THE MAN FROM HONG KONG To Join Refreshed Ozploitation Classics Range
Hard to believe but Umbrella Entertainment released MAN FROM HONG KONG (aka THE DRAGON FLIES) to Blu-ray way back in 2016 so given it’s been over half a decade since it seems prime for a re-release (with a little more bang for your buck) this December.
Arriving as Volume #9 in Umbrella’s refreshed Ozploitation Classics line, this Limited Edition release of THE MAN FROM HONG KONG will sport a limited Slipcover, original Soundtrack CD and some new Special Features to pile upon archival ones.
- Raw! Real! Quick! – an interview with Grant Page (NEW)
- Audio Commentary with writer/director Brian Trenchard-Smith with actor Hugh Keays-Byrne and stunt director Grant Page
- Extended interviews from NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD with writer/director Brian Trenchard-Smith, executive producer David Hannay, cast members George Lazenby, Rebecca Gilling and Roger Ward, 2nd unit cameraman John Steele – and with added interview with cinematographer Russell Boyd and 1st AD Hal McElroy
- THE STUNTMEN (1973): a 50 minute documentary by Brian Trenchard-Smith
- KUNG FU KILLERS (1974): a 75 minute TV special featuring Grant Page & George Lazenby directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith
- Behind-the-scenes Footage
- Press Conference and Opening Night Newsreel Footage
- TRAILERS FROM HELL Trailer with Commentary
- Alternative Trailer
- Theatrical Trailer
- Brian Trenchard-Smith Trailer Reel (NEW)
The Far East picks a fight Down Under in The Man From Hong Kong, a cult martial arts action extravaganza from Ozploitation legend Brian Trenchard-Smith (DEAD END DRIVE-IN, TURKEY SHOOT, FROG DREAMING).
When Hong Kong Inspector Fang Sing Leng (Jimmy Wang Yu, MASTER OF THE FLYING GUILLOTINE)) travels to Sydney to interview drug trafficker Win Chan (Martial Arts star and director Sammo Hung) he is flung into an international investigation destined to test his mettle and might.
Teaming up with Aussie Detectives Grosse (Hugh Keays-Byrne, MAD MAX) and Taylor (Roger Ward, TURKEY SHOOT), Fang soon discovers a cunning connection between Win Chan’s drug imports and larger-than-life local gangster Jack Wilton (George Lazenby, ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE).
Determined to get his man, Fang will stop at nothing – bringing all manner of mayhem to the streets in a full-on fist fighting spectacle of explosive proportions.
A true Ozploitation classic, featuring extraordinary car chases, dangerous stunts and incredible set pieces from Grant Page, THE MAN FROM HONG KONG also stars Bill Hunter, Frank Thring, Rebecca Gilling, and Rosalind Speirs.
THE MAN FROM HONG KONG on Blu-ray December 1st