Starring in dual roles, Jackie plays Boomer, a streetwise martial arts expert living in Hong Kong and his long-lost twin brother, John, a classical musician from New York. They've never met...but when John travels to Hong Kong to give a concert, these total-opposite identical brothers become unwittingly mixed up in a hilarious case of mistaken identity. With hard-hitting martial arts thrills and endless comedy hijinks, Twin Dragons packs everything you've come to love about the wildly popular movies of stuntmaster Jackie Chan.
Twin Dragons [Blu-ray]
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Some idiots are cutting all the time LARGE parts of Jackie Chan movies for the US. Does anybody know why? I think they just hate Jackie Chan and don't want to others enjoy his performance as well.
In the US edition of "Rumble in the Bronx" they deleted the entire love line (it may surprised some people, but there are 2 of them in the full version).
So, if you like Jackie movies, avoid this edition and try to get the Hong Kong one.
Anyway, this movie was done for the construction of some association for directors from Hong Kong, and that explains why the multiple directors. Jackie Chan has said he is not satisfied with the final result of the movie.
But don't be scared. This is an excellent comedy, using the old joke about mixed identities. It is not heavy on the action side, but includes some nice fight scenes, including a final shutdown at a facility for testing cars.
If you are looking for one Chan movie, there are better ones to select for starters (Supercop, Operation Condor, Rumble in the Bronx). But if you are a die hard fan, you will want to take a look at "Twin Dragons".
Chan is a rare breed: a hybrid who possesses not only stunning physical grace but also a sly streak of self-depreciating humor-- he's not one of those buff Ah-nold clones, and that's part of his appeal: he looks like "everyman," and his characters use their wits (and a dash of good ol' dumb luck) to pull themselves out of the dire situations they continuously find themselves in. In that regard, his performances parallel the great silent comedians of cinema's earliest days: both Chaplin and Buster Keaton are acknowledged by Chan as major influences.
The plot of "Twin Dragons," made in 1992 but just released in America, consists of the usual silliness: some bad guys are running around Hong Kong, and only some tightly-edited kung-fu and astonishing stunt work by Chan can make the streets safe again. The twist this time is that Jackie plays two roles, a pair of identical twin brothers separated at birth. One grows up to be a master martial artist named Boomer, a tough guy raised in the hard streets of Hong Kong.Read more ›
For those who love Jackie's stunts, there are some amazing ones in this movie. One in particular blew me away: when he leaps through the window of a car feet first.
I also like very much that in Twin Dragons the women aren't just objects to be rescued from the villain, as happens with such annoying predictability in most action films. Instead, in this movie, something I've never seen before in quite this way, the rescue-object is Boomer's ridiculous male best-friend, a scrawny fool who's always in trouble, because he's addicted to baiting bad guys. Because Boomer's pal is such a manipulative little jerk, the audience can freely enjoy it when he frequently gets his comeuppance in the form of dumped-on-the-rear slapstick.
It may not be entiely convincing that the twins are really together inframe (the split screen effects are as corny as they get) and the story may not be entirely original...but TWIN DRAGONS is nevertheless, one of the best Jackie Chan movies ever...
Jackie plays Boomer, womanizing, karate choppin' mechanic living in Hong Kong, and the brother he never kenw he had, reknown condutor John Ma. Ma arrives in Hong Kong to give a concert and things go completely cattewumpus. Ma knows kung fu about as well as Boomer knows how to conduct a concert
Boomer:P>Before long, bad guys have kidnapped Boomer's smart-...buddy Tyson (Teddy Robin, who also produced)...with all that to worry about, there's even girl trouble, when Ma's lady Tammy (Nina Li Chi) winds up in the sack with Boomer, believing him to be Ma, and lovely lounge singer Barbara (lovely Maggie Cheung) falls for Ma believing him to be Boomer.
The summary of TWIN DRAGONS plot simply does not do it justice. From the moment Boomer gets in a fight with an entire night club full of mobsters, the movie has already hit take off velocity. Fans of the sexy Maggie Cheung...will find she doesn't have much to do, but looks fabulous not doing it. This is only one of the movie's she's done with Jackie. off the the top of my head, I can name many others, but let it suffice to say that for action, comedy, and Maggie Cheung, Jackie Chan's TWIN DRAGONS can't lose.
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arrived in good time, wrapped well, in great condition, good movie, and do just what I wanted. a great buy and noooo problems!Published 7 months ago by crystal angels
My little sister who I ordered the movie for is a Jackie Chan FAN! #1 She loves this movie.Published 13 months ago by Enrique Gonzales
Ah, this movie was hilarious, here's the summary: Two twin brothers are separated at birth and grow up unaware of the other's existence, one grows up in America to be a educated... Read morePublished 16 months ago by JAB
Disappointed no subtitles for english because i am deaf. i need a subtitles or captionPublished on July 1, 2014 by Amazon Customer
Great action, great fight scenes, skillful actors. The plots tend to always be the same (avenging a murdered master, rescuing a kidnapped girl, challenging a drug lord, etc….). Read morePublished on June 8, 2014 by Amazon Customer
THIS IS A GOOD MOVIE ANYONE WHO SEE THIS WILL LOVE IT. THEY WILL WATCH IT OVER AND OVER AND LOVE IT.Published on April 3, 2014 by faithful
Western DVD releases of this Chan classic have been edited down to a shorter length and have all been given a ghastly
English dubbing. Read more