Blu-ray release: ‘Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin’

By   |  Dec 19, 2022

88 Films are bringing 1978 Hong Kong martial arts action movie ‘Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin‘ (蛇鶴八步) to UK Blu-ray on January 16, 2023.

Directed by , the film follows a young kung-fu student with a very unique style which attracts a series of curious competitors. The cast includes , , , , and .

Synopsis: Hsu Ying Fung quickly makes it known (with some help) that he possesses the “Eight Steps of the Snake and Crane”, a martial arts manual illustrating the ultimate fighting style. The book was written by eight Shaolin masters shortly before their disappearance, and Hsu is suspected of killing them, or at least knowing what happened. In reality, Hsu is looking for the man responsible for the masters’ disappearance, whom he will know by a certain mark…

• New 2K Transfer from the Original Film Negative
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
• Newly remastered English subtitles
• Mandarin Mono (Hong Kong Version)
• Mandarin Mono (Japanese Version)
• Classic English dub
• Newly remastered English subtitles
• Audio commentary with Mike Leeder & Arne Venema
• Pick Your Poison – Rick Baker Remembers Snake & Crane Arts of Shaolin
• Jackie Chan – Looking Again at the Lo Wei Era
• Stills Gallery
• Japanese Trailer
• Japanese TV Spot
• Reversible art featuring original Hong Kong poster
• Hardcase featuring new artwork [Limited Edition only]
• Double-Sided Foldout Poster [Limited Edition only]
• 6 Replica Hong Kong Lobby Cards [Limited Edition only]
• 80-page perfect-bound book [Limited Edition only]

‘Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin’ is available to pre-order now from

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