Shout! Factory’s recent 2-for-1 release of the Angela Mao Ying vehicles was just a hint of what they have in store for the ’70s catalog of this martial arts film icon.  June will see the release of The Angela Mao Ying Collection, a three-disc set that collects 6 films that Mao Ying made for Golden Harvest during her heyday as a star.  The lineup includes the “kung fu theater” television staple When Taekwondo Strikes and the exploitation fan favorite Stoner.  Read on for all the Eastern extravaganza details, including credits and plot synopses for each film included…

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

 

AMYColl-dvdInternationally 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 of THE 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.

 

Pre-order THE ANGELA MAO YING COLLECTION on DVD now on ShoutFactory.com and Amazon.com.

 

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

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