Blu-ray release: ‘The Dead and the Deadly’
By Phil Mills | Sep 26, 2022
Eureka Entertainment are bringing the 1982 Hong Kong kung fu horror comedy ‘The Dead and the Deadly’ (人嚇人) to UK Blu-ray on November 21, 2022.
Directed by Wu Ma, the film revolves around a bumbling kung fu student who agrees to let his body be possessed by his recently deceased friend so that he can exact his revenge. The cast includes Sammo Hung, Wu Ma, Lam Ching-Ying, Cherie Chung, Hui Leung-Mei, and Chin Yuet-Sang.
Synopsis: Fatboy (Sammo Hung) is a bumbling kung-fu student who works and trains under his uncle (Lam Ching-Ying). Fatboy’s scheming pal Lucho (Wu Ma) plots to get rich by faking his own death, but things go wrong and Lucho really does end up dead! Undeterred, Lucho returns as a spirit and asks his old pal Fatboy to avenge his death, but Fatboy isn’t given to violence. The solution: Lucho will enter Fatboy’s body, and the possessed pair can proceed to exact revenge on Lucho’s foes! But if Lucho doesn’t get Fatboy home by sunrise, Fatboy’s soul may be lost forever…
• Limited Edition O-Card slipcase
• Original Cantonese mono audio
• Optional English dubbed audio
• Optional English Subtitles, newly translated
• Audio commentary by Frank Djeng & Michael Worth
• Audio commentary by Mike Leeder & Arne Venema
• Archival interview and audience Q&A with Sammo Hung
• Original Hong Kong theatrical trailer
• Limited Edition collector’s booklet
‘The Dead and the Deadly’ is available to pre-order now from Amazon.co.uk.
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