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Johnnie To’s THROW DOWN Comes to Blu-Ray in a New 4k Restoration - New Trailer and Artwork

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The Hong Kong action drama makes its UK debut this May.


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Johnnie To's 2004 martial arts action drama Throw Down was made by the Hong Kong filmmaker as a homage to Japanese director Akira Kurosawa. The ultra-stylish, visually inventive movie stars Louis Koo as Szeto, a once renowned Judo fighter who has since slid into a life of drinking and gambling. When an old rival and a brash newcomer arrive on the Judo scene, Szeto is drawn back to the sport he once conquered.

Newly restored in 4K, Throw Down is set to make its UK debut on May 18th when Eureka Entertainment release it on blu-ray.

Bonus features include audio commentaries by Asian film expert Frank Djeng and Hong Kong film expert Ric Meyers; a 40 minute interview with Johnnie To; a 'making of' featurette; trailer and TV spots. The package also includes a collector's booklet and a limited edition slipcase (first 2000 units only).

Check out Eureka's new trailer below.


The official synopsis reads:

In this visually arresting action drama from acclaimed director Johnnie To (Mad Detective, Election), legendary Judo fighter Szeto Bo (Louis Koo; Flash Point, The Legend of Zu) unexpectedly gave up the sport and now lives the life of an alcoholic gambler who runs a pub. However, cocky Judo newcomer Tony (Aaron Kwok) wants to challenge him, while old foe Kong (Tony Leung Ka Fai, Ashes of Time) demands Szeto to finish the match that never took place, Soon Szeto’s pub becomes the ultimate arena where the greatest Judo fighters challenge one another.