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Black Mask (1996) (Limited Edition)

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Genres: Action
Starring: Karen Mok
Director: Daniel Lee
Plot Sypnosis:

 Jet Li stars in an action-packed superhero spectacle produced by the legendary Tsui Hark!

Tsui Chik (Li) is a librarian who leads a quiet, unassuming life – or, at least, that's what he wants people to believe. In truth, he was once a member of the 701 Squad, a group of elite combatants produced by a failed super-soldier project. In kind with his former comrades, his central nervous system has been altered to render him impervious to pain. When several of his fellow test subjects resurface and embark on a crimewave under the leadership of their former commander Hung Kuk (Patrick Lung), Tsui is forced to use his extraordinary abilities once more. Donning a costume, he sets out to face his past – as the vigilante known as the Black Mask.

Adapted from the manhua by Pang Chi-ming and Li Chi-tak and heavily influenced by Bruce Lee's turn as Kato in The Green Hornet, Black Mask is one of the most entertaining movies in Jet Li's filmography and boasts action orchestrated by Yuen Woo-ping, who would later win an Academy Award for his work on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Eureka Classics is proud to present the film in its rarely seen uncut version on Blu-ray from a 2K restoration!

Special Features and Technical Specs:

DISC ONE

  • NEW 2K RESTORATION OF THE FILM
  • TWO VERSIONS OF THE FILM:
    • Fully uncut Hong Kong version presented in 1080p from a 2K restoration
    • Original US version presented in 1080p from a 2K restoration
    • Original Cantonese Stereo and optional DTS-HD MA 5.1 (Hong Kong Version)
    • Optional English subtitles, newly translated for this release
  • NEW audio commentary on the Hong Kong version by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film festival)
  • NEW audio commentary on the US export version by action cinema experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema
  • NEW interview with stuntman Mike Lambert
  • BEW interview with film critic Andrew Heskins (eastern Kicks)
  • NEW interview with Leon Hunt, author of Kung Fu Cult Masters: From Bruce Lee to Crouching Tiger
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original poster artwork
  • Archival Making of featurette
  • Trailers

DISC TWO

  • Alternate Taiwanese cut of the film
  • Extended version of Black Mask featuring all the unique footage from the various releases of the film re-inserted
  • Limited Edition Two Disc Set [2000 copies]
  • Limited edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Grégory Sacré (Gokaiju)
  • A limited edition collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by James Oliver
Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1996
Tech Specs & Release Details

Length: 102
Specs: Reversible sleeve featuring original poster artwork
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p/AVC MPEG-4
Aspect Ratio(s): 1.85:1
Audio Formats: Original Cantonese Stereo and optional DTS-HD MA 5.1 (Hong Kong Version)
Subtitles/Captions: Optional English subtitles, newly translated for this release