Arrow Video Announce Sonny Chiba Blu-Ray Release of THE STREET FIGHTER TRILOGY





Street Fighter Trilogy

Martial arts movie fans rejoice as Arrow Video announce the release of THE STREET FIGHT TRILOGY on Blu-Ray from 17th April 2023, having previously released The Executioner Collection.

Sonny Chiba stars as Takuma “Terry” Tsurugi, the animalistic antihero driven by sex, money and brawling in the infamous series that first introduced the name of the martial arts legend to a global audience.

The first film to receive an X rating in the U.S. purely on account of its violence, The Street Fighter sees Tsurugi embroiled in a game of double and triple crosses involving both local and foreign mafia gangs when he is hired to kidnap Sarai (Yutaka Nakajima, The Executioner 1 & 2), the beautiful heiress daughter of a recently deceased oil tycoon. In Return of the Street Fighter, Tsurugi uncovers an extortion racket behind the construction of a new karate dojo and a shadowy cabal whose reach stretches across the whole of Asia. In The Street Fighter’s Last Revenge, Chiba is joined by Toei star Reiko Ike (Girl Boss Guerrilla, Sex and Fury) as Tsurugi goes hand-to-hand against an ambitious public prosecutor (Koji Wada) with his own fists of fury over evidence of a corporate coverup involving a chemical spillage.

The Street Fighter films made Chiba a star, so beloved by Quentin Tarantino he had the young lovers of True Romance meet-cute at a Sonny Chiba triple feature and would later cast Chiba himself in Kill Bill. Making its UK Blu-ray debut, Arrow Video is proud to present The Street Fighter Trilogy in all its eye-popping, skull-crushing, throat-ripping glory!

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

• Brand new 2K restorations of The Street Fighter and Return of the Street Fighter from 2K scans of the original camera negatives by Arrow Films
• Newly remastered High Definition presentation of The Street Fighter’s Last Revenge by Arrow Films
• High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentations
• Original lossless mono Japanese and English versions for all three films
• Optional English subtitles for the Japanese soundtracks and optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtracks
• Double-sided fold-out poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tony Stella
• Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the films by Mark Schilling and Chris Poggiali and a Sonny Chiba filmography
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tony Stella

DISC 1: THE STREET FIGHTER

• Brand new 2K restorations of the original Japanese and American versions of the film from the original camera negatives
• Brand new audio commentary by Asian film specialists Andrew Heskins and James Mudge of easternkicks.com
• Street Fighting Man, a 30-minute interview with Sonny Chiba
• Cutting Moments, interview with director Jack Sholder discussing his role in creating the legend of Sonny Chiba
• Original Japanese and U.S. theatrical trailers
• Image gallery

DISC 2: RETURN OF THE STREET FIGHTER

• Brand new 2K restorations of the original Japanese and American versions of the film from the original camera negatives
• Brand new audio commentary by Jonathan Clements, author of A Brief History of the Martial Arts
• Original Japanese theatrical trailer and U.S. teaser and theatrical trailers
• Image gallery

DISC 3: THE STREET FIGHTER’S LAST REVENGE

• High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation of the original Japanese and American versions of the film
• Original Japanese and U.S. theatrical trailers
• Image gallery

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