88 Films Announces March Blu-Ray Releases Including A Shaw Brothers Favorite

88 Films has officially announced that they will be bringing two new Blu-Ray releases to their collection this March. This month two martial arts favorites join the collection with Monkey Kung Fu and Shaolin Mantis. Both releases come loaded with special features that should more than thrill fans. Get all the details on both releases below!

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Monkey Kung Fu

Release Date: March 22, 2022

From director Mar Lo (Shaolin Thief), and starring Siu-Tung Ching (The Shaolin Boxer) comes this fast-moving Wuxia classic from the legendary Shaw Brothers studio. When prisoner Ching is given half of a wooden keepsake by a one eyed-master about to be executed, he breaks out of prison to go in search of the other half to discover its purpose. However, on his quest he is pursued by a gang leader who will also stop at nothing find out its secrets. Embroiling mystical promise, an adventurous journey and a search for the truth into its winding storyline, Money Kung Fu AKA Stroke of Death is a uniquely satisfying late seventies delve into the magical world of martial arts Hong Kong cinema.

Bonus Materials

  • LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
  • High Definition (1080p) Presentation in 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio
  • 2.0 DTS-HD MA English Soundtrack
  • 2.0 DTS-HD MA Cantonese Soundtrack with newly translated English Subtitles
  • Audio commentary by Kenneth Brorsson and Phil Gillon of the Podcast On Fire Network
  • Stunting Around – An Interview with Choreographer Tony Leung Siu-hung
  • Original Trailer

 

Shaolin Mantis

Release Date: March 22, 2022

Direct from the golden age of Hong Kong martial arts cinema comes Shaolin Mantis another fast paced fight fest, from the mighty Shaw Brothers studio. When scholar Wei Fung (David Chiang) is hired by the Emperor to infiltrate a clan of rebellious Ming loyalists, his mission goes adrift when he falls in love the clan leader’s granddaughter and his plans are discovered. From legendary director and star Lau Kar Leung (The Spiritual Boxer, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin) Shaolin Mantis is another superlative entry from the never ending showcase of 70s martial arts productions. An absolute must for collectors of classic Shaw Brothers movies.

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
  • Complicated Families – David West on Shaolin Mantis
  • Interview with Actor John Cheung
  • US Trailer (The Deadly Mantis)
  • Hong Kong Trailer

 

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