Up until recently, I never even knew of the existence of GOLDEN NEEDLES, but having just watched the trailer, I can safely say that I need to grab a copy of this! Directed by Robert Clouse, the man who gave us such martial arts classics as ENTER THE DRAGON, BLACK BELT JONES, and GYMKATA, GOLDEN NEEDLES follows the exploits of various factions vying for the titular seven "Golden Needles."
If used correctly, these acupuncture tools will grant someone superhuman sexual prowess (and possibly eternal life). But if used incorrectly, the needles will cause instant, agonizing death! This movie looks like a total blast and has a fantastic cast - I think we all owe Kino Lorber a big thanks for scooping up this title and giving it a brand new 2K restoration! Never heard of this one yourself? Well Vault Dwellers, pull up a chair and let's you and I take a closer look at this new Kino release!
Synopsis: From Robert Clouse, the sensational director of ENTER THE DRAGON, DARKER THAN AMBER, GAME OF DEATH, FORCE: FIVE, GYMKATA, and THE AMSTERDAM KILL, comes this suspense story of a priceless ancient Chinese statue that is pursued halfway across the world. The legend of the golden statue (which contains seven youth-restoring acupuncture needles) promises the owner health and incredible vigor... but can also deliver a painful death!
Joe Don Baker (THE PACK, WALKING TALL, FRAMED), Elizabeth Ashley (THE GREAT SCOUT AND CATHOUSE THURSDAY), Ann Sothern (THE WHALES OF AUGUST), Burgess Meredith (BURNT OFFERINGS), Roy Chiao (BLOODSPORT), Frances Fong (HELLFIGHTERS), and martial arts legend Jim Kelly (BLACK BELT JONES, THREE THE HARD WAY) are seven desperate people on one desperate chase to find the Golden Needles. Legendary composer Lalo Schifrin (BULLITT, DIRTY HARRY) provides the groovy score!
Rated PG | Color | 72 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Widescreen (2.39:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
- NEW! 2K restoration of the film!
- NEW! Audio Commentary by critics Howard S. Berger and Chris Poggiali!
- Radio Spots
- TV Spot
- Image Gallery
- Theatrical Trailer
- Newly Commissioned Art by Vince Evans!
- Reversible Art
- Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase!
Kino Lorber's GOLDEN NEEDLES is currently available wherever Blu-ray discs are sold and should cost between $15 - $18! If this seems like it'd be up your alley, you can order a copy right this very minute from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from KINO LORBER!