What do you think of when you hear The Street Fighter? I’m sure most of our readers would think of the classic arcade game and the infamous flop based on the game starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. It’s understandable. But those who love some kung-fu cinema know that there’s only one Street Fighter — Sonny Chiba. The cult classics have been referenced in the film’s of Quentin Tarantino (who, of course, cast Chiba in Kill Bill), most notably when Christian Slater‘s character catches a triple feature of Street Fighter movies in True Romance. Now you can recreate the famous scene in the comfort of your own home thanks to Shout! Factory unleashing The Street Fighter Collection, a 3-movie set of Chiba’s kung-fu classics.
Shout! Factory will be releasing The Street Fighter Collection on Blu-ray on March 26, 2019. The set will feature three Sonny Chiba classics from 1974 (they worked quickly back then) with The Street Fighter, Return of the Street Fighter, and The Street Fighter’s Last Revenge. As anyone who has collected classic kung-fu movies knows, there are always alternate versions that emerge from the various international distribution deals struck, so it can be hard to figure what’s the definitive version. Don’t worry, dear reader, Shout! has you covered as each of the discs contain uncut versions of the Street Fighter saga.
The Street Fighter Collection is now available for pre-order. Between this and the upcoming two-disc edition of Jackie Chan‘s Police Story and Police Story 2, it’s a great time to be a kung-fu fan.
The special features on The Street Fighter Collection:
THE STREET FIGHTER· UNCUT VERSION· NEW 2K Scan of the original film elements of the U.S. cut and HD inserts· Two English dubs – the theatrical dub and the New Line Home Video dub· NEW Street Fighting Man – an interview with star Sonny China· NEW Cutting Moments – THE STREET FIGHTER trailer – an interview with filmmaker Jack Shoulder· U.S. Theatrical Trailer· Japanese Theatrical Trailer· Still GalleryRETURN OF THE STREET FIGHTER· UNCUT VERSION· NEW 2K Scan of the original film elements of the U.S. cut and HD inserts (Uncut Version)· U.S. Teaser Trailer· U.S. Theatrical Trailer· Japanese Theatrical Trailer· Still GalleryTHE STREET FIGHTER’S LAST REVENGE· Uncut Version and U.S. Cut· NEW 2K Scan of the original film elements of the U.S. cut· NEW 2K Scan of the original film elements of the U.S. cut with standard definition inserts from the original Japanese cut· U.S. Theatrical Trailer· Japanese Theatrical Trailer· Still Gallery