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An Eternal Combat

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AN ETERNAL COMBAT is part of our Vinegar Syndrome Archive collection, celebrating forgotten cinematic oddities from the video store era. This collection was inspired by our own brick & mortar video stores, with locations in Bridgeport, CT; Aurora, CO and soon to come Toronto, ON!

Unique to this line, each hand numbered limited edition release will come fitted in a specially designed, bottom loading VHS inspired slipcase, while also including a double-sided poster.

These releases will ONLY be available on our website and at participating indie retailers. Absolutely no major retailers will be stocking them. This slipcase edition (designed by Tony Stella) is strictly limited to 5,000 units and may (but probably not) be followed by a standard edition in the future.

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In late 15th century China, “The Master,” a Taoist priest, has been destined to fight the Japanese “Demon King;” a vengeful spirit who has power over the forest. The Demon King has fallen in love with a woman named Gigi and forces her to be his bride. As The Master begins his fateful battle with the Demon King, they’re unexpectedly thrust into a time vortex which transports them 500 years into the future to modern-day Hong Kong wherein they discover Gigi’s reincarnation, who is being terrorized by her vicious ex-boyfriend, Ben.

Skillfully blending fantasy and wuxia with touches of horror, Thomas Yip’s AN ETERNAL COMBAT is a thrilling and fast-paced rarity which stars Ching-Ying Lam (Mr. Vampire), Joey Wang (A Chinese Ghost Story), along with legendary character actor, Anthony Wong (Ebola Syndrome) playing the type of deranged psychotic for which he would become famous. Packed with thrilling sword fights, death-defying stunts, along with laser-shooting weaponry and black magic, Vinegar Syndrome Archive is delighted to present the Blu-ray debut of this Hong Kong hidden gem, presented in a new restoration.

directed by: Thomas Yip
starring: Anthony Wong, Ching-Ying Lam, Joey Wang, Fui-On Shing, Gabriel Wong
1991 / 95 min / 1.85:1 / Cantonese & Mandarin 1.0 Mono
Program Content © 1991 Chun Sing Film Co.

Additional info:

  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • Newly scanned & restored in 2K from its 35mm original camera negative
  • Presented in its original Cantonese language soundtrack with newly translated English subtitles, along with a Mandarin language dub track
  • "From Magic to Direction" (9 min) - a brand new interview with action director Benz Kong To-Hoi
  • A never-before-seen career-spanning archival interview with actor Anthony Wong conducted by Frédéric Ambroisine (13 min)
  • 12-page booklet with an essay by John Charles
  • Reversible sleeve artwork
  • Newly translated English subtitles