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A Queen's Ransom (1976) (Eureka! Classics, Special Edition)

English · Blu-ray

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UK Version

Will be released 27.05.2024

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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 Burmese princess (Mao).

Written and directed by Ting Shan-hsi (Rebel Boxer), A Queen’s Ransom was Golden Harvest’s attempt to capitalise 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.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Limited edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling [2000 copies]
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 East 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
Fighting George – Brand new documentary featurette by martial artist and actor Michael Worth
Reversible sleeve featuring original poster artwork
Trailers
A limited edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by James Oliver [2000 copies]

Product details

Director Ting Shan-Hsi
Actor George Lazenby, Wang Yu, Bolo Yeung, Angela Mao, Dean Shek
Label EUREKA CLASSICS
 
Genre Action
Adventure
Crime
Content Blu-ray
Publication date 27.05.2024
Edition Special Edition, Eureka! Classics
Audio English, Mandarin
Subtitles English
Year of production 1976
Original title E tan qun ying hui (Mandarin)
Version UK Version
Region code B
 

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