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The Champions (blu ray) Limited Edition slipcase version

The Champions (blu ray) Limited Edition slipcase version

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Director: Brandy Yuen

Cast: Yuen Biao, Cheung Kwok Keung, and Dick Wei

Region: B

Label: Eureka

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Eureka blu ray release of THE CHAMPIONS (1983) a kung fu soccer comedy starring Yuen Biao.

Sports, action, and comedy collide with this SHAOLIN SOCCER forerunner, from the first family of Hong Kong martial arts cinema: the Yuen Clan!

Lee Tong (Yuen Biao, DRAGONS FOREVER) is a young farmer headed for the big city where he meets a street footballer who recognises Tong’s talent for the beautiful game and encourages him to try out for a pro team.

Following a brief stint as the kit man and cleaner for a club where he is consistently blocked and put down by the narcissistic King (Dick Wei), Tong soon accepts an offer to join a rival team – and the stage is set for a final confrontation with King on the pitch.

Written and directed by Brandy Yuen (IN THE LINE OF DUTY III) and featuring action choreography by Yuen Shun Yi (THE MIRACLE FIGHTERS) and Yuen Chun Yeung (ARMOUR OF GOD), THE CHAMPIONS is a sporting underdog story filtered through some of the greatest minds in the history of Hong Kong action cinema.

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Special Features

  • Limited edition O-card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling
  • 1080p HD presentation on Blu-ray from a brand new 2K restoration
  • Original Cantonese audio and optional English dub tracks (original mono presentations)
  • Optional English subtitles, newly translated for this release
  • Brand new audio commentary by East Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival)
  • Brand new audio commentary by action cinema experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema
  • Brand new featurette by CFK looking at the 1987 Hong Kong celebrity football team that featured a number of Hong Kong legends including Jackie Chan and Andy Lau
  • Andrew Heskins on The Champions – brand new interview with film critic Andrew Heskins (easternKicks)
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original poster artwork
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A limited edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic James Oliver

Technical Specifications

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1 OAR
  • Language: Cantonese (with English subtitles)
  • Runtime: 91 mins