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CHINA O’BRIEN I + II (Eureka Classics) 4K Ultra HD Special Edition Review****-

Cert 18 | 178 mins | 1990

4 Star

It’s Clobbering Time With O’Brien.

From legendary action writer/ director Robert Clouse (Enter the Dragon, Game of Death, The Ultimate Warrior, Bruce Lee at Golden Harvest 4K UHD Limited Edition), he brings us Cynthia Rothrock (LADY REPORTER [Shi jie da shai] (aka The Blonde Fury / Righting Wrongs II / Above The Law II, YES, MADAM! aka. POLICE ASSASSINS (Eureka Classics) Special Edition, The Martial Arts Kid) the female martial arts star in the lead for these two 1990 high kicking, fast punching action films.

Small town girl China O’Brien (Cynthia Rothrock) now lives in the big city training cops in martial arts, but a disgruntled cop named Termite (Doug Wright, The Toxic Avenger Part II) calls her out on the effectiveness of her training on the mean streets of the city, challenging her to a demonstration against a bunch of guys at night. She turns up and starts fighting the guys that come at her, but these aren’t fellow police officers, and when she spots a gun pointed at Termite’s head, she pulls out her gun and fires.

The person she shot was a young man, and this weighs heavily on her soul, and she resigns and leaves the big city behind, as she heads back to her roots. But life in Beaver Creek, Utah is in turmoil as town sheriff John O’Brien (David Blackwell) can testify, as he battles the power of local crime boss Edwin Sommers (Steven Kerby) who has one of O’Brien’s deputy’s in his pocket, as well as the local judge. China settles in to town life as she meets up with old flame Matt Conroy (Richard Norton, City Hunter, Mad Max: Fury Road).

She’s one of them chop suey fighters.

As John tries to bring justice to Beaver Creek, he ruffles Sommers feathers, which gets him and his loyal deputy killed in separate explosions. With john gone, bent deputy Marty Lickner (Patrick Adamson, 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain, Mr. Mental) and Sommers think they have the town all sewn up, but the fly in the ointment is Lori China O’Brien, as she runs for the sheriffs position, and with the support of Matt and the biker out for revenge ‘Dakota’ (Keith Cooke, Mortal Kombat, The King of the Kickboxers). With Dakota’s lightning footwork and China’s formidable skills, and Matt’s all round skills, the baddies are in for a shock.

These skills carry over into China O’Brian II, the dynamic trio have to save Beaver Creek again, with more of the high-octane action, to give you nearly three hours of 4K viewing 18 Cert explosive action. A must own for the fans of Martial Arts or Cynthia Rothrock, or for those curious about this action packed couple of films.

CHINA O’BRIEN I + II (Eureka Classics) 4K Ultra HD
Special Edition is available now.



Limited Edition O Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Gokaiju
4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentations, presented in Dolby Vision HDR from brand new 4K restorations of the original film elements
Uncompressed original English mono (China O’Brien) and stereo (China O’Brien 2) audio tracks
Optional English SDH
Brand new feature-length audio commentaries on both films by action cinema experts Mike Leeder & Arne Venema
Brand new feature-length commentary on China O’Brien 2 by Asian cinema expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival)
Select-scene commentary on both films by Cynthia Rothrock and Frank Djeng
Made in China – Brand-new interview with Cynthia Rothrock
Enter Dakota – Brand-new interview with actor and martial artist Keith Cooke
A Conversation with Richard Norton – Brand-new interview with actor and martial artist Richard Norton by A.J. Richardi and Gavin Kelley of The Martial Arts Mania Podcast
Leon Hunt on China O’Brien – Brand-new interview with Leon Hunt, author of Kung Fu Cult Masters: From Bruce Lee to Crouching Tiger
James Mudge on China O’Brien – Brand-new interview with filmmaker and critic James Mudge
Limited Edition Reversible Poster
PLUS: A Limited Edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Eddie Falvey and James Oliver

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DirectorRobert Clouse
GenreAction, Crime, Drama
StarringCynthia Rothrock, Richard Norton, Keith Cooke
Available to buy on : Own CHINA O’BRIEN I + II (Eureka Classics) 4K Ultra HD
Special Edition on Blu-Ray