Benny Chan’s SHAOLIN being released through Well Go USA!
Protect the Temple
Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse and Jackie Chan Star in the Epic Martial Arts Masterpiece Debuting on Blu-ray™ and DVD October 25
Collector’s Edition Includes More Than Two Hours of Bonus Materials, Including a Behind-the-Scenes Featurette and Deleted Scenes
It looks like Jet Li’s films are now getting remade. What stuck me as interesting was the fact that Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, and Nicholas Tse are starring in this Martial Arts film. I can’t remember if I have even seen SHAOLIN TEMPLE or not. I need to go dig up all my Martial Arts films from Tai Seng that I have on VHS and have not bought on DVD/BRD yet. As always, not a year goes by without seeing Jackie Chan’s name attached to a movie coming out of Hong Kong. That man is a movie-making machine! Benny Chan has made more than a few movies with Jackie Chan, including NEW POLICE STORY, Jackie Chan’s WHO AM I?, and ROBIN B HOOD I will be looking forward to re-visiting the original SHAOLIN TEMPLE and see what is done differently or the same with SHAOLIN. Well Go USA really packed in the extras on the Blu-ray release of the film, too. Look for the review at SHU-IZMZ in the near future.
PLANO, TEXAS. (September 14, 2011) – Andy Lau (House of Flying Daggers, Future X-Cops), Nicolas Tse (The Stool Pigeon, Storm Warriors), and international superstar Jackie Chan (The Karate Kid, Rush Hour trilogy) star in the martial arts drama Shaolin, debuting on Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack, DVD and Collector’s Editions DVD and Blu-ray™ October 25 from Well Go USA. In this remake of Jet Li’s Shaolin Temple (1982), acclaimed director Benny Chan (City Under Siege) tells an epic tale of sadistic warlords squaring off against noble monks in “a tale of monstrous evil, spiritual transformation and ultimate self-sacrifice” (Mark Jenkins, NPR). The Collector’s Edition features extensive bonus materials including deleted scenes and a “Making of” featurette. Shaolin will be available for $24.98 SRP (DVD), $29.98 SRP (Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack, DVD Collector’s Edition), and $32.98 (Blu-ray Collector’s Edition).
In the early years of the Republic, China has been plunged into chaos as feuding warlords battle to expand their power and their lands. Young army leader Hou Chieh (Andy Lau) and his sworn brother Tsao Man (Nicholas Tse) find themselves on opposing sides as the war escalates. The ultimate battle ensues when the army is set to besiege the peaceful Shaolin Temple and the peace-loving monks are forced to take up arms to protect their people and beloved temple.
Bonus Features Include:
§ Behind the scenes interviews (including interview with Shaolin Abbot)
§ Making of
§ Deleted Scenes
Shaolin has a runtime of approximately 131 minutes for DVD and Combo Pack and 250 minutes for Collector’s Editions and is rated R.
SOURCE: WELL GO USA