Posted Fri Nov 16, 2007 at 06:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke
Move over, Bruce Lee: the distaff martial arts heroine Sister Street Fighter is coming to high-def this January in a Blu-ray double feature containing two of her biggest drive-in hits.
One of the most popular entries in the "chop socky" phenomenon that ruled '70s grindhouse cinema, 'Sister Street Fighter' tells the story of martial arts expert Koryu Lee (Etsuko Shihomi), the sister of a slain undercover cop who is pressed into service to take on the entire Hong Kong criminal underworld.
Long championed as a classic by fans including Quentin Tarantino, all four of the 'Sister Street Fighter' films were finally remastered for a DVD box set last year, and now BCI will give the first two entries in the series -- 'Sister Street Fighter' and 'Sister Street Fighter 2' -- a double feature high-def debut on January 8, 2008..
This high-def two-punch is scheduled to include both features on BD-25 single-layer disc, with tech specs set to include 1080p video, plus the film's original Japanese soundtrack and an English dub track in Dolby Digital 1.0 mono.
No extras have been announced, but seeing as the previous DVD releases didn't contain much in the way of bonus features, we expect the Blu-ray to follow suit.
BCI has set a suggested retail price of $22.98.
As always, you'll find updated disc details for 'Sister Street Fighter/Sister Street Fighter 2' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, indexed under January 8, 2008.
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