Between working in local news and finishing El Gato Negro: Prey, It’s been a really busy time, but I’m still here, and I’ll still have plenty of reviews on the way, but over the next week or so I’d like to point out some goodies that would make excellent Christmas presents/stocking stuffers for the discerning martial arts film fan! I’ll actually be taking this company by company, and we’ll start with films first, so the first distribution company up is…
These guys are always good about getting out some of the more obscure cinema out there, and they have an interesting group of martial arts films, but there are two I want to point out:
The Angela Mao Ying Collection
Angela Mao is one of the classic women of martial arts, and there are 6 films in this DVD set:
When Tae Kwon Do Strikes
A Queen’s Ransom
I can’t speak for every title, but Broken Oath and When Tae Kwon Do Strikes are gold, and you should own this for those films alone! But I have a feeling the other films in the set are MORE than worth the $35.00 price tag. 10 hours of Angela Mao kicking all kinds of ass. It’s light on extras, with only trailers, but this is still money well spent, and you can get it here.
The Bruce Lee Premiere Collection
While there is one other set (available only in the UK) I may point out later, this is one of the few Bruce Lee Collections on Blu Ray. I shouldn’t have to point out the importance of these films, and the immense entertainment value they’ll bring! Four films are featured here, with links to my reviews:
It’s Bruce Lee, and he’s cool for any present, so you can trust it! Keep in mind you won’t see Enter The Dragon in most sets, as that’s a Warner Brothers film, and not part of Golden Harvest!
- Audio Commentary With Hong Kong Film Expert Mike Leeder
- Featurettes – Return to Pak Chong: The Big Boss Revisited, Remembering Fist of Fury And Game of Death Revisited
- Interviews With Tung Wai, Gene Lebell, Yuen Wah, Sammo Hung, Simon Yam And Wong Jing
- Game Of Death Outtake Montage, Bloopers, Deleted Scenes
- Alternate Openings And Endings
- Theatrical Trailers, TV Spots, Still Galleries…And Much More!
You can order this here!
(I would also recommend checking Amazon as well for both films!)