Went to the Scala a few times. Originally for horror, looking to buy tapes. A friend recommended I buy this newly released widescreen subbed film called "Eastern Condors". Wow!!! I was sold from then on. Thanks Kev.
Went back for the Chow Yun Fat show and several other Hong Kong shows. Great place, wonderful atmosphere.
Got me an order for the new Scala book. You getting that Glenn? Looks one hell of a release.
Never had the luxury of watching the films at the cinema. However, I used to rent all the dubbed Jackie Chan movies on VHS in the 80s - Police Story, Armour of God, Project A - and they were like the celluloid equivalent of crack.
Then, in the late 90s, there was the label (as you say) called MIHK (and also Eastern Heroes) that released loads of HK Films (in their original language with English subs) onto the UK retail market. Of course, I had to have all of them, so amassed quite the collection (I still have most of them now even though i no longer have a VHS player)! They weren’t cheap averaging £20 a title. They released loads of gems such as The Killer, Bullet in the Head, God of Gamblers, The Iceman Cometh etc.
At the height of the dvd era, then came Hong Kong Legends, and I spent Another mini fortune on those. The extras were usually good, especially the Bey Logan commentaries. I used to look forward to which titles they were releasing next.
I haven’t really upgraded those titles to Blu Ray, although Ive Just recently bought Eureka’s Drunken Master, Iron Monkey and getting the upcoming Police Story movies.
Hey, not sure if you've bought this yet, but I can confirm that the original VHS dubbing is on these Eureka discs for both PS1 & PS2. They are not Blu-ray quality but very good DVD quality. And with the original dubbing that was supposisly lost on the 90s I could be happier or buy them quick enough.
There is now dvd/blu ray copy of Armour of God with the original vhs dubbing bit you can get wheels on meals on Japanese Blu-ray released a few years ago by Fortune Star with the original VHS dubbing. Hope that helps.