As much as try to share news regarding physical media (some of which I get via e-mail), I rarely do so as often as I’d like due to lack of time and contributors mostly, so I’m trying something new here and thought I’d take off with another first for the site – a roundup of sorts which highlights a raft of upcoming releases between now and the next few months.
February was a banner moment for fans of creature creator Steve Wang’s hit 1997 action thriller, Drive. Nearly two decades since Hong Kong Legends and Medusa Communications partnered for a director’s cut re-release, fans now get to look forward to a 4K re-release both in the U.S., as well as the U.K. with pre-order links now available for Tuesday’s raft of pending releases from 88 Films following MVD’s own release on Blu-Ray last year in the U.S..
If nothing else, 88 Films understands the need for posterity on physical media when it comes to classic Hong Kong cinema. For this, say what you will about previous incarnations of Corey Yuen and Sammo Hung’s hit action comedy, Dragons Forever, but the UK-based firm is finally rolling out a portion of the goods with the official key art for its re-release as announced earlier this year, as illustrated by Robert “Kung Fu Bob” O’Brien.
88 Films is proudly rolling out two classic horror sequels with Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh and The Rage: Carrie 2 for UK home viewing on Special Edition Blu-ray beginning March 25. Pre-orders are up-and-running over at Amazon both here and here, and packed with new special features to help layer things nicely for cinephiles.