This spring and summer, Shout! Factory is taking a welcome detour into martial arts movie territory by releasing a number of films featuring cult favorite Angela Mao to DVD.  The first of these releases will be a 2-for-1 disc featuring Hapkido and Lady Whirlwind.  Both films will be presented in anamorphic versions representing their original ‘scope-format ratios and feature both English and Chinese soundtracks.  There will even be a few extras on this set, which will be released on April 22nd.  Read on for all the Mao martial-arts details…

 

An action-packed double feature starring

martial-arts sensation Angela Mao Ying!

 

Hapk-LadyWhir-dvdIn Lady Whirlwind, Tien (Angela Mao Ying) arrives in town seeking revenge on the man, Ling, who abandoned her pregnant, causing her to take her own life. Ling is on a mission to take down the leader of the gambling and opium syndicate. Tien agrees to help him but she still plans to take her revenge on Ling. Also starring Sammo Hung Kam-Bo and Yi Chang (The One-Armed Swordsman).

 

Three students (including Angel Mao Ying) are expelled from Korea and move back to China to start up a martial-arts school in Hapikdo, but like in Bruce Lee’s Fists Of Fury, a rival Japanese martial-arts club will do all they can to crush any competing club that opens in their area. Also starring Carter Wong (Big Trouble In Little China) and Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, with cameos by Biao Yuen, Corey Yuen and Jackie Chan, Hapkido is a rip-roaring martial-arts masterpiece!

 

Extras: Trailers, Alternate Title Sequence For Lady Whirlwind, Angela Mao interview, Carter Wong Interview, Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao interview

 

Discs: 1
Format: NTSC
Video region: Region 1
Color: Color
Language: English, Mandarin
Subtitles: English