CTHV Press Release: "Snake In The Eagle's Shadow"

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    The Breakthrough Hit Movie that Made Jackie Chan the World's No. 1

    Martial Arts Action Hero

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    SNAKE IN THE EAGLE'S SHADOW

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    COMES TO DVD AND VIDOECASSETTE JUNE 18

    Culver City, Calif. (April 15, 2002) - SNAKE IN THE EAGLE'S SHADOW, a

    kung fu classic starring

    internationally acclaimed Hong Kong's action-comedy legend Jackie Chan

    (Rush Hour, Shanghai Noon),

    debuts on videocassette and DVD June 18. This star-making film was the

    first to feature Jackie Chan's trademark

    mix of mind-blowing martial arts action with hilariously choreographed

    slapstick.

    SNAKE IN THE EAGLE'S SHADOW was also one of the first

    collaborations between Jackie Chan and

    director/master of action choreographer Yuen Woo Ping (Iron Monkey,

    action choreographer for The Matrix and

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).

    SNAKE IN THE EAGLE'S SHADOW, is set at the end of the China

    Dynasty when a 200-year-old deadly clan

    known as the Eagle Claw Society has eliminated all styles of martial

    arts except for the revered "Snake Fist" style.

    The Grand Master of Eagle Claw, Lord Sheng Kuan, is obsessed with

    finding and killing the remaining members

    of the Snake Fist school, especially the wise, elderly Snake Fist Grand

    Master Pai Cheng-Cheh.

    Master Pai Cheng-Cheh goes into hiding disguised as a beggar in hopes of

    finding his last surviving

    students, not knowing that Lord Sheng Kuan has killed them all.

    Master Pai Cheng-Cheh befriends an abused poor orphan Chien

    Fu (Chan), who can't fight and who

    constantly gets bullied by rivals of the Eagle Claw school. After

    seeing this, Master Pai Cheng-Cheh decides

    to teach Chien Fu the Snake Fist style so he can defend himself when

    trouble arrives.

    SNAKE IN THE EAGLE'S SHADOW: a Destination Films release.

    Produced by Ng See Yuen.

    Directed by Yuen Woo Ping. Written by Ng See Yuen, Hsiao Lung and Tsai

    Chi Kuang.

    DVD ADDED-VALUE ELEMENTS

    * Digitally Mastered Audio and Anamorphic Video

    * Widescreen Presentation

    * Audio: English (mono), Cantonese (mono)

    * Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Korean

    * Bonus Trailers

    * Interactive Menus

    * Scene Selections

    MPAA Rating: PG

    DVD Price: $24.95

    Color / 98 minutes

    VHS #08427 / UPC Code: 0-43396-08427-8

    DVD #08428 / UPC Code: 0-43396-08428-5

    Order Date VHS: May 28, 2002 / Street Date: June 18, 2002

    Order Date DVD: May 21, 2002 / Street Date: June 18, 2002

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  2. Jussi Tarvainen

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    I just read a review over at DVD Talk... are there any other reviews of this release on the net? I might be getting it since it appears to be uncut and in (almost?) the correct aspect ratio unlike the HKL R2 disc.
     
  3. Jon Robertson

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    The HKL R2 disc is being re-released in the correct ratio with a Cantonese soundtrack and a double-disc special edition!
     
  4. Jussi Tarvainen

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    Yes, too bad it'll always be cut in the UK... damn BBFC! [​IMG]
    As for the recently-released R1 disc, I've only found one review online (at DVD Talk). Have any of you bought this disc? How's the transfer? Any comments would be welcome.
     
  5. oscar_merkx

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    it is dvd of the week over www.dvdjournal.com which was very good since I learned many new things about Jackie Chan.
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  6. Jussi Tarvainen

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    I'm thinking of purchasing the Columbia disc... Can any of you comment on the transfer/sound? Thanks!
     
  7. Joseph Goodman

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    The video quality is about as good as you can hope for.
     
  8. Jussi Tarvainen

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    Thanks!
     

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