Amazon.jp listings revealed the incredibly rare Metal Hero-inspired cult film Lady Battle Cop will finally be released on DVD later this year.
Made in 1990, the direct-to-video film revolves around a former tennis champion who dons a custom power suit to take on a terrorist organization and their secret weapon: a telekinetic android.
Lady Battle Cop is often considered part of Toei’s “Robocop Ripoff Trilogy”: three projects which were either variations or direct knockoffs of the titular 1984 film. The trilogy is comprised of the 1989 TV series Mobile Cop Jiban, Lady Battle Cop, and 1993’s Special Investigation Robot Janperson.
To date, Lady Battle Cop has only been available via the incredibly hard to find Toei V-Cinema VHS, and an obscure English-language release by ADV Films.
Lady Battle Cop will be released on DVD in Japan on October 10th for 2700 yen.