Written by: Michael Den Boer on February 27th, 2017
BluRay released: March 14th, 2017
Approximate running times: 134 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Widescreen / 1080 Progressive / MPEG-4 AVC (It should be noted that Itchy Fingers and The Avenging Boxer are presented in their intended 1.85:1 aspect ratios)
Sound: LPCM Mono Chinese
BluRay Release: Severin Films
Region Coding: Region Free
Retail Price: $24.98
This collection picks up right where its predecessor left off. And though Kung Fu is front and center in all of these trailers. There is also a wide variety of genres, action, adventure, comedy, drama, romance and the animated feature film, The Story of Chinese Gods.
Excluding the clips that open and close this release. Here are thirty-five trailers that makeup this collection.
Thunderbolt, Yellow Faced Tiger (Slaughter in San Francisco), Kung Fu Master Named Drunk Cat, The Invincible Super Guy, The Invisible Terrorist, Shaolin Invincible Sticks, Bruce and the Iron Finger, Snuff-Bottle Connection, The Story of Chinese Gods, Along Comes the Tiger, The Owl, Two in Black Belt, The Young Avenger, White Haired Devil Lady, The Super Kung-Fu Fighter, Killer from Above, Two Assassins of the Darkness (Kung Fu Killers), Bloody Mission, Revenge of the Shaolin Kid (Master of Death), The Thundering Mantis, Shao-lin Hero Chang San Feng, The Bomb-Shell, Black Guide, One Way Only, The Old Master, Big Leap Forward, Gambling for Head, Silent Romance, Itchy Fingers, Crazy Horse and Intelligent Monkey, The Legendary Strike, The Instant Kung Fu Man, The Dragon and the Tiger Kids (Hell’s Windstaff) and The Avenging Boxer.
Standout trailers include, Thunderbolt (Angela Mao), Yellow Faced Tiger (Slaughter in San Francisco) an rare villain role for Chuck Norris, Bruce and the Iron Finger (Bruce Li), Two Assassins of the Darkness (Kung Fu Killers) and Along Comes the Tiger (both film’s starring Don Wong who was picked by Golden Harvest to fill the void left by Bruce Lee’s death), The Thundering Mantis (Ka-Yan Leung), The Bomb-Shell (a police procedural / Kung Fu hybrid), Black Guide (Bolo Yeung), The Old Master (Jim-Yuen Yu who’s former students include, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, Biao Yuen, Corey Yuen, Wah Yuen, and Yuen-Man Meng), Itchy Fingers (a Kung Fu comedy starring Roy Chiao) and The Instant Kung Fu Man (a Kung Fu comedy that features identical twins).
There are thirty-five trailers which are included as part of Return of Kung Fu Trailers of Fury come on a 25 GB single layer BluRay. The film is presented in a 1080 progressive widescreen. All of the trailers are presented in 1080 progressive and they are presented in their original aspect ratios. And all trailers have been transferred and digitally remastered in 2k from various 35mm prints.
Quality wise don’t expect anything looking and sounding uniform since the audio /video presentations vary from source to source. With that being said, despite their short comings the end results in regards to audio / video presentation for this release should exceed the majority of viewers’ expectations.
Extras for this release includes, an informative audio commentary with experts Ric Meyers (Films of Fury), Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival), Martial Arts Instructor Greg Schiller & Rick Stelow of Drunken Master Video. When compared to the audio commentary track for Kung Fu Trailers of Fury, this audio commentary track is a more laid back affair.
Overall Return of Kung Fu Trailers of Fury is a must have purchase for fans martial arts cinema, highly recommended.