Whether it’s “Cover Hard” with Chow Yun-Fat, “Full Contact” with Donnie Yen or “Police Story 1+2” with Jackie Chan: In recent months, a number of cult classics from Asian action cinema have found their way into the German home cinemas – in longer and/or better versions than ever before. And with “Dynamite Fighters” aka “Magnificent Warriors” the next highlight is already coming up this week.
“Dynamite Fighters” will be released on Blu-ray for the first time on September 16, 2022 – and will even celebrate its HD world premiere. Completely unabridged and including a brand new 2K master, the martial arts adventure starring “Everything Everywhere All At Once” star Michelle Yeoh appears in four limited editions in the media book:
» “Dynamite Fighters” at Amazon: Mediabook A* / Mediabook B* / Mediabook C* / Mediabook D*
The four cover variants, each limited to 500 pieces, contain the film on DVD and Blu-ray as well as a 16-page booklet and differ only in their design. Collectors are therefore spoiled for choice.
The focus of the story, which is set during the Second World War, is the Chinese resistance, which is trying to defend itself against the Japanese superiority. A factory is to be built in the Mongolian city of Kaal to produce poison gas for the fight against China. So that it doesn’t get that far, Chinese spies (including Michelle Yeoh) are to be secretly smuggled into the city in order to thwart their enemies’ sinister plan…
The “Magnificent Warriors” released in this country as “Dynamite Fighters” was created in 1987 and thus at the beginning of Michelle Yeoh’s heyday, who two years earlier had made a guest appearance in Sammo Hung’s “Powerman 2” (alongside Jackie Chan) and above all in “Yes, Madam” opposite Cynthia Rothrock proved that she is one of the biggest action stars of her generation. male domain? puff cake! With countless daredevil stunts that hurt to watch, Yeoh catapulted himself into the modern action cinema hall of fame.
Last but not least, with “Dynamite Fighters” she also followed in the gigantic footsteps of kung fu legend Jackie Chan, who had starred a year earlier with a similar mix of adventure film and martial arts action (“The Right Arm of the Gods”) brought the most successful film of all time to the cinemas in Hong Kong – and in doing so also laid the foundation for her later successes.
This was followed by other Hong Kong classics such as “Police Story 3”, “Heroic Trio” and “Tiger & Dragon” and an appearance as a Bond girl in “Tomorrow Never Dies” and of course her most recent success “Everything Everywhere All At Once”. “, which was even voted one of the most popular and best films of the recent past by the cinema audience.
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