Following his star turns in ‘80s actioners Enter the Ninja and Revenge of the Ninja, Sho Kosugi continued his domination of the US martial arts movie with 1987’s Rage of Honor – helmed once again by Pray for Death director Gordon Hessler (The Golden Voyage of Sinbad).
Federal agent Shiro Tanaka (Kosugi) used to live for his job – now, he lives only for revenge. When his partner is killed during a bungled drug bust, Shiro throws away his badge and the rule book with it: arming himself with an array of deadly weaponry – including nunchucks, blades and ninja stars – he sets out to Argentina to settle the score with the bad guys.
Packing explosions, flying kicks and somersaults aplenty (as well as some truly logic-bending stunt sequences), Rage of Honor sees Kosugi at the top of his game as he battles his way from the streets of the urban jungle to the very literal jungles of South America.
Reviews"Arrow's Blu-ray looks to be a welcome effort for fans of the film, featuring solid A/V quality (with perhaps its first widescreen presentation on home video to date)"
- DVD Talk
"Rage of Honor looks and sounds great thanks to Arrow Video's meticulous Blu-ray presentation."
- Slant Magazine
"It's awesome and hysterical, all at the same time, much like the bulk of Kosugi's storied filmography... Fans of '80s exploitation action will want to own this one for the special features alone."
- The Tampa Tribune
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation from a transfer of original elements by MGM
Original Uncompressed PCM Stereo 2.0 audio
Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Sho and Tell Part 2: The Domination – brand new interview with star Sho Kosugi looking at his career from Rage of Honor onwards
Honorable Mentions with Stelio Cipriano – an interview with the Rage of Honor composer
American Ninjas – writer Chris Poggiali on the rise in popularity of the Ninja lm in the US in the 1980s
Sho Kosugi Trailer Gallery: Enter the Ninja (1981), Revenge of the Ninja (1983), Pray for Death (1985) and Rage of Honor (1987)
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin
The first pressing includes a collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film and an extract from Kosugi's upcoming book