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Saturday, June 4, 2022

The Octagon Coming to Blu-ray (Again!)


Kino Lorber have detailed their upcoming Blu-ray release of Eric Karson's The Octagon (1980), starring Chuck Norris, Lee Van Cleef, Karen Carlson, Art Hindle, and Carol Bagdasarian. The release will be available for purchase on August 2. 

Description: Martial arts superstar Chuck Norris (Code of Silence) teams up with screen legend Lee Van Cleef (Death Rides a Horse) to take on a terrorist training camp known only as The Octagon in this deadly tale of revenge! 

Plagued by painful memories as a fighter, Scott James (Norris) has stayed away from the dark side of battle. But when a vengeance-seeking heiress (Karen Carlson, The Candidate) hires him to infiltrate an international terrorist operation run by his adopted brother (Tadashi Yamashita, American Ninja), Scott has no idea what he's coming up against. Drawn closer and closer to The Octagon, Scott realizes his brother is using his skill in the deadliest manner, training men in the ninja style of killing. Now it's up to Scott to battle his brother in the ultimate showdown of Good vs. Evil! 

Directed by Eric Karson (Black Eagle, Angel Town) and co-starring Richard Norton (Force: Five), Art Hindle (Invasion of the Body Snatchers), Aaron Norris (Lone Wolf McQuade) and Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters), The Octagon is filled with hard-hitting Norris vs. Ninjas action! 

Special Features and Technical Specs: 
  • Audio Commentary by Action Film Historians Brandon Bentley and Mike Leeder 
  • Audio Commentary by Director Eric Karson 
  • The Making of The Octagon (39:24) 
  • Four Radio Spots 
  • Theatrical Trailer 
  • Reversible Art 
  • Limited Edition O-Card 
  • Optional English Subtitles