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The Protector (1985) – 88 Films 2K Blu-ray

British cult film label, 88 Films, is releasing Jackie Chan’s The Protector (1985) on a 2K Blu-ray edition. Written and directed by James Glickenhaus.

After the kidnapping of a wealthy businessman’s daughter, maverick New York City cops Billy Wong (Jackie Chan) and Danny Garoni (Danny Aiello) are sent to garner leads in Hong Kong, but the pair find themselves beset by the local police and crime boss, Harold Ko (Roy Chiao) who will stop at nothing in ensuring the continuity of his drug empire.

Release date: November 25, 2019
Genre: Action / Martial Arts

SPECS
  • Director: James Glickenhaus
  • Cast: Jackie Chan, Danny Aiello, Sandy Alexander
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Production Year: 1985
  • Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc
  • Region: B
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
  • Formats: Color; 1.85:1
  • Audio: English
  • Subtitle: English
  • Studio: 88 Films (UK)

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Limited Edition Gloss O-Card slipcase (First Print Run Only – 3000)
  • New artwork from R.P. “Kung Fu Bob” O’Brien (check out his webshop for awesome kung fu prints here)
  • Limited Edition 44 page Booklet with notes by Scott Harrison also featuring rare stills and lobby cards from the film (First Print Run Only – 3000)
  • Brand New 2K Remaster of the Original USA Release Version in 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio
  • Remastered Original Stereo Soundtrack
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD MA Remixed Soundtrack
  • Remastered English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by Film-Maker Arne Venema & Hong Kong Film Expert Mike Leeder [US Cut]
  • Alternative “Hong Kong Version”, Jackie Chan’s recut of the film. (Presented from a Standard Definition Source with newly translated English subtitles.)
  • Audio Commentary by Irish Film-making maverick George Clarke & Hong Kong Film Expert Mike Leeder [HK Cut]
  • Hard Edge: Brand New 2019 Interview with Director James Glickenhaus
  • Follow the Puck: Brand New 2019 Interview with Mark Irwin
  • A Tale of 2 movies with Steve Lawson: A side-by-side comparison of the HK cut and the US cut of the film
  • Archive Behind the Scenes Featurette with newly translated subtitles
  • International Trailer
  • Japanese Trailer
  • Hong Kong Trailer
  • Japanese Teaser Trailer [HD]
  • Double-sided artwork with both original Hong Kong poster art and International Poster Art by Chris Achilléos – order it here
The Protector (alternate artwork)

The Protector (1985) trailer

 

Notice: The picture quality of these photos and videos do not reflect the picture quality of the blu-ray or DVD in this package.

1 Comment The Protector (1985) – 88 Films 2K Blu-ray

  1. Clara Gotfredsen

    I have a soft spot for The Protector. Like you, my first exposure was on VHS and boy did I have a rude awakening having watched the other kind of films that Jackie was making at the time. It had swearing – Jackie delivering the immortal line “Give me the fudgeing keys!” – sex, and Danny Aiello. It’s a fun action B-pic even if I believe JC wasn’t too keen on Glickenhaus’ cut of the film – hence re-shooting a HK cut with more emphasis on action (also awesome). Also notable for the duel between Chan and Bill “superfoot” Wallace (his character is a nasty piece of work whose not adverse to a bit of casual racism). Podcast: LG SN7CY Soundbar Review, Hisense 55U7Q, LG Nano90, Best of the Month, B+W Sigourney Weaver

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