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Angela Mao: Hapkido & Lady Whirlwind

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Released: 3rd October 2022. Angela Mao and director Huang Feng (The Shaolin Plot) were a superstar pairing that produced an incredible series of top tier kung-fu classics including Deadly China Doll, When Taekwondo Strikes and the two films presented here - Hapkido and Lady Whirlwind. In Hapkido (aka. Lady Kung Fu in the West), a group of martial artists (Mao, Sammo Hung, and Carter Wong) start their own school to teach the Korean martial art, Hapkido, but a rival Japanese academy attempts to crush them - deeming Hapkido inferior to their Japanese fighting style. Similar to the plot of Bruce Lee's Fist of Fury (a canny decision by the filmmakers, capitalising on Mao often being referred to as a "female Bruce Lee"), Hapkido was a huge hit in the West, even briefly beating Lee's Enter the Dragon at the North American box office. Perhaps her most iconic film, Lady Whirlwind (bizarrely re-titled as Deep Thrust in the US, to capitalise on the success of Deep Throat, which probably made its tag lines - "The Deadly Stroke of Bare Hand Combat" and "Mistress of the Death Blow" - a tad misleading) stars Mao as a deadly fighter out for revenge on the man who wronged her sister (played by Shaw Brothers veteran Chang Yi). After tracking the man down, she finds he is on his own vengeful path against a gang of Japanese thugs and agrees to help keep him alive - as long as she gets to take her revenge when it's all over!

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  • Details

    Released:
    3rd October 2022
    Category:
    Action & Adventure
    Studio:
    Eureka Classics
    Format:
    Blu-ray
    Certification:
    15 – Suitable only for 15 years and over
    Barcode:
    5060000704686
  • Description

    Angela Mao and director Huang Feng (The Shaolin Plot) were a superstar pairing that produced an incredible series of top tier kung-fu classics including Deadly China Doll, When Taekwondo Strikes and the two films presented here - Hapkido and Lady Whirlwind. In Hapkido (aka. Lady Kung Fu in the West), a group of martial artists (Mao, Sammo Hung, and Carter Wong) start their own school to teach the Korean martial art, Hapkido, but a rival Japanese academy attempts to crush them - deeming Hapkido inferior to their Japanese fighting style. Similar to the plot of Bruce Lee's Fist of Fury (a canny decision by the filmmakers, capitalising on Mao often being referred to as a "female Bruce Lee"), Hapkido was a huge hit in the West, even briefly beating Lee's Enter the Dragon at the North American box office. Perhaps her most iconic film, Lady Whirlwind (bizarrely re-titled as Deep Thrust in the US, to capitalise on the success of Deep Throat, which probably made its tag lines - "The Deadly Stroke of Bare Hand Combat" and "Mistress of the Death Blow" - a tad misleading) stars Mao as a deadly fighter out for revenge on the man who wronged her sister (played by Shaw Brothers veteran Chang Yi). After tracking the man down, she finds he is on his own vengeful path against a gang of Japanese thugs and agrees to help keep him alive - as long as she gets to take her revenge when it's all over!
    Region Code:
    Region B
    Duration:
    186 minutes
    Original Language:
    Mandarin
    Extras:
    Language(s): Mandarin, English, Hapkido: English, Subtitles: English, Interactive Menu, Screen ratio 1:2.35, Mono, 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, Bonus Footage, Commentary: 'Hapkido' and 'Lady Whirlwind' audio commentary by Frank Djeng and Michael Worth; 'Hapkido' and 'Lady Whirlwind' audio commentary by Frank Djeng and Robert Samuels; 'Lady Whirlwind' audio commentary by Samm Deighan., Image Gallery, Interviews: Interview with Angela Mao (2022); Archival interviews with Angela Mao, Carter Wong, Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao., Reversible sleeve; 'Hapkido': Alternate opening credits., Trailers
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