Umbrella Entertainment

Day of the Panther + Strike of the Panther

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This Partner Label release is distributed through Vinegar Syndrome's sister company OCN Distribution. Vinegar Syndrome had no part in, nor are responsible for, the restoration, extras, quality control or any content(s) of this release. We hope you enjoy our growing roster of Partner Labels and the expertise and curation brought to each release by their dedicated staff!

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This special limited edition spot gloss and embossed slipcover (designed by Robert Sammelinis limited to 2,000 units and is only available on our website and at select indie retailers. Absolutely no major retailers will be stocking them.

Umbrella Entertainment has been a 100% Australian-owned and operated distributor for over 20 years. Their vast home entertainment catalogue features an extensive range of Australian classic, cult and exploitation films restored under the eyes of the original filmmakers. All sourced from national archives, underground collectors and local basements.

Get ready for an Ozploitation double-bill like you’ve never seen before!

Shot on location in Hong Kong and Australia, DAY OF THE PANTHER and its sequel, STRIKE OF THE PANTHER, explode from the screen in a flurry of bloody fists, spiked bats, nunchucks and mullets! Packed with dangerous stunts and muscle cars smoking it up on suburban Perth streets, DAY and STRIKE are a double-bill of rarely seen Ozploitation mayhem that will leave you gasping to rewind and check what you have just seen. Starring Australian screen icons, John Stanton, Rowena Wallace and Michael Carman, Umbrella Entertainment have dug deep into the vaults of Australian cult cinema to unearth this indie assault, filmed back-to-back in Australia's bicentennial year of 1988.

Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith (The Man From Hong Kong, Frog Dreaming), these long forgotten Australian action gems have been resurrected and scanned in 4K from their original 35mm interpositive elements. For the first time, these cult time-capsules have been remastered in HD and presented in their original aspect ratios.

DAY OF THE PANTHER
Martial-arts expert, Jason Blade (Edward John Stazak) goes after a criminal gang and its boss, who were responsible for the death of his partner.

STRIKE OF THE PANTHER
Jason Blade is back! After rescuing the daughter of prominent businessman David Summers, from a brothel in Dalkeith, he forms the Crime Task Force to assist in the capture of Jim Baxter (James Richards, Agent Provocateur). When Baxter kidnaps Blade's girlfriend, Gemma Anderson (Paris Jefferson, The Counsellor) Blades seeks revenge but Baxter has found refuge in a deserted power station and wired it with enough explosives to destroy half of Perth.

directed by: Brian Trenchard Smith
starring: Edward John Stazak, John Stanton
1988/ 180 min (combined) / 1.85:1 / English DTS-HD MA 2.0

Additional info:

  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • Day of the Panther Trailer
  • Strike of the Panther Trailer
  • Booklet with new writing by director Brian Trenchard Smith