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Product Details

  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: US88FB005
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • UPC: 760137810186
  • Street Date: 02/08/22
  • PreBook Date: 01/04/22
  • Label: 88 FILMS »
  • Genre: Martial Arts
  • Run Time: 109 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1982
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 23
  • Territory: NORTH AMERICA
  • Language: English (dubbed)

 

Cast & Crew

  • Actor: Chia-Liang Liu
  • Actor: Chia-Yung Liu
  • Actor: Kara Wai
  • Actor: Sheng Fu
  • Director: Chia-liang Liu
  • Producer: Mona Fong
  • Director: Chia-liang Liu
  • Producers: Mona Fong

 

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Legendary Weapons of China

When the former member of a failing magical kung fu order threatens to destroy the group's reputation an elite band of killers is dispatched.

Legendary Weapons of China
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When the former member of a failing magical kung fu order threatens to destroy the remaining group's reputation through his loud mouth insults and defamatory behaviour, an elite band of killers is dispatched to silence him forever. Though perhaps the golden age of martial cinema had been and gone, this late entry wuxia style film from The Shaw Brothers house of dreams was still able to pack a powerful punch. Written, directed and starring Chia-Liang Liu (The Spiritual Boxer, Spiritual Boxer II), this gloriously fast-paced drama which entertainingly mixes swordplay with hand to hand combat in a fabulously furious rollicking adventure weaves its own special kind of magic.

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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 with Asian cinema experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema
  • Audio commentary with Asian cinema experts Frank Djeng
  • Eighteen Weapons - David West on Legendary Weapons of China
  • Gordon At Shaw - Interview with Actor Gordon Lui
  • Titus At Shaw - Interview with Producer Titus Ho
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Sales Points

  • Extensive Bonus Features created for this release
  • ‘Legendary Weapons of China’ is often seen as Director Liu Chia-Liang's finest movie.
  • For fans of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan
  • Includes the English dub and the original Mandarin soundtracks.
  • Complete and Uncut
  • Brand New artwork by Robert 'Kung Fu Bob' O'Brien!

Press Quotes

The action ranges from the excellent to the outstanding

     —ANDREW SAROCH, FarEastFilms.com

Technical merits are generally solid, and the supplemental package is really outstanding. Highly recommended.

     —Jeffrey Kauffman, Blu-ray.com

The Legendary Weapons of China gets an excellent release from 88 Films that comes with a solid audio/video presentation and a wealth of insightful extras, highly recommended.

     —10kbullets, 10K Bullets

Written, directed and starring Chia-Liang Liu ("The Spiritual Boxer," "Spiritual Boxer II"), this gloriously fast-paced drama which entertainingly mixes swordplay with hand to hand combat in a fabulously furious rollicking adventure weaves its own special kind of magic.

     —Harley Lond, Film Crave

Where has 88 Films been all these years? They bestow Legendary Weapons of China with a packed special edition which honors the kung fu classic.

     —Christopher Zabel, Doblu

Where the Limited Edition Blu-ray of each film from 88 Films is concerned, Legendary Weapons of China comes out way ahead in terms of content, but both films look absolutely phenomenal on their individual release.

     —Jef Burnham, Film Monthly

Kudos to 88 Films for giving this gem of a film a terrific home video presentation with a sharp picture and some terrific extras. 

     —Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects

This is another solid kung fu movie from the Shaw Brothers, but with a twist as director Liu Chai-Liang also pokes fun at the tropes of the genre, such as director Cheh Chang’s penchant for having his heroes stabbed, but able to keep fighting after stuffing their intestines back inside their body … and he does this using the same actor, Aklexander Sheng Fu, that Chang used at least twice in this manner (see “Chinatown Kid” and “Disciples of Shaolin,” or Chen Kuan-tai in “The Boxer from Shantung”).

     —Vidvues/Tom's Picks, Village Soup

This new Blu-ray special edition from 88 Films comes loaded with special features, including two audio commentaries, three featurettes, and the film’s trailer, making it a nice package for fans.

     —Mike Spring, Comic Watch

In my humble opinion, this film is excellent and the last 30 minutes contains some of the best martial arts action committed to film!

     —Exclusive Magazine

This wuxia style film from the Shaw Brothers studio contains much action as it pits disciplines of martial arts, swordplay and hand-to-hand combat against bullets.

     —Bob Bloom, Reel Bob

This wuxia style film from the Shaw Brothers studio contains much action as it pits disciplines of martial arts, swordplay and hand-to-hand combat against bullets.

     —Bob Bloom, The Film Yap

Fans of The 36th Chamber of Shaolin series will enjoy an appearance from Gordon Liu and detailed descriptions of kung-fu mythology and fans of Chang’s heroic bloodshed will eat up the brutal drama.

     —Gabe Powers, Genre Grinder

Though magic is used throughout the film, the primary focus by the end is the skillful ability to use the 18 weapons referred to in the title.

     —Ryan Izay, Rizay Reviews

David West, author of a book on martial arts films, offers the best key in understanding Legendary Weapons in his brief video supplement.

     —Peter Nellhaus, Coffee Coffee And More Coffee

Both discs also boast slipcovers, reversible sleeves and booklet notes by Andrew Graves.

     —Andre Dursin, Andy Film

Both discs also boast slipcovers, reversible sleeves and booklet notes by Andrew Graves.

     —Film Score Monthly

The film really looks great during the training sequences. 

     —Joe Corey, Inside Pulse

Both of these films will make an excellent addition to your kung fu video library.

     —Mat Brewster, Cinemas Entries

This is a damn fun flick that brings all the great martial arts action complete with a full on display of a wide assortment of weapons to the finale.

     —Bobby Blakey, Hollywood Matrimony

The lengthy climactic scene alone with Lei Kung using numerous weapons is a true sight to behold.

     —DVD Corner

As for the movie itself, it’s as exciting as the title might suggest.

     —Corey Danna, Horror Geek Life

The Legendary Weapons of China lives up to its legendary status.  88 Films have given us a package worthy of its reputation.  HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATIONS!!! 

     —A.W. Kautzer, The Movie Isle

The best part of this is that it comes with some spectacular choreography, including one timeless sequence where one fighter controls another with a voodoo doll while trying to keep it out of the enemy's henchmen's hands while the battle goes on outside that just strikes the tip of the great martial arts battles here, and the finale involving all of the titular weaponry is one of the genre's best battles ever filmed.

     —Don Anelli, Don's Horror World

88 Films recently released Legendary Weapons of China in a deluxe Blu-ray package that really shines and explodes with bonus content.

     —David J. Moore, The Action Elite

This is worth it just for the final battle in which all of the legendary weapons are used in combat by a master so wise in their handling that he doesn’t even need to defeat his opponent to win the fight.

     —bandsaboutmovies, Bands About Movies

If you like your kung fu a bit over the top and laced with humor, horror, and plenty of spectacle, then Legendary Weapons of China is the film for you, and if you are already a fan, this is the video release you’ve dreamt of.

     —Phil Bailey, Ink 19

The film is also surprisingly comedic with opponents pretending to be fighting cats, simulating water falling and engaging in battles for entertainment that are actually jabs at some earlier kung fu films.

     —Sarah Gopaul, Digital Journal

They make good Blu-rays with bright colors like the red robes of the Iron Flag Clan, shiny silver blades and sweaty fighter bodies.

     —Fred Topel, Nerd Report

  

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