Shawscope Volume Two Blu-ray Releases November 2022 – Arrow Video

Arrow Video is set to bring out Shawscope Volume Two on blu-ray this November 2022 in the UK. These Hong Kong cinema classics come from Shaw Brothers.

I must admit I’m not too familiar with these films but it’s a genre that’s extremely popular at the moment.

Let’s take a look at what is included in the volume two boxset.

The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin
Return To The 36th Chamber
Disciples Of The 36th Chamber
Mad Monkey Kung Fu
Five Superfighters
Invincible Shaolin
The Kid With The Golden Arm
Magnificent Ruffians
Ten Tigers Of Kwangtung
My Young Auntie
Mercenaries From Hong Kong
The Boxer's Omen
Martial Arts Of Shaolin
The Bare-footed Kid

Shawscope Volume Two Blu-ray – Arrow Video

This release includes nine new 2K restorations by Arrow Films plus a new 4K restoration of The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin by Celestial Pictures and L’Immagine Ritrovata.

Also included is 60 page illustrated collector’s book, two CDs of music from the De Wolfe Music Library which is heard in several of the films and lots of on disc content.

Shawscope Volume Two Blu-ray

BLU-RAY TECHNICAL SPECS – SHAWSCOPE VOLUME TWO BLU-RAY

  • Discs: 10
  • Region: A, B, C
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 / 1.85:1
  • Audio: Various
  • Dubbing Languages: Cantonese English
  • Main Language: Mandarin
  • Subtitles: English
  • Running Time: 1415 mins approx
  • Rating: 15

SPECIAL FEATURES

Disc One: The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin

  • New 4K restoration by Celestial Pictures and L’Immagine Ritrovata
  • Newly Restored Uncompressed Mandarin, Cantonese & English Original Mono Audio
  • Newly Translated English Subtitles + Optional hard-of-hearing subtitles for the English Dub
  • Feature Commentary by Critic Travis Crawford
  • Select-Scene Commentary by Film Critic/Historian Tony Rayns
  • Interview with Star Gordon Liu (Filmed in 2003)
  • Interview with Cinematographer Arthur Wong (Filmed in 2006)
  • Shaolin: Birthplace of a Hero and Elegant Trails
  • Tiger Style: The Musical Impact of Martial Arts Cinema
  • Cinema Hong Kong: Swordfighting
  • Alternate Opening Credits from the American Version Titled Master Killer
  • Hong Kong & German Theatrical Trailers + US TV Spot
  • Image Gallery

Disc Two: Return To The 36th Chamber / Disciples Of The 36th Chamber

  • Uncompressed Cantonese, Mandarin & English Original Mono Audio for Both Films
  • Newly Translated English Subtitles for Both Films + Optional hard-of-hearing subtitles for the English dubs
  • Interview with Star Gordon Liu (Filmed in 2003)
  • Citizen Shaw (French TV Documentary from 1980 directed by Maurice Frydland Remastered in High Definition)
  • Hero on the Scaffolding
  • Alternate Opening Credits Sequences for Both Films
  • Hong Kong Theatrical Trailers for Both Films
  • Image Galleries for Both Films

Disc Three: Mad Monkey Kung Fu / Five Superfighters

  • Brand New 2K Restorations of Both Films from the Original Negatives by Arrow Films
  • Uncompressed Cantonese, Mandarin & English Original Mono for Both Films
  • Newly Translated English Subtitles for Both Films + Optional hard-of-hearing subtitles for the English dubs
  • New Commentary for Mad Monkey Kung Fu by Martial Arts Cinema Experts Frank Djeng & Michael Worth
  • Newly Filmed Appreciation of Mad Monkey Kung Fu by Film Critic/Historian Tony Rayns
  • Interview with Actor Hsiao Hou (Filmed in 2004)
  • Shaw in the USA (New Featurette On How The Shaw Brothers Broke America)
  • Hong Kong & US Theatrical Trailers for Mad Monkey Kung Fu
  • Hong Kong Theatrical Trailer & UK VHS Promo for Five Superfighters
  • Image Galleries for Both Films

Disc Four: Invincible Shaolin / The Kid With The Golden Arm

  • Brand New 2K Restorations of Both Films from the Original Negatives by Arrow Films
  • Uncompressed Mandarin & English Original Mono Audio for Both Films + Cantonese Mono for Invincible Shaolin
  • Newly Translated English Subtitles for Both Films + Optional hard-of-hearing subtitles for the English dubs
  • Interview with Action Director Robert Tai, (Filmed in 2003)
  • Poison Clan Rocks The World (New Visual Essay on the Venom Mob Written/Narrated by Author Terrence J. Brady
  • Alternate “continuity” Cut of The Kid With The Golden Arm (Presented via Seamless Branching)
  • Alternate & Textless Title Sequences for The Kid with the Golden Arm
  • Hong Kong Theatrical Trailer for Invincible Shaolin
  • Hong Kong Theatrical Trailer (Audio Only) & US TV spot for The Kid with the Golden Arm
  • Image Galleries for Both Films

Disc Five: Magnificent Ruffians / Ten Tigers Of Kwangtung

  • Brand New 2K restorations of Both Films from the Original Negatives by Arrow Films
  • Uncompressed Mandarin & English Original Mono Audio for Both Films + Cantonese Mono for Ten Tigers of Kwangtung
  • Newly Translated English Subtitles for Both Films + Optional hard-of-hearing subtitles for the English dubs
  • New Audio Commentary on Ten Tigers of Kwangtung by Filmmaker Brandon Bentley
  • Interview with Star Chin Siu-ho (Filmed in 2003)
  • Rivers and Lakes (New Video Essay on Shaw Brothers’ Depiction of Chinese Myth and History)
  • Hong Kong (Audio only) & German Theatrical Trailers for Magnificent Ruffians
  • Hong Kong Trailers (Mandarin & Cantonese Audio options) + US TV Spot for Ten Tigers of Kwangtung
  • Image Galleries for Both Films

Disc Six: My Young Auntie

  • Uncompressed Cantonese, Mandarin & English Original Mono Audio
  • Newly Translated English Subtitles, + Optional hard-of-hearing subtitles for the English dub
  • New Select-Scene Commentary by Film Ccritic/Historian Tony Rayns
  • Interview with Star Kara Hui (Filmed in 2003)
  • Cinema Hong Kong: The Beauties of the Shaw Studios (Final Instalment in the 3 Part Documentary Produced by Celestial Pictures in 2003)
  • Alternate Standard-Definition VHS Version
  • Hong Kong Theatrical Trailer
  • Image Gallery

Disc Seven: Mercenaries From Hong Kong / The Boxer’s Omen

  • Brand New 2K Restorations of Both Films from the Original Negatives by Arrow Films
  • Uncompressed Cantonese & Mandarin Original Mono Audio for Both Films + English Mono for Mercenaries from Hong Kong
  • Newly Translated English Subtitles for Both Films + Optional hard-of-hearing subtitles for the English dub
  • New Commentary on The Boxer’s Omen by Critic Travis Crawford
  • Newly Filmed Appreciation of Filmmaker Kuei Chih-hung by Film Critic/Historian Tony Rayns
  • Additional Footage from Mandarin VHS Version of The Boxer’s Omen
  • Interview with Mercenaries from Hong Kong Action Director Tong Kai (Filmed in 2009)
  • Hong Kong Theatrical Trailers for Both Films
  • Image Galleries for Both Films

Disc Eight: Martial Arts Of Shaolin / The Bare-footed Kid

  • Uncompressed Cantonese, Mandarin & English Original Mono Audio for Both Films
  • Newly Translated English Subtitles + Optional hard-of-hearing subtitles for the English dubs
  • New Commentary on Martial Arts of Shaolin by Jonathan Clements
  • New Commentary on The Bare-Footed Kid by Frank Djeng of the NY Asian Film Festival
  • Newly Filmed Appreciations of Both Films by Film Critic/Historian Tony Rayns
  • Interview with Martial Arts of Shaolin Screenwriter Sze Yeung-ping (Filmed in 2004)
  • Alternate Standard-Definition Version of Martial Arts of Shaolin
  • Hong Kong and Japanese Theatrical Trailers for Martial Arts of Shaolin + Trailers for the preceding Shaolin Temple films starring Jet Li
  • Hong Kong Theatrical Trailer & UK VHS Promo for The Bare-Footed Kid
  • Image Galleries for Both Films

Disc Nine:

  • Music From The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin, Five Superfighters, Invincible Shaolin And The Kid With The Golden Arm (CD)

Disc Ten:

  • Music From Return To The 36th Chamber, Magnificent Ruffians, Ten Tigers Of Kwangtung, My Young Auntie, Mercenaries From Hong Kong And Disciples Of The 36th Chamber (CD)

You can pre-order now for £119.99 from Amazon. (Price correct as of 15.11.22).

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Alternatively you can purchase direct from Arrow Video for the same price.

Shawscope Volume Two Blu-ray releases on 21st November 2022 in the UK.


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