Hong Kong Legends Hong Kong Legends launched in 1999 to exploit a gap in the market for good quality, well researched Hong Kong cinema on DVD. The label now boasts a back catalogue of some of the finest films ever to emerge from Hong Kong. These include the greatest works of major icons like Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Sammo Hung, and John Woo, to name a few.
Premier Asia by comparison is still relatively new. Launching in March 2003, the label brings the best movies from Japan, Thailand and Korea to the cinema and DVD in the UK. These great movies range from horrors and action, to thrillers and comedy, and the label is going from strength to strength, following the huge successes of titles like Ichi The Killer and The Grudge.
Contender owns some great movies only previous released on VHS or as vanilla DVDs. We re-release such classics as Romper Stomper, Assault on Precinct 13 and American Yakuza, with all the trimmings: digital enhancement, great extras and all new packaging - giving them a new lease of life and introducing them to a new generation of film fans.