1988 Jackie Chan Actioner ‘Dragons Forever’ Due on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Jan. 10 From MVD
January 4, 2023
The 1988 Jackie Chan action film Dragons Forever will be released on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Disc Jan. 10 from MVD Entertainment Group and 88 Films.
In the film, hotshot lawyer Jackie Lung (Chan) is hired to defend the owner of a factory which, unbeknownst to him, is the center of a clandestine narcotics syndicate. He enlists resourceful acquaintances Wong Fei-Hung (Sammo Hung) and Dung Dak-Biu (Yuen Biao) to assist in the case, but loyalties begin to falter when romance blossoms.
The release includes 4K restorations of the original Hong Kong version; the English version, which was commissioned by Golden Harvest for international audiences outside Asia with the classic English dub; and the Japanese Version, which features two extra scenes and an ending with outtakes and is presented with English subtitles.
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Special features include audio commentary with Mike Leeder and Arne Venema; the original Hong Kong trailer; the original English trailer; outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage; deleted scenes; “The Legacy of Dragons Forever,” in which stuntmen Troy Sandford and Chris Jones and filmmaker Boyask, among others, discuss the unique chemistry between the stars; “The Breaker,” an archival program that takes a closer look at the acting and fighting career of Billy Chow, who has a memorable role in the film; “Kick Fighter,” an archival program in which Andy Cheng explains how he entered the film business and discusses his fighting style; and “Beyond Gravity,” an archival program in which martial arts/background performer Joe Eigo discusses the enormous impact Bruce Lee’s films had on him and his eventual transition to the film business.