Blu-ray release: ‘A Queen’s Ransom’


By   |  Mar 15, 2024

Eureka Entertainment are bringing the 1976 Hong Kong action movie ‘A Queen’s Ransom’ (鱷潭群英會) to UK and US Blu-ray on May 28, 2024.

Written and directed by Ting Shan-Hsi, the film follows a Hong Kong mobster’s sister who begins working with authorities on their investigation into her own brother’s plot to assassinate the Queen. The cast includes Jimmy Wang Yu, George Lazenby, Angela Mao, Ko Chun-Hsiung, Tanny Tien Ni, and Chang Pei-Shan.

Synopsis: As Queen Elizabeth II arrives in Hong Kong for a state visit, a band of skilled mercenaries plan her assassination. Contracted by an Irish Republican (George Lazenby), the international group of hired killers includes a Japanese explosives expert (Chang Pei-Shan), a Thai boxer (Bolo Yeung), a Filipino sniper (Peter Chan Lung) and a veteran of the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam (Jimmy Wang Yu). As the conspirators move to carry out their plot, two police officials (Ko Chun-Hsiung and Charles Heung) work with a young socialite (Tanny Tien Ni) in a race against time to save the Monarch’s head – while also trying to manage a crisis that has brought a huge number of refugees to Hong Kong, including a young Cambodian princess (Angela Mao).

Features:
• 1080p HD presentation of the original Hong Kong theatrical cut
• 1080p HD presentation of the original English language export cut
• Original Mandarin or English dub (Hong Kong theatrical cut)
• Classic English dub (Export version)
• Optional English subtitles
• New audio commentary by Frank Djeng (Hong Kong theatrical cut)
• New audio commentary by Mike Leeder and Arne Venema (Export version)
• New documentary featurette by Michael Worth
• Reversible sleeve featuring original poster artwork
• Trailers
• Limited edition O-card slipcase [2000 copies only]
• Limited edition collector’s booklet [2000 copies only]

‘A Queen’s Ransom’ is available to pre-order now from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

Phil Mills
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