Kiss Of The Dragon helmer Chris Nahon’s latest action adventure, Lady Bloodfight, took quite the time from its elongated development as a loose female-centric sequel to the 1989 hit, Bloodsport, to a movie all its own. Such the shape it has taken now lends Hollywood stuntwoman and actress Amy Johnston her first major stab at a lead role with a bevy of female screenfighting talents showcasing stylish action sequences by Hung Yan Yan (Coweb [U.S. title: Ninja Masters]).
Jane is a beautiful but troubled American girl backpacking her way through Hong Kong. When she successfully fends off three thugs trying to rob her, she draws the attention of Shu, a Wudang champion, who is impressed by her raw street fighting abilities. Shu recruits Jane and trains her to fight in the vicious, all-female, underground martial arts tournament known as “The Kumite.”
After months of rigorous preparation, Jane is ready to face off against the deadliest female fighters in the world, including Ling, the apprentice of Shu’s nemesis, Wai, a Shaolin master. Other nefarious forces also lie in the shadows, taking Jane on a journey through the gritty underworld of Hong Kong as she fights to be named the best female fighter in the world.Jane, a beautiful but troubled American backpacking her way through Hong Kong, successfully fends off three thugs trying to rob her, it draws the attention of Shu, a female fighting champion. Shu recruits and trains Jane to fight in the vicious, all-female underground martial arts tournament known as The Kumite.
It’s a role that comes in the wake of film credits like Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Kellie Madison’s short proof, The Gate, and has also seen its tour on screens already in select areas around the world. Thus, as reported back in March, the will finally gain its footing in North America with a likely limited theatrical and digital release – NOW on May 5 (formerly May 26) while recent reports also indicate a DVD release from Lionsgate is also in tow and slated for June 6.
For this and with just a few months to wait between now and then, Veritcal Entertainment has proudly unveiled its latest, and hugely impressive U.S. trailer, selling this film with great gusto! Johnston is joined by Muriel Hoffman, Jenny Wu, Mayling Ng and Jet Tranter.