Blu-ray release: ‘Knockabout’
By Phil Mills | Feb 5, 2022
Eureka Entertainment are bringing the 1979 Hong Kong martial arts comedy ‘Knockabout’ (雜家小子) to UK Blu-ray on April 25, 2022.
Directed by Sammo Hung, the film revolves around two small-time crooks who convince a martial arts expert to take them on as students. The cast includes Yuen Biao, Sammo Hung, Leung Kar-Yan, Lau Kar-Wing, and Karl Maka.
Synopsis: Brothers Yipao (Yuen Biao) and Taipao (Leung Kar-Yan) are a couple of down on their luck conmen. After getting soundly defeated by the kung fu master, Silver Fox (Lau Kar-Wing), the brothers realise it would be in their own self-interest if they learn how to fight, and they ask him to train them. Unfortunately, their new master is actually a ruthless killer, and when the brothers realise this, one of them is murdered. To get revenge, the surviving brother must learn a unique form of kung fu from an unlikely source, a beggar who just happens to be a master fighter!
• Original Cantonese mono audio
• Optional English dubbed audio
• Optional English Subtitles
• New audio commentary by Frank Djeng
• New audio commentary by Mike Leeder & Arne Venema
• Archival interview with Sammo Hung
• Archival interview with Leung Kar-Yan
• Archival interview with Chan Sau-Chung
• Deleted Scene
• Limited Edition O-Card slipcase
• Reversible sleeve design
• Limited Edition collector’s booklet
‘Knockabout’ is available to pre-order now from Amazon.co.uk.
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