Shout Factory Press Release: The Angela Mao Ying Collection

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    THE ANGELA MAO YING COLLECTION

    Featuring Widescreen Movie Presentations of

    Six Action-Packed Classics

    Starring International Martial Arts Icon Angela Mao Ying

     

    WHEN TAEKWONDO STRIKES (1973) / STONER (1974) / THE TOURNAMENT (1974)

    QUEEN’S RANSOM (1976) / THE HIMALAYAN (1976) / BROKEN OATH (1977)

     

    UNLEASHED FOR THE FIRST TIME ON DVD IN A SPECIAL 3-DISC COLLECTION

     

    IN STORES EVERYWHERE ON JUNE 17, 2014

     

    Internationally renowned martial arts-trained actress and cultural icon Angela Mao Ying (Enter the Dragon) is one of the most celebrated martial arts heroines of Hong Kong cinema. She starred in over 35 action cult classic films and Shout! Factory is celebrating her distinguished career with the release ofTHE ANGELA MAO YING COLLECTION. The 3-disc collection features six of her best-known martial arts action classics, including WHEN TAEKWONDO STRIKES (1973), STONER (1974), THE TOURNAMENT (1974), QUEEN’S RANSOM (1976), THE HIMALAYAN (1976) and BROKEN OATH (1977). Mao Ying consistently delivers adrenalin-spiked, pulse-pounding action sequences (many choreographed by the legendary Sammo Hung) in these highly regarded world cinema classics.  A must-have for loyal fans, collectors and movie enthusiasts, the films are available for the first time on DVD June 17, 2014 from Shout! Factory at the priced-to-own cost of $34.93 SRP.

     

    WHEN TAEKWONDO STRIKES (1974)

    During the Japanese occupation of Korea in the 1930's, the leader of a small resistance movement attempts to get information to sympathizers in China. 

     

    “WHEN TAEKWONDO STRIKES”

    Starring JHOON RHEE, ANGELA MAO YING, ANNE WINTON, SAMMO HUNG

    Screenplay by FENG HUANG Editor PETER CHEUNG

    Director of Photography DANNY LEE

    Fight Instructor SAMMO HUNG

    Produced by RAYMOND CHOW  Directed by HUANG FENG

     

    STONER (1974)

    An Australian cop travels to Hong Kong to head off the supply of a new designer drug which raises the sexual appetite of anyone who takes it.

     

    “STONER”

    Starring GEORGE LAZENBY, ANGELA MAO YING, SAMMO HUNG

    Photographed by LI YU TONG Music by TSAO HUA LAI & TONY ORCHEZ

    Editor PETER CHEUNG Screenplay by HUANG FENG & KUANG NI

    Action Director SAMMO HUNG

    Produced by RAYMOND CHOW  Directed by HUANG FENG

     

    THE TOURNAMENT (1974)

    Two fighters battle their opponents using kung fu and Thai boxing to win back their disgraced honor of their school.

     

    “THE TOURNAMENT”

    Starring ANGELA MAO YING, CARTER WONG, SAMMO HUNG

    Photographed by YU-TANG LI Music by TSAO HUA LAI

    Editor PETER CHEUNG Screenplay by HUANG FENG

    Action Director SAMMO HUNG

    Produced by RAYMOND CHOW  Directed by HUANG FENG

     

    QUEEN’S RANSOM (1976)

    A Hong Kong mobster's sister is working with authorities on their investigation into her own brother's plot to assassinate the Queen.

     

    “QUEEN’S RANSOM”

    Starring GEORGE LAZENBY, ANGELA MAO YING, YU WANG

    Photographed by CHING-CHU CHEN Music by SHAO LUNG CHOU

    Editor YAO CHUNG CHANG Screenplay by SHAN-HSI TING

    Action Director TSUN LU

    Produced by RAYMOND CHOW  Directed by SHAN-HSI TING

     

    THE HIMALAYAN (1976)

    A man makes his half-brother compete in a kung fu competition for the hand in marriage of the daughter of a powerful official in order to allow him to grab some of the official's power. But two honest people join forces to foil his plans.

    “THE HIMALAYAN”

    Starring ANGELA MAO YING, SING CHEN, TAO-LIANG TAN

    Photographed by YU-TANG LI Music by WEI WANG

    Editor YAO CHUNG CHANG Screenplay by KUANG NI

    Action Director SAMMO HUNG

    Produced by RAYMOND CHOW  Directed by HUANG FENG

     

    BROKEN OATH (1977)

    A husband is killed by four bad guys and his wife is sentenced to life in prison. She bears a daughter whom she intends to exact her revenge.

    “BROKEN OATH”

    Starring ANGELA MAO YING, CHAN WAI-MAN, DEAN SHEK, SAMMO HUNG

    Photographed by WANG YUNG-LUNG Music by JOSEPH KOO

    Screenplay by JEONG CHANG-HWA

    Produced by RAYMOND CHOW  Directed by JEONG CHANG-HWA

     

    Audio: English  &  Mandarin

    Subtitles: English

    Color/Not Rated

     

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  2. Vic Pardo

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    I have good-quality Hong Kong DVDs of the two best of this group, WHEN TAEKWONDO STRIKES and BROKEN OATH, and lesser-quality discs of the other four. Of the other four, THE TOURNAMENT is the best, one of Angela's most underrated films. If these discs are significantly better quality than the copies I already have, this set might be worth getting for $29.99. But Angela was definitely the best female kung fu star of the '70s and TAEKWONDO and BROKEN OATH are among the ten or 15 best kung fu films I've ever seen.

    Here she is fighting Sammo Hung in TAEKWONDO:
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    Here she is, masquerading as a male kickboxer in Thailand in THE TOURNAMENT:
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    And here she is in all her fury in BROKEN OATH:
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    Here's Angela and Sammo at the New York Asian Film Festival in 2010:
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  3. Peter M Fitzgerald

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    For me, and perhaps for other James Bond fans, this will be worth it just for getting STONER with the optional English dub track all the way through (I have a Hong Kong import disc where the dub ends once George Lazenby leaves Australia, early in the story), and finally getting to see QUEEN'S RANSOM. The rest is gravy, and I've been wanting to see some of Mao's better flicks for some time now.

    On the subject of Lazenby, here's hoping this means a nice U.S. edition of THE MAN FROM HONG KONG (1976, a.k.a. THE DRAGON FLIES), either on DVD or Blu, is in the cards from Shout, thanks to this Golden Harvest/Fortune Star licensing deal.
     
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    Can anyone with this set comment on the quality of the presentation of the films?
     

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