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Might as well make a single thread dedicated to Shout Factory releases since they are releasing more and more Asian action titles. 

Besides the Sonny Chiba and Jackie Chan collections, new listings have been found for Shout Factory releases of Iron Monkey and Zu: Warriors From the Magic Mountain.

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I appreciate every release of Hong Kong action movies. I just wish that Shout Factory would put more effort into the covers.

I mean, this:

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... is not far away from this:

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:puke

Considering how beautiful the artwork of the Eureka or 88 Films releases are.

At least they used stills from the actual movies.

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Just got Bloodfist today. It's definitely barebones as bare ones gets lol. For the price I kinda wish they put it as a double feature. I honestly rather would spend 100 for all 7 flicks in one set then 30 dollars each- having no new bonus features, cover art, slipcase, etc. Still a nice restoration

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Blackbelt is the original uncut version on the Blu btw.

the US VHS & DVD were cut of every piece of gore & violence, which this movie has quite a lot.

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It was fun to watch them again, I hadn't seen Blackbelt ten years prior to buying it on blu-ray.   Both Bloodfist and Blackbelt look better than ever fully uncut despite being barebones without any special features.

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Here are the special features for Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain

  • 2k Restoration From The Original Film Elements
  • Audio: Mandarin DTS-HD Master Audio Mono With A New Subtitle Translation, Cantonese DTS-HD Master Audio Mono, English DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo
  • New Audio Commentary With Hong Kong Filmmaker And Academic Gilbert Po And Critic Sean Tierney
  • New From West To East – An Interview With Visual Effects Consultant Peter Kuran
  • New Riding A New Wave – Author And Academic Victor Fan Analyzes A Tsui Hark Masterpiece
  • New The Majesty And Magic Of A Hong Kong Milestone – Academic Lin Feng Looks Back At An East Asian Action Classic
  • Select Scene Commentary With Asian Cinema Expert Tony Rayns
  • Zu: Time Warrior – Alternate Export Cut Produced For European Theatres
  • Interview With Director Tsui Hark (2020)
  • Archival Interview With Actor Yuen Biao
  • Archival Interview With Actor Moon Lee
  • Archival Interview With Actor Mang Hoi
  • Alternate Opening Credits
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery

and Iron Monkey

  • 2K Restoration From The Original Film Elements
  • Audio: Mandarin 2.0 Stereo DTS-HD Master Audio With A New Subtitle Translation, Cantonese 2.0 Mono DTS-HD Master Audio, Cantonese 5.1 Surround DTS-HD Master Audio, English 2.0 Mono DTS-HD Master Audio English, English 5.1 Surround DTS-HD Master Audio
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Hong Kong Filmmaker And Academic Gilbert Po And Critic Sean Tierney
  • NEW Scoring A Fresh Take – Composer James L. Venable On His Soundtrack For The Original American Release
  • NEW International Iron – Writer Richard Epcar Reflects On Bringing Iron Monkey To The West
  • New From Monkey Business To The Big Time – Film Critic Ricky Baker Discusses The Rise To Stardom Of Donnie Yen
  • Interview With Actor Donnie Yen
  • Interview With Producer Tsui Hark
  • Interview With Actor Yu Rong-Guang
  • Interview With Actor Li Fai
  • Interview With Actor Angie Tsang Sze-Man
  • Iron Fist: A Look Behind The Action Of Iron Monkey With Yuen Cheung-Yan
  • Shadow Boxing With Alex Yip
  • Footage Of Li Fai And Angie Tsang Sze-Man Competing At The 2003 Wushu Championships
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • US TV Spots
  • Still Gallery

Don't know why they are wasting space with extras devoted to the Mirmaxed version of Iron Monkey, but whatever.

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I'm really liking the extras on the Zu blu. I'll pick it up later since I already have the Eureka disc.

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Got a shipping email from Shout! Factory for The Jackie Chan Collection Vol 1. Nice to see it will arrive most likely well before release date.

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21 minutes ago, nahnahnah said:

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titles?

 

how was volume 1? same as the 88/eureka releases?

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KenHashibe
11 minutes ago, sifu iron perm said:

titles?

Top left: Armour of God

Middle: Crime Story

Top right: Honestly can't tell what this is, Heart of Dragon?

Bottom left: Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars

Bottom right: The Protector

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2 hours ago, KenHashibe said:

Top left: Armour of God

Middle: Crime Story

Top right: Honestly can't tell what this is, Heart of Dragon?

Bottom left: Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars

Bottom right: The Protector

Top Right is not Heart of Dragon. Arrow announced that today for USA/CAN.

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chen lung
6 hours ago, lilmanjs said:

Top Right is not Heart of Dragon. Arrow announced that today for USA/CAN.

I reckon it’s ‘Wheels on Meals’.

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chen lung

Hopefully the retranslated subtitles are based on the Cantonese (rather than the Mandarin, as the specification is suggesting).

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