STRIKE OF THE PANTHER (OZPLOITATION CLASSICS)
Jason Blade is back! After rescuing the daughter of prominent businessman David Summers, from a brothel in Dalkeith, he forms the Crime Task Force to assist in the capture of Jim Baxter (James Richards, Agent Provocateur). When Baxter kidnaps Blade's girlfriend, Gemma Anderson (Paris Jefferson, The Counsellor) Blades seeks revenge but Baxter has found refuge in a deserted power station and wired it with enough explosives to destroy half of Perth.
Shot on location in Hong Kong and Australia, DAY OF THE PANTHER and its sequel, STRIKE OF THE PANTHER, explode from the screen in a flurry of bloody fists, spiked bats, nunchucks and mullets! Packed with dangerous stunts and muscle cars smoking it up on suburban Perth streets, DAY and STRIKE are a double-bill of rarely seen Ozploitation mayhem that will leave you gasping to rewind and check what you have just seen. Starring Australian screen icons, John Stanton, Rowena Wallace and Michael Carman, Umbrella Entertainment have dug deep into the vaults of Australian cult cinema to unearth this indie assault, filmed back-to-back in Australia's bicentennial year of 1988.
Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith (The Man From Hong Kong, Frog Dreaming), this long forgotten Australian action gem has been resurrected and scanned in 4K from the original 35mm interpositive elements. For the first time, this cult time-capsules have been remastered in HD and presented in its original aspect ratio.
- Edward John Stazak
- James Richards
- John Stanton
- Rowena Wallace
- Brian Trenchard-Smith