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Talons of the Eagle

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TALONS OF THE EAGLE is part of our Vinegar Syndrome Archive collection, celebrating forgotten cinematic oddities from the video store era. This collection was inspired by our own brick & mortar video store, The Archive in Bridgeport, CT.

Unique to this line, each hand numbered limited edition release will come fitted in a specially designed, bottom loading VHS inspired slipcase, while also including a double-sided poster.

These releases will ONLY be available on our website and at participating indie retailers. Absolutely no major retailers will be stocking them. This slipcase edition is strictly limited to 5,000 units and may (but probably not) be followed by a standard edition in the future.


DEA agent and martial arts expert Tyler Wilson (Billy Blanks) is sent on assignment to Toronto where he is tasked with trying to stop an influx of narcotics into the states. Once in Toronto, Wilson is partnered with Detective Michael Reed (Jalal Merhi) and the two undergo rigorous martial arts training in the hopes of entering a local fighting tournament and getting closer to a well-known drug dealer named Mr. Li (James Hong). After saving Li's life, Wilson and Reed go undercover in Li's gang in order to find the evidence they need to put Li away. However, their martial arts training will be put to the test when Wilson and Reed try to take down Li's syndicate and the two are forced to fight for their lives.

With explosive action sequences and well-choreographed fight scenes, TALONS OF THE EAGLE remains one of the best from action producer Jalal Merhi. Featuring high-octane martial arts performances from Billy Blanks (TC-2000) and Jalal Merhi (Expect No Mercy), as well as solid performances from Priscilla Barnes (Three's Company) and the always enjoyable James Hong (Big Trouble in Little China), Vinegar Syndrome Archive is proud to present TALONS OF THE EAGLE for the first time on Blu-ray, scanned in 4k from the original camera negative.

directed by: Michael Kennedy
starring: Billy Blanks, Jalal Merhi, James Hong, Priscilla Barnes, Harry Mok, Matthias Hues, Mike Chow
1992 / 96 min / 1.85:1 / English Stereo

Additional info:
• Region Free Blu-ray
• Newly scanned & restored in 4K from its 35mm original camera negative
• Commentary track with producer/actor Jalal Merhi
• "Blood, Blades and Blanks" - a making-of documentary featuring interviews with the cast and crew
• Original trailer
• Double-sided poster
• Limited edition of 5,000
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles