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Police Story / Police Story 2 (Criterion Blu-ray)

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The jaw-dropping set pieces fly fast and furious in these breathtakingly inventive action comedies, two smash hits that made Jackie Chan a worldwide icon of daredevil spectacle. The director/star/one-man stunt machine plays Ka-Kui, a Hong Kong police inspector whose methods are, ahem, unorthodox; the phenomenal Maggie Cheung, in a star-making role, plays his much-put-upon girlfriend, May. Packed wall-to-wall with astoundingly acrobatic fight choreography, epic explosions, charmingly goofball slapstick, and awesomely 1980s electro soundtracks, Police Story and Police Story 2 set a new standard for rock-’em-sock-’em mayhem that established Chan as a performer of unparalleled grace and daring and would influence a generation of filmmakers, from Hong Kong to Hollywood.

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SPECS

  • Director: Jackie Chan, Chi-Hwa Chen
  • Starring: Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Brigitte Lin
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Production Year: 1985/1988
  • Discs: 2 Blu-ray Discs
  • Region: A
  • Run Time: 222 minutes
  • Formats: Color; 2.39:1
  • Audio: English dubbed
  • Subtitle: English
  • Studio: Criterion Collection

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • NEW 4K RESTORATIONS OF BOTH FILMS
  • Alternate 5.1 surround and English-dubbed soundtracks for both films
  • Hong Kong-release version of Police Story 2, presented in a high-definition digital transfer for the first time
  • New programs on Chan’s screen persona and action-filmmaking techniques featuring author and New York Asian Film Festival cofounder Grady Hendrix
  • Archival interviews with Chan and actor and stuntman Benny Lai
  • Television program from 1964 detailing the rigors of Peking-opera training, akin to the education that Chan received as a child
  • Chan stunt reel
  • Trailers
  • New English subtitle translations
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Nick Pinkerton

 

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