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Once Upon a Time in China Blu Ray Collection

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Once Upon a Time in China Blu Ray Collection

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Writer-producer-director Tsui Hark’s sprawling vision of a changing nineteenth-century China begins with this riotously entertaining epic, a blockbuster hit that cemented Jet Li’s status as the greatest martial-arts superstar of his generation. Li displays his stunning, fast-and-fluid fighting style as the legendary martial-arts teacher and doctor Wong Fei-hung, who, with a band of disciples, battles a host of nefarious forces—foreign and local—who are threatening Chinese sovereignty as British and American imperialists encroach upon the Mainland. Once Upon a Time in China’s breathtaking blend of kung fu, comedy, romance, and melodrama climaxes in a whirlwind guns-vs.-fists finale that is also a thrilling affirmation of Chinese cultural identity.

 

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  • 4K digital restorations of Once Upon a Time in China and Once Upon a Time in China II and III, and new 2K digital restorations of Once Upon a Time in China IV and V, all presented with their original Cantonese theatrical-release sound mixes in uncompressed monaural or stereo
  • Alternate stereo Cantonese soundtracks for Once Upon a Time in China and Once Upon a Time in China II, featuring the original theatrical sound effects, and monaural Cantonese soundtrack for Once Upon a Time in China III
  • Once Upon a Time in China and America (1997) in a 2K digital transfer, featuring 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio and monaural Cantonese soundtracks, along with a stereo Mandarin track with the voice of actor Jet Li
  • New interviews with director Tsui Hark, Film Workshop cofounder Nansun Shi, editor Marco Mak, and critic Tony Rayns
  • Excerpts from audio interviews with Li conducted in 2004 and ’05
  • Deleted scenes from Once Upon a Time in China III
  • Documentary from 2004 about the real-life martial-arts hero Wong Fei-hung
  • From Spikes to Spindles, a 1976 documentary about New York City’s Chinatown featuring uncredited work by Tsui
  • Excerpts from a 2019 master class given by martial-arts choreographer Yuen Wo-ping
  • Archival interviews featuring Tsui and actors John Wakefield, Donnie Yen, and Yen Shi-kwan
  • Behind-the-scenes footage for Once Upon a Time in China and Once Upon a Time in China and America
  • Making-of program from 1997 on Once Upon a Time in China and America
  • Trailers
  • New English subtitle translations
  • PLUS: An essay on the films by critic Maggie Lee and an essay on the cinematic depictions of Wong by novelist Grady Hendrix
  • Year: 1991
  • Color Type: Color
  • Country: U.S.
  • Language: English
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Directed by Tsui Hark

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