Blu-ray Release: The Man from Hong Kong

Blu-ray Release Date: Jan. 18, 2021
Price: Blu-ray $24.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Strap in for a spectacular example from the golden age of “Ozploitation” moviemaking: writer/director/genre master Brian Trenchard-Smith’s (The Siege of Firebase Gloria) full-bore 1975 action caper The Man from Hong Kong. First seen in the U.S. as The Dragon Flies, The Man blazingly showcases the savvy grit and sleek fighting moves of two icons – Hong Kong martial-arts superstar Jimmy Wang Yu and one-time James Bond portrayer George Lazenby – playing lawman/gangster antagonists in a battle-royal array of aerial, vehicular, and close-combat stunts exploding across a gleaming Sydney cityscape and executed with a mix of cool precision and edge-stretching luck that will leave you breathless.

Special features on this Twilight Time Blu-ray of this action-thriller include the following:

-Audio Commentary with writer/director Brian Trenchard-Smith, co-star Hugh Keays-Byrne and stunt director Grant Page
-Uncut Not Quite Hollywood interviews with co-stars George Lazenby, Rebecca Gilling and Roger Ward; writer/director Brian Trenchard-Smith; executive producer David Hannay; and 2nd Unit cameraman John Seale
-Original theatrical trailer

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.