Eureka Entertainment are bringing together four Joseph Kuo films on a new UK Blu-ray entitled ‘Fearless Shaolin!’, available from November 20, 2023.
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. ‘Fearless Shaolin!’ collects four action-packed Joseph Kuo titles; ‘Shaolin Kung Fu’, ‘The Shaolin Kids’, ‘18 Bronzemen’, and ‘Return of the 18 Bronzemen’.
In ‘Shaolin Kung Fu’, a young rickshaw driver uses his lethal martial arts skills to cut a path of bloody revenge when criminals target his family. And in ‘The Shaolin Kids’, a ruthless premiere assassinates a political rival, and must face the wrath of his deadly daughter!
Before students can leave the Shaolin temple, they must face a series of challenges and defeat the Shaolin Bronzemen, deadly fighters―some wielding weapons, others heavily armoured―who destroy anyone who crosses their path. Carter Wong (‘Big Trouble in Little China’) will challenge them in both ‘18 Bronzemen’ and ‘Return of the 18 Bronzemen’.
• 1080p presentations of all four films across two Blu-ray discs
• Original Mandarin audio tracks
• Optional English dubbed audio for ‘Shaolin Kung Fu’, ‘The Shaolin Kids’, and ‘Return of the 18 Bronzemen’
• Optional English subtitles
• Audio commentaries on ‘Shaolin Kung Fu’ and ‘The Shaolin Kids’ with Mike Leeder and Arne Venema
• Audio commentaries on 18 Bronzemen and Return of the 18 Bronzemen with Frank Djeng and John Charles
• 18 Bronzemen: The Hong Kong Version – a reconstruction of the original theatrical release version