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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: US88FB023
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • UPC: 760137128861
  • Street Date: 12/12/23
  • PreBook Date: 08/22/23
  • Label: 88 FILMS »
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Run Time: 190 mins
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1984
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot:
  • Territory: NORTH AMERICA
  • Language: English (dubbed)


Cast & Crew

  • Actors:
  •       Lin Wei
  •       Shum Wai
  •       Wong Kin
  •       Kong Lung
  •       Chan Ging
  •       Wong Yan-Tat
  •       Yeung Min
  •       Lam Kwok-Bun
  •       Tommy Wong
  •       Alex Man Chi-Leung
  •       Pauline Wong
  •       Tsui Kam-Kong
  •       Kirk Wong Chi-Keung
  • Director: Johnny Mak
  • Director: Billy Chan
  • Director: Michael Mak


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The Long Arm Of The Law 1&2

Presented together in one dynamite package comes The Long Arm of the Law and The Long Arm of the Law Part 2.

The Long Arm Of The Law 1&2
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Presented together in one dynamite package comes The Long Arm of the Law and The Long Arm of the Law Part 2. Directed by Johnny Mak (To be Number One) and his brother, Michael Mak (Sex and Zen, Butterfly and Sword) respectively, these two movies are packed full of Hong Kong-style action sequences, thrills, and spills, and provide an explosive prelude to what would eventually become a quadrilogy of martial arts thrillers.

Bonus Materials

  • Reversible sleeves featuring original artwork
  • Brand new artwork by Sean Longmore
  • Stunning new 2K restorations of both films in 1:85:1 aspect ratio
  • Audio Commentaries by Hong Kong Film Expert Frank Djeng
  • Brand New Interviews with Actor Philip Chan
  • Brand New Interviews with Director Michael Mak

Sales Points

  • Innovator of the Two Gun style popularized later by films like Hard Boiled, Face Off, and Th Matrix
  • A precursor of the ‘heroic bloodshed’ films made popular later by John Woo and Ringo Lam
  • Winner of 2 and Nominated for 7 Hong Kong Film Awards
  • For fans of over-the-top Hong Kong action movies

Press Quotes

The action scenes in Long Arm of the Law are unusually realistic for a 1984 production

     —Frank Djeng, A Brief History of Kung Fu Cinema

It is certainly a forerunner of the heroic bloodshed films, which would go on to dominate Hong Kong cinema in the 1980s. But Long Arm of the Law is so much darker than what followed.

     —Richard James Havis, South China Morning Post

Unlike most of the Heroic Bloodshed films the violence is not romanticised. It is gritty and savage with an almost documentary approach to film making

     —Pat King, Far East Films

This excellent crime thriller is a testament to real filmmaking


Distinct with its genuine aesthetics, Long Arm of the Law is a key film in Hong Kong’s cultural shift during the ’80s.

     —MATT PAPROCKI, DoBlu.com


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