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Monday, May 27, 2013

The VHS Archives: H. Tjut Djalil's THE WARRIOR AND THE NINJA (1983)

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THE WARRIOR AND THE NINJA
H. Tjut Djalil's Bajing Ireng dan Jaka Sembung (1983)

The VHS Archives Factsheet
Label: All American Video
Catalog: AAV118
Box Type: Clamshell
Year of Release: ?
Runtime: 98:11
Print: 1.33:1 / English / No subs
Extras: None

About the Film
Director: H. Tjut Djalil
Year of Release: 1983
Country of Origin: Indonesia
Stars: Barry Prima, El Manik, Rita Zahara, Tizar Purbaya
AKAs: The Warrior 3, The Warrior and the Ninja Girl, Ninja Warrior, The Challenge of the Warrior

Verbatim Box Synopsis
The Warrior (Barry Prima) joins forces with the legendary NINJA in the battle of the century.
The Dutch colonial administration try to suppress the people of West Jova but the evil do'ers are no match for the NINJA thunderbolt and the deadly, fearsome Warrior ... they have to deal with the most powerful force the Ninja and The Warrior, ... they must succeed or die ... kill or be killed ... the colonial oppressors are no match for the death-dealing human fighting machines. 

U.S. All American Video sleeve!

German VideoVertrieb G. Marx sleeve,
courtesy of The Video Museum!

Greek Master Home Video sleeve, courtesy of TorboVision!

French Punch Video sleeve, originally scanned by "Kothar"!

Australian DayNight Video sleeve, also from "Kothar"!

Dutch Wizard VUH Video Holland sleeve,
courtesy of Critical Condition!


Original trailer, uploaded by "moskameijer"!

Looking for The Warrior and the Ninja on VHS? Good luck. I couldn't even find one on my own; I had to trade with Massacre Video's Louis Justin! An early German DVD exists, but it's not English-friendly and pulled from a tape. 

Investigate more titles with Project: MOGUL!

For a look at other labels, check out The VHS Archives!

© 2013 -- Bruce Holecheck. All Rights Reserved.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

The VHS Archives: Yuen Woo-Ping's TAI-CHI MASTER (1984)

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TAI-CHI MASTER
Yuen Woo-Ping's Siu Tai Gik (1984)

The VHS Archives Factsheet
Label: Ocean Shores Video Limited
Catalog: OS-554
Box Type: Clamshell
Year of Release: 1988
Runtime: 90:11
Print: 1.33:1 / English / No subs
Extras: Trailer for The Demon Fighter

About the Film
Director: Yuen Woo-Ping
Year of Release: 1984
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Stars: Donnie Yen, Yuen Cheung-Yan, Yuen Shun-Yee, Yuen Yat Chor, Lydia Shum
AKAs: Drunken Tai Chi, Laughing Tai Chi, Drunken Tai Chi Master

Verbatim Box Synopsis
"Tai-Chi Master" stars Donny Yen, a new young martial arts star with brilliant athleticism and technical skill.
A young man eludes the killer who murdered his father and brother, meets an eccentric showman / master of Tai-Chi and his fighting 250lbs wife, in the end faces the enemies out to kill him in a series of showdown fights.
The action's thrilling some-times while it's hilarious too. Stunts are choreographed in the style of an Indiana Jones adventure.
This new film is a must for the kung fu lover and action-movie fan.

U.S. Ocean Shores Video Limited sleeve!


Quick action clip, uploaded by "bikekungfu"!

Looking for Tai-Chi Master on VHS? It's not readily available, but there is a cheapo DVD from Ground Zero that offers a nice ltbx print as Drunken Tai Chi.

Investigate more titles with Project: Ocean Shores!

For a look at other labels, check out The VHS Archives!

© 2013 -- Bruce Holecheck. All Rights Reserved.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

The VHS Archives: Terry Bourke's LADY STAY DEAD (1981)

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LADY STAY DEAD
Terry Bourke's Lady, Stay Dead (1981)

The VHS Archives Factsheet
Label: Video City Productions
Catalog: VC5057
Box Type: Clamshell
Year of Release: 1986
Runtime: 90:41
Print: 1.33:1 / English / No subs
Extras: None

About the Film
Director: Terry Bourke
Year of Release: 1981
Country of Origin: Australia
Stars: Chard Hayward, Louise Howitt, Deborah Coulls, Roger Ward 
AKAs: The Night of the Apocalypse, The Malibu Killer, Murder Game, The Rapist, Deadly Trap

Verbatim Box Synopsis
A girl visits her film star sister, only to discover clues to a macabre murder. And over the next 24 hours she plays a cat and mouse game for her life.
A psychopath is on the loose ... and no-one's there to help her.
A terrifying thriller that will chill you to the bone!

U.S. Video City Productions sleeve!

U.K. Intervision Movies on Video sleeve,
courtesy of Video Collector U.K.!

German UFA Universum Film clamshell!

French MPM Production sleeve, originally scanned by "stebreizh"!

French MPM Production reissue sleeve,
originally scanned by "Fred932000"!

Spanish Video Ediciones del Mediterraneo S.A. sleeve,
courtesy of Terror Fantastico!

Argentinean Vestal Video slipcase!


Argentinean Vestal / Magnetic Video sleeve,
courtesy of Raro VHS!

Dutch MPM Production / M.P.I. Brussel sleeve,
courtesy of Critical Condition!

Finnish Star Video sleeve!

Danish Panorama Irish sleeve, courtesy of Hans-Jorn Reimer
and his Danish Ex-Rental VHS Appreciation Group!

French-Canadian Prolusion Group slipcase, courtesy of
Quebec City's own Gabriel Wagner!


Rare Argentinean video trailer,
uploaded by our friends at Raro VHS!

Looking for Lady, Stay Dead on VHS? Good luck.
It's not on DVD, either.

Investigate more titles with Project: Video City!

For a look at other labels, check out The VHS Archives!

© 2013 -- Bruce Holecheck. All Rights Reserved.