With my Kung Fu column having finally concluded, don’t think for a second that I won’t keep Flixist updated about martial arts films. In a bit of exciting news from boutique Blu-Ray label 88 Films, Jackie Chan’s legendary classic Project A will soon be getting a 4K UHD Blu-Ray. Scheduled for release on April 23, 2024, the new remaster will be included as part of a two-film box set, encompassing both the original Project A and its sequel Project A Part II.
Currently available for pre-order on Amazon US, the MSRP for this collection is $99.99. That’s tremendously expensive for two films, but the price is likely to go down before the ship date. Featuring artwork by Kung Fu Bob O’Brien, this release should be the definitive way to view these films for the foreseeable future.
If you’re not super into Jackie Chan, 88 Films does have several other releases coming out. Two more scheduled for the US are the Hong Kong comedies The Inspector Wears Skirts 3 and 4 on standard Blu-Ray. The previous two movies have already received Blu-Ray releases, so this will complete the series for fans. I’ve never been big on those movies, but they do have quite the star-studded casts.
For UK fans, 88 Films will be bringing Beast in the Cellar, Evolution, and Shock Waves to both Blu-Ray and DVD. Vertical Limit will be getting just a Blu-Ray and the atrociously awful Fearless Hyena 2 is also set to receive an HD transfer. Noted for being possibly Jackie Chan’s worst movie, this “film” was recently included as part of Criterion’s “Jackie Chan: Emergence of a Superstar” set in the US.[Source] Instagram