Japan has been trying, rather unsuccessfully, to break into the martial arts action genre with their own star. For some reason, the leads have typically gone to ladies ( I wonder if costume design has anything to do with that.) Anyways, most of these movies have failed to break into any large market, even when the stars are martial artists.
Enter Dragon Lady, a new film starring Mari Abe. I tried to read what the movie was about, but the synopsis I found really didn’t give too much info on the plot. I did, however, find these images that make me really wonder how the action will be handled.
Yeah, I still got nothin. Given these screenshots though, I’m not going to expect much from this movie. Maybe High Kick Girl scarred me, but I just don’t see the potential there. Once a trailer comes out, I’ll be able to know for sure how the action will look, so I’ll reserve my judgement til then.
Lady Dragon will be coming out in Japan on March 3rd.