Regrettably, I have to agree with you. I bought the US butchered versions of Ramble in Bronx and Accidental Spy and it filled me with anger. The idiots do it because Jackie is too good and I think they are afraid of him. So, they butcher and effectively re-make his movies, dragging him to the modern Hollywood's level of mediocrity.
This is also the utmost disrespect to us, the paying customers, but these arrogant and ignorant creatures don't care.
I have made decision to never again buy any US release of Jackie's films.
I hunt the originals.