09th Sep2013

Mediumrare announce 4 cult classics coming to UK DVD & Blu-ray

by Phil Wheat

Mediumrare Entertainment continue their trend of releasing some of the weirdest cult films and TV shows with four films that are making their UK DVD debuts – and two are also getting the Blu-ray treatment too! Check out all the details below. I know I’ll be snapping these up, will you?

OPERATION CONDOR: ARMOUR OF GOD II (1991)

Global adventurer Asian Hawk (Jackie Chan) comes to Europe in search of the ‘Armour of God’, a magical relic from the Crusades. He hopes he can use it to bargain for the freedom of his girlfriend from a deadly cult. With his trusty companion (Andy Tam) by his side, his quest takes him from one perilous adventure to another. Directed by Jackie Chain himself, who performed all his own stunts, it was regarded as one of the most expensive films at the time. The third instalment of the Armour of God adventures, Chinese Zodiac CZ12 is due for release later in the year.

• Released on DVD and first time on Blu-ray in UK
• Release Date: 14th October (rrp £12,99 DVD, £14.99 blu-ray)

HIGH ROAD TO CHINA (1983)

Road-China

Tom Selleck stars as World War 1 ace-pilot Patrick O’Malley with a taste for adventure as well as for liqueur. Set in 1920s, glamorous society heiress ‘Evie’ Tozer (Bess Armstrong , from TV’s My So-Called Life and Boston Legal) hires him to find her missing father (Wilfred Brimley). She’s an accomplished pilot herself, so they fly out from Istanbul in separate bi-planes and head across Asia to China. Also starring Robert Morley and Brian Blessed. Following in the wake of Raiders of the Lost Ark’s success, Brian G Hutton (Where Eagles Dare and Kelly’s Heroes) directed this is entertaining sky-high romantic romp with Selleck at the height of his Magnum P.I. popularly and rousing score by John Barry.

• Released on DVD (rrp £12.99) and Blu-ray (rrp £14.99)
• Release date: 21st October

ROBOTRIX (1991)

Robotrix

Whilst investigating a series of murders and rapes, Policewoman Selina (Chikako Aoyama) is critically shot but with the expert skills of Dr Sara, her memories are transferred into an advanced robot, Eve-27. Teamed up with another android, Anna (Amy Yip), who has gone undercover as a prostitute, their mission is to defeat meglomaniac scientist, Sakamoto, with his mind in a cyborg intent on taking over the world. Notoriously on its original 1991 release as Hong Kong’s first film to feature full-frontal nudity, Robotrix is science-fiction exploitation combines kung fu action with erotic fantasy. Directed by Jamie Luk (Rumble In The Bronx) , it stars David Wu (Farewell My Concubine, Full Throttle), kickboxing champ Billy Chow (Fist of Legend) and soft porn actress, Amy Yip.

• First time on DVD in UK
• Release date: 21st October (rrp £14.99)

MEGAFORCE (1982)

Megaforce

Cult Eighties fantasy fun. Barry Bostwick stars as Ace Hunter, leader of a mercenary army force who uphold peace, equipped with advanced weapons and vehicles. Brought into the conflict between The Republic of Sardun and neighbouring Gamibia, Directed by former stuntsman Hal Needham (Smokey and the Bandit), it’s filled with death-defying stunts and high-flying futuristic action that inspired an Atari computer game. Also starring Persis Khambatta (Star Trek: The Motion Picture) , Michael Beck (The Warriors, Xanadu) and Edward Mulhare (TV’s The Ghost & Mrs Muir, Knight Rider)

• First time on DVD in UK
• Release date: 21st October (rrp £14.99)

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