Anchor Bay Announces Five Dragon Dynasty Titles Releasing This October!

Hot off of a major crossover era for Asian cinema at the time with home releases from distributors like Tai Seng, Fox and Miramax/Dimension and in the UK with Hong Kong Legends, the Weinstein-owned Dragon Dynasty came just in time when American consumers craved the same substantive DVD content packed with remastered, quality discs featuring classic and contemporary action films from the far East. I still own a few DD prints myself, including Seven Swords, Fist Of Legend, Righting Wrongs and City Of Violence, and if you've ever consumed DVDs at all in the last fifteen years, you know when you got a Dragon Dynasty DVD, you got something truly awesome.

With all this, we now come to Anchor Bay's latest offering in the form of an honorary five-film package attributed to Dragon Dynasty with action stars Jet Li and Stephen Chow front and center. A DVD and Digital HD release for this set is only a few months away, but Anchor Bay has just unveiled their official announcement. Read on:
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF. – August 18, 2015 – Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company are proud to announce the action packed martial arts home entertainment release of the Dragon Dynasty 5 Movie Collection. This classic set features four films from legendary martial arts superstar Jet Li and one film from icon Stephen Chow. In 2006, The Weinstein Company launched the Dragon Dynasty brand in order to showcase classic and contemporary Asian Cinema, particularly films in the action/martial arts genre. An immediate hit with fans and critics, Dragon Dynasty brought home the world’s greatest martial arts and Asian action films, featuring the groundbreaking work of international superstars and legendary filmmakers. Anchor Bay Entertainment is honoring this legacy with the Dragon Dynasty: 5 Movie Collection, arriving on 3-Disc DVD set and Digital HD bundle on October 6th.
The Dragon Dynasty 5 Movie Collection includes:

Born to Defense (1986)
Directed by & Starring Jet Li (Rated R, 91 min.)

Jet (Jet Li) is a WWII soldier returning after the war to find he must continue to fight against abusive Americans now taking advantage of citizens in his hometown.

The Defender (1994)
Directed by Corey Yuen & Starring Jet Li (Rated R, 92 min.)

Jet Li – the former bodyguard to the most powerful leader in China is hired to protect school teacher Christy Chung after having witnessed a brutal murder.

The Legend II (aka The Legend of Fong Sai Yuk II, 1993)
Directed by Corey Yuen & Starring Jet Li (Rated R, 92 min.)

Having failed a secret mission for the Red Flowers Society, an underground organization dedicated to the overthrow of the Manchu dynasty and restoration of the Ming Dynasty, Fong Sai Yuk must try to get his hands on a special document by wooing the governor’s daughter.

Once Upon a Time in China and America (1997)
Directed by Sammo Hung Kam-Bo & Starring Jet Li (Not Rated, 99 min.)

Wong Fei-Hung travels to the U.S. to visit a martial arts branch that one of his disciples has set up and ends up establishing himself as a respected kung fu master, helping gain recognition for Chinese martial arts in the West.

From Beijing with Love (1994)
Directed by & Starring Stephen Chow. (Not Rated, 84 min.)

A comedic send-up of Bond’s 007, Ling Ling-Chat is the unlikely pork butcher / superspy sent to Hong Kong to find a priceless stolen fossil. Assassins, spy gadgets, stunts and chases ensue.

Dragon Dynasty 5 Movie Collection will be available on DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment for the suggested retail price of $19.98

To learn more about this film, please visit anchorbayentertainment.com.

Comments

  1. I'm glad to see Dragon Dynasty making a comeback, even if it ends up only being for this release. I am a big fan. I'm a sucker for quality DVD case artwork. It is unfortunate to see that so many of the movies in this pack were already released by DD. I'm sure I'll still buy it for the ones I don't already own though.

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