August 11, 2006


K_shawbrotherscoversThe people in my head were very excited by the news last year that Image would be releasing super-fancy, remastered Shaw Brothers DVDs in the US in 2006. They said they were shooting for an April 2006 release date but that's long since come and gone with no DVDs. But now they're set to roll, and the line-up is looking good.

First up:

BLACK MAGIC - September 12 (disc details in the link)
SUPER INFRAMAN - October 3 (disc details in the link)
THE WATER MARGIN - October 17 (disc details in the link)
THE MAGIC BLADE - November 11 (disc details in the link)
THE BOXER'S OMEN - November 21 (disc details in the link)
INTIMATE CONFESSIONS OF A CHINESE COURTESAN - December 5 (disc details in the link)

There are lots of special features on these discs (trailers, and so on) and they're retailing for only $19.99. Image takes great care with their releases and so you can expect pristine sound and video. And, these will also present the mono soundtracks which are the original tracks from the movies, so there will be none of the audio futzing that affects so many of the Celestial Shaw Brothers discs.

While I'm not a huge fan of the covers (that's one for SUPER INFRAMAN right there) they did the best they could considering that (holy cow!) they had to have Celestial approve the cover art on every single DVD.

You can read more on this thread on the Mobius Home Video Forum.

August 11, 2006 at 11:57 AM in News | Permalink


Heh. I was planning on importing the SUPer INFRAMAN disc along with a few other titles next week... Guess I'll wait on that one. Just a refresher question- Are these the Celestial transfers?

Posted by: Rich Drees | Aug 11, 2006 12:46:01 PM

Great news.

I'm still waiting The Weinstein Company to release other Shaw Brothers DVDs, though.

PS: Mr.Grady Hendrix, I had sent some e-mail to you, would you like to read it now? Thank you~~

Posted by: no name | Aug 11, 2006 5:08:44 PM

I'm not impressed with the cover art, and I'm actually quite offended by all the misspellings on the company's website. (Lo Leigh? Tanny Li?) Come on, people, is it really that hard to treat these films with the respect they deserve? I'll stick to my region 2 Celestial discs, thanks.

Posted by: Lau to the Kar to the Fai | Aug 14, 2006 11:49:25 AM

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