Blu-ray & 4K UHD release: ‘The Valiant Ones’

By   |  Mar 12, 2024

Eureka Entertainment are bringing the 1975 Taiwanese and Hong Kong wuxia film ‘The Valiant Ones’ (忠烈圖) to UK and US Blu-ray and 4K UHD on May 27, 2024.

Written and directed by King Hu, the film follows a general who is tasked with assembling a group of men to take down some Japanese pirates. The cast includes Roy Chiao, Pai Ying, Hsu Feng, Sammo Hung, and Han Ying-Chieh.

Synopsis: During the reign of the Jiajing Emperor (Chao Lei), China’s coastal regions have come under attack by wokou – Japanese pirates under the leadership of the infamous Hakatatsu (Sammo Hung). To combat this threat, the Emperor tasks a trusted general, Zhu Wan (Tu Kuang-Chi), with assembling a group of skilled warriors to find and eliminate the pirates. Under the command of General Yu Dayou (Roy Chiao), the band of soldiers – including husband-and-wife sword-fighters Wu Ji-yuan (Wing Bai) and Wu Ruo-shi (Feng Hsu) – set out to draw Hakatatsu, his ally Xu Dong (Han Ying-Chieh) and their pirate clan into a series of spectacular showdowns.

• 1080p HD presentation from a 4K digital restoration of the original negatives
• Uncompressed original Mandarin mono
• Optional English subtitles
• New audio commentary by Frank Djeng
• Interview with Tony Rayns
• Video essay by David Cairns
• New interview with stuntman Billy Chan
• New interview with actor Ng Ming-Choi
• Archival interview with Hsu Feng
• Archival interview with Roger Garcia
• Archival interview with Ng Ming-Choi
• Collector’s booklet
• Limited edition O-Card slipcase [2000 copies]

‘The Valiant Ones’ is available to pre-order now from and

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