The Classic Martial Arts Action Movie
Sometimes the only way to become a hero is to be an outlaw
One of the greatest martial arts films of all time, IRON MONKEY, Yuen Woo-ping’s kung fu classic is available for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK.
A breathtaking action adventure from perhaps the greatest action choreographer of all time,Yuen Woo-ping’s Iron Monkey combines mind-blowing fight choreography, with a classic story of courage, honour and sacrifice.
Wong Kei-ying (Donnie Yen;Ip Man, Rogue One), a physician and martial artist, is mistaken for a masked vigilante known as the Iron Monkey (Yu Rong-kwong); a Robin Hood style hero who has been robbing the wealthy local officials in order to provide medical treatment for the poor. The two men must team up to defeat a corrupt political regime, and protect the lives of the people whose cause they champion.
“A crackling Cantonese action caper in the tradition of Robin Hood, Zorro, Batman et al.”Washington Post
“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was like fusion food, Chinese for Western tastes. Now, get ready for the real thing.”San Francisco Chronicle
“Yuen tosses off nimble, elegantly witty solutions to life’s most vexing problems regarding rooms full of bad guys who won’t take thwak for an answer”Entertainment Weekly
“[Yuen’s] fights are innovative and intense, whether they’re a whirlwind one-on-one duel or one of many struggles featuring multiple combatants”ReelViews
Presented from a brand new, stunning2K restoration, by Eureka Classics this iconic martial arts classic is making its UK debut on Blu-ray.
LIMITED EDITION ‘O’ Card & Collector’s Booklet (First Pressing Only)
- Released as a Deluxe Special Edition, brand new 2K Restoration, packed with over 3 hours of extra content & also features newly commissioned sleeve art
- Exhilarating action adventure that critics everywhere have called one of the greatest martial arts films of all time
- Directed by Yuen Woo-ping (Stunt co-ordinator for The Matrix, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Kill Bill Vol. 1)
- Stars Yu Rong-kwong (The Karate Kid, Shanghai Noon)
- Stars Donnie Yen (Rogue One, Ip Man)
BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:
- LIMITED EDITION O-CARD (First print run only)
- Stunning 1080p presentation from a brand new 2K restoration
- Original Cantonese mono audio track (also available in 5.1 presentation)
- 5.1 English audio track
- Isolated Music & Effects track
- Interview with Donnie Yen (20 mins)
- Interview with producer Tsui Hark (25 mins)
- Interview with Yu Rong-kwong (27 mins)
- Interview with stuntwoman and actress Li Fai (25 mins)
- Interview with actress Angie Tsang (20 mins)
- Iron Fist (16 mins) – A behind-the-scenes look at the action choreography of Iron Monkey
- Shadow Boxing (8 mins) – a featurette on Hong Kong action choreography featuring Alex Yip
- Footage of Li Fai and Angie Tsang competing at the 2003 Wu Shu Championships
- Original theatrical trailer
- A collector’s booklet featuring a new essay on the film (First print run only)