Friday, May 28, 2010

TIGER CAGE trilogy on remastered DVD in June


Brilliant!! I've just learnt that Fortune Star/Joy Sales are going to release TIGER CAGE (Jacky Cheung, Simon Yam, Donnie Yen, 1988), TIGER CAGE 2 (Cynthia Khan, Donnie Yen, Rosamund Kwan, Lo Lieh, 1990), and TIGER CAGE 3 (Michael Wong,1991) on DVD in June! And they're even going to be remastered editions!!! Awesome!! The only film in the series that I've got is #2 on a DVD from mainland China and, well, having that Chinese DVD is better that not having a DVD if you catch my drift.



But this is certainly great news. Now, if FS could please include the alternative ending for #2 that would be juuust spiffy!

About the alternative ending (from Asian Dvd Guide) [contains spoilers!]:
Tiger Cage 2
An alternate "censorship" ending was shot for certain restrictive markets so that it is now cop Cynthia Khan who delivers the fatal shot and not Rosamund Kwan - who in the original HK print bashes Robin Shou's gangster's head in - removing the notion of unacceptable vigilante justice. Additionally a coda was included on export prints. The now OOP WA DVD, as expected, features the Hong Kong take on this sequence.








According to the info at DDDHOUSE the DVDs will contain the Canto and Mandarin audio but not the English dubs. Personally I couldn't care less for the English track but I'm sure some of you out there would want it. A little while ago I stumbled over this rare Taiwan VCD of TIGER CAGE 3 which actually contains the English dubbed version. Acording to the seller it's very rare and it did indeed go for a very high price (I don't remember how much).



And finally, TIGER CAGE on VHS:

7 comments:

  1. Excellent news, I have to order these! The first one is an all time favorite of mine and the sequels are quite snazzy.

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  2. Yeah, I'm certainly looking forward to these. xD.

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  3. I haven't seen part 1 or 3, but part 2 (which I own on a UK tape) is one of my favorite HK-movies. Amazing fighting!

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  4. I haven't watched the UK tape but I seem to remember having read about it being the Cynthia Khan ending even.

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  5. I don't remember anything expect the amazing fights :)

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