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Lady Reporter on Blu-ray in the UK

Hongkong Cut + Export cut of The Blonde Fury in comparison

Lady Reporter (alternate title: The Blonde Fury) with Cynthia Rothrock is a classic Hongkong actioner. The Asian version contains three fight scenes in a completely recut form with alternative material, as we documented in more detail in a detailed report. For the German DVD re-release, this Asian version was already available (for the first time worldwide) in remastered form. For the additional export version contained on the disc, the alternate fight scenes from a different source. Whether the alternative export material would ever exist in remastered form, seemed still unlikely.
Since June 26, 2023, the worldwide Blu-ray premiere is available in the UK from the label Eureka Entertainment. As usual, there are lots of exclusive extras to be found on this release. We were able to do a thorough comparison by now and can thus confirm firsthand that both film versions are included here in great HD quality. We were also able to compare this with the two versions of the German DVD: They are uncut and, regarding the actual version of the film, absolutely identical (apart from logos/credits).
For a quick impression, we've also uploaded a few screenshots of the Hong Kong version and the export version (focus on additional moments & the reconstructed credits). Here are the full specs as well:
  • Limited Edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling [2000 copies]
  • Limited Edition set of Facsimile Lobby Cards [2000 copies]
  • 1080p HD presentation on Blu-ray of the original theatrical cut from a brand new 2K restoration
  • 1080p HD presentation on Blu-ray of the international export cut from a brand new 2K restoration
  • Original Cantonese mono audio and optional “classic” English dubbed audio
  • Optional English Subtitles, newly translated for this release
  • 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
  • Trailers
  • A Limited Edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing by James Oliver [2000 copies]

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Release: Jun 28, 2023 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: Muck47

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