Mar 222022

The Flag of Iron is the 29th film in the 88 Films line and features top-notch martial arts sequences and includes a new audio commentary. Available now for purchase on



The Flag of Iron

Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Martial Arts
88 Films| NR – 113 min. – $29.95 | February 8, 2022

Date Published: 03/22/2022 | Author: The Movieman

Director: Chang Cheh
Writer(s): Chang Cheh, Ngai Hong
Cast: Philip Kwok, Chang Sheng, Wong Li, Lu Feng, Lung Tien-Hsiang, Lam Sau-Kwan

Features: Commentary
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (PCM Mono 2.0), Mandarin (PCM Mono 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.35
Subtitles: English
Disc Size: 35.56 GB
Total Bitrate: 41.60 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B



When the master of the Iron Flag clan is killed by a mysterious assassin known as the Wanderer, it sets off an explosive chain of events which pits brothers against each other.



This release comes with a matted slip cover and inside is a mini fold-out poster and a booklet. The inside sleeve is also reversible with the original poster artwork The only feature is a new Audio Commentary with Asian cinema experts Mike Leeder and Anne Venema.


VIDEO – 3¾/5, AUDIO – 3¼/5

The Flag of Iron arrives on Blu-ray from 88 Films where it’s shown in the original 2.35 widescreen aspect ratio. The movie has been given a new 1080p high-definition transfer, remastered from the original 35mm camera negative. This is a movie that likely didn’t look so great in any DVD release so in all probability this is an improvement, although this generally was a tad soft in some spots while colors are a bit muted but still nicely balanced.

The movie comes with both an English dubbed and Japanese language PCM 1.0 track. There is some noticeable hissing during some scenes but my mono track standards, it’s satisfying enough especially for a movie released nearly 40 years ago.




Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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