tidbits

With the release of Shawscope Volume One, Arrow looks to shine a much-deserved light on 12 kung fu classics from the Godfathers of Hong Kong Cinema. Fans of the famed movie studio will no doubt be excited

     —Bobby Blakey, Hollywood Matrimony

Hours of bonus features… New artwork for each film… This inaugural collection by Arrow Video presents twelve jewels from the Shaw crown

     —Anne Carlini, Exclusive Magazine

I could never do these justice - it's a really cool set [and] I've enjoyed every film so far.

     —David Parker, Screaming Toilet

One of the true must-have Blu-ray box sets of the year.

     —Gabriel Sigler, Bad Feeling Magazine

The films look flat out amazing. Colors are rich and luxurious. Black levels are all presented fine. There is so much more detail than you’d expect on view. You’ll get to see all the glory of Shawscope on the screen. Brand new 2K restorations by Arrow Films from the original camera negatives. This set is highly recommended.

     —AV Maniacs

This terrific set – no, make that essential set – contains 12 films made by the Shaw Brothers during the 1970s

     —Village Soup

Arrow Video is a blessing to film and the time they take to restore and present the films of the past. SHAWSCOPE VOLUME ONE: LIMITED EDITION is no exception to the company’s releases and this is a great gift for anyone that appreciates action film classics.

     —Scared Stiff Reviews

An amazing set. If you are martial arts afficionado this one right here is fantastic!

     —Cinestalker

PICK OF THE WEEK: Arrow Video unleashes one of the must-have Blu-ray sets of the year with this stellar collection of titles from the Hong Kong action masters, the Shaw Brothers.

     —The Playlist

This is one of my favorites of 2021

     —Cereal At Midnight

These transfers are the best these films have looked on home video to date. Arrow Video’s Shawscope Volume One box set is an exceptional release, and one would be hard pressed to name a better release than Shawscope Volume One from 2021, highly recommended.

     —10K Bullets

Very Good! Check it out!

     —Screaming Toilet

Arrow Video limited edition boxed sets have been known to soar in value after their release. It's not inconceivable that, a year or two from now, Shawscope Volume One might be be selling for a lot more than its sticker price on eBay.

     —Arkansas Online

Arrow Video’s celebration of the Shaw Brothers is a knockout

     —Cinapse

The presentation is an success overall, without a miss. It’s perfect.

     —Doblu

Mind blowing eye and ear candy ….exploding with high flying kicks

     —Doc Dr. Who

An absolute epic Blu-ray set!

     —Classic Cinema Magazine

Arrow Video limited edition boxed sets have been known to soar in value after their release. It's not inconceivable that, a year or two from now, Shawscope Volume One might be be selling for a lot more than its sticker price on eBay.

     —Philip Martin, Arkansas Online

The usual high-standard action on display (in Arrow's Shawscope Volume One) makes for a generally fun time

     —Don Anelli, Asian Movie Pulse

An unprecedented box set of martial arts movies

     —Heath Holland, Cereal At Midnight

Whether you’re looking for hand to hand combat, weapon battles, or even a giant Kaiju, the Shaw Brothers knew how to deliver the goods.

     —DVD Corner

Packaging is really awesome. Definitley, highly recommended.

     —Michael Vaughn, Geek Vibes Podcast

The new Shawscope: Volume One Limited Edition is a testament to why [Arrow Video's] physical releases are almost beyond compare.

     —Evan Dossey, Midwest Film Journal

An impressive box set

     —Mr Tony Of The Dead

Not just the best releas of this week [Arrow's Shawscope Volume One] is one of the best box sets that has come out in the last year

     —Chris Cox, One Of Us

Outstanding box set

     —Matt Brunson, The Film Frenzy

What Hammer was to horror, so were the Shaw Brothers to martial arts, elevating what many considered to be a lesser, even schlocky genre to the level of true cinema, with higher production values that in turn helped to open up a global audience.

     —Chris Chiarella, Theater Byte

Whole bunch of whoop-ass going on in this collection

     —Zombies Don't Run

This box set features 12 full length features from the Shaw Brothers Studio. Each has been cleaned up and restored to the best quality you will find. In addition to that they’re including a number of extras that make this an amazing box set, one of the best released in the last few months.

     —Mark Turner, DVD Digital Views

This spectacular limited edition box set from Arrow Video includes twelve films. Some of the films in this collection are kung fu masterpieces... but collectively they represent the broad genre appeal of Shaw Brothers

     —Ryan Izay, Rizay Reviews

This is another stunningly well assembled set from Arrow Video.

     —Budd Wilkins, Slant Magazine

Five Shaolin Masters is a breezy, unchallenging movie that's gorgeously-shot in a variety of photogenic locations…the film is a feast

     —Heath Holland, Cereal At Midnight

The Hong Kong-based Shaw Brothers Studio cranked out a staggering number of feature films over its lifetime. With worldwide influence continuing to this very day, their contributions to cinema are myriad and undeniable. Arrow Video has curated their first Volume of 12 titles; a phenomenal way to wade into the deep waters of the Shaw Brothers.

     —Ed Travis, Cinapse

Arrow Video’s massive Shawscope Volume One box set sees 12 films from Hong Kong studio Shaw Brothers released together in a wonderfully-curated collection. Arguably the best they've ever looked

     —Brian Miller, Grumpire

Entertainment Value: 9/10. Special Features: 9.5/10

     —Ryan Izay, Rizay Reviews

Arrow's one-two punch of Five Shaolin Masters and Shaolin Temple {from Shawscope Vol. 1] is quite an experience and stands as a high point for historical martial arts movies made during the 1970s.

     —Cereal At Midnight

Sprawling and (for Kug Fu devotees) essential

     —Paul Gaita, The Los Angeles Beat

An impressive collection… rendered all the more so by the knowledge that a Volume Two is already in production and should be on its way to us very soon…

     —Orrin Grey, Unwinnable

...it’s an impressive collection

     —Orrin Grey, Unwinnable.com

Arrow’s epic 12-film collection comprises Volume 1 of the Shaw Brothers films, and my favorite special feature is two bonus CDs that contain a ton of music from the films featured here. Well worth the price to add to your collection, this set is a beast!

     —The Action Elite

  

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