Saddled with $2,500, a title no one wanted to make, and borderline pornographic footage of B-movie goddess Michelle Bauer (“Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-0-Rama”), producer J.R. Bookwalter (“The Dead Next Door”) rose to the challenge of “Chickboxer,” perhaps the most ill-conceived shot-on-video movie ever made. Despite being the equivalent of a cinematic train wreck, the original 1992 VHS release remains a sought-after item with collectors nearly 30 years later.
A young woman named Kathy yearns to emulate the swift kicks and moves of favorite TV superhero Chickboxer by enrolling in a local Karate school where the teacher is up to dirty dealings in drugs, prostitution, and more. Intent on busting the teachers and cleaning the school of scum, Kathy barrels straight into kicking bad-guy butt!
Featuring additional restoration work performed on the only surviving original Super-VHS edit master, “Chickboxer” kicks and chops its way onto Blu-ray together with newly-created and never-before-seen archival bonus materials from the Tempe vaults, three audio commentaries, and the untouched 1992 home video version as originally presented on VHS.
- 2003 Remastered Feature in 4:3 Original Aspect Ratio (1.33:1) with Additional 2020 Restoration Work
- DTS HD-MA & Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Mixes
- 2020 Audio Commentary with director Scott P. Plummer and stars James L. Edwards, James Black, Tom Hoover & Michael Kemper, moderated by Ross Snyder of Saturn’s Core Audio & Video
- 2003 Audio Commentary with producer J.R. Bookwalter
- “Dudeboxers” Interview with actors James L. Edwards and Michael Kemper (5 mins., HD)
- “Chickboxing” featuring archival interviews with director Scott P. Plummer, producer J.R. Bookwalter, co-writer Matthew Jason Walsh, and actors James L. Edwards, Bogdan Pecic, Tom Hoover, Barbara Katz-Norrod, Melanie Todd & Jennifer Mullen (5 mins.)
- The Lost Outtakes (5 mins.)
- Chickboxer: The Untold Story (7 mins.)
- Into The Black: “Chickboxer” (6 mins.)
- Bad Movie Police Case #2 (9 mins.)
- 1992 Original VHS Release Version
- 2020 Original VHS Version Audio Commentary with Doug Tilley and Moe Porne of The No-Budget Nightmares Podcast
- Vintage Promo Trailer (3 mins.)
- Optional English Subtitles
- Tempe Digital Trailers
- While Supplies Last! Includes BONUS Reversible Wrap with 2020 Artwork by Timothy Rooker and Original 1991 Cinema Home Video VHS Release Artwork
- Color Insert with Free Vimeo On Demand Streaming Digital Copy
Sold Separately: Reversible 10" x 13" Mini-Poster with "Maximum Impact" (While Supplies Last)
1992 • Color • 62 mins. • Comedy / Action • Not Rated • Region-Free • NTSC