Mighty Peking Man (Shaw Bros / 88 Films) (Blu-Ray Region B)

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The success of the Japanese GODZILLA movies led to all kinds of strange cash-in capers – including the legendarily bizarre North Korean opus PULGASARI (1985). However, it was with THE MIGHTY PEKING MAN in 1977 that the Shaw Brothers studio cast their own attempt at a mega-sized monster movie and, for many, this is the one that even outdoes the Tokyo originators for sheer sublime cinematic genius.

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The success of the Japanese GODZILLA movies led to all kinds of strange cash-in capers – including the legendarily bizarre North Korean opus PULGASARI (1985). However, it was with THE MIGHTY PEKING MAN in 1977 that the Shaw Brothers studio cast their own attempt at a mega-sized monster movie and, for many, this is the one that even outdoes the Tokyo originators for sheer sublime cinematic genius. Featuring the iconic Danny Lee (THE KILLER/ THE UNTOLD STORY/ CITY ON FIRE) as an explorer in the Himalayas who gets caught up with a ravishing jungle Jane (played by the delicious Evelyne Kraft), and discovers a huge King Kong-inspired ape hiding in the forest, THE MIGHTY PEKING MAN is a creature feature that is packed full of sex appeal, city-smashing theatrics and monstrous moments. Acclaimed by Quentin Tarantino, who considers it a personal favourite, and highlighting assured direction from the great Ho Meng Hua (whose genre career also spans such sleazy classics as BLACK MAGIC and THE OILY MANIAC), MIGHTY PEKING MAN sets a gold standard in Hong Kong grindhouse glory and is finally back on British shelves, ready to pummel its way into the hearts of a new generation!

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations of the Film

RESTORED UNCUT HD TRANSFER in Original 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio

Uncompressed English & Mandarin Audio (LPCM Stereo and Dolby Digital Stereo)

English Subtitles

Reverse Sleeve featuring Original Hong Kong Poster Art

Audio Commentary with Bey Logan

THE BALLED OF DANNY LEE : Limited Edition Booklet notes by Calum Waddell

 

SPECS

Region Code: B/2
Picture Format: HD 1080p 2.35:1 / PAL 2.35:1
Audio Format: LPCM Mono and Dolby Digital Mono
Language: English / Mandarin with English Subtitles
Certification: 15
Running Time: 90 Mins Approx

Additional information

Weight 5 oz