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Miracles (1989)

Kenny Bee , Yuen Chor  |  PG-13 |  DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Kenny Bee, Yuen Chor, Ah Lei Gua, Kara Hui, Ricky Hui
  • Format: Color, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: June 25, 2001
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000059H78
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #792,871 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Miracles" on IMDb

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Miracle is how great this film is. July 2, 2004
By Sylo
Does anyone here know how to read? It clearly states that this version contains BOTH the subtitled and the dubbed version. If you don't want to read the subtitles, it contained a dubbed english version. How hard is it to realize this? Before you complain, why don't you read the back of the box.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is Jackie Chan's most complete film. July 31, 1999
I saw this film 10 years ago in the local Chinatown theatre and it still holds up on DVD as his most complete film. The film is shot with higher production values than it's Hong Kong counterparts. The comedy elements don't seem really out of place like in his later films and there is actually a story in this one ( borrowed from Frank Capra's "Pocketful of Miracles" ) The action sequences are as clever and inventive as anything he has ever done ( I didn't mind that there weren't as many of them ). The Restaurant sequence and the Rope factory fight are stand-outs. Even though the film was made for a Hong Kong audience, it transcends that and has something for everyone. It's great movie-making.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Get the facts right, this DVD has the Uncut version. April 10, 2006
Again, unfortunately someone has been jumping the gun and accusing every DVD released in America to be cut. Usually a warning is apropriate, as foreign films are often cut, however, you should know whether or not that's true before you write a bad review. Not only does this film have both the original dialogue/ uncut version & the english dubbed(on one double-sided disc), but it lists it right in the features above. Please do your research or at least read the description before you continue to make these harsh allegations.

That being said, the audio and video quality on this DVD is very poor. The other R1 version by Tai Seng is the 22 minutes shorter cut, so avoid that one. So, region free player? Hong Kong Legends version, if not, either this one, or some cheaper HK import that will probably also have subpar quality.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A not-so-great digital transfer of a great film October 14, 2000
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
"Miracles" is one of Jackie Chan's best overall movies, with funny comedy, great sets and cinematography, and wonderfully acrobatic fight scenes. its not a non-stop action fest, but that's also what makes it more of a "real" movie. Unfortunately, i found Columbia-Tristar's DVD version to have a significantly degraded picture quality. Sometimes the images break up quite a bit, looking like a third generation dub of a vhs tape. Characters in long shots will often look as though they are on the COPS show as criminals with their faces electronically obscured. I wish C/star had gone to the trouble to get ahold of a real print of the film and had then handed it over to a digital transfer expert (in contrast,for example, much care was taken with the new Shanghai Noon DVD, and it has a spectacular look to it). Anyway, this is the only version of the film available in the states, so its still worth buying. ps--if it matters to any of you, there is no English dub track. Just Cantonese and mandarin, with several languages in subtitles.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Options!! (It is a Miracle!) February 9, 2004
By A Customer
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I see a bunch of people have made comments
like "Good if you like subtitles" - this
is annoying and stupid, since the disc contains BOTH
the original version (fir those who 'really'
appreciate hong kong cinema), and the a dubbed
"Chan-for-dummies" version, obviously for those who
only speak 'American.' Ironically, though
Columbia has done a great service by providing
choices for "everyone's" benefit, I have to read such
trifling comments by those who get weak in the
knees when they see a subtitle - even if the dub
is right in front of them.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully filmed change of pace September 7, 1999
By A Customer
This is sort of the Jackie Chan version of a chick-flick. It doesn't contain as many action scenes as some of his other films, but what action there is, is really thrilling. The chase scene through the crowded streets of Hong Kong had me laughing out loud, and when it culminated in an unbelievable fight in a rope factory, I was once again awed by the inventiveness and daring (lunacy?) of the choreography and stunts. In between the action, however, is a really lovely movie--beautiful sets, gorgeous photography, beautiful ladies (particularly Anita Mui), fabulous costumes--this looks like a Hollywood movie, and considering the difference in Hong Kong and US budgets, that's saying a lot. I have seen over 20 of Jackie Chan's films, and I am amazed at how varied and creative his movies are. This is definitely one of his best.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Chan's best work as a director! March 25, 2005
By Charlie
The movie, which I won't bother summarizing since it's been done in other reviews, is a feel-good-story sprinkled with some awesome action. If you're just out for an action fix, you may want to pick up another Chan movie instead. Although the fight scenes have quality work in choreography, execution, and creativity (beautiful fight in a rope-factory), it focuses on plot and dialogue for good chunks of time. If you don't mind a balanced movie between plot and action, you might want to jump on this one.

Jackie Chan did a nice job in both directing and starring the movie. He played the naive poorboy with a heart of gold perfectly. The comedy in the movie didn't evoke the laughter Chan movie's usually get out of me, but it's still abit humorous nevertheless. It's a shame Anita Mui didn't get much development throughout the movie. Her love-relationship with Jackie in the movie seems strained, out of place, and unnecessary. I guess since there were so many things going on in the plot at once, their relationship was underdeveloped and took a back seat.

Chan's directing throughout the movie is, in my opinion, his best effort as a director yet. He did a great job organizing the hectic mess of plotlines that consistently intervened and conflicted with each other, while ultimately leading it up to a climatic finish with the different plots being intertwined and combined.

Note: I only viewed the movie through Cantonese dubbing w/English subtitles. English dubbing WAS included in this version, but I just prefer to view movies in their original, intended format.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love this movie and amazing funny and jackie chan is epic good on this story <3
Published 2 months ago by Aracelly
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This is one of Chan's best.
Published 2 months ago by steven reed
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I don't like Jackie Chan, but I really liked this movie!
Published 3 months ago by regina davis
3.0 out of 5 stars Not in English
I'm sure the action was great as usual for a Jackie Chan movie. However, I couldn't watch it because I don't speak/read Cantonese/Mandarin. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Interlaced transfer
This probably would have been another great Jackie Chan film, but the digital transfer was from an interlaced video. This made the image blurry and distorted. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jeff K
5.0 out of 5 stars Jackie Chan fights in a rope factory.
Jackie Chan's favorite film that he has made. The quality of the transfer is not perfect but the film is great. How can you not love Jackie fighting in a rope factory.
Published 10 months ago by M. Ferguson
1.0 out of 5 stars Not in English.
The information printed on the jacket of the movie are incorrect. The information printed on the back indicates that the movie can be played in Cantonese, Mandarin and English. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Don
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Chan's Best
This is one of my most sought after Jackie Chan films, and IMHO one of his best. Love the DVD and the price.
Published 13 months ago by D. Michael Norris
1.0 out of 5 stars Not the Best Jackie Chan
This is not the best movie made for Jackie Chan. It is supposed to be humorous, but it failed. This must be a very early Chan movie. I would not recommend this movie.
Published 14 months ago by Maui
4.0 out of 5 stars Super Chan
Was a great movie that would have been even better if the English language had actually been on the DVD. It was listed as an option but did not play. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Dennis M. Flory
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