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A Queen's Ransom

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Genres: Action, Adventure, Crime
Starring: Jimmy Wang Yu, Yu Wang, Angela Mao, George Lazenby
Director: Shan-Hsi Ting
Plot Sypnosis:

Perhaps even God can't save the Queen in Golden Harvest's A Queen's Ransom (also known as International Assassin), an explosive action-thriller starring George Lazenby (The Man from Hong Kong), Angela Mao (Lady Whirlwind) and the legendary Jimmy Wang Yu (The One-Armed Swordsman).

As Queen Elizabeth II arrives in Hong Kong for a state visit, a band of skilled mercenaries plan her assassination. Contracted by an Irish Republican (Lazenby), the international group of hired killers includes a Japanese explosives expert (Chang Pei-shan), a Thai boxer (Bolo Yeung), a Filipino sniper (Peter Chan Lung) and a veteran of the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam (Wang Yu). As the conspirators move to carry out their plot, two police officials (Ko Chun-Hsiung and Charles Heung) work with a young socialite (Tanny Tien Ni) in a race against time to save the Monarch's head - while also trying to manage a crisis that has brought a huge number of refugees to Hong Kong, including a young Cambodian princess (Mao).

Written and directed by Ting Shan-hsi (Rebel Boxer), A Queen's Ransom was Golden Harvest's attempt to capitalize on the popular success of the political thriller in the wake of The Day of the Jackal. Eureka Classics is proud to present the film for the first time ever on Blu-ray from a brand new 2K restoration.

BONUS FEATURES:

  • 1080p HD presentation on Blu-ray of the original Hong Kong theatrical cut from a brand new 2K restoration
  • 1080p HD presentation on Blu-ray of the original English language export cut from a brand new 2K restoration
  • Original Mandarin and optional classic English dub (Hong Kong theatrical cut)
  • Classic English dub (Export version)
  • Optional English subtitles, newly translated for this release
  • Brand new audio commentary on the Hong Kong theatrical version by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival)
  • Brand new audio commentary on the export version by action cinema experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema
  • Brand new documentary featurette by martial artist and actor Michael Worth
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original poster artwork
  • Trailers

Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1976
Tech Specs & Release Details

Length: 96
Specs: Blu-ray Disc
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p AVC/MPEG-4
Aspect Ratio(s): 2.35:1
Audio Formats: Mandarin, English