While scuba diving for fun, Bruce Li and his pals discover a bunch of gold. Of course, nothing in life is free, so before they can spend a cent, assassins are popping out of the woodwork and brutally murdering them one by one. Can Bruce use his precise high kicks to save his pals before all their necks are broken, their guts stabbed, and their bodies crushed under the wheels of a speeding bus?
A tour de force for the legendary Bruce Li (Ho Tsung-Tao), THE IRON DRAGON STRIKES BACK (aka The Gold Connection) is notable for being the only film directed by wildman Kuei Chih-Hung (THE BOXER’S OMEN) outside of the Shaw Brother studio system. The result is a primal scream of blistering action shot on the mean streets of Hong Kong (without permits) dripping with blood and littered with smashed skulls. If you like your martial arts action gritty and no holds barred, you must grab this disc!
Gold Ninja Video is proud to present THE IRON STRIKES BACK in a new 2K scan pulled from a theatrical print along with a gold box of special features created exclusively for this release. The print was provided by the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Moving Image Archive.
The film is available on the disc in English and Mandarin with English Subtitles.
Commentary by The Important Cinema Club’s Will Sloan and Justin Decloux
All The Rules Must Be Broken: The Career of Director Kuei Chih-Hung
The Best Of the Bruces: A Discussion About The Unheralded Career of Bruce Li