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The Millionaires Express (Eureka Classics) Limited-Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray Limited Edition Review****-

Cert 12 | 97 mins | 1986

4 Star

Ninja’s, Cops and Robbers.

The definitive version (see special features below) of Millionaires Express arrives courtesy of Eureka Classics. From 1986 this action, comedy, western is writer/director/actor Sammo Hung’s homage to the spaghetti westerns of the late 1960s- 70s. You are in for a treat as there is lots of comedy, action and martial arts. Great fun for all the family. And there is more for the connoisseur of the Asian films as there is the Original Cantonese with subtitles, to sink your teeth into.

Somewhere along the China/Russia border, man Ching Fong Tin (Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Three Films With Sammo Hung (Eureka Classics), THE LUCKY STARS 3-Film Collection), Encounter of the Spooky Kind [GUI DA GUI] (Eureka Classics), Wheels on Meals [Eureka Classics]) comes across what looks like lots of dead Russian soldiers, and being an opportunist, Ching decides to loot the bodies. But it is a training exercise by the Russians, and soon Ching is in his underpants dancing for the soldiers. Being resourceful, Ching finds a way to escape and run into more trouble in the form of INTERPOL agent Fook Loi (Kenny Bee, ) who has been tracking him. Once  again Ching eludes capture, but we know what kind of man he is, as he heads for his home town of Han Sui.

In Han Sui, Tsao Cheuk Kin (Yuen Biao, Winners & Sinners, Project A, Game of Death) the fire chief has to contend with fires and bandits that want to rob the town’s bank, so when Ching turns up with a load of girls (Olivia Cheng, Rosumand Kwan, Emily Chu) to spruce up his old family Hotel and get some money back into the town, newly appointed security chief Tsao is not pleased to see him and like everyone else wants to see Ching behind bars. But believe it or not Ching just wants the best for the town, and the way he wants to do it is by getting the Millionaires Express train to stop at their town, so the passengers can spend money in his hotel and the town.

But this train  is full of rich people, ninja’s (Yasuaki Kurata, Yukari Oshima, Hwang Jang Lee), and plain down right dirty bandits, oh and throw in a handful of idiots too. Throw in a Hung favourite Richard Ng and you know the comedy element is sorted.

Millionaires Express is a madcap adventure in dust, explosives and Martial Arts. Brilliant fun. You will not find better fight sequences than this.

The Feet and the Fists do all the talking in this Eastern, Western.

The Millionaires Express is available on Blu-ray Limited Edition

 

LIMITED EDITION 2-DISC BLU-RAY CONTAINS

Four versions of the film across two Blu-ray discs, all presented from brand new 2K restorations
Limited Edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling
Limited Edition reversible poster featuring new and original artwork
Limited Edition Bonus Disc featuring the English language version of the film originally prepared for the international theatrical release; and a new cut of the film prepared exclusively for this release that combines footage from the original theatrical and extended cuts of the film to present a hypothetical “complete” version
Limited Edition booklet featuring new writing and rare archival imagery
DISC ONE

1080p presentation on Blu-ray of theOriginal Hong Kong Theatrical Cutfrom a brand new 2K restoration
1080p presentation on Blu-ray of theExtended Version(sometimes erroneously labelled theInternational Cut) of the film from a brand new 2K restoration
Cantonese audio (original mono presentation)
Alternate English dub track
Rare alternate Cantonese soundtrack
Optional English dubbed audio
Optional English Subtitles (newly translated for this release)
Brand newfeature length audio commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival)[Hong Kong Theatrical Version]
Brand newselect scene commentary by actress and martial arts movie icon, Cynthia Rothrock[Hong Kong Theatrical Version]
Brand newaudio commentary by Mike Leeder and Arne Venema[Extended Version]
Brand newinterview with Cynthia Rothrock
Archival interview with Sammo Hung
Archival interview with Cynthia Rothrock
Archival interview with Yuen Biao
Archival interview with Yukari Oshima
Alternate English opening & closing credits
Trailers
*All extras subject to change

 

DISC TWO (Limited Edition)

1080p presentation on Blu-ray of theEnglish Language Versionfrom a brand new 2K restoration
1080p presentation on Blu-ray of theHybrid Cut, newly created exclusively for this release from a brand new 2K restoration
Original English dubbed audio track[English Language Version]
Original Cantonese mono audio[Hybrid Cut]
Optional English subtitles

 

 

DirectorSammo Kam-Bo Hung
GenreAction, Comedy, Western
StarringSammo Kam-Bo Hung, Biao Yuen, Olivia Cheng, Richard Ng, Kenny Bee
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