Vinegar Syndrome Set to Unleash The Dragon with the Special Edition Blu-Ray of Don Wilson’s RED SUN Rising!

Throughout the 90’s and early 2000’s, former kickboxing champ turned DTV action star Don “The Dragon” Wilson churned out a bevy of karate filled action flicks for genre fans. From the Bloodfist collection to Night Hunter, The Dragon was a staple in the industry for the better part of a decade.

One of Wilson’s best entries and my personal favorite was the 1994 martial arts themed thriller Red Sun Rising which boasted one of the biggest budgets for Wilson and also has some of his best fighting sequences. It also helped that his adversary was none other than Emmy award winner and martial arts icon James Lew who battled The Dragon in the finale.

Well, just like Don’s other film Whatever It Takes, Vinegar Syndrome is serving up Red Sun Rising on special edition Blu-Ray which features an army of priceless special features including BTS footage and interviews. Check out the cover art and details below!

Official Synopsis:

When his partner is killed by the Yakuza, Tokyo detective Thomas Hoshino (Wilson) travels to Los Angeles to pursue the men responsible. After confronting one of the Yakuza leaders in an LAPD elevator, Hoshino witnesses the gangster die in a mysterious fashion. Skeptical of Hoshino, Police Captain Meisler (Michael Ironside) assigns Det. Karen Ryder (Terry Farrell) to watch over Hoshino and make sure he doesn’t interfere with the case. Putting aside their cultural differences, the two detectives begin working together and soon uncover evidence of an international gun smuggling ring involving the Yakuza, crooked cops, and local gang members. All the while, a mysterious assassin with the ability to kill with a single touch is after Hoshino and his new partner.

Alternate Cover Art

Like I stated, Vinegar Syndromehas pulled out all the stops once again and this will be another must have for your collection for the special features alone!

Red Sun Rising is an explosive action thriller with fast-paced fight scenes choreographed by Wilson himself, along with fight choreographer Art Camacho. Co-starring Terry Farrell (Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth), Michael Ironside (Total Recall), and Japanese character actor Mako (Conan the Barbarian), Vinegar Syndrome Archive is proud to present this under-seen slice of 90s action on Blu-ray, newly restored and scanned in 4K from its 35mm original camera negative.


Region Free Blu-ray

Newly scanned & restored in 4K from its 35mm original camera negative

“The Dragon Rises” – a brand new interview with actor Don “The Dragon” Wilson

“Red Sun Reflections” – a brand new interview with first assistant director Erica Fox

“Producer Fu” – a brand new interview with producer Paul Maslak

“Newby’s Way” – a brand new interview with cinematographer John Newby

“Master of the Flying Edit” – a brand new interview with editor John Weidner

Archival interview with director Francis Megahy

Archival interview with actor Don “The Dragon” Wilson

Archival interview with producer Paul Maslak

Archival interview with actor James Lew

Archival interview with writer Neva Friedenn

Archival interview with actor Ewart Chin

Archival interview with actor / fight choreographer Art Camacho

Original video trailer

Reversible cover artwork

English SDH subtitles

Red Sun Rising will be available in September and pre-order is now live!

If you can’t wait for the Blu-Ray, the movie is on YouTube for free!

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