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The flood of once-indicated action hits from Asia, which received the blessing of the FSK with a considerable delay and are now finally being released in Germany in their entirety, just doesn’t stop. After John Woo’s » Blast Heroes » recently celebrated its uncut debut and now » Cover Hard » with Chow Yun-Fat has also been announced uncut, » Hongkong Cop — Im Names of revenge » now the next highlight — for action fans of all kinds.
Spectacular car chases, brutal martial arts sequences — whether with raw fists, iron bars or chainsaws (!!) — or bloodthirsty shootouts: this film really has it all! And not too short: Due to its hardness, «Ultra Force» once ended up on the index in Germany and as a result could not be openly advertised or sold in this country for a long time. All the more gratifying is the fact that the film has finally passed the FSK test and, after more than three decades, is now apparently getting the home cinema evaluation it deserves: «Ultra Force» will be released on June 24, 2022 for the first time completely unabridged with an 18 -Release on Blu-ray:
» «Ultra Force» Mediabook A at Amazon *
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» «Ultra Force» Mediabook C at Amazon *
The film will be available in three strictly limited editions in the media book, each containing the film uncut on DVD and Blu-ray — including a new 4K master! The edition size of the three versions, which differ only in their visual presentation (different covers), is very limited. On top of that, all copies are serialized and numbered. Befittingly on board: a booklet with background information on the film (16 pages).
An action festival of superlatives: This is «Ultra Force»
As a self-confessed martial arts and Hong Kong action fan, the author of this article not long ago took the opportunity to catch up on the film on a shabby vintage import DVD — and couldn’t believe how this gem has served him so far could escape. In terms of action, director David Chung («RoboForce») really does everything that can come to mind and delivers a spectacle that hasn’t lost any of its effect even after 35 years. On the contrary: You won’t find such powerful action cinema in Hollywood — today as then. A quick look at YouTube , where you can find various scenes and trailers, is enough to get this insight.
«Ultra Force» centers on police officer Michelle Yip, played by martial arts icon and acting great Michelle Yeoh (coming soon in «Everything Everywhere All At Once»), who is caught on a flight to Wong ( Michael Wong , «Ip Man : Kung Fu Master») from flight security and Japanese ex-cop Yamamoto ( Hiroyuki Sanada , «Mortal Kombat»). The trio join forces to prevent the liberation of a prisoner on board — but the battle is not without consequences: both the prisoner and his potential rescuer are killed. And that’s where the trouble begins. Because now Hong Kong’s underworld is plotting revenge…
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