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Product Details

  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • SKU: US88FB002
  • UPC: 760137696186
  • Street Date: 11/09/21
  • PreBook Date: 10/05/21
  • Label: 88 FILMS »
  • Genre: Martial Arts
  • Run Time: 90 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1970
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 0
  • Territory: NORTH AMERICA
  • Language: English (dubbed)

 

Cast & Crew

  • Actor: Jimmy Wang Yu
  • Actor: Lieh Lo
  • Actor: Ping Wang
  • Actor: Hsiung Chao
  • Director: Jimmy Wang Yu
  • Producer: Runme Shaw
  • Director: Jimmy Wang Yu
  • Producers: Runme Shaw

 

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The Chinese Boxer

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The Chinese Boxer
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From the golden age of Kung Fu movies, the legendary Shaw Brothers bring you an action-packed tale of revenge, mayhem and flying fists. When his martial arts school is viciously attacked by a rival gang of Japanese thugs, Lei Ming swears to bring them down with violent justice. Written, starring and directed by Jimmy Wang Yu, The Chinese Boxer (1970) is a fabulously fast-paced feature full of exquisite set-pieces and mind-blowing fight choreography. A huge influence on the likes of Tarantino's Kill Bill (2003) and Bruce Lee's Fist of Fury (1972) this entertainingly savage story of resilience, skill and a battle against the odds, is one of the first true modern classics of the genre, focussing as it does on physical prowess and athletic proficiency over the more mythical elements of the wuxia era. An undoubted cult classic, this is a must for any serious collector of extreme Asian cinema and martial arts madness.

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Bonus Materials

  • High Definition (1080p) Presentation in 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio
  • 2.0 DTS-HD MA English Soundtrack
  • 2.0 DTS-HD MA Mandarin Soundtrack with newly translated English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by Critic and Author Samm Deighan
  • Interview with Wong Ching
  • Open Hand Combat - David West on The Chinese Boxer
  • US 'Hammer of God' TV Spot

Sales Points

  • Brand New artwork by Robert 'Kung Fu Bob' O'Brien!
  • Complete and Uncut
  • Includes the English dub and the original Mandarin soundtracks.
  • For fans of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan
  • The original Kung Fu film! This movie the new fighting style to the big screen!
  • Extensive Bonus Features created for this release

Press Quotes

An undoubted cult classic, this is a must for any serious collector of extreme Asian cinema and martial arts madness.

     —Zombies Don’t Run

Written, starring and directed by Jimmy Wang Yu, The Chinese Boxer (1970) is a fabulously fast-paced feature full of exquisite set-pieces and mind-blowing fight choreography.

     —Exclusive Magazine

It’s gorgeous and the 88 Films blu ray release makes it look even better

     —Bands About Movies

Even the classics of kung fu cinema rarely get the respect they deserve on video, which is one of the many reasons to praise 88 Films’ beautiful new Blu-ray of this martial arts classic, which gives the gorgeous, widescreen Shawscope cinematography its proper presentation.

     —The Playlist

The Chinese Boxer gets an exceptional release from 88 Films that comes with a solid audio/video presentation and a trio of insightful extras, highly recommended.

     —10K Bullets

It's a thoroughly fun and violent watch with Wang Yu being a fantastic underdog protaganist hellbent on revenge and a double-dose of head lead baddies with Hsiung Chao (Five Fingers of Death) as the disgraced Chinese karate student turned evil-doer and the maniacal Lieh Lo as his bad-ass Japanese karate-enforcer.

     —MC Bastard's Mausoleum

Other than stray dust, 88 Films performs incredible clean-up to this master, struck from the negative according to promotional materials. Scratches and gate weave nullified, much of The Chinese Boxer looks practically new.

     —Matt Poprocki, Doblu

This package is a glorious one, stuffed to the gills with both physical extras like a poster, booklet loaded with essays and photos, and even a reversible cover and slipcase. The disc itself is also loaded with insightful and engaging extras enough to make this Blu-ray an easy recommend for action and martial arts fans.

     —Ed Travis, Cinapse

I love this film for what it is and happy it has gotten this great release. In addition to the beautiful transfer of the film from the original 35mm negative, this release offers up bonus content including commentary, interviews, and trailers as well as brand new artwork for the slipcase, poster and booklet.

     —Bobby Blakey, Hollywood Matrimony

Blu-ray marks the UK company 88 Films' first Region A release, and they've appointed it with terrific extras: a HD remastered print, commentary by historian Samm Deighan, interviews with cast member Wong Ching and writer David West, who frams the film's importance in kung fu cinema history, Hong Kong and US trailers (under the title "Hammer of God), and extensive liner notes by Andrew Graves.

     —Paul Gaita, The Los Angeles Beat

88 Films recently released a premium Blu-ray edition of The Chinese Boxer as part of their “Asia Collection” line (this one is #27 in the series), and it’s an outstanding release.

     —David J. Moore, The Action Elite

The hues are consistent and the elements are neatly separated with support from strong black levels.

     —Gabe Powers, Genre Grinder

he extras and the packaging are great, and for longtime Shaw Brothers fans, they should be mostly happy overall.

     —Tim Salmons, The Digital Bits

Even the classics of kung fu cinema rarely get the respect they deserve on video, which is one of the many reasons to praise 88 Films’ beautiful new Blu-ray of this martial arts classic, which gives the gorgeous, widescreen Shawscope cinematography its proper presentation.

     —Jason Bailey, The Playlist

This package is a glorious one, stuffed to the gills with both physical extras like a poster, booklet loaded with essays and photos, and even a reversible cover and slipcase. The disc itself is also loaded with insightful and engaging extras enough to make this Blu-ray an easy recommend for action and martial arts fans.

     —Ed Travis, Cinapse

The film deserves more praise for its set-pieces — one sees our hero taking on baddies and spraying the snow with their bright blood — and multiple other fights throughout bring plenty of thrills too.

     —Rob Hunter, Film School Rejectes

The back cover of this release states the influence this film had on everything from Fist of Fury to Kill Bill , but even without those intriguing connective elements, The Chinese Boxer is an unusually visceral experience, despite a reliance on tried and true plot machinations.

     —Jeffrey Kauffman, Blu-ray.com

The anamorphic lenses present wide vistas which are consistently visually engaging, alternating between the darker wood tones of building interiors and the snow-covered panoramas of nature, all of which are eventually painted with copious amounts of blood. 

     —Cereal At Midnight

The home video presentation from 88 Films gets high marks all around, and if you only know Chinese splatter cinema from Kill Bill, this is a wonderful place to begin your kung fu journey. 

     —Cereal At Midnight

In addition to a striking transfer, Mandarin and English soundtrack options and newly-translated subtitles,  extras include a commentary track from film critic Samm Deighan, an interview with star Wong Ching, and more.

     —Gabriel Siegler, Bad Feeling Magazine

Simply credited as an "HD remaster from the original 35mm camera negatives" – possibly the same master as the Japanese Blu-ray from Paramount – The Chinese Boxer is one of the better-looking Celestial remasters of a Shaw property in recent memory – especially compared to some of the earlier ones 88 released just in the UK – with jolting splatters of red, rich golden credits lettering, and generally good detail.

     —DVD Compare

  

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