Four kung fu action films directed by Joseph Kuo: THE 7 GRANDMASTERS, THE 36 DEADLY STYLES, THE WORLD OF DRUNKEN MASTER and THE OLD MASTER in a two-disc blu ray set.
Although his name may not be as instantly recognisable as some of his contemporaries, Joseph Kuo was an incredibly successful filmmaker who consistently produced crowd-pleasing spectacles always in line with what audiences at the time wanted to see. Deadly Masters! collects four action-packed Joseph Kuo titles; The 7 Grandmasters, The 36 Deadly Styles, The World of Drunken Master, and The Old Master.
In The 7 Grandmasters, Jack Long plays a kung fu master who is challenged to defeat a series of opponents—all masters of different styles of martial arts—before he can declare himself a true grandmaster. And in The 36 Deadly Styles, a young man must learn a deadly new martial art to avenge the death of his father.
Capitalising on the success of Jackie Chan’s Drunken Master, The World of Drunken Master tells the origins of Beggar So and his friend Fan Ta-Pei, and how they learned their drunken boxing fighting style. And in The Old Master, Master Yu Jim-yuen (the real-life teacher of Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, and Yuen Biao) comes to the United States where he takes on an L.A. street gang!
- 1080p presentations of all four films across two Blu-ray discs
- Original Mandarin audio tracks
- Optional English dubbed audio
- Alternate Cantonese audio tracks for The 7 Grandmasters, The World of Drunken Master, and The Old Master
- Optional English subtitles
- Audio commentaries on The 7 Grandmasters and The World of Drunken Master with Asian film expert Frank Djeng and martial artist / filmmaker Michael Worth
- Audio commentaries on The 36 Deadly Styles and The Old Master with action cinema experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema