a.k.a. The Blonde Fury / Righting Wrongs II / Above The Law II
Running Time: 87 mins
Retail Price: £24.99
Release Date: 2023
Content Type: Movie
Cynthia Rothrock’s first leading role was also the first (and to this day, only) time a Western actress had lead billing in a Hong Kong film.
Rothrock plays Cindy, the titular female reporter sent to investigate an unscrupulous newspaper editor (Ronny Yu). Teaming up with Elizabeth Lee (Long Arm of the Law Part 3), the two go up against a series of opponents played by some of the greatest “bad guy” actors in 80s cinema, including Billy Chow (Fist of Legend), Jeff Falcon (Outlaw Brothers, Six String Samurai), and Vincent Lyn (Tiger Cage).
Mang Hoi handles directing duties here, but much like Yes, Madam!, this was a collaborative effort between Mang Hoi and Corey Yuen, and just like that film the results are magnificent – Mang Hoi’s graceful and acrobatic choreography fusing perfectly with Corey Yuen’s hard-hitting style. But the star here is Cynthia Rothrock, and this deservedly secured her position as one of the top action stars of her era, and Eureka Classics is proud to present Lady Reporter in its UK debut on Blu-ray from a brand new 2K restoration.
Limited Edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling [2000 copies]
Limited Edition set of Facsimile Lobby Cards [2000 copies]
Brand new feature length audio commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival) & actor and martial artist Vincent Lyn
Brand new feature length audio commentary by action cinema experts Mike Leeder & Arne Venema
Brand new select-scene commentary with actress and martial-arts movie icon Cynthia Rothrock
Brand new interview with Cynthia Rothrock
Brand new interview with Mang Hoi
A Limited Edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing by James Oliver [2000 copies]
1.85:1 widescreen 1080p
PCM 2.0 Mono Cantonese (Theatrical Version Only)
PCM 2.0 Mono English (Export Version Only)
Director of Photography:
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung