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The Big Boss Limited Edition

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Released: 13th November 2023. The Big Boss Limited Edition  An instant box office sensation upon its original release in Hong Kong in 1971, The Big Boss is the film that catapulted former child actor and Hollywood TV sidekick Bruce Lee to cinematic superstardom.  Cheng Chao-on (Lee) moves to Thailand to work at a factory alongside his uncle and cousins. However, a ruthless crime boss (Han Ying-chieh, Come Drink with Me) and his gang are using the factory to smuggle dope, and whoever stumbles upon this unfortunate secret promptly meets a grisly end. When some of Cheng’s friends and cousins disappear, he is forced to set aside the vow of pacifism he made to his mother and unleash his fists of fury in order to bring those responsible to bloody justice...  Directed by Lo Wei, The Big Boss forever changed the landscape of Hong Kong action cinema, signalling kung fu’s dominance over the genre for years to come. Lee’s big breakthrough now looks more glorious than ever in a 4K restoration with hours of insightful bonus features, including the restored 110 Mandarin Cut of the film that first stunned audiences in Hong Kong back in 1971.  LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY CONTENTS  Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring writing on the film by Walter Chaw  Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tony Stella  DISC 1: THE BIG BOSS  High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the 99-minute 1983 version of The Big Boss, restored by Arrow Films from the original negative  Original restored Mandarin, English and Cantonese mono audio  Two English mono options, the standard mix and a Japanese mix with alternate score  English subtitles, plus optional subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing for the English dubs  Two feature commentaries, one by David Desser and one by Brandon Bentley  Two alternate versions with lossless mono audio: the English Export Cut, featuring a rare alternate English dub track (some scenes in Mandarin); and the 100-min US Theatrical Cut  Return to Thailand, a documentary produced and presented by Matt Routledge exploring the original filming locations  Recently uncovered deleted and extended scenes, with optional commentary by Bentley  The Not-Quite-Biggest Boss, a video essay by Bentley investigating the scenes still lost, such as the ‘saw-in-the-head’ scene  Archive interviews with co-star Lau Wing and stuntman Tung Wai  Bruce Lee Vs. Peter Thomas, a short video essay about the music for the English version  Alternate credits sequences Trailer gallery, including a ‘Before The Big Boss’ reel and the trailer for lost sequel The Big Boss Part II  Image gallery  DISC 2: THE BIG BOSS – THE MANDARIN CUT  High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the 110-min Mandarin Cut of The Big Boss, restored by Arrow Films  Original lossless mono audio  English subtitles for the Mandarin Cut  Axis of English, a video essay by Will Offutt profiling the English dubbing actors for The Big Boss, Fist of Fury and The Way of the Dragon  Unrestored raw scan of the Mandarin Cut

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  • Details

    Released:
    13th November 2023
    Category:
    Action & Adventure
    Studio:
    Arrow Video
    Format:
    Blu-ray
    Certification:
    18 – Suitable only for adult
    Barcode:
    5027035026299
  • Description

    The Big Boss Limited Edition 

    An instant box office sensation upon its original release in Hong Kong in 1971, The Big Boss is the film that catapulted former child actor and Hollywood TV sidekick Bruce Lee to cinematic superstardom. 

    Cheng Chao-on (Lee) moves to Thailand to work at a factory alongside his uncle and cousins. However, a ruthless crime boss (Han Ying-chieh, Come Drink with Me) and his gang are using the factory to smuggle dope, and whoever stumbles upon this unfortunate secret promptly meets a grisly end. When some of Cheng’s friends and cousins disappear, he is forced to set aside the vow of pacifism he made to his mother and unleash his fists of fury in order to bring those responsible to bloody justice... 

    Directed by Lo Wei, The Big Boss forever changed the landscape of Hong Kong action cinema, signalling kung fu’s dominance over the genre for years to come. Lee’s big breakthrough now looks more glorious than ever in a 4K restoration with hours of insightful bonus features, including the restored 110 Mandarin Cut of the film that first stunned audiences in Hong Kong back in 1971. 

    LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY CONTENTS 
    • Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring writing on the film by Walter Chaw 
    • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tony Stella 

    DISC 1: THE BIG BOSS 
    • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the 99-minute 1983 version of The Big Boss, restored by Arrow Films from the original negative 
    • Original restored Mandarin, English and Cantonese mono audio 
    • Two English mono options, the standard mix and a Japanese mix with alternate score 
    • English subtitles, plus optional subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing for the English dubs 
    • Two feature commentaries, one by David Desser and one by Brandon Bentley 
    • Two alternate versions with lossless mono audio: the English Export Cut, featuring a rare alternate English dub track (some scenes in Mandarin); and the 100-min US Theatrical Cut 
    • Return to Thailand, a documentary produced and presented by Matt Routledge exploring the original filming locations 
    • Recently uncovered deleted and extended scenes, with optional commentary by Bentley 
    • The Not-Quite-Biggest Boss, a video essay by Bentley investigating the scenes still lost, such as the ‘saw-in-the-head’ scene 
    • Archive interviews with co-star Lau Wing and stuntman Tung Wai 
    • Bruce Lee Vs. Peter Thomas, a short video essay about the music for the English version 
    • Alternate credits sequences
    • Trailer gallery, including a ‘Before The Big Boss’ reel and the trailer for lost sequel The Big Boss Part II 
    • Image gallery 

    DISC 2: THE BIG BOSS – THE MANDARIN CUT 
    • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the 110-min Mandarin Cut of The Big Boss, restored by Arrow Films 
    • Original lossless mono audio 
    • English subtitles for the Mandarin Cut 
    • Axis of English, a video essay by Will Offutt profiling the English dubbing actors for The Big Boss, Fist of Fury and The Way of the Dragon 
    • Unrestored raw scan of the Mandarin Cut
    Region Code:
    Region B
    Duration:
    99 minutes
    Original Language:
    Cantonese
    Extras:
    Language(s): Mandarin, Cantonese, English, Hard of Hearing Subtitles: English, Subtitles: English, Interactive Menu, Screen ratio 1:2.35, Mono, Booklet, Bonus Footage, Commentary: David Desser; Brandon Bentley; Optional commentary by Bentley for deleted and extended scenes, Deleted Scenes, Documentaries: 'Axis of English'; 'Return to Thailand'; 'The Not-Quite-Biggest Boss'; 'Bruce Lee Vs Peter Thomas', Image Gallery, Interviews: Lau Wing (actor); Tung Wai (stuntman), Reversible sleeve; 1983 cut (99 min), the Mandarin cut (110 min), English export cut and US theatrical cut (100 min); Alternate credits sequences, Trailers
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