USA company Pearl River are to release a two film set onto Blu ray they are calling The Basher Box. The two films are The Prodigal Boxer (1972) and The Awaken Punch (1973) , both from new 4K remasters.
In 1973 a film that bares many similarities to Bruce Lee’s debut film The Big Boss, In The Awaken Punch Henry Yu Yang plays an altruistic fighter who begins to build a name for himself as he violently cleans up a town from within its seedier elements. But when he must abide by a promise to his dying father to give up his fighting ways, he will be faced with a new challenge in the arrival of the knife-throwing master Tien Feng (Fist of Fury) and his gang.
The Prodigal Boxer (1972) is an early take on the legend of martial artist Fong Sai-Yuk (later to be portrayed by the likes of Jet Li and Alexander Fu-Sheng), here played by Meng Fei. Once Fong Inadvertently kills a student of the rival school run by Iron Hand Tan (Yasuaki Kurata), this action leads to a series of near death confrontations between the men concluding in a tournament battle of the ages.
- NEW 4K Transfer of The Prodigal Boxer from a 35mm inter-positive
- NEW 4k Transfer of The Awaken Punch from a 35mm negative
- Audio Commentary on The Prodigal Boxer with actor/director Michael Worth and Clones Cast/Cinema Bushido host Matthew Whittaker
- Creative Chaos: The Basher Genre: an interview with Michael Worth and Action Choreographer John Kreng
- Original Theatrical Trailers to both films
- Newly commissioned artwork from artist Bryan Meredith
- Essay booklet on the Basher genre within Kung Fu Cinema History
Release date is to be confirmed as is if it will be region locked.