Fan favourite Battle Creek Brawl [The Big Brawl] returns to Blu-ray in a wonderful Deluxe Collector’s Edition from 88 Films. The 1980 classic saw Jackie Chan’s Jerry Kwan in a toughest man tournament against H.B. Heggarty’s Billy Kiss with some of the best and funniest sequences in Chan’s career. It’s a delightful film that combines 80s kung fu comedy with prohibition-era Chicago iconography to great effect. A delight. 88 Films’ gorgeous new release celebrates the film with wonderful new artwork along with a double-sided poster, lobby card reproductions, a perfect-bound book and much, much more. A lavish release for a much-loved film.
It’s 1930s Chicago, and a young Chinese American martial arts expert Jerry Kwan (Jackie Chan) finds himself forced to compete in a no-holds-barred toughest man tournament. Only his cantankerous uncle (Mako, ‘Conan the Destroyer’) can prepare Jerry to fight and win against the mountainous Billy Kiss (H.B. Heggarty, ‘Paint Your Wagon’). Chan brings his kung fu comedy to the jazz era, backed by a real Hollywood cast including Oscar winner Jose Ferrer (‘Dune’) and Lenny Montana from ‘The Godfather’. ‘Enter the Dragon’ director Robert Clouse delivers a fun fight fest that has become a bona fide fan favourite!
- Rigid Slipcase featuring brand-new artwork by Kung Fu Bob O’Brien
- Six double-sided collector’s lobby card reproductions
- Fold-out double-sided poster featuring ‘The Big Brawl’ art
- Limited edition 80-page perfect bound book including Searching for a Big Break in The Big Brawl by Paul Bramhall, Battle Creek Brawlers by Brian Burkart and Coming to America, round one by Andrew Heskins PLUS selected archival
- imagery, posters, promo stills and more!
- Brand new 2K Remaster from the Original Negatives
- Presented in High Definition (1080p) on Blu-ray in 2.39:1 Aspect Ratio
- English Mono
- Optional English SDH
- Audio Commentary with Kim Newman and Barry Forshaw
- Audio Commentary with Frank Djeng and FJ DeSanto
- Archive Interview with Jackie Chan
- Interview with Producer Raymond Chow
- Rumble in the USA, Jackie Chan Takes on America
- Battle Hardened – David West on Battle Creek Brawl
- Stills Gallery
- Theatrical Trailer
- USA The Big Brawl Trailer
- Reversible Sleeve