Released in 1978, the madcap mayhem of Snake & Crane Arts of Shaolin was a surefire sign to audiences that its young star Jackie Chan was soon to be even more famous than the man who paved the way for the modern martial arts genre – Mr. Bruce Lee! An international box office success, this all-time classic is one of Chan’s most beloved masterworks and it is easy to see why. 88 Films is proud to present Snake & Crane Arts of Shaolin in glorious HD thanks to a brand new 2k scan overseen by Golden Harvest itself!
Jackie Chan arrived on American soil with hopes of becoming a superstar in the West, and his first ever Hollywood project as a leading man certainly provided him with a notable director in Robert Clouse. Whilst Battle Creek Brawl was not quite as epoch defining, this is still prime Jackie – a classic bout of chopsocky on Anglicised soil, ready to punch its way into your collection in this 2K HD restoration from 88 Films.
“A martial arts fight to the finish.”
Helmed by the iconic and groundbreaking director Lo Wei, Jackie Chan was at his martial art peak by the time he took on the leading man role in Dragon Fist (1979). To Kill with Intrigue (1977), however, is undoubtedly one of the martial arts legend’s finest moments! Only 88 Films could have brought a 2K restoration of Dragon Fist and To Kill with Intrigue to UK Blu-ray as part of their ever-expanding and acclaimed Asian cinema collection!
“A new era in kung-fu films!”
Also known as The Horror Star, the 1983 cult creeper Frightmare offered audiences postmodern shocks long before Wes Craven gave us his game-changing Scream in 1996! An underrated and underseen gem, Frightmare tells of a celebration for a late, great horror star… only the actor in question might not be entirely dead and soon the participants at his supposed party are being picked off one by one!
“His encore performance was murder!”
After the success of A Nightmare on Elm Street in 1984, many a movie that moulded together slasher thrills and supernatural chills was rushed into production – from Slaughterhouse Rock to The Horror Show and Wes Craven’s own Shocker. None, however, were quite as notable nor as notorious as the bombastic blood-spiller Bad Dreams from 1987, which roped in its own Freddy Krueger alumni with sexy scream queen starlet Jennifer Ruben.
“When Cynthia wakes up, she’ll wish she were dead…”
When ten-year-old Karen is killed in church on the occasion of her first communion, her seemingly innocent older sister Alice becomes the prime suspect. After 88 Films’ first ever uncut UK DVD release of Alice, Sweet Alice, the British distributor has returned to Alfred Sole’s 1976 slasher classic with a new restoration – scanned at 2K resolution from a 35mm print – which we hope will give this American giallo the recognition it deserves.
“If you survive this night… Nothing will scare you again.”
Prolific B-movie maverick Bill Rebane opted for some contemporary ‘real world’ horror carnage and caught wind of the slice and dice craze with his classic Blood Harvest. Unleashed at a time when the slasher movie was awash with sequels, Blood Harvest stood out thanks to a lunatic performance from Tiny Tim; the legendary American television personality who offers up a creepy and instantly-cult sing-song scene.
“This clown will make you die laughing.”
88 Films is proud to present The Enchanting Ghost on Blu-ray (in spine-tingling high-definition) and DVD. Released in 1070 to critical acclaim, The Enchanting Ghost is an early example of Hong Kong horror, and established a future trend for HK’s supernatural-themed oriental fright flicks.
Predating the classic Japanese creeper House (1977), but featuring some thematic similarities, this ghostly tale of terror is a vital addition to any collection of classic Asian cinema.