Roger Corman's Cult Classic's Lethal Ladies Collection: (Firecracker / TNT Jackson / Too Hot To Handle)
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TNT Jackson: A young karate expert searches for her brother's killer in Hong Kong.
Firecracker: A blonde femme fatale martial arts expert teaches the mafia a lesson.
Too Hot to Handle: Sexy adventure film has an international hit lady involved in James Bond-ish escapades in Manila.
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Wonderful Roger Corman films from the last Century.
They call me TNT, martial arts expert Diana Jackson (Jeanne Bell) announces upon her arrival in Hong Kong to look for her missing brother, heading into the city's worst area, a no-man's-land that is a haven for drug dealers, thieves and killers. TNT does not know that her brother has been brutally murdered by Charlie (Stan Shaw), an American who is bent on inching his way to the top of the city's drug-smuggling trade. But he has no idea what he's up against when he tangles with dynamite in TNT Jackson!
Female karate champion Susanne Carter (Jillian Kesner) goes to the Philippines to look for her sister who has disappeared. She stumbles upon a drug cartel and a tournament of no-holds-barred fights to the death in the action-packed Firecracker. Directed by genre specialist Cirio H. Santiago (TNT Jackson) and costarring Vic Diaz (The Big Bird Cage) and Darby Hilton (Malibu Express).
Contract killer Samantha Fox (Cheri Caffaro) accepts a mission to kill a group of gangsters in the Philippines, but problems arise when she falls for the Manila detective investigating the murders. Director Don Schain, who was married to Caffaro, directed her in several films prior to Too Hot To Handle, including Ginger, Girls Are For Loving and The Abductors.
The image quality is very acceptable. Each film is quite clean, no damage, detail is more than acceptable for the SD format. These are progressive and anamorphically transferred in the 1.78 aspect ratio. The bottom line - these 'new transfers' are completely watchable without any major flaws.
The supplements are small - nothing but trailers on the first disc for T.N.T. Jackson and Firecracker . On disc two Shout! Factory includes an audio commentary with actress Cheri Caffaro on Too Hot To Handle. It is 'hosted by Elijah Drenner - director of American Grindhouse (2010) - they talk about Manila, other films in her career (the Don Schain-directed 'Ginger' movies) and more with some anecdotes about Too Hot Too Handle and low budget films as well as sexuality in the business. It's an open discussion and fairly interesting. There is also a trailer and stills gallery.
All in all ,a nice trio of Action films