ARROW VIDEO SHAW SCOPE BOX SET: Chinatown Kid (1977)

As he fights the gangs of Hong Kong, Tan Tung (Alexander Fu Sheng) finally runs out of luck and barely escapes to San Francisco. However, America is just as full of gangs, but Tan Tung is able to fight his way to the top of the gangs and battle for control of Chinatown. But now that he has all that power, will he use it for good? Or will he give in to corruption?

Has Tung become a pawn of the White Dragons as he continues to battle the Green Tigers across the world? Will he continue to protect his studious friend Yang (Sun Chien)? Will the Venom Mob show up to have some of the best fights of any movie anywhere?

Chang Cheh made several movies where someone learns that fighting ability isn’t enough to escape the path that you’re on. This would be one more of them, but I could watch this story again and again and still return for more.

This movie was chopped up — frustrating many Shaw Brothers fans — when Celestial remastered it in the early 2000s. I’m happy to report that there are two versions in the Shaw Scope box set.

The Arrow Video Shaw Scope Volume One box set has a brand new 2K restoration of The Chinatown Kid from the original film elements of the 115-minute international version of the movie with uncompressed Cantonese and English audio. It also has a 90-minute alternate version with uncompressed Mandarian audio — all with newly translated English subtitles and English hard-of-hearing subtitles for the English dubs.

It also has select scene commentary by Susan Shaw, Elegant Trails: Fu Sheng featurette and Hong Kong, U.S. and German theatrical trailers, a U.S. TV spot and an image gallery.

You can get this set from MVD.

You can also stream this movie on the Arrow player. Visit ARROW to start your 30-day free trial. Subscriptions are available for $4.99 monthly or $49.99 yearly. ARROW is available in the US, Canada, the UK and Ireland on the following Apps/devices: Roku (all Roku sticks, boxes, devices, etc), Apple TV & iOS devices, Android TV and mobile devices, Fire TV (all Amazon Fire TV Sticks, boxes, etc), and on all web browsers at https://www.arrow-player.com.

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