The Big Boss (4K UHD Limited Edition) (Arrow Video) [UK]

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Contributor Steels/Arrow
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Sep 10, 2012
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Navan/Ireland
Release date: November 13, 2023
Purchase links: Arrow Films - Amazon UK - Zavvi - HMV
Price: £22.00 (Arrow Films) - TBA (Amazon) - £29.99 (Zavvi) - £21.99 (HMV)


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LIMITED EDITION 4K ULTRA HD 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

  • 4K (2160p) Ultra HD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible) 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

  • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible) 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 (1080p only)