For a film full of 1st timers, The King of the Streets looks like another excuse to showcase one’s martial arts skills. But that may be enough of an excuse for us martial arts fan to check it out. The King of the Streets is out August 6, 2013 on Region A Blu-ray and DVD from Well Go USA.
Northern China, the present day. After accidentally killing an opponent at the age of 16, and serving eight years in prison for manslaughter, street fighter-cum-martial artist Yue Feng (Yue Song) is released and finally gets a job with a removals firm. Hearing that the grandmother (Liu Ming) of the man he killed is an impoverished street hawker, he anonymously buys food from her stall to help her. While doing a removal job for a privately run orphanage, he finds one of the staff is Yi (Becki Li), whom he’d previously helped when she was mugged in a backstreet. As he was also an orphan, Yue Feng starts helping her out in his spare time, and learns the orphanage head, Zhou (Wang Zaihe), is under pressure to sell the land at an unfair price to a ruthless businessman, Li Shao (Yang Junping), for a resort development. Yue Feng finally tracks down his boyhood friend, Hai (Hou Xu), who is now working as an underworld fighter for hire. He invites Yue Feng to join him but the latter refuses. After Yue Feng fights off all the heavies who come to threaten Zhou, Li Shao agrees to settle the dispute with a fight between one of his own men and Yue Feng. On the day, however, Li Shao breaks the rules by fielding several opponents, including Yue Feng’s best friend, Hai. Via: www.filmbiz.asia
Proutcast”s Box Art Rating: ★★★★★ The artwork is great. You gotta love an original poster rip…
The King of the Streets has a run time of approximately 88 minutes and is not rated.
Staring Yue Song & Li Yufei, Directed By Yue Song