Jackie Chan: Police Story / Police Story II [Blu-ray]
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Considered, and rightly so, a Hong Kong action cinema classic, Police Story marks Jackie Chans initial foray into the stunt-filled action movie that became his trademark. Chan plays an honest cop Chan Ka-Kui assigned to protect a witness whose key testimony could bring down the drug baron, Chu. However, when the witness gets away from Chan, theres no evidence to put Chu away, and he is set free. Chu goes on a vendetta to frame Chan for a murder. Chan goes on the run. He must quickly find the witness to protect her and prove his own innocence.
POLICE STORY II
Picking up where the first film ended, Police Story II returns Jackie Chan to the role of detective Chan Ka-Kui. Due to his unorthodox police work on the last case, Chan has been demoted to traffic duty…and the vengeful mobsters still have their sights on taking him down. But when terrorists threaten Hong Kong, Chan must track down the suspects. And when his girlfriend May is kidnapped by the terrorists, Chan must confront them, save his girlfriend and save the day as only Jackie Chan can.
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After revisiting "Police Story," there definitely doesn't seem to be much of any new material in the cut of the feature film. However, there are quite a few bonus features that may whet your appetite. There are a little over two minutes of Deleted Scenes that are mostly just an extra few frames here and there, an Alternate Ending that is mostly an extra 30-45 seconds compared to the original ending with some outtakes attached, an Extended Opening that revolves around Chan Ka Kui arriving to the police station from training and Kim's birthday, and the US and Hong Kong trailers. "Police Story 2" is much lighter on special features with two minutes of Outtakes, an International Trailer, the Original Hong Kong Trailer, and three minutes of Alternate Outtakes.
You're probably wondering about how the film looks. In comparison to the DVDs, "Police Story" is a noticeable improvement and yet isn't quite as high-definition as you might expect. The picture is certainly brighter and clearer, but still looks slightly grainy and saturated. Yet it's still the best this film has ever looked. The sound is superb though. Even without surround sound, you can hear the score of the film clear across the room.Read more ›
About the films, the original Police Story (1985) is really good, action and story wise. In the first part, we are introduced to policeman Chan Ka Kui (Jackie Chan) and his un-orthodox ways of catching criminals. The story deals with Chan trying to arrest notorious boss of the Hong Kong underworld who deals with drugs. The film is knows for Chan's last scene stunt, where he jumps on Christmas light-fixtures that are hanging few stories down in a shopping mall center and slides-down on them while in the process breaking all the light, which resulted in actual injury to his hands. I really enjoyed watching Police Story (1985), but did not expect Police Story 2 (1988) to be even better, much better. Police Story 2 is longer than the first part, and what is so good about the second part is that it is part, DRAMA, part POLICE ACTION. part COMEDY, part KUNG FU ACTION, part JAMES BOND ACTION...never have I seen a movie that had so many genres mashed in together. What is even more astonishing, is that all these components fit perfectly together, as a result making the second part one of the best Hong Kong action films I have ever watched.Read more ›
I think I enjoy Police Story more than PS2, if only because of the mall fighting scenes. The pole slide is the wow factor in this film, in my opinion. The fighting is great and some of the stunts are incredible; wouldn't expect anything less though.
PS2, is a great flick as well. The wow factor in this one is the playground fight scene. I'll also throw in the fighting in the factory.
Again, if you are a fan of Jackie and his movies, then I wouldn't pass this collection up.
I am thankful that this DVD has the Cantonese audio with English subtitles option for both movies, as the English dubs for these films are cringe-worthy.
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Great movies. Great price.
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I actually liked Police Story 1 more then 2. The first one had an incredible chase down a mountainside village. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Lohan Fan
These are two of Jackie Chan's best films, period. Excellent action, the fight scenes are incredible, and Jackie Chan and his stunt team are both very talented and very crazy.Published 5 months ago by YellaDragon