THE PEARL RIVER COLLECTION

Pearl River Collection

The Pearl River Collection is a new boutique line dedicated to publishing important classic and neglected martial arts films from Asia in editions that offer the highest technical quality available and original supplements and content. Each film will be restored from the best available elements to provide an experience closest to the original vision of the filmmakers experienced upon release. Pearl River’s commitment is presenting each film in editions designed to deepen the viewer’s understanding and knowledge of these cult favorite films through experts in the field and contemporary filmmakers and fans.

Pearl River announces the inaugural release to their new line: Lee Tso Nam’s The Leg Fighters, Hua Shan’s Dynamo and Richard Yeung Keun’s Duel of the Seven Tigers.

The Leg Fighters (Invincible Kung Fu Legs)

Synopsis: Phoenix (Hwa Kwan-Li) is a rebellious young student in martial arts, so when her father brings in a new Kung Fu instructor, high-kicking Tan Hai-Chi (Tan Tao Liang), she will find herself having to shape up quickly as a deadly master approaches (Peng Kang) looking for Tan to avenge his brother’s death. With action scenes from Sun Jung-Chi and Peng Kang, the fights set new standards in kicking choreography under the knowledgeable action eye of Lee Tso Nam (The Hot, The Cool and The Vicious).

Special Features announced:

* NEW 2K RESTORATION OF ORIGINAL 35MM CHINESE PRINT
* Audio commentary by filmmaker, actor and Kung Fu Film fan Michael Worth
* Michael Worth visits with director Lee Tso Nam
* Original Theatrical Trailer to Nam’s The Hot, The Cool and The Vicious
* Discussion with Dan Halsted, curator of Portland’s Hollywood Theater Kung Fu Night
* Original film memorabilia and behind the scenes photos
* More to be announced

Dynamo

Synopsis: When a cab driver is discovered by corrupt producers as a successor to super star Bruce Lee, they find his rebellious and individual nature may be too much for even their massive enterprise to contain. This fan favorite in the sub-genre of Bruceploitation stars Ho Tsung-Tao (Bruce Li), Ku Feng and Chiang Tao. Directed by The Super Inframan helmer, Hua Shan.

Special Features announced:
• NEW 2K RESTORATION OF ORIGINAL 16MM ENGLISH PRINT
• Audio commentary by filmmaker and Kung Fu Film fan Michael Worth (author of the Bruceploitation Bible)
• Michael Worth visits with Bruce Li (10-minute original documentary)
• Featurette on restoration and preservation of Kung Fu film elements
• Theatrical Trailer to Dynamo
• More to be announced

Duel of the Seven Tigers

Synopsis: A reworking of Kurosawa’s classic film The Seven Samurai in a Chinese martial arts adventure. A group of fighters must band together to defeat a fighter who seems all but unstoppable. The film is known for featuring an impressive cast of fighters and martial arts movie notables Phillip Ko Fei (The Dragon, The Hero), Cliff Lok (The Ring of Death), Han Ying-Chieh (The Big Boss), Cassanova Wong (Warriors Two) and Hung Gar expert Chiu Chi Ling.

Special Features announced:
• NEW 2K RESTORATION OF ORIGINAL 35MM ENGLISH PRINT
• Audio commentary by filmmaker and Kung Fu Film fan Michael Worth
• More to be announced

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