After months of waiting, UK action film fans will finally get the chance to own and enjoy Chilean action star's martial arts magnum opus, Fist of the Condor. If you love Bruce Lee, especially his thought provoking esoteric work found in his writings as well his concepts behind TV shows such as 'Kung-Fu', the posthumously produced 'The Silent Flute' and more recently 'Warrior' then 'Fist of the Condor' is for you. Thanks to our good friends at Dazzler Films, Marko's passion piece will swoop onto UK home entertainment, and be available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Download from 2nd October.
Following the empire’s fall to invading conquistadors, the 16th-century Incas hastily concealed a sacred manual containing the secrets of their deadly fighting technique. After centuries of careful safeguarding, the manual is again at risk of falling into the wrong hands, leaving El Guerrero, its rightful guardian to battle the world’s greatest assassins led by his twin brother Gemelo (both students of the mystical Condor Woman - Gina Aguad) to protect the ancient secrets within.
For Marko, a native of Chile, 2023 has been an incredible year which has seen not one but two action packed releases that've catapulted his action star status back onto its trajectory to movie stardom, after its hiatus during the global Covid-19 pandemic. Earlier this year, Marko burst onto the big screen in 'John Wick 4', Chad Stahelski's latest instalment of 87 Eleven's high octane action saga. As Chidi, the cold and deadly Terminator-second in command Marquis Vincent Bisset de Gramont (Bill Skarsgård), Marko impressed with his swift and deadly skills. After his standoff against the Baba Yaga, Marko finally released his martial arts magnum opus 'Fist of the Condor' taking on the dual roles of twin brothers El Guerrero and Gemelo.
Along with his regular collaborator, writer and director Ernesto Diaz Espinoza, Marko pays homage to the best martial arts movies, icons, as well his injecting much of his outlook on training, and spiritual philosophy. It is everything that fans of esoteric action enjoy, and with its plotline resembling Bruce Lee's story of mythical quests and spiritual discovery 'The Silent Flute, it embodies everything that Lee's posthumously made tale promised. After enjoying a highly successful US cinema and home entertainment release, 'Fist of the Condor' swoops into the UK home viewing market with an epic release on Blu-ray, DVD, & Digital Download, and is available to pre-order from Amazon
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