Pleasingly, Columbia just released the Once Upon A Time In China series on a two-DVD set for a mere twenty-five bucks or so. Each movie is on one side of a DVD, so there’s no quality compromise. Alas, they left out the commentary from their previous edition of Once Upon A Time In China I, but one can’t have everything and it was just a commentary from a Hong Kong film expert rather than anyone connected with the production.
The picture quality is great, blowing away my memories of the scratchy print I saw in the Towne lo these many years ago. And it’s three of Jet Li’s best flicks for $25. I can’t think of any reason other than having the single movie editions why a Hong Kong action movie fan wouldn’t want these.