Advantage - Urban Assault (5-DVD)
- Number of Discs: 5
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 14 hours, 53 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: August 12, 2008
- Originally Released: 1974
- Label: Bci / Eclipse
5-Disc Set - Wrap, Scanavo Packaging
Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
- Mono - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Leo Fong, Rudy Ray Moore, Ron Van Clief & Marlene Clark|
There's mob money, kung-fu fighting, and undercover narcs in this URBAN ASSAULT set, featuring the campiest blaxploitation-meets-black-belt flicks from the 1970s. The collection includes DEATH OF BRUCE LEE (1975), as well as BLACK PANTHER OF SHAOLIN (1979) and WAY OF THE BLACK DRAGON (1978), starring genre icon Ron Van Clief.
Description by Brentwood Home Video (BCI Eclipse LLC):
THE BARON - When an actor tries to make his own movie with an all-black cast, he finds that he does not have the money to properly fund the picture. With nowhere to go, he borrows the money from the Mafia. But, when the mafia gets double-crossed on the deal, they are ready to bring down some furious vengeance.
DEATH OF BRUCE LEE (aka BLACK DRAGON'S REVENGE) - Like many films that came out of Hong Kong after Bruce Lee's death, this looks at the speculation over the cause of his fatality, coupled with the vows of several of Bruce's disciples to avenge his alleged murder.
T.N.T. JACKSON T.N.T. Jackson will put you in traction! Jeanne Bell stars in this 1974 Roger Corman black-themed action classic about a female cop who goes undercover as a hooker in Hong Kong in order to track down her missing brother.
BLACK PANTHER OF SHAOLIN - The Black Dragon (Ron Van Clief) is sent on a covert mission to bring down an organization that uses martial arts schools to run their criminal activities. An undercover agent (Leo Fong) is already embedded within the gang and soon the two tangle with each other before realizing they are on the same side.
WAY OF THE BLACK DRAGON - Ron Van Clief and Carter Wang star as a pair of martial-arts troubleshooters, who are willing to work for the highest bidder but still adhere to their own sense of values. They battle villains, who are members of a drug-smuggling operation that have branched out into slave trading.
SHAOLIN DOLEMITE - The one and only Dolemite, Rudy Ray Moore is back in his most action-packed film ever. Monk Ru-Di (Moore) is looking for the straying disciple, Tupac, who has been causing a little rift between East and West. Special Features include deleted and extended scenes.
KUNG FU FEVER - The martial arts technique manual of Bruce Lee has disappeared. Dragon Lee plans on finding and returning it to its rightful place. But, it is not going to be an easy task as gangsters from Japan, Korea, and Hong Kong all attempt to claim this valuable prize for themselves. The film features martial arts star, Ron Van Clief, in an uncharacteristic bad guy role.
THE BLACK SIX - A black high school student is beaten to death by a white biker gang when he is caught dating the gang leader's sister. But, the dead boy's brother happens to be a member of a black biker gang. So, when they hear about the brother's murder, they come to town to take revenge.
BLACK DRAGON - Upon arriving in Hong Kong, Ron Van Clief, playing a country lad, is victimized by ruthless drug dealers. In retribution, he teams with an undercover narc to thwart the villains. Also starring Jason Pai Pow and Jorge Estraga.
LORD SHANGO - Black Africans confront the local traditional religion of Christianity when a Yoruban priest is drowned after attempting to stop the Christian baptism of a young girl and her mother. Trouble ensues when the tribal priest returns from the dead to seek revenge. Starring Marlene Clark (GANJA & HESS, SWITCHBLADE SISTERS).
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