Terracotta Distribution launches the UK’s first Video On Demand (VOD) platform dedicated to East Asian cinema. The new streaming service will showcase a range of new and classic genre, arthouse and indie films from across East and South East Asia.
The time Jackie Chan is on a mission of revenge. As a young boy, he witnesses the slaying of his father at the hands of a deadly masked kung fu assassin. Once Jackie is old enough, he trains as a mute at a Shaolin temple to learn the techniques that will enable him to one day avenge the death of his father. What he doesn’t realize though is that he is actually training in the lair of the man he seeks to kill! Jackie has to gradate and defeat a gauntlet of mysterious robotic wooden men who throw every kung fu style at him…
“Let me teach you what it takes to fight in the Wooden Men Lane.”
Made during Jackie Chan’s early apprenticeship to director Lo Wei – the man who made Bruce Lee a star – Spiritual Kung Fu sees Chan as a novice at the Shaolin Temple, who learns martial arts from a very unusual set of masters: the ghosts who haunt the temple. Under their spectral tutelage, he gains the skills he needs to defend Shaolin during its darkest hour… The Shaolin Masters of 88 Films are proud to present this classic slice of vintage chop-socky on beautiful Blu-ray (remastered on 2K) and DVD.
“The Five Style Fists has been lost for centuries.”
The Asian Hawk is back! Undeterred by nearly dying while making the first Armour of God, Jackie Chan returned to battle for a sequel that’s bigger, better and even more daring. Witchcraft is a carnage fuelled splatter fest, and what lurks Beyond Darkness?
“On his most dangerous mission ever, the world’s toughest secret agent isn’t going in alone.”
Troubled Hong Kong CID inspector Eddie Chan (Jackie Chan) is assigned to oversee the safety of controversial businessman Wong Yat-Fei (Law Kar-Ying), who is then kidnapped. A major investigation is launched and leads to Taipei and back to Hong Kong but, unbeknownst to Chan – his new partner, Inspector Hung (Kent Cheng) is an accomplice to the crime, throwing the authorities off the trail.
“The world’s toughest city needs more than an army to stop the mob… They need one man!”
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!
“The cunning of the snake and the strength of the crane.”
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!