Originally released by 88 Films as part of their 88 Asia Collection in 2022, the 4K UHD restoration of Dragons Forever from directors Sammo Hung and Corey Yuen finally comes stateside January 10th, 2022. Due to the generosity of MVD Entertainment Group, EoM is giving away one (1) Blu-ray Special Edition of the restoration to one individual ahead of the U.S. release. If you want a chance, just make sure to enter via the form before time runs out.
Giveaway runs until Sunday, January 8th, at 11:59 PM EST.
Hotshot lawyer Jackie Lung (Jackie Chan) is hired to defend the owner of a factory which, unbeknownst to him, is the centre 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 between both sides.
Dragons Forever 88 Films’s Edition Special Features:
- Hong Kong Version – Blu-ray of the original Hong Kong version of Dragons Forever.
- Audio Commentary with Mike Leeder and Arne Venema
- Trailer One – original Hong Kong trailer for Dragons Forever. In Cantonese, with English subtitles. (4 min).
- Trailer One – original English trailer for Dragons Forever
- . In English. (3 min).
- Outtakes and Behind the Scenes – a collection of outtakes and behind the scenes footage, some quite painful but very funny, presented with music. (13 min).
- Japanese End Credits – original Japanese end credits for Dragons Forever. In Cantonese, not subtitled. (2 min).
- Deleted Scenes – two deleted scenes. In English. (4 min).
- The Legacy of Dragons Forever – in this short program, stuntmen Troy Sandford and Chris Jones, and filmmaker Boyask, amongst other, discuss the unique chemistry between the stars of Dragons Forever. In English. (3 min).
- The Breaker – this archival program takes a closer look at the acting and fighting careers of Billy Chow, who has a memorable role in Dragons Forever. In English and Cantonese, with English subtitles where necessary. (35 min).
- Kick Fighter – in this archival program, Andy Cheng explains how he entered the film business and discusses his fighting style. There are also some very interesting comments about his collaborations with Jackie Chan. In English. (39 min).
- Beyond Gravity – in this archival program, 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. In English. (13 min).
- Double Jeopardy – in this archival program, martial arts performer Brad Allen explains how Jackie Chan’s style influenced his work and career and discusses his style. In English. (27 min).
- Working with the Dragons – in this new program, stunt coordinator, performer and choreographer Jude Poyer recalls his work with the stars of Dragons Forever on different projects. (7 min).
- Hong Kong Cinema Forever – in this new program, Hong Kong cinema expert Mike Leeder quickly addresses Dragons Forever and the things that make it a special film. In English. (6 min).
- Discussing Dragons Forever – in this new program, Professor of Cinema Studies David Desser discusses Jackie Chan’s legacy and the importance of the ’80s action films he made. In English. (7 min).
- Benny Forever – in this new program, Benny ‘The Jet’ Urquidez discusses his acting career and the various action films he appeared in together with some of the greatest stars of Hong Kong cinema. In English. (25 min).
- English Version – Blu-ray of the English version of Dragons Forever, which was commissioned by Golden Harvest for international audiences outside Asia with the classic English dub. (94 min).
- Japanese Version – Blu-ray presentation of the Japanese version of Dragons Forever., which features two extra scenes and an ending with outtakes. Presented with English subtitles. (98 min).
Available from MVD Entertainment Group January 10th, 2022.
For more information, head to 88 Films’s Dragons Forever webpage.
Rules of the Contest
- To enter – fill out the contest form below and submit before Sunday, January 8th, at 11:59 PM EST. Only one entry per person.
- Entrants must be 18 years old or older to win.
- Winners will be notified via email after the close of the contest.
- One (1) selected winner will be awarded with one (1) Blu-ray copy of Dragons Forever.
- Participants understand that the prize is not the responsibility of Elements of Madness.
- Winners must live in the contiguous United States, Alaska, or Hawaii. Elements of Madness does not ship internationally.
- Information collected during the giveaway will not be shared or disseminated and will only be used to mail the Blu-ray to selected winners.
- Prizes are not redeemable for cash or other items.
- Prize cannot be swapped or traded for anything else.
- EoM not responsible for prizes lost to the Spam filter.
- Current members of EoM staff or their immediate families are not eligible to participate.
The contest is closed. The winner will be contacted.