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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Kung Fu Classic SHAOLIN MANTIS Explodes Onto DVD 11/16


Latest Dragon Dynasty Installment Of Shaw Brothers' Classic Debuts On DVD November 16 From Vivendi Entertainment And The Weinstein Company

"Judged on Kung Fu action alone, Shaolin Mantis is a winner" - Kung Fu Cinema

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - Full of non-stop action and spectacular Kung Fu, the Shaw Brothers' classic Shaolin Mantis explodes onto DVD November 16 from Vivendi Entertainment and The Weinstein Company.  From director Lau Kar-Leung (The 36th Chamber of Shaolin) comes the thrilling origin story of the highly effective and dangerous Mantis Fist Kung Fu.  Starring Kung Fu cinema legends David Chiang (One Armed Swordsman) and Liu Chia Hui (Kill Bill films, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin), the tale begins when Wai Fung (Chiang) is sent to infiltrate the Tien family to gather evidence of their rebellion against the king. 

Soon discovered as a spy, Fung is soundly defeated by the evil Tien brothers and ejected from the house.  Retreating to the wilderness after his devastating loss, Fung observes the delicate and intricate movements of a praying mantis.  Finding inspiration from the insect, he develops the deadly Mantis Fist Kung Fu and returns to seek vengeance on his enemies.  Featuring mesmerizing fight scenes and compelling drama, the newest Dragon Dynasty installment Shaolin Mantis will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.97.

David Chiang (One-Armed Swordsman) invents a new fighting technique - the Mantis Fist - to battle his way through a deadly stockpile of villains as he seeks revenge for his wife's murder. Featuring "spectacular kung fu choreography and a standout action performance for David Chiang" (Mark Pollard, Kung Fu Cinema), this Shaw Bros. classic instantly emerged as one of the genre's very best!

Price: $19.97
Street Date:  November 16, 2010
Order Date:October 12, 2010
Catalog Number:  WN2959
Languages:  English/ Mandarin (English/Spanish subtitles)
Running time: 101 minutes
Rating: NR

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