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Royal Warriors [Wong ga jin si] (Eureka Classics) Special Edition Blu-ray Review****-

Cert 15 | 96 mins | 1986

4 Star

You’ll Know When You’ve Been Yeoh’ed.

This is the second instalment of the ‘Girl’s With Gun’s’ films following on from Yes Madam, that ended up as the ‘In the Line of Duty’ series where we see strong female Martial Artists, using guns in the course of saving their city from would be wrong doers. Once again, the theme is “I love the sound of breaking glass.”

Even the busy City can come to a standstill for a street party, and as Michelle Yip (Michelle Yeoh, THE POLICE STORY TRILOGY, YES, MADAM!, Star Trek: Discovery Season 1, Mechanic Resurrection) enjoys taking photo’s of the street performers and the spectators, a young man chose life rather than working for the mob. But the mob doesn’t forget who knows what, and this young man knows too much, so he must die. So while running from the sword wielding Yakuza they bump into Michelle, who sees the danger the young man is in. She gives chase to confront the men, our first look at the awesome skills of Michelle Yeoh. After they have been dispatched, we find out that Michelle is a Hong Kong CID officer.

At New Tokyo airport, mob boss Harvey Lee ‘Tiger’ (Michael Wai-Man Chan, Project A Part II, The Good, the Bad and the Bandit) is being extradited to Hong Kong, by two officers. Also on this flight is Miss Yip, Air Marshall Michael Wong (Michael Wong, City Hunter, Miles Apart), and sat next to Miss Yip is Peter Yamamoto (Hiroyuki Sanada, The Shogun Assassins, Ring) a man that is trying to leave the police force because of his wife Yukiko (Reiko Niwa, Truck Rascals) and young daughter. Tiger and his escorts are sat at the front of the plane as everybody else takes to their seats. Michael takes a shine to Michelle, he never stops talking as the plane takes to the air. It soon becomes apparent that something is going on as, a hijacker ‘Rooster’ (Hing-Yin Kam, Police Story, Millionaires Express) comes up and shoots the two escorts, and frees Tiger. Our three intrepid passengers kick into gear, and a gun fight breaks out, with innocent victims and hijackers losing their lives, but by the end of it the three come out as heroes.

But not everyone is happy about our three heroes, a mystery man associated to Tiger and Rooster vows to kill the three. With crazy car chases and gun battles, never mind the amazing Martial Arts, Royal Warriors is an explosive Action Thriller.

With camera angles that show all the skill and all the pain, this is a must for any Martial Arts fan, and now available on a 2K restoration in the UK for the very first time. Another great Michelle Yeoh release by (Eureka Classics)

Royal Warriors is available on Blu-ray


Limited Edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling (First print run of 2000 copies only) | 1080p HD presentation on Blu-ray from a brand new 2K restoration | Original Cantonese mono audio | Optional English dubbed audio | Optional English Subtitles, newly translated for this release | Brand-new feature length audio commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival) | Brand-new feature length audio commentary by action cinema experts Mike Leeder & Arne Venema | 2018 interview with producer and actor John Sham courtesy of the Frédéric Ambroisine video archive| New Location’s featurette by Arne Venema | Trailer | Reversible sleeve design | PLUS: A Limited Edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing by James Oliver (First print run of 2000 copies only) |


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DirectorDavid Chung
GenreAction, Drama, Crime
StarringMichelle Yeoh, Michael Wong, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Wai-Man Chan
Available to buy on : Own ROYAL WARRIORS [Wong ga jin si] (Eureka Classics) Special Edition Blu-ray on Blu-Ray