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Ian Jane
05-18-2012, 05:37 PM
Jackie Chan announced this at Cannes: (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2146437/Cannes-Film-Festival-Jackie-Chan-announces-retirement-action-films.html)

"He made his name as a martial arts hero with a comic edge, but after 100 films Jackie Chan has announced he is retiring as an action star.

The 58-year-old admitted he was 'too old' for stunts now and increasing violence in the wider world had put him off.

Aked why he had decided to stop making action films he said the physical strain had become too much."

Chinese Zodiac, his latest, will be his last action film. You can't really blame the guy, he's pushing 60 - but this is still a little sad.

Alex K.
05-18-2012, 05:40 PM
I thought he announced he was retiring a couple of years ago?

Ian Jane
05-18-2012, 05:48 PM
He did. Apparantly that was a practice run.

Roderick
05-18-2012, 05:53 PM
Does that mean he is going to retire from action commercials as well?


http://youtu.be/BgQL4a2IcX0

sukebanboy
06-15-2012, 02:02 AM
He later clarified what he actually meant...


"Today I was shocked when I woke up to read all the news coverage that I was retiring from doing Action movies.
I just want to let everyone know that I am not retiring from doing action movies. What I meant to say is that I need to do less of the life risking stunts on my movies. After all these years of doing so many stunts and breaking so many bones, I need to take better care of my body so I can keep working.
I will continue to do international action movies."
-Jackie Chan..

So there you go...it's his usual annual announcement that he wants to slow down on the big action SCENES....which is fair enough at his age....

It has been proved that you can still make good action movies WITHOUT risking life and limb..just make sure you make GOOD action moives Jackie!!

Ian Jane
06-15-2012, 12:29 PM
Yeah, good is definintely the key word. Some of his recent stuff has been alright though.

sukebanboy
06-15-2012, 10:32 PM
I honestly haven't watched any of his movies since he made KARATE KID (which was, incidentally, FAR better than it should have been!!!)..and I missed a few others before that...I was a BIG fan of his since accidentally picking up POLICE STORY by accident when there was nothing else left in the video rental store (remember THEM????)...and pretty much religiously watched his movies and back catalogue.....I even enjoyed RUSH HOUR for what it was....but SOMETIMES he pushes my loyalty to the limit....but we will always have the classic Jackie movies to watch....I hope he DOES get involved with some good directors/writers and makes movies that he deserves....must be annoying for him now though, especially in USA where he has to take direction from people like RATNER who couldnt direct their way out of a paper bag!!!

Randy G
06-18-2012, 02:52 AM
No matter how crappy his modern films are he made Legend of Drunken Master II, one of the best martial art films I've ever seen.

Ian Jane
06-18-2012, 09:30 AM
Very true.

Out of all the modern ones, I'd say Little Big Soldier is probably his best. It's a little corny at times but it's a nice mix of action and comedy, the kind he does well. He doesn't go completely over the top with the martial arts, though he struts his stuff a few times, but instead actually manages to craft a good character instead. He's not maybe reinventing himself with the role, it's definitely a 'Jackie Chan' part, but he does it will. I really enjoyed it.

Randy G
06-18-2012, 04:24 PM
Cool, I'll check that out as I'd like to watch something of his that's even remotely close to the quality of his classic stuff, I always liked the references to Buster Keaton he'd sneak into some of his action scenes.

47lab
06-19-2012, 11:37 PM
I'm going to miss him especially when he's kicking some 鬼佬 ass onscreen. :bruce:

sukebanboy
06-28-2012, 08:54 PM
Just read he is setting up an english language "buddy" movie for his next release....

Hope they team him up with someone good and not annoying this time...Maybe Rob Schneider???:eyebrows:

jason fresta
07-04-2012, 04:01 PM
I honestly haven't watched any of his movies since he made KARATE KID (which was, incidentally, FAR better than it should have been!!!)

shit.. does that mean i have to sit down and actually give this a chance? i've been skipping past this movie like i was gonna catch something!

sukebanboy
07-04-2012, 09:46 PM
shit.. does that mean i have to sit down and actually give this a chance? i've been skipping past this movie like i was gonna catch something!

LOL...I liked it more than I thought I would...It was NOT my decision to watch it in the first place, but it was an entertaining update on the original..and JC was good in it....

HOWEVER, i would like to state for the record that I cannot LEGALLY be held responsible for my comments if they cause you to actually sit down and watch the movie....nor can I be held responsible for your emotional reaction to the aforementioned film. you must accept full responsibility for your decision...just stating now before any action is taken!!!

jason fresta
07-05-2012, 12:56 AM
LOL...I liked it more than I thought I would...It was NOT my decision to watch it in the first place, but it was an entertaining update on the original..and JC was good in it....

HOWEVER, i would like to state for the record that I cannot LEGALLY be held responsible for my comments if they cause you to actually sit down and watch the movie....nor can I be held responsible for your emotional reaction to the aforementioned film. you must accept full responsibility for your decision...just stating now before any action is taken!!!

sorry... when signing into rockshockpop... you agree to be held fully accountable for your words at all times. it's right there in the FAQ. :P

sukebanboy
07-05-2012, 11:38 AM
sorry... when signing into rockshockpop... you agree to be held fully accountable for your words at all times. it's right there in the FAQ. :P

come on....who reads the FAQ anyway..I am on safe ground I think....(*nips off to quietly read the FAQ just-in-case)

jason fresta
07-06-2012, 01:56 AM
come on....who reads the FAQ anyway..I am on safe ground I think....(*nips off to quietly read the FAQ just-in-case)

wait there actually IS one? shit

sukebanboy
07-06-2012, 11:44 PM
wait there actually IS one? shit

You......you....LIED TO ME????...You TRICKED me??......I am so EMBARRASSED....

DISGRACED on a public forum...the SHAME of it!!!

Ian Jane
07-17-2012, 04:07 PM
So apparantly Jackie changed his mind (http://www.tmz.com/2012/07/17/jackie-chan-action-movies/) again.

We asked Jackie point-blank about his self-proclaimed retirement and he told us, "Nooooooooo. I still do action movie."

Alison Jane
07-17-2012, 04:36 PM
As long as he doesn't retire from V8 commercials.

Ian Jane
07-17-2012, 04:38 PM
Those were about as cool as V8 commercials could get...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgQL4a2IcX0

sukebanboy
07-17-2012, 10:54 PM
Jackie needs to expand his range a bit when he does adverts.....

....like this guy....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hqDP334y7c

Ian Jane
08-28-2012, 04:43 PM
Twitch has a promo uploaded for Jackie's latest, Chinese Zodiac, that you can see here (http://twitchfilm.com/news/2012/08/jackie-chan-chinese-zodiac-teaser.php).

Jackie + Roller blades somehow = awesome. CGI overload or not, this looks like fun.

Ian Jane
09-19-2012, 11:55 AM
So, having retired and all that, Jackie is not at workon a third Police Story movie.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/09/19/stephen-chows-slayer-legend-and-jackie-chans-police-story-2013-both-set-for-next-year/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

sukebanboy
09-19-2012, 09:06 PM
Hope it's back to his old style and does not disgrace the name of the POLICE STORY series...

We all know he can't compete with himself from 20 years ago....but he needs to find someone for his movie who CAN......

As for the word "retire"...I think in Chinese it must have a SLIGHTLY different meaning...The translation will most likely be closer to "to stop working for a short while but then continue on as before"

Ian Jane
09-20-2012, 10:03 AM
As for the word "retire"...I think in Chinese it must have a SLIGHTLY different meaning...The translation will most likely be closer to "to stop working for a short while but then continue on as before"

Yeah, but he barely did that even.

sukebanboy
09-20-2012, 08:11 PM
Yeah, but he barely did that even.

Maybe it it's closer in meaning to..."to stop working for the weekend ...then turn up early on Monday to make up for lost time!"

Ian Jane
09-21-2012, 09:20 AM
I think you figured it out!

sukebanboy
09-22-2012, 06:42 AM
Actually, if he makes another sub-standard, over-cgi-ed, boring or stupid movie he SHOULD retire (ENGLISH definition of retire!!)

Ian Jane
10-23-2012, 12:52 PM
I kinda dig the poster.

Apronikoff
10-23-2012, 01:18 PM
Ok, seriously, that poster answers a lot of questions.

A while back there were news stories about the fact that China had banned time travel as a topic in science fiction films. This led many to wonder why on Earth China was so concerned about something so trivial.

Then we have the mystery of how it is that Jackie Chan is retiring from action movies and then making Police Story 2013.

Now, I never would have guessed that these mysteries were related, but clearly they are. That poster proves that China has invented a time machine (which is why they banned the sic-fi movies -- didn't want trade secrets getting out) and they've used it to go back in time and get Jackie Chan from the early 1990's to force him to make new movies. I don't know why they thought they could keep this secret -- one look at that poster and its clear that that's not 2012's Jackie Chan, but the 1992 model starring in that movie.

I, for one, say Huzzah!

The Silly Swede
10-23-2012, 01:31 PM
It also looks just like the poster for The Mechanic remake starring Jason Statham that was made a couple of years ago.

Ian Jane
10-23-2012, 02:13 PM
Ok, seriously, that poster answers a lot of questions.

A while back there were news stories about the fact that China had banned time travel as a topic in science fiction films. This led many to wonder why on Earth China was so concerned about something so trivial.

Then we have the mystery of how it is that Jackie Chan is retiring from action movies and then making Police Story 2013.

Now, I never would have guessed that these mysteries were related, but clearly they are. That poster proves that China has invented a time machine (which is why they banned the sic-fi movies -- didn't want trade secrets getting out) and they've used it to go back in time and get Jackie Chan from the early 1990's to force him to make new movies. I don't know why they thought they could keep this secret -- one look at that poster and its clear that that's not 2012's Jackie Chan, but the 1992 model starring in that movie.

I, for one, say Huzzah!

Haha, I like this explanation better than assuming it's a bad photoshop job.

Ian Jane
11-18-2012, 06:27 PM
Twitch has got the new trailer for Chan's Chinese Zodiac available to view here (http://twitchfilm.com/2012/11/second-trailer-for-jackie-chans-chinese-zodiac-boasts-more-plot-more-comedy-more-classic-kung-fu.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TwitchEverything+%28Twitch%29 ).

This looks like it could be a really nice return to form for him.

sukebanboy
12-03-2012, 10:14 AM
Have things been a bit quiet on the Chan front lately??...Or am I just not in the loop?

Ian Jane
12-03-2012, 10:35 AM
Chinese Zodiac is done and will be in theaters in China for Chinese New Year... and Rush Hour 4 has been announced!

sukebanboy
12-03-2012, 11:48 AM
and Rush Hour 4 has been announced!

Think I read this somewhere a while back.....but my brain has auto-deleted the information in order to save my sanity!!

Apronikoff
12-05-2012, 04:17 PM
Via Twitch (http://twitchfilm.com/2012/12/jackie-chan-holds-guinness-world-records-for-most-credits-in-chinese-zodiac.html):

Action legend Jackie Chan has a reputation for being one of the hardest working man in showbiz but now he has two Guinness World records certificate to back up this claim. Today, Chan was officially awarded "Most Stunts Performed by a Living Actor" and "Most Credits in One Movie" while attending the opening of the Jackie Chan Film Gallery in Shanghai. In Chinese Zodiac, Chan holds fifteen credits to his name with writer, directer, lead actor as Asian Hawk, producer, executive producer, cinematographer, art director, unit production manager, catering coordinator, stunt coordinator, gaffer, composer, theme tune vocalist, props and stuntman.

Ian Jane
12-06-2012, 10:41 AM
Wow. Go Jackie.

Ian Jane
12-06-2012, 11:18 AM
Also.... this! (from Twitch (http://twitchfilm.com/2012/12/jackie-chan-glide-over-a-volcano-in-chinese-zodiac-poster.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TwitchEverything+%28Twitch%29 )).

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sukebanboy
12-06-2012, 11:29 PM
Where has Jackie supposedly just jumped from in that poster????

Not the volcano for sure.....

Ah...i think I got it.....A WINGSUIT!!

http://www.rockshockpop.com/forums/showthread.php?4281-Wingsuit

He's just flying around the world until someone stops him!!

Seriously......

With all the money going into this production they cant even get a decent poster???

Ian Jane
12-07-2012, 10:26 AM
Yeah, I dunno what's going on with the posters for this movie. They're stupid.

sukebanboy
12-07-2012, 09:40 PM
No quality control...that's the problem!!


This would NEVER happen on a US production!!!:biggrin:

Ian Jane
12-08-2012, 07:39 PM
At least it's better than this....

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sukebanboy
12-08-2012, 10:05 PM
^^ that was a comedy though...(well alledgedly)...This one is primarily an action movie...gotta try harder.....

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_me7wxhamln1qm3qa2o1_500.jpg

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ma60skVmYd1qm3qa2o1_1280.jpg

Apronikoff
12-16-2012, 03:54 PM
Well, Chinese Zodiac got a pretty withering review from Twitch (http://twitchfilm.com/2012/12/review-chinese-zodiac-cz12-jackie-chan.html):


Sadly, audiences who came searching for epic stunts and comedic martial arts will be left rather disappointed. However, fans of lengthy multilingual bickering about national pride, the plight of displaced antiquities and assuming responsibility for the actions of our forefathers are in for a treat.

So much for any remaining optimism on this one...

sukebanboy
12-17-2012, 05:53 AM
We all know he has slowed down a lot over the last few years....but he should have AT LEAST let someone else do some BIG action scenes /stunts.......sounds like this is a bore....:down:

Ian Jane
12-17-2012, 11:02 AM
Shout! Factory is releasing Killer Meteors and New Fist Of Fury on double feature DVD 3/19/13.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008WAM2BU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B008WAM2BU&linkCode=as2&tag=cognitrespon-20

No word on a Blu-ray release yet.

Ian Jane
12-17-2012, 01:02 PM
So now it seems that Jackie is officially slated for The Expendables 3?

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/BatFreak/news/?a=71419

Ian Jane
12-19-2012, 12:00 PM
Shout! Factory is releasing Killer Meteors and New Fist Of Fury on double feature DVD 3/19/13.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008WAM2BU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B008WAM2BU&linkCode=as2&tag=cognitrespon-20

No word on a Blu-ray release yet.

Cliff MacMillan confirms on Blu-ray.com (http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=206151&page=2) that this will be a Timeless Media Group release, which probably means DVD only but at a more than reasonable price.

Ian Jane
12-19-2012, 08:29 PM
OK, looks to my eyes like the Crime Story/Protector double feature are upscales. The Fortune Star logo at the beginning indicates this, the softness and lack of serious detail more or less confirms it. They look better than the DVDs and the extras are decent. Both movies also get lossless Audio.

Derrick King
12-20-2012, 03:22 AM
Bah. Fucking Fortune Star. Also, according to this review (http://hkfilm.net/dvdrevs/jackiedouble.htm), in addition to being upscales, Crime Story has dubtitles instead of proper subtitles.

Ian Jane
12-20-2012, 10:13 AM
Yeah, checked the subs last night and they translate the English track. I don't speak Cantonese so I can't confirm what the differences are but I'm positive there's going to be changes between the Chinese and English language tracks.

Ian Jane
01-04-2013, 12:49 PM
Shout! Factory releasing Police Story & Police Story 2 on DVD & Blu-ray 4/16/13.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AWHDFIA/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=cognitrespon-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00AWHDFIA

Ian Jane
01-04-2013, 04:10 PM
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sukebanboy
01-04-2013, 09:20 PM
Looking good~!

That cover does NOT feature crappy CGI , nor does it have Jackie "punching" out of it....Can't beat old school covers!

sukebanboy
01-12-2013, 10:15 AM
LOL...Jackie what are you doing???



Jackie Chan calls US 'most corrupt' country in the world



HONG KONG (AFP) - Hong Kong action hero Jackie Chan has once again provoked criticism, this time from an American blogger, after suggesting on Chinese television that the US is the "most corrupt" country in the world.

"When you talk about corruption -- the whole world, is there corruption in the United States? The most corrupt in the world!" the Rush Hour star, who has made headlines recently for his controversial views, told Phoenix TV last month.

Chan reaffirmed his view after the show's host questioned him -- "Of course! Where did the great breakdown come from? The world, the United States started it," Chan said, referring to the financial crisis and gesticulating as he spoke.

His comments were rebuked Thursday by Max Fisher, a foreign affairs blogger for the Washington Post, who called them "anti-American" rhetoric that was rooted in China's insecurity.

"To the degree that Chan's comments were anti-American, they likewise reflect a common Chinese view of the United States, one that is rooted not just in attitudes toward America but in China's proud but sometimes insecure view of itself," Fisher said.

Jackie Chan also said China is a relatively young country, where in the first half of its history it was "bullied by so many people," and that it only achieved "real success" in the past decade.

"Our country's leaders admit they are corrupted, etcetera. We are improving -- I can see our country is constantly improving and learning," he said, adding that everyone is making an issue out of China because it is "powerful" now.

Chan, who is known for his martial arts skills and daring stunt work, sparked criticism in Hong Kong, which was returned to China in 1997, after he reportedly told a Chinese magazine last December that protest in the city should be restricted.

In the same interview, he said that he was bullied by Hong Kong triads and had to hide in the United States. He also said he needed to carry a gun everyday to protect himself, leading to a police investigation.

Ian Jane
01-24-2013, 04:33 PM
According to City On Fire, Echo Bridge will be releasing Dragon Lord on Blu-ray 5/7/13.

http://www.cityonfire.com/dragon-lord-blu-ray-miramax-echo-bridge/

Derrick King
01-28-2013, 03:14 AM
Dragon Lord is part of the early release Echo Bridge cheapies at Best Buy that and according to a post over at the blu-ray.com forums (http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=7061400&postcount=56), here are the specs


Dragon Lord (1982)
2.35.1 16:9 1080p
English 2.0 Stereo
Special Features:
DVD Spot (Mislabeled as a Theatrical Trailer)

Only the English dub... how I wish that Shout hadn't been outbid by the lazy, lazy Echo Bridge.

Terry C
01-28-2013, 07:30 AM
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Noice.

Ian Jane
01-31-2013, 05:17 PM
Cover art and pre-order link (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008WAM2BU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B008WAM2BU&linkCode=as2&tag=cognitrespon-20) for Jackie Chan: Beginnings - The Killer Meteors / New Fist Of Fury.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BlLS10%2BlL.jpg

As stated earlier, these are being done under the Timeless banner, so they're low price releases (currently at $8.99) - no plans for Blu-ray here.

Ian Jane
02-05-2013, 10:28 AM
The R3 release of CZ12 is now up for preorder at Yes Asia (http://www.yesasia.com/cz12-2012-blu-ray-2d-3d-hong-kong-version/1032352772-0-0-0-en/info.html). I'm hoping Well Go or somebody will give this a domestic release.

In the Armour of God films, Jackie Chan played an adventurer who travels – and fights – across the globe in search of ancient relics. For his 101st film, the action superstar goes back to the adventure genre with CZ12 (a.k.a Chinese Zodiac). While not directly connected to the Armour of God series, CZ12 once again sees Jackie playing a treasure hunter traveling across the world to scour for rare items. This time, the Macguffin that everyone is after is a set of bronze heads modeled after the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals.

Promising that CZ12 is his last globetrotting action extravaganza, Jackie pulls out all the stops to make this the biggest film of his distinguished career. In fact, he took up so many positions (including director, producer, action choreographer, cameraman and even stunt double) that he ended up in the Guinness' Book of World Records of having the most credits in one film. Even at 58 years old, the superstar continued to do his own stunts, including rolling down a mountainous highway in a roller suit, taking a rough fall on an erupting volcano in Vanuatau and of course, the numerous fight scenes. Jackie also assembled a stellar supporting cast of international stars, including Kwon Sang Woo (Into the Fire), Liao Fan (Love on Credit), Oliver Platt (2012) and a few surprising cameos.

Antiquities dealer Morgan (Oliver Platt) also deals in counterfeiting antiques and other ancient relics. The latest item on his wish list is a set of bronze heads based on the 12 Chinese Zodiacs, and he has hired a team of treasure hunters – led by JC (Jackie Chan) – to retrieve them. After a thorough investigation, JC discovers that they were stolen during the sacking of the Summer Palace in 1860, and that the explorers who stole them may have been shipwrecked on a deserted island. This starts a wild globetrotting adventure for JC and his team, with a French duchess (Laura Weissbecker) and a Chinese activist tagging along.

Blu-ray Edition features both the 2D and the 3D versions of the film. It includes making of, deleted scenes and trailers. Initial press also comes with a photobook, only available while supplies last.

Product Title: CZ12 (2012) (Blu-ray) (2D + 3D) (Hong Kong Version)
Also known as: Chinese Zodiac
Artist Name(s): Jackie Chan (Actor) | Kwon Sang Woo (Actor) | Yao Xing Tong (Actor) | Zhang Lan Xin (Actor) | Jonathan Lee (Actor) | Steve Yoo (Actor) | Oliver Platt (Actor) | Wilson Chen (Actor) | Liao Fan (Actor) | Laura Weissbecker (Actor) | Jiang Wen | Kenny G
Director: Jackie Chan
Action Director: Jackie Chan
Blu-ray Region Code: A - Americas (North, Central and South except French Guiana), Korea, Japan, South East Asia (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) What is it?
Release Date: 2013-03-07
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Sound Information: 7.1, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray, 50 GB - Double Layer
Video Codecs: AVC (MPEG-4 Part 10)
Rating: IIA
Publisher: CN Entertainment Ltd.


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MonkeyBeat
02-10-2013, 04:53 AM
I just got done watching CZ12 and enjoyed it a whole lot. After being a huge fan of his early work, I gave up on JC flicks when he started his US buddy films with owen wilson and the annoying chris tucker. So now I am curious about what I might have been missing out on. Any suggestions of good Chan from the last ten years?

sukebanboy
02-10-2013, 08:23 AM
I just got done watching CZ12 and enjoyed it a whole lot. After being a huge fan of his early work, I gave up on JC flicks when he started his US buddy films with owen wilson and the annoying chris tucker. So now I am curious about what I might have been missing out on. Any suggestions of good Chan from the last ten years?

So you are saying that it IS worth watching????

And that it IS a return to his old style movies???

DON"T TEASE US ON THIS ONE!!!!!:biggrin:

Ian Jane
02-10-2013, 04:40 PM
I just got done watching CZ12 and enjoyed it a whole lot. After being a huge fan of his early work, I gave up on JC flicks when he started his US buddy films with owen wilson and the annoying chris tucker. So now I am curious about what I might have been missing out on. Any suggestions of good Chan from the last ten years?

I really, really liked Little Big Soldier (http://www.rockshockpop.com/forums/content.php?1745-Little-Big-Soldier). I'd kind of given up on him after the Rush Hour stuff too, but this renewed my faith a fair bit.

Sounds like I need to get CZ12. And so I shall.

Ian Jane
02-20-2013, 12:06 PM
Chan reiterates in this article here (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/20/jackie-chan-cz12_n_2724524.html) that CZ12 could be his last action movie.

"Hailed as an action-comedy superstar with Asian and Hollywood success, Chan repeated past remarks that his future films may not be in the action genre.

"I have thought about retiring and in the case of action movies, I think `Chinese Zodiac' may be my last blockbuster-scale action movie," he said."

sukebanboy
02-20-2013, 08:10 PM
"I have thought about retiring and in the case of action movies, I think `Chinese Zodiac' may be my last blockbuster-scale action movie," he said."

Retiring for the weekend again Jackie!!!

MonkeyBeat
02-21-2013, 01:49 AM
"I have thought about retiring and in the case of action movies, I think `Chinese Zodiac' may be my last blockbuster-scale action movie," he said."

Unless the rumors about him being part of Expendables 3 are true. (http://www.iamrogue.com/news/movie-news/item/8037-jason-statham-talks-the-expendables-3-confirms-jackie-chan.html)

Ian Jane
02-21-2013, 10:26 AM
As long as he gets more screen time than Jet Li did in Expendables 2, his inclusion in the cast would make me happy.

Derrick King
03-02-2013, 08:45 PM
Shout Factory is releasing Jackie Chan Beginnings Double Feature: Shaolin Wooden Men & To Kill with Intrigue (http://www.amazon.com/Jackie-Chan-Beginnings-Feature-Shaolin/dp/B00BNADY8Q) on DVD on June 18th

Ian Jane
03-05-2013, 01:54 PM
I just wanted to post this picture.

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Roderick
03-05-2013, 02:40 PM
Hello, panda bears you're looking for?

sukebanboy
03-05-2013, 08:03 PM
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0qhbjz48p1ro12vvo1_500.jpg

Ian Jane
03-06-2013, 10:04 AM
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sukebanboy
03-06-2013, 11:41 AM
Nice hat jackie!!!

http://twt.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Jackie-Chan-Armour-of-God3-Chinese-zodiac.jpg

He fuggin' (tm) LOVES those pandas!!!

Ian Jane
03-06-2013, 12:13 PM
Yes he does.

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sukebanboy
03-11-2013, 09:00 AM
I just got done watching CZ12 and enjoyed it a whole lot. After being a huge fan of his early work, I gave up on JC flicks when he started his US buddy films with owen wilson and the annoying chris tucker. So now I am curious about what I might have been missing out on. Any suggestions of good Chan from the last ten years?

I just got through watching CHINESE ZODIAC and...........

...knock me over with a feather....It was like being taken back to BEFORE he sold out and went to Hollywood...Just imagine he started this one directly AFTER Operation Condor (Armor of God 2) and you won't be far wrong....

Fights are well edited, cool future technology is used, overacting foreigners employed as extras, bickering girl characters doing stupid shit, dodgy CGI (straight out of the 1990's!!) IMAGINATIVE fight/action scenes. famous cameos, dumb humour!!....and story that doesnt really make sense

Yes, if this IS the last big-budget all out action movie he is going to make, then this is a good way to end it....

The ONLY disappointment in it is the very end scene.....COULD have ended it FANTASTICALLY for the fans with only 5 seconds...but for some reason it DID play out the right way ...but just not the RIGHT way (watch it and you will see what I mean)

Ian Jane
03-11-2013, 09:05 AM
I'm waiting for the inevitible domestic release on this rather than importing it but I'm glad to hear this is worthwhile. Did you import the HK disc?

sukebanboy
03-11-2013, 09:24 AM
I hear its getting a release in the summer in the US...not sure if that means theater or DVD....

BLU RAY and 3-D dvd go on sale in HK at the end of march....

Ian Jane
03-11-2013, 05:05 PM
No word as to specs or language options or any of that stuff yet but Echo Bridge has another Miramax owned Chan film coming to Blu-ray this year.

Dragon Lord hits on May 7, 2013. Amazon currently has it on pre-order for $4.99 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B4VSV0U/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00B4VSV0U&linkCode=as2&tag=cognitrespon-20). At that price, I'll try it out.

Ian Jane
03-11-2013, 05:06 PM
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sukebanboy
03-11-2013, 07:58 PM
Love it when they put a NEWish pic of Jackie on one of his old movies....hoping to lure in a few newer Jackie fans!!!:biggrin:

Derrick King
03-11-2013, 08:53 PM
Pretty sure the Dragon Lord Blu is already available at Best Buy as part of their early release exclusives and it is English dub only ('cause it is too damn hard to include the original language and subtitles :pissed:)

sukebanboy
03-12-2013, 07:34 AM
If its STILL the English dub....means it is about 2 mins shorter than the other country releases...

Ian Jane
03-12-2013, 09:00 AM
Lame. I still might get it at that price though. Wasn't this released in HK in the Chinese cut through Fortune Star as an upscale? I wonder if this is a better transfer, albeit of the shorter version?

Apronikoff
03-13-2013, 12:39 AM
I just got through watching CHINESE ZODIAC and...........

...knock me over with a feather....It was like being taken back to BEFORE he sold out and went to Hollywood...Just imagine he started this one directly AFTER Operation Condor (Armor of God 2) and you won't be far wrong....

Fights are well edited, cool future technology is used, overacting foreigners employed as extras, bickering girl characters doing stupid shit, dodgy CGI (straight out of the 1990's!!) IMAGINATIVE fight/action scenes. famous cameos, dumb humour!!....and story that doesnt really make sense

Yes, if this IS the last big-budget all out action movie he is going to make, then this is a good way to end it....

Watched this tonight and more or less agree with you on this Sukebanboy. Really didn't think I was going to for most of the movie -- the first 2/3 or so I thought were really bad, for the most part. But by they time they got to the bad guy's (very Bond Villiain-esque) lair, it turned around pretty well. All the action from there on out seemed pretty great...not up to the standards of his 80's classics obviously, but WAY better than I had really expected.


The ONLY disappointment in it is the very end scene.....COULD have ended it FANTASTICALLY for the fans with only 5 seconds...but for some reason it DID play out the right way ...but just not the RIGHT way (watch it and you will see what I mean)

I'm curious what you're referring to here...Are you talking about the character that shows up in the hospital room? PM me if you think it's too spoilery to post in the general thread.

sukebanboy
03-13-2013, 05:47 AM
APRONIKOFF..yes I am....Think he dropped the ball on that one...Would have been the perfect way to tie up everything!....and it SEEMED like ti was going to go through with it too..but it was not to be...

As for the pacing of the movie, it was in line with OPERATION CONDOR I think...Start was good......middle third idiot girls/ strange comedy/ losing its way with bits that don't really work (pirates???)...Then picks up at the end!....Yes it wasnt really up to the speed/ choreography of his old stuff...but not bad for a guy of 58!!!..Blows his RUSH HOUR/ TUXEDO dreck out of the water, thats for sure!...and you could tell he was having fun making it and being in control of everything!!

A nice way to end making this kind of movie in his career!...Something that, for the past few years, I NEVER thought I would be able to say!!!

The Silly Swede
03-13-2013, 06:35 AM
Where can I get this on DVD?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!

sukebanboy
03-13-2013, 08:02 AM
Where can I get this on DVD?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!

CHINESE ZODIAC???

Wait til the end of March and a Blu Ray in HK will be released...

The Silly Swede
03-13-2013, 09:53 AM
CHINESE ZODIAC???

Wait til the end of March and a Blu Ray in HK will be released...

Fuck yeah!!!!!
I have waited for years for a proper Jackie Chan film!

sukebanboy
03-13-2013, 10:31 AM
Fuck yeah!!!!!
I have waited for years for a proper Jackie Chan film!

BE WARNED though....While this IS a return to form for Jackie...It DOES also contain the crap humor, disjointed story, multi-language dubbing, stupid facial antics, NON-acting by extras and stupid antics that plagued most HK movies during the 80s/90s....


So if you are a fan you should fee right at home!:biggrin:

While you are watching just keep thinking OPERATION CONDOR rather than POLICE STORY and you will be fine!

The Silly Swede
03-13-2013, 12:41 PM
While you are watching just keep thinking OPERATION CONDOR rather than POLICE STORY and you will be fine!

Armour of God II: Operation Condor is in fact my favourite Jackie film with Police Story 3/Supercop a close second.

Ian Jane
03-17-2013, 02:07 PM
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Ian Jane
04-05-2013, 09:51 AM
Jackie Chan: Battle Creek Brawl / City Hunter coming to Blu-ray 7/16/13. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C7E3E96/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00C7E3E96&linkCode=as2&tag=cognitrespon-20)

sukebanboy
04-06-2013, 09:30 AM
CITY HUNTER is great!

Ian Jane
04-06-2013, 11:35 AM
I like both of those movies quite a bit, actually. I'm wagering they'll be upscales like the first two releases have been, having used the Fortune Star 'masters' and all - but I'm still looking forward to this one.

sukebanboy
04-06-2013, 11:47 AM
CITY HUNTER definitely benefitted from Wong Jing being director....

Heard they didn't really get on with their ideas for direction to go with the movie.....but Jing's silliness aded just athat bit of difference to make this one stand out a bit from other Chan movies of the time....

STREETFIGHTER scene was cool...although obviously crow-barred into the plot!!

Ian Jane
04-06-2013, 04:38 PM
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The Silly Swede
04-06-2013, 06:03 PM
battle Creek brawl is the worst Jackie film IMHO, well at least Before the Went all Disney on us.

sukebanboy
04-06-2013, 07:32 PM
battle Creek brawl is the worst Jackie film IMHO, well at least Before the Went all Disney on us.

But it was an interesting film to watch to see Jackie out of his comfort zone and transported into a alternative universe!!!!!!

Ian Jane
04-07-2013, 01:50 PM
I kinda liked it. It's been years since I've seen it though.

Jackie turns 59 today. Dude is getting up there.

I still wouldn't fight him though.

sukebanboy
04-08-2013, 01:37 AM
I still wouldn't fight him though.

More likely to consider having a go these days rather than when this was made though.....:biggrin:

sukebanboy
04-15-2013, 07:46 AM
Guess he might redo his character in KUNG FU PANDA 3 now it has been announced..

Also, see that POLICE STORY 2013 has been announced...but no director or anything yet..

http://s3.alivenotdead.com/attachments/2012/12/12/04/48180_2012121204244452.jpg

http://jackiechan.com/films/2880950--Police-Story-2013

Derrick King
04-17-2013, 04:37 PM
Stopped by Big Lots and I found a copy of the OOP Dragon Dynasty CRIME STORY DVD (they also had ROBIN B HOOD and MY YOUNG AUNTIE) for $3 (even though I have the Shout Blu, I figured the extras on this were worth $3)

sukebanboy
04-17-2013, 11:39 PM
Stopped by Big Lots and I found a copy of the OOP Dragon Dynasty CRIME STORY DVD (they also had ROBIN B HOOD and MY YOUNG AUNTIE) for $3 (even though I have the Shout Blu, I figured the extras on this were worth $3)

They certainly are for this movie.:biggrin:

Rob-b-Hood not worth even the $3 then??

Derrick King
04-18-2013, 12:12 AM
I don't know, Jackie Chan baby sitting (that is what it is about, right?) doesn't sound too appealing.

sukebanboy
04-18-2013, 12:31 AM
I don't know, Jackie Chan baby sitting (that is what it is about, right?) doesn't sound too appealing.

gotta be better than his recent American movies right????

Right???:biggrin:

Ian Jane
05-06-2013, 02:04 PM
From The Hollywood Reporter: (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cannes-fan-bingbing-joins-jackie-487679?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+thr%2Fnews+%28The+Hollywood+R eporter+-+Top+Stories%29)

"Rising international star Fan Bingbing will star opposite action icon Jackie Chan in Skiptrace. The English-language film is based on an original idea by Chan about a Hong Kong detective and American gambler who set out to take down Hong Kong's most notorious criminal."

MonkeyBeat
05-07-2013, 01:41 AM
From The Hollywood Reporter: (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cannes-fan-bingbing-joins-jackie-487679?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+thr%2Fnews+%28The+Hollywood+R eporter+-+Top+Stories%29)

"Rising international star Fan Bingbing will star opposite action icon Jackie Chan in Skiptrace. The English-language film is based on an original idea by Chan about a Hong Kong detective and American gambler who set out to take down Hong Kong's most notorious criminal."

Hopefully this film includes a cameo by Lee Majors.

sukebanboy
05-13-2013, 08:57 AM
Hopefully this film includes a cameo by Lee Majors.

LOL...That would be AMAZING!!!!

THREE things that get the warning bells ringing about SKIPTRANCE...

1. English-language film
2. based on an original idea by Chan
3. a Hong Kong detective and American gambler who set out to take down Hong Kong's most notorious criminal

Ian Jane
05-13-2013, 09:52 AM
Yeah, but there's Fan Bingbing to offset all of that.

sukebanboy
05-13-2013, 10:44 AM
Yeah, but there's Fan Bingbing to offset all of that.

NOPE....not buying that.....

You know why?

Because at some point during the movie she and Jackie will have a romantic subplot.....and i will be taken out of the movie by the grossness of it!!!

I am still scarred from the first time this happened with Shu Qi in the movie GORGEOUS:puke:

Ian Jane
05-13-2013, 11:08 AM
OK, that's a good point. I hadn't thought of that. haha.

Ian Jane
05-13-2013, 04:24 PM
New York, NY, May 13, 2013-The Film Society of Lincoln Center and New York Asian Film Festival announced the details today for a rare series of appearances by international film icon, Jackie Chan on June 10 and 11, followed by the largest retrospective of his films ever held in North America (June 23-27).

On the occasion of the release of Chan's 101st film, CHINESE ZODIAC (2012), the Film Society of Lincoln Center and New York Asian Film Festival will honor Jackie Chan, the director, and celebrate his 40-year-career in film. During that time, Chan has re-invented how action is filmed, with innovations in editing, choreography, and story-telling influencing filmmakers at home in Hong Kong, and overseas in Hollywood.

Chan belongs to a list of motion picture titans that includes Charlie Chaplin, Jacques Tati, and Buster Keaton. Each of these artists controlled every aspect of their movies - from the conception, to the filming, to the editing. Each of them created a unique genre based around their onscreen persona, and each of them made movies that weren't so much filmed stories as total cinematic experiences.

With that in mind, the New York Asian Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York will host An Evening with Jackie Chan and present him with the Star Asia Lifetime Achievement Award on Monday, June 10, followed by an onstage Q&A, and a special premiere screening of his newest film, Chinese Zodiac. A press conference with the film legend will take place on Tuesday, June 11

The events at Lincoln Center are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year with three-week long tribute to creativity in Hong Kong cinema (including Jackie Chan Retrospective and the Hong Kong films selections at the 12th New York Asian Film Festival). We are deeply grateful for their vision and dedication.

Separately, Jackie Chan will have a second appearance at a special screening supported by the Asia Society at its auditorium, on the evening of June 11.

Additional support is provided by The Kitano Hotel, YesAsia.com, Fortune Star, American Genre Film Archive (www.americangenrefilm.com), Warner Brothers, and Manhattan Portage.


JACKIE CHAN APPEARANCES
(June 10 & 11)

AN EVENING WITH JACKIE CHAN
INCLUDES A PREMIERE SCREENING OF CHINESE ZODIAC AND PRESENTATION OF THE NYAFF STAR ASIA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
Walter Reade Theater (165 West 65th Street, between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway)
A screening of Jackie Chan's 101st movie, his massive blockbuster, Chinese Zodiac, in a newly edited 107 minute version he's prepared for North America. Setting box-office records when it was released in China, the screening will be preceded by the presentation of the New York Asian Film Festival's Star Asia Lifetime Achievement Award and an onstage Q&A with Jackie Chan.
Monday, June 10 at 7:30PM

CHINESE & ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS CONFERENCE WITH JACKIE CHAN
Hong Kong Economic Trade Office New York (115 East 54th Street, between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue)
To participate in this press conference, please RSVP to Ted Geoghegan (TedGeoghegan@gmail.com, 406-531-7799) for English-language media, and Melissa Ng/Stephanie Chow (melissa_ng@hketony.gov.hk / stephanie_chow@hketony.gov.hk, 212-752-3320 ext.223/220) for Chinese language media.
Tuesday, June 11 at 11:00AM

A NIGHT WITH JACKIE CHAN AT ASIA SOCIETY
Asia Society (725 Park Avenue, between East 70th and East 71st Streets)
Screening of DRUNKEN MASTER 2 preceded by an onstage Q&A with Jackie Chan.
Tuesday, June 11 at 6:30PM


THE JACKIE CHAN RETROSPECTIVE
(June 23-27)

All screenings will take place at the Film Society of Lincoln Center (West 65th Street between Amsterdam and Broadway). Visit Filmlinc.com for more information.

ARMOUR OF GOD (1986) 97min digital projection
Director: Jackie Chan
Country: Hong Kong
After doing a serious police drama set in Hong Kong, Jackie Chan had the urge to do something lighthearted and international, and so ARMOUR OF GOD was born. A two-fisted, three-footed, ten-knuckled adventure flick, Chan does Indiana Jones, playing a pop star turned treasure hunter Asian Hawk, who takes on a Euro-cult of psychotic monks in an effort to rescue an old friend's kidnapped girlfriend. It's a heady blend of his signature style and exploitation trends (including a beat-down by a bevy of blaxploitation beauties), in which Jackie took a life-threatening fall while performing a stunt that halted production for months and required emergency surgery. To this day, he still bears the hole in his head. But that's all right: this movie was worth it.

ARMOUR OF GOD 2: OPERATION CONDOR (1991) 106min digital projection
Director: Jackie Chan
Country: Hong Kong
One of Hong Kong's great out-of-control productions, AOG2 went way over budget and way over schedule as Chan and company hopped around the globe indulging Chan's desire to top himself. Which he does. The result is the biggest and most complex Jackie Chan movie to date, with Asian Hawk's quest for a cache of Nazi gold resulting in a succession of gigantic setpieces and intricate action, including one of cinema's great car chases, the destruction of an entire hotel, and a final battle in a wind tunnel. This is the kind of movie that has you goggle-eyed from start to finish.

CHINESE ZODIAC (2012) 107min digital projection
Director: Jackie Chan
Country: Hong Kong
In his 101st movie, Chan resurrects his treasure-hunting Asian Hawk character from the Armour of God franchise and delivers an action spectacle that has broken box-office records in China. Reported to be his final "large-scale action picture" CZ kicks off with Chan being hired to steal 12 antique bronze sculptures, representing the animals of the Chinese zodiac, and repatriate them to China. Like a Saturday afternoon matinee, this colorful, kinetic flick is a live action cartoon for grown-ups, offering manic action scenes, hidden islands, pirate gangs, and funky gadgets galore. Cut down by about 20 minutes by Chan himself for the North American market (trust us, you're not missing ANYTHING), this is the king of the pop-and-lock saying goodbye to the blockbuster movies that made him famous in funtacular style.

CITY HUNTER (1993) 105min 35mm
Director: Wong Jing
Country: Hong Kong
Directed by Hong Kong's King of the Box Office, Wong Jing, CITY HUNTER is packed with insane action and ridiculous comedy. The disappearance of a newspaper tycoon's daughter brings Chan's easygoing private sleuth and his lovelorn sidekick (Joey Wang) onboard a luxury cruise liner that soon becomes the target of a gang of hostage-taking terrorists. Wong spins this DIE HARD-on-a-boat scenario into a series of outrageous set-pieces, including a deadly card game and a self-referential movie-theater brawl that finds Chan imitating the moves of an onscreen Bruce Lee. Eventually, it goes so far over the top that you can't even see the top anymore, climaxing with the legendary STREET FIGHTER tribute beat down between Chan and Gary Daniels.

DRUNKEN MASTER 2 (1994) 102min 35mm
Director: Lau Kar-leung & Jackie Chan
Country: Hong Kong
Filmed at the peak of Chan's prime, sixteen years after his breakout turn in Drunken Master, this transcendent pairing of classic Shaw Brothers director Lau Kar-leung and Jackie Chan resulted in what many claim to be the greatest martial arts film ever made. In this take on the legend of Wong Fei-hung, Chan shares the screen with the great Ti Lung and also Anita Mui, who almost steals the show as his motor-mouthed stepmother. The plot revolves around Fei-hung's attempts to foil a foreign syndicate trafficking in ancient Chinese artifacts, but the film's jaw-dropping kung-fu sequences need little explanation. Lush, opulent, and made with no consideration for budget or schedule, it took three months just to shoot the final action scene.

LITTLE BIG SOLDIER (2010) 95min digital projection
Director: Ding Sheng
Country: Hong Kong
The best Jackie Chan movie since 1994's Drunken Master 2, this is the film in which Chan finally proves he's a real actor, not just an action star. At 56 he can't do the death-defying stunts anymore, so in LBS he trades super-sized spectacle for small-scale combat and his best script ever (it took 20 years of development to reach the screen). Set in ancient China, it centers on a farmer (Chan) who's drafted into the army and winds up accidentally capturing the enemy general. If he can get his unwilling captive back home he'll earn his freedom, the only catch being that he's thousands of miles from safety. It's a heartbreaking and hilarious escapade, and Chan's camera-ready charisma has never been put to better use.

MIRACLES (aka MR. CANTON & LADY ROSE) (1989) 127min digital projection
Director: Jackie Chan
Country: Hong Kong
If you ask Jackie Chan which movie he's most proud of directing, he always names this shimmering 1920s gangster fantasia, a remake of Frank Capra's Lady for a Day set in a storybook Hong Kong that recalls like Damon Runyon's New York. Chan plays a nice-guy country bumpkin who inherits the top crime king position from a dying mafia boss. With the fast feet, quick quips, and sudden reversals of Hollywood's great screwball comedies, it also features a diva turn by pop star Anita Mui, Hong Kong's answer to Madonna, except she can actually act.

POLICE STORY (1985) 101min 35mm
Director: Jackie Chan
Country: Hong Kong
Jackie's first contemporary cop thriller, in which he played a hot-tempered inspector framed for murder by a vengeful drug lord, proved that he was willing to pull out all the stops--from carrying out a bit of slapstick with two telephones to trashing an entire shopping mall. A breathless adrenaline rush full of twisted bumpers and broken ribs, and with what might be a record-high ratio of broken glass per minute, POLICE STORY is viewed by many as Chan's greatest achievement and a milestone in the Hong Kong canon. Premiering in the U.S. at the 1987 New York Film Festival, it's been much imitated, but nothing beats the original.

POLICE STORY 2 (1988) 101min 35mm
Director: Jackie Chan
Country: Hong Kong
As dark and sobering as POLICE STORY 1 was light and playful, this sequel is all about the consequences of action. Chan begins the film demoted to traffic duty after his mall-destroying misadventures in Part One. He finds himself unable to protect his girlfriend (Maggie Cheung) from danger, he can't track down the bad guys to fight them, and his archenemies are more interested in their cancer treatments than in revenge. The spectacular stunts and killer set-pieces are still there--including a climactic duel with a deaf-mute bomber set in a fireworks-laced warehouse--but POLICE STORY 2 feels more like a deconstruction of the cop thriller than anything else Chan's ever made.

POLICE STORY 3: SUPERCOP (1992) 95min 35mm
Director: Stanley Tong
Country: Hong Kong
Teaming up with Stanley Tong, one of his most reliable collaborators, Jackie turned in this stunning capper to his Police Story trilogy and re-launched the career of Michelle Yeoh in the process. In this installment, intrepid cop Ka-Kui goes undercover with a dangerous drug lord--a set-up that finds Chan breaking a henchman out of prison, posing with an invented family, and finally dangling from a moving helicopter. The action shifts from Hong Kong to Thailand to Malaysia, culminating in a climax spanning rooftop, sky and train that ranks as one of Chan's finest extended set-pieces. The film was released in the US in a dubbed, recut version titled simply SUPERCOP, featuring a pow-wow, no-holes-barred theme song by the seminal New Wave rock band Devo.

PROJECT A (1983) 101min 35mm
Director: Jackie Chan
Country: Hong Kong
A team-up with his Chinese opera school brothers Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao, this cops-versus-pirates actioner was the movie that transformed Jackie from a martial arts star into a director of transcendent physical comedy. One of the first action movies to be set in colonial Hong Kong, PROJECT A is the first of Jackie's films to be spiced with outrageous stunts, including a jaw-dropping bicycle chase and a 50-foot fall from a clock tower (inspired by Harold Lloyd's hour-hand dangle in SAFETY LAST!) that was so terrifying it took Jackie three days to work up the courage to attempt it.

PROJECT A 2 (1987) 101min 35mm
Director: Jackie Chan
Country: Hong Kong
A meticulously crafted Swiss watch of mistaken identities, espionage, and colonial intrigue, PROJECT A 2 may be Jackie's greatest accomplishment as a filmmaker. Chan keeps four separate subplots whirling through the air with the greatest of ease, while leaving time not just for intense action and groundbreaking stunts, but for some extraordinary non-action filmmaking. No comedy director has ever topped the intricacy of the famous nine-minute scene set in a two-room apartment that takes the conventions of French farce and turns them up to 11.

SNAKE IN THE EAGLE'S SHADOW (1978) 98min 35mm
Director: Yuen Wo-ping
Country: Hong Kong
This is where it all began. Chan teamed with director Yuen Wo-ping (later to serve as action director on CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON) for this kung fu comedy about a bullied young man working as a janitor at a martial arts school who learns to fight back against his tormentors using a kung fu technique known as "Snake's Fist". Soon, the novice starts to develop a strategy of his own--fittingly, since SNAKE IN THE EAGLE'S SHADOW also found Chan himself arriving at what would become his inimitable, career-defining style. The film became Jackie's first box-office hit, and the first movie to introduce the world to his innovative brand of action-comedy.
(NOTE: dubbed in Mandarin with English subtitles projected live during the screenings)

THE YOUNG MASTER (1980) 106min 35mm
Director: Jackie Chan
Country: Hong Kong
Jackie's directorial debut was the idea showcase for his martial arts prowess and that of his co-stars--among them his "little brother" from Chinese opera school, Yuen Biao, who appears here alongside Jackie for the first time, and Korean super-kicker Hwang In-Shik. Opening on a high-stakes lion dance competition and closing on a ferocious showdown between Chan and Hwang, THE YOUNG MASTER found Jackie exploring the thin line between kung fu as performance and as life-or-death combat. His first movie for Golden Harvest, the studio which would become his home for the next 20 years, it's arguably his greatest pure martial arts film.


PUBLIC SCREENING SCHEDULE

SUNDAY, JUNE 23
12.30pm SNAKE IN THE EAGLE'S SHADOW (1978) 98min
2.45pm THE YOUNG MASTER (1980) 106min
8.00pm DRUNKEN MASTER 2 (1994) 102min

MONDAY, JUNE 24
1.15 pm MIRACLES (1989) 127min
4.00pm POLICE STORY (1985) 101min
6.15pm ARMOUR OF GOD (1986) 97min
8.30pm ARMOUR OF GOD 2 (1991) 106min

TUESDAY, JUNE 25
1.30pm CITY HUNTER (1993) 105min
3.45pm MIRACLES (1989) 127min
6.30pm PROJECT A (1983) 101min
8.45pm PROJECT A 2 (1987) 101min

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26
2.15pm THE YOUNG MASTER (1980) 106min
4.30pm LITTLE BIG SOLDIER (2010) 95min
9.15pm CITY HUNTER (1993) 105min

THURSDAY, JUNE 27
2.00pm DRUNKEN MASTER 2 (1994) 102min
4.15pm POLICE STORY (1985) 101min
6.30pm POLICE STORY 2 (1988) 101min
8.45pm POLICE STORY 3: SUPERCOP (1992) 95min

sukebanboy
05-13-2013, 08:22 PM
Thats almost worth getting on a plane for and heading out to NY!!!:biggrin:

Ian Jane
05-25-2013, 03:39 PM
Jackie Chan wants to take over the role of Iron Man from Robert Downey Jr! (http://m.moviepilot.com/stories/968830-jackie-chan-wants-to-take-iron-man-job-from-robert-downey-jr?stamp=40537&subscribe_to=886190&utm_campaign=jackie-chan-wants-to-take-iron-man-job-from-robert-downey-jr&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=fb-stream-post)

I'd watch that.

sukebanboy
05-28-2013, 08:47 AM
Jackie Chan wants to take over the role of Iron Man from Robert Downey Jr! (http://m.moviepilot.com/stories/968830-jackie-chan-wants-to-take-iron-man-job-from-robert-downey-jr?stamp=40537&subscribe_to=886190&utm_campaign=jackie-chan-wants-to-take-iron-man-job-from-robert-downey-jr&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=fb-stream-post)

I'd watch that.

but in Jackies world, it would more likely resemble TUXEDO 2 than Iron Man...

Ian Jane
06-08-2013, 03:27 PM
Jackie Chan: Beginnings - Snake & Crane Arts of Shaolin / Magnificent Bodyguards (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D9EJG5E/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00D9EJG5E&linkCode=as2&tag=cognitrespon-20) - 9/17/13

SNAKE AND CRANE ARTS OF SHAOLIN (NR) (1978)
Hsu Yiu Fong (Jackie Chan) has been entrusted with the book of the Art of the Snake and Crane, after the mysterious disappearance of the eight Shaolin Masters who had written it. He must fight off numerous clans who are all attempting to steal the book from him, to find out the true reason for the disappearance of the Shaolin Masters.

MAGNIFICENT BODYGUARD (R) (1978)
Lord Ting Chung (Jackie Chan) is hired to escort a women's sick brother to the doctor. To get there they must pass through Stormy Hills, an area of Ancient China controlled by criminals. But when the sick man turns out to not be who he claims, Ting Chung has to fight for his life to get out of Stormy Hills alive.

Ian Jane
06-13-2013, 05:22 PM
I know it's coming out as a double feature from Shout! with Battle Creek Brawl soon, but in HK City Hunter is getting a Blu-ray release on 6/18/13 with Eng. subs through Kam & Ronson.

It'll probably be another upscale, but you never know.

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Roderick
06-14-2013, 09:41 AM
http://youtu.be/U8CtOqJy6xM

Ian Jane
06-16-2013, 05:45 PM
Cool article on Jackie's recent visit to NYC here (http://twitchfilm.com/2013/06/jackie-chan-takes-manhattan-discusses-his-life-movie-career-and-i-am-jackie-chan-the-musical.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TwitchEverything+%28Twitch%29 ).

Ian Jane
06-25-2013, 04:43 PM
So CZ12 will not be his last major action film, because, hey, Police Story 2013.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/entertainment/jackie-chan-to-keep/723660.html

Ian Jane
06-26-2013, 11:37 AM
A bunch of stills and promo images from Police Story 2013.


http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNTEwMDQzOTIw.html

Nolando
06-26-2013, 12:39 PM
Great info but I'm most pleased that they didn't update the soundtrack style.

Ian Jane
07-01-2013, 11:41 AM
So it looks like the K&R Blu-ray of City Hunter isn't an upscale after all. The screen caps here (http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=221604) look pretty good. Hoping Shout! is able to use the same source. It also seems that K&R have Fearless Hyena (http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=222854) coming out on Blu-ray next month.

Ian Jane
07-13-2013, 01:53 PM
But... it looks like the K&R release of Fearless Hyena IS an upscale.

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=222854

Killer Meteor
07-15-2013, 12:32 PM
But... it looks like the K&R release of Fearless Hyena IS an upscale.

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=222854

The Columbia DVD of Fearless Hyena was taken from an old video master in the pre-dvd era. The subtitles are dubtitles, with lots of nonsnese and bad translations.

Hong Kong Legends DVD was made from the FS remaster, though it does HKL tweaked the colour to a weird pink tint, as was their habit. The subtitles are much better.

Although both feature the genuine Cantonese track, there are sync issues due to them just sticking on whatever source they had to hand.

The Columbia is still the best as far as the English mono track goes, but yeesh, what a painful dub!

The problem these days is that Fortune Star often only provides a 2.0 downmix of their horrid remixes, and not a genuine mono track - and even if it is in mono, it may not be in sync.

Ian Jane
07-29-2013, 02:32 PM
Coming 9/17/13 from Timless Media/Shout! Factory.

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Ian Jane
09-03-2013, 10:03 AM
Amour of God getting a Blu-ray release next week from K&R.

http://www.yesasia.com/1033996091-0-0-0-en/info.html

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The Silly Swede
09-03-2013, 06:06 PM
Excellent. One of my favourite Jackie films!

Ian Jane
09-04-2013, 09:19 AM
Sadly it's probably an upscale but maybe they'll do this one right. It's a pretty great movie.

The Silly Swede
09-04-2013, 10:42 AM
Yes... I will let you buy it first and Review it, and if it passes your judgment I will spend some of my money on it.

Ian Jane
10-27-2013, 12:13 PM
Seems there are no Japanese releases of Drunken Master and Snake In Eagle's Shadow that might actually offer true HD transfers.

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=229887

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nljCj2mqXk

Looks like a pretty great set, but it probably won't have English subs or audio.

Ian Jane
10-27-2013, 12:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RddbkUQt7Ec&feature=youtu.be

Ian Jane
10-28-2013, 03:52 PM
Jackie Chan says he wants to see more countries experience a big tsunami, earthquake. (http://shanghaiist.com/2013/10/24/jackie-chan-speaks-his-mind-again-to-displeasure-of-many-more-tsunami-earthquake.php)

That's not very nice, Jackie.

Ian Jane
10-29-2013, 01:46 PM
Damn. I actually want to see this.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNVK1nph3hk

The Silly Swede
10-29-2013, 01:59 PM
Looks like some kind of mainland setting, no? Interesting indeed. Supercop goes commie!

sukebanboy
10-29-2013, 08:52 PM
That looks very good.......Looks also like the humour has been jettisoned from the picture....so maybe not fair to call it a POLICE STORY movie?

Hope its as brutal and action packed as the trailer suggests...i dont even care if jackie is only half the movie...his "hands on " presence means it wont be crap...especially as they seem determined to go "non funny" route!

Ian Jane
10-30-2013, 09:11 AM
I think I'd actually prefer a more serious movie in the line. I guess though that you're right, it's almost not a 'Police Story' movie without the humor, but this trailer definitely sells it.

sukebanboy
10-30-2013, 09:21 AM
I think I'd actually prefer a more serious movie in the line. I guess though that you're right, it's almost not a 'Police Story' movie without the humor, but this trailer definitely sells it.

Oh yeah...they are giving it a good go...The director was the one who did one of Jackie's later movies that wasnt so bad (Little Big Soldier)

In this he plays a Mainland police officer rather than a HK one...


A public screening of Police Story 2013 was held at the 2013 Beijing International Film Festival in April 2013.[6] Chan also promoted the film at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival in May 2013.[7] The film is set for release in China in December 24, 2013

sukebanboy
10-30-2013, 09:26 AM
Brief plot outline...from a guy in it...


the film I just finished is Jackie Chan’s Police Story 2013. In that story, there’s not a lot of fighting action. There’s lots of shooting, police and military involved in this.

It’s a lot different than the old one because this one takes place in Beijing in winter. All the cops and all the police are China policemen. It’s kind of unique. It’s fun because they used the real cops and special forces. All the policemen, special forces and firefighters are all real policemen, special forces and firefighters. I’m one of them, but I play a sniper. My character was fun. At the end, I go in and save him. The story, well, I can’t really tell the story. They keep it secret. But it’s different. This is about a father and a daughter. And it’s about family. It’s about the dad going to this club and saving his daughter, and involving a whole gang and police.

Ian Jane
10-30-2013, 09:26 AM
I thought, out of the recent Jackie films that I've seen, Little Big Soldier was one of his best. I really enjoyed that. A lot of good comedy in that one, actually, but balanced properly with enough action to make it all work. That's probably my favorite of his post 2005 movies.

sukebanboy
10-30-2013, 09:30 AM
Hmm...interesting


When asked about cooperating with mainland directors Jackie said that he and Zhang Yimou will be making a film together next year that will be "completely unexpected" - no one will imagine that Jackie would make a movie like this. The film evolved out of a script idea that Jackie had during a conversation with Zhang Yimou that is finally coming to fruition. Jackie also said he had had an invitation to make a movie with Chen Kaige and had the script for two years before having to turn it down because of scheduling conflicts. Jackie finished by saying that in future he will play many different roles.

Ian Jane
10-30-2013, 09:41 AM
Interesting... and vague.

sukebanboy
10-30-2013, 09:46 AM
He said there would be no fighting in it at all......

Ian Jane
11-07-2013, 09:46 AM
Operation Condor gets a Blu release in the UK on 11/11/13 from Medium Rare.

No idea on specs or extras.

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sukebanboy
11-07-2013, 11:40 AM
Woo-hoo...Really like this movie~!~One of his more consistent efforts from a great time in his career...

Ian Jane
02-21-2014, 01:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SLJJc8siyU

The Silly Swede
02-21-2014, 05:50 PM
I bought that blu of Armour of God 2: Operation Condor. Really nice disc. Though it replaced my HK region 0 dvd in chinese with "engrish" subs, so any upgrade would have blown me away....

Ian Jane
02-28-2014, 10:49 AM
Chinese Zodiac coming to Blu 3/25/14 from Universal.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HVFA322/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00HVFA322&linkCode=as2&tag=cognitrespon-20

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/91oT0VIGIEL._AA1500_.jpg

sukebanboy
02-28-2014, 10:53 AM
Although it IS a step up from his more recent disappointments, I feel that CHINESE ZODIAC is still NOT a keeper ....unless you can pick it up in the $5 bin!

Ian Jane
03-22-2014, 11:22 AM
Although it IS a step up from his more recent disappointments, I feel that CHINESE ZODIAC is still NOT a keeper ....unless you can pick it up in the $5 bin!

Agreed. I really liked the opening scene, which set my hopes pretty high.... and it was, with a few bits here and there proving to be exceptions, all down hill from there.

Also, a heads up that the Universal US Blu-ray release contains ONLY an English audio track. Some of the dubbing isn't so hot.

Ian Jane
04-16-2014, 12:23 PM
Good news, everyone. WB is releasing Rush Hour 2 on Blu-ray in August! (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JOTGI8Q/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00JOTGI8Q&linkCode=as2&tag=cognitrespon-20)

Yawn.

sukebanboy
04-16-2014, 08:14 PM
Good news, everyone. WB is releasing Rush Hour 2 on Blu-ray in August! (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JOTGI8Q/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00JOTGI8Q&linkCode=as2&tag=cognitrespon-20)

Yawn.

HOORAY....Do you think this is a an incication that they will soon start on PART 4 of the franchise....

Oh please...Say it is so!:funny:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_PeHO7703GZ4/SknQ4fSoN9I/AAAAAAAAAA8/x3_CG2mHk2c/s400/rush_hour_4.jpg

Ian Jane
05-29-2014, 09:51 AM
From Blu-ray.com:
(http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=202245&page=8)
"apparently there will be Japanese blu-rays of Master With Cracked Fingers, Fantasy Mission Force, and Island of Fire soon. Here's a trailer:"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xataFIinJlI

sukebanboy
05-29-2014, 10:18 AM
Nice..The japanese usually do the job well....

Not as excited as I am to hear of his new movie directed by Renny Harlin and co-starring Stifler!!:biggrin:

Like one comment I read on it.....It's a movie that would have been FANTASTIC 25 years ago!

Another good thing about it...its called SKIPTRACE...and if you search google images, you will see there is a porn series with the same name!!!:biggrin:

The Silly Swede
06-12-2014, 12:53 PM
So I finally got around to seeing Chinse Zodiac. Despite having extremely low expectations it managed to underwhelm me. I felt it started good and the first 20-25 minutes or so was solid. Then something happened and the whole film turned to absolute shit. Not even a couple of nice fight scenes could save it from being a festering turd.

Also, since Jackie is called JC here and not Asian Hawk I will not consider this a true sequel to Armour of God 1 and 2.

Ian Jane
06-12-2014, 12:55 PM
That opening scene is great, right? And is it just me or is that the same location that was used for the car chase in Codename: Wild Geese?

It goes downhill quickly after that opening though.

The Silly Swede
06-12-2014, 01:01 PM
That opening scene is great, right? And is it just me or is that the same location that was used for the car chase in Codename: Wild Geese?

It goes downhill quickly after that opening though.

I believe you are correct. I recognized the road but could not think of from where!

sukebanboy
06-15-2014, 11:17 AM
I believe you are correct. I recognized the road but could not think of from where!

Did Jackie know this?...or just co-incidence???

Would like to think he knew already..thats why he chose it!

Ian Jane
06-18-2014, 09:30 AM
Jackie has announced he's going to start work on a sequel to Chinese Zodiac.

Yawn.

sukebanboy
06-18-2014, 09:33 AM
Armour of God 4???

It's gonna be crap if he insists on trying to make a movie like CHINESE ZODIAC....

At least get someone in it who can FIGHT...Donnie Yen??...Then JC can do the silly stuff...but there will still be some good fights to keep the regulars interested...

Ian Jane
08-11-2014, 10:06 AM
So it appears that the European release of Chinese Zodiac is the uncut, proper version with the original audio.

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=246482

I don't like the movie enough to bother with it again, but for those who do, it's fairly cheap.

The Silly Swede
08-11-2014, 02:49 PM
Wel, in the case of Chinese Zodiac I would argue that the shorter running time, the better viewing experience. Horrible film.

Ian Jane
08-18-2014, 08:51 AM
"According to the legendary action star, he’s been approached for three potential sequels: “Expendables 4″, “Rush Hour 4″ and “Drunken Master 3.”"

http://variety.com/2014/film/news/jackie-chan-talks-expendables-4-rush-hour-4-1201284471/

I dunno... maybe the time for a third Drunken Master film has passed, Jackie.

sukebanboy
08-18-2014, 11:51 PM
DRUNKEN MASTER 3......NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....It IS way too late for that!
RUSH HOUR 4............NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...There is no need for this movie to exist
EXPENDABLES 4...........MAYBE......If they give him a decent part.....

I read an interview a a few days ago where he basically said CHINESE ZODIAC is made by the REAL Jackie Chan...............I seriously hope not!!!!:biggrin:

sukebanboy
08-18-2014, 11:53 PM
Oh oh...Maybe CHAN will be making POLICE STORY sequel to tackle his latest problems.....


BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong action superstar Jackie Chan's actor-son Jaycee Chan has been detained in Beijing on drug-related charges, the latest high-profile celebrity to be ensnared in one of China's biggest anti-drug crackdowns in two decades.
Jaycee Chan, 31, was detained last Thursday together with the 23-year-old Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko, Beijing police said late Monday on their official microblog,


Police said both actors tested positive for marijuana and admitted using the drug, and that 100 grams of it were taken from Chan's home.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/jackie-chans-son-detained-beijing-drug-bust-011108706.html#Ey8wRTt

At least Jackie has managed to escape the MAJORITY of bad publicity throughout his career (although of course there are always rumours)......

Ian Jane
11-19-2014, 10:29 AM
So there's a whole bunch of Japanese Jackie Chan special edition Blu-ray releases coming out 11/26/14 according to this post here (http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=202245&page=9).

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"As you can see, all of these have slipcovers common with the "Extreme Editions" (as previously seen with the Bruce Lee blus), as well as the reversible covers. Not to mention that they all come with reprints of theatrical pamphlets. Aside from this, all of the films are supposed to come with bonus HD transfers of their respective Japanese theatrical cuts, although the confirmation on Young Master seems a pinch flimsy at the moment. "

More details at the link above. I can't afford all of these so I'm going to hold out hope we get better, proper domestic releases but for those who need them, they sound worthwhile.

Ian Jane
11-19-2014, 10:32 AM
Also in the works and coming in Dec., more Japanese releases!

Drunken Master! (http://www.amazon.co.jp/Drunken-Master-Blu-ray/dp/B00NNEJLR8?tag=bluraycom-22)

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And Snake In Eagle's Shadow! (http://www.amazon.co.jp/Snake-in-the-Eagles-Shadow-Blu-ray/dp/B00NNEJNBM?tag=bluraycom-22)

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It doesn't look like this are English friendly though, so that allows me to easily avoid temptation.

Ian Jane
11-29-2014, 02:36 PM
Some caps here (http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=202245&page=11) show the difference in color timing between the Fortune Star and Japanese releases of Young Master.

Quite a difference...

Ian Jane
12-17-2014, 10:09 AM
Cinematographer killer on the set of Jackie Chan's Skiptrace. (http://variety.com/2014/film/news/cinematographer-killed-on-set-of-jackie-chans-skiptrace-1201381543/)

"A cinematographer was killed on Wednesday in Hong Kong during the filming of Jackie Chan-starring film “Skiptrace.”

Chan Kwok-hung is understood to have drowned in an accident that occurred when a boat he was on capsized off Lantau Island. According to the South China Morning Post, it is understood to have happened around 3am local time.

Seven other film crew were on board, but they managed to swim the 30 meters to shore. Neither Jackie Chan nor co-star Fan Bingbing are believed to have been on board at the time.

“Skiptrace” is the story of a Hong Kong detective (Jackie Chan) and a fast-talking American gambler (Johnny Knoxville) on a massive chase across China on the trail of a gangster who has kidnapped the cop’s niece (Fan). Direction is by Renny Harlin (“Die Hard 2,” “Cliffhanger”)."

Ian Jane
12-26-2014, 10:59 AM
From Blu-ray.com:

"Police Story 2013" just got a release in Japan. AFAIK, this is the only Blu with a lossless version of the original Mandarin soundtrack, and it'll probably run at 23.976 fps. (The HK Blu runs at 24 fps.) I'll edit this post with some more specs in the next day or so. For now, here's what CDJapan states.

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Catalog No. BIXF-146
JAN/ISBN 4907953062979
Product Type Blu-ray
TV Standard NTSC
Number of Discs 1
Label/Distributor Happinet
Color Color
Running Time 110minutes
Aspect Ratio(s) 16:9 Cinemascope
Region free
Subtitles Japanese
Audio Track Japanese Dolby TrueHD 5.1ch Surround
Original Language Dolby TrueHD 5.1ch Surround

Ian Jane
12-26-2014, 05:28 PM
Hey guys? That movie you always wanted to see where Jackie Chan was cast alongside Adrian Brody and John Cusack? It's happening and here's a trailer.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ2628TiTyw

The Silly Swede
12-26-2014, 07:49 PM
I feel that film will suck horribly but with a magnificent cast. I will buy it on disc for sure.

sukebanboy
12-26-2014, 10:35 PM
I dont know if that trailer was specifically made for the Chinese market..or if it was an adequate reflection of the movie...But I am thinking that messrs Brody and Cusack are not in the movie as much as you might think.....

Either way, asa Chan completist (who has been close to suicide numerous times in later years because of this ) I will indeed watch it at some point....if only to play "Guess who signed on just for the paycheck" with the two non-Chinese in the cast!!:funny:

Interesting note that MEL GIBSON was first wanted to fill the Roman role in the movie....Might have been more interesting...

EDIT: Even the IMDB doesnt seem interested....


PLOT: Lost Roman soldiers navigate their way through China.

Ian Jane
12-27-2014, 09:42 AM
I feel that film will suck horribly but with a magnificent cast. I will buy it on disc for sure.

It really does have 'fabulous disaster' written all over it!

sukebanboy
01-04-2015, 10:20 AM
Having just watch Cusack ALMOST derail MAPS TO THE STARS with his lack of charisma, I am certain he will have trouble portraying a Roman in trouble.....too much of a stretch for his acting skills!

Brody looks like he is having fun and hamming it up though....Jackie Chan's bad wig is probably gonna turn out to be the only thing in the movie with any respect left as the final credits roll.
!!:funny:

Ian Jane
05-19-2015, 04:04 PM
KABOOM! Police Story: Lockdown trailer...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chSujZltr9U

sukebanboy
05-20-2015, 09:16 AM
Haha..for a second there I thought it was a new movie that I had somehow missed...shame as it would have been better than this one...

Ian Jane
06-01-2015, 09:48 AM
A not so flattering review for the Police Story: Lockdown here.

http://fanboynation.com/police-story-lockdown-2013/

A Jackie Chan movie that's no fun doesn't sound good...

Ian Jane
06-08-2015, 09:53 AM
According to this article (http://www.cityonfire.com/jackie-chan-to-get-his-death-wish-in-the-foreigner/), Jackie's next project will be The Foreigner.

"In the film, based on a novel by Stephen Leather, Jackie Chan would play a humble restaurant owner who is pushed to violence after a band of terrorists take his daughter’s life in an attack."

sukebanboy
06-08-2015, 12:45 PM
Sounds like a Chinese themed version of that Liam Neeson classic TAKEN :howyoudoin: ...well... only if Jackie was previously CIA trained before becoming a humble restaurant owner....

I would really like it if Jackie did something TOTALLY out of the blue and unlike anything else....

Ian Jane
06-12-2015, 09:54 AM
Coming to Blu-ray from WB in Oct!

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http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=263148

Ian Jane
06-22-2015, 09:49 AM
Cover art for the Well Go USA release coming 8/11/15.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51L-ciP6Q-L.jpg

Ian Jane
07-08-2015, 08:56 AM
Medium Rare Entertainment in the UK are releasing Armour Of God on Blu-ray in Sept.

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Armour-of-God-Blu-ray/130250/

Probably another Fortune Star upscale, but maybe not...

The Silly Swede
07-08-2015, 10:42 AM
Let us hope not. I need it to compliment my Blu of Operation Condor!

Ian Jane
11-20-2015, 10:42 AM
12/22/15 through Lionsgate.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61I-tt7DChL.jpg

47lab
02-08-2016, 07:11 PM
According to this article (http://www.cityonfire.com/jackie-chan-to-get-his-death-wish-in-the-foreigner/), Jackie's next project will be The Foreigner.

"In the film, based on a novel by Stephen Leather, Jackie Chan would play a humble restaurant owner who is pushed to violence after a band of terrorists take his daughter’s life in an attack."
I take it the title of the Leather novel, THE CHINAMAN was too un-PC for the producers. :biggrin:

here's recent SFX footage of a double decker getting blown up in London. Never read the novel but if they stick to a faithful representation than I'm quite interested. An ex-special forces explosives expert going tit for tat with the IRA sounds like my type of flick.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIj5nWQBf-0


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHdY6spZHb4

Ian Jane
03-04-2016, 10:07 AM
This comes out on Blu next week in the UK from Medium Rare...

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sukebanboy
03-04-2016, 11:35 AM
Nice classic Jackie:funny:

The Silly Swede
03-04-2016, 12:20 PM
One of my Jackie favourites. Will buy ASAP. I Believe I have had it in my amazon wishlist since it was announced like a year or so ago.

Ian Jane
03-21-2016, 10:10 AM
Looks like the Medium Rare Blu-ray release of Armor Of God has been cancelled (MR might have gone under, their website has vanished).

Ian Jane
04-02-2016, 06:02 PM
Went and did some laundrey today. Twin Dragons was playing on the TV, dubbed in Spanish.

Watching Jackie Chan do his thing dubbed in Spanish is... weird. It's fun, kind of amusing, but yeah, it's weird.

The Silly Swede
04-03-2016, 08:28 AM
Looks like the Medium Rare Blu-ray release of Armor Of God has been cancelled (MR might have gone under, their website has vanished).

Seems like it. A god damned travesty is what this is!

sukebanboy
04-17-2016, 05:48 PM
DRAGONBLADE was on tv last night...amazing film...but not for the right reasons!!

I particulary loved the 'dance off' between the Chinese and the Romans...as well as the wtf ending...

Ian Jane
04-25-2016, 10:29 AM
Seems like it. A god damned travesty is what this is!

There may be hope yet:

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=261205&page=11

Looks like it finally came out and it's in stock here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Armour-God-DVD-Blu-ray/dp/B01BDX5FU2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461594522&sr=8-1&keywords=armour+of+god+blu-ray

The Silly Swede
04-25-2016, 12:00 PM
Praise the lord!

Ian Jane
05-23-2016, 10:09 AM
Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville, together at last!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V4uR59O9l8

Alex K.
05-23-2016, 10:31 AM
Looks lame.

sukebanboy
05-23-2016, 06:01 PM
Looks lame.

Haha...could be said about any Chan film since his Rish Hour stint...actually Rush Hour is starting to look like a bonafide classic the more new movies he releases..

I actually caught DRAGONBLADE on cable again last night...still as shitty as it was the first time...hopefully this SKIPTRACE will be better than that at least...
also caught PROJECT A which was still an entertaining watch..

Derrick King
05-24-2016, 01:33 AM
One of the guys at the blu-ray.com forum has pointed out that Fortune Star is working with L'Immagine Ritrovata on restoring Dragon Fist (http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=12228785&postcount=302) and Shaolin Wooden Men (http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=12230808&postcount=305)

47lab
05-24-2016, 09:56 PM
One of the guys at the blu-ray.com forum has pointed out that Fortune Star is working with L'Immagine Ritrovata on restoring Dragon Fist (http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=12228785&postcount=302) and Shaolin Wooden Men (http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=12230808&postcount=305)
Jeez, of all the films they could've restored in 4K - they choose the Lo Wei ones. :poop: What's next? 4K restorations of New Fist of Fury & Fantasy Mission Force? :rolleyes:

Ian Jane
06-08-2016, 10:48 AM
Check this out...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hR9pQYwiyI

A poster here (http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=259672&page=16) did a bit of detective work and noticed that one of the clips being restored there is Dragon Fist.

So are 4k Jackie Chan remasters actually happening? It looks like Dragon Fist and Shaolin Wooden Men are happening first.

Ian Jane
09-03-2016, 08:43 AM
Jackie is getting an honorary Oscar!

http://www.slashfilm.com/jackie-chan-honorary-oscar/

Ian Jane
11-15-2016, 11:32 AM
Source. (https://filmschoolrejects.com/a-trio-of-first-trailers-westworld-renewed-and-jackie-chan-wins-an-oscar-for-real-ac9e68052b7#.inpnt1xpx)

"Jackie Chan has won an Oscar. Chan was one of four honorees — the others being editor Anne V. Coates (Lawrence of Arabia, The Elephant Man), casting director Lynn Stalmaster (Superman, Tootsie) and documentarian Frederick Wiseman (Salesman, Titicut Follies) — at Saturday night’s Governor’s Awards, which used to be a part of the Oscars but were given their own ceremony in 2009. Tom Hanks introduced Chan, comparing him to John Wayne and Buster Keaton, and Sylvester Stallone presented him with the award. For his part, Chan thanked the people of Hong Kong and his fans worldwide."

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Matt H.
11-15-2016, 11:45 PM
I just watched SKIPTRACE and it's pretty dumb, but entertaining nevertheless. It would be OK for kids to watch. It was cool seeing both Knoxville and Chan doing a lot of their own stunts, but I noticed Chan's stunt double a few times.

sukebanboy
11-16-2016, 02:52 AM
I just watched SKIPTRACE and it's pretty dumb, but entertaining nevertheless. It would be OK for kids to watch. It was cool seeing both Knoxville and Chan doing a lot of their own stunts, but I noticed Chan's stunt double a few times.

saw it on the plane recently...agree with your dumb fun for kids assessment...was ok for what it was...the collapsing village stunt was good at the beginning..

Ian Jane
12-17-2016, 01:50 PM
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Ian Jane
12-17-2016, 01:51 PM
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Ian Jane
12-17-2016, 01:51 PM
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Randy G
12-17-2016, 06:45 PM
Pretty cool that him and Wiseman were recognized. Too bad it wasn't broadcast. Do they show clips at the Oscars of them accepting?

enandalusiskhund
12-24-2016, 05:56 PM
Drunken Master is coming on BD from MoC!

Bruce Holecheck
12-27-2016, 11:55 AM
Twilight Time have DRUNKEN MASTER and SNAKE IN THE EAGLE'S SHADOW from Sony here in the States. I'll be curious to see how the discs turn out -- there's been a history of audio issues with DM in particular.

47lab
01-15-2017, 02:18 PM
Went to check out Jackie's latest, RAILROAD TIGERS last night and it was meh all around. I do appreciate that a geriatric Jackie can still display some moves and I did take that into consideration but the script, plot and action (cheap ass CG effects too) were generally uninspiring. To make matters worse was the constant chatter from this couple a couple rows behind us -- so fucking annoying! :drum: These morons kept blathering in Mandarin during the non-action sequences (which were plenty) & even after they were told to shut up, they kept at it. :pissed: Still not as bad as being in a theatre full of dindus - I had such bad experiences back in the day that I refuse to watch a movie where more than a few of 'em are in the crowd. They just can't act civilized in a movie theater.

Ian Jane
01-20-2017, 11:06 AM
"Jack (Jackie Chan), a world-renowned archaeology professor, and his team are on a grand quest to locate a lost ancient Indian treasure when they are ambushed by a team of mercenaries and left for dead. Using his vast knowledge of history and kung fu, Jack leads his team on a race around the world to beat the mercenaries to the treasure and save an ancient culture in this breakneck action-comedy that reunites Chan with acclaimed director Stanley Tong (Rumble in the Bronx, Supercop)."


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9LCFY_vErY

sukebanboy
01-20-2017, 12:31 PM
I started a thread for this one not that long ago...

http://www.rockshockpop.com/forums/showthread.php?13787-Kung-Fu-Yoga-(2017)-Jackie-Chan-Stanley-Tong&highlight=Kung+yoga

Ian Jane
02-15-2017, 11:15 AM
Drunken Master is coming on BD from MoC!

Hot off the presses...

New Announcement! DRUNKEN MASTER, the Original Kung-Fu Classic starring the undisputed Godfather of Martial Arts Action-Comedy Jackie Chan, will be released as part of the Masters of Cinema Series in a definitive Dual-format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 24 April 2017. Available to pre-order now http://amzn.to/2kmmSgl

Hong Kong action pioneer Yuen Woo-ping (The Matrix; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and martial arts superstar Jackie Chan burst onto the scene in 1978 with a one-two punch of kung fu masterpieces, and it was the second of these, Drunken Master, with its Keatonesque slapstick and flawlessly choreographed fight scenes that would leave the biggest impact.

Jackie Chan plays Wong Fei-hung (a legendary Chinese folk hero who has also been portrayed on screen by Jet Li, Gordon Liu and Donnie Yen amongst many others), who is punished for his frequent troublemaking by being forced to study under the martial arts master Su Hua Chi (Yuen Siu-tien), notorious for his drinking as much as he is for leaving his students crippled. Wong proves himself an adept pupil, but his new skills are soon put to the test when his own father is targeted by a brutal assassin (Hwang Jang Lee, Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow).

Frequently ranked as one of the greatest martial arts films of all time, Drunken Master revolutionised modern action cinema, and the Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK in a new Dual-Format edition.

DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES:

- Definitive transfer from 4K digital restoration
- The original complete Cantonese soundtrack, rarely heard on home video
- Alternate Cantonese, English and Mandarin audio options
- Newly translated English subtitles
- Audio commentary by Hong Kong film experts Ric Meyers and Jeff Yang
- New video interview with director Yuen Woo-ping
- Video interview with Jackie Chan
- New video interview with film scholar Tony Rayns
- New video appreciation by director Gareth Evans (The Raid film series)
- Deleted scene
- Original trailer
- PLUS: A booklet featuring new writing and archival imagery

Available to pre-order now http://amzn.to/2kmmSgl

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sukebanboy
02-15-2017, 11:47 AM
Some nice extras on there...but I am strictly a modern day Jackie movie fan...dont really like his traditional stuff enough to buy them...

Roderick
02-15-2017, 11:54 AM
How long have you lived in crazy town?

Matt H.
02-15-2017, 12:20 PM
This is my favourite Jackie moment:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z34SaSNX17g

The Silly Swede
02-15-2017, 01:51 PM
Some nice extras on there...but I am strictly a modern day Jackie movie fan...dont really like his traditional stuff enough to buy them...

I thought I was the only one!

:love: bromance level through the roof!

sukebanboy
02-15-2017, 04:55 PM
How long have you lived in crazy town?

Not talking madern day Jackie (Rush Hour onwards)...just modern SETTING Jackie ...from his golden years of greatness....:funny:

sukebanboy
02-15-2017, 04:56 PM
I thought I was the only one!

:love: bromance level through the roof!

Easy there Swede...Chicken Kebab Lady from the Valentine's Day thread migrhtbget jealous...no heaet shaped chocolate for you next year!!!:funny:

Roderick
02-15-2017, 05:17 PM
Not talking madern day Jackie (Rush Hour onwards)...just modern SETTING Jackie ...from his golden years of greatness....:funny:

Okay, that makes waaaay more sense.

47lab
02-15-2017, 09:21 PM
I'm a glutton for punishment because I went to go see KUNG FU YOGA last weekend. I knew the movie would suck but I didn't follow my gut and instead sat through nearly 2 hours of mediocrity and Jackie being a shell of his former self. :poop: That one bollywood actress was pretty but as usual Jackie's onscreen chemistry with his love interest was non-existent (http://www.deccanchronicle.com/entertainment/bollywood/030117/disha-patanis-overfriendly-behaviour-irked-jackie-chan-on-kung-fu-yoga-sets.html) and cringeworthy. Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse than his wooing Jennifer Love-Hewitt in THE TUXEDO. :puke:

Killer Meteor
02-17-2017, 06:54 AM
It's funny how in Jackie's first US film, The Big Brawl, he's all over Kristine DeBelle (and who can blame him?), but subsequently he's had little to no chemistry with his leading ladies.

sukebanboy
02-17-2017, 11:11 AM
The huge age difference between him and his leading ladies doesnt help either!!

GORGEOUS with Shu Qi was the first really awkward one I remember seeing where the age difference was like wtf!!!:funny:

Ian Jane
02-18-2017, 12:58 PM
Twilight Time just announced this:

SNAKE IN THE EAGLE’S SHADOW (1978) / DRUNKEN MASTER (1978) BLU-RAY - June 13th

Ian Jane
03-04-2017, 05:40 PM
Some info on the upcoming release of The Foreigner with Jackie Chan and.... Pierce Brosnan? Martin Campbell directs.

Huh.

http://cityonfire.com/jackie-chan-to-get-his-death-wish-in-the-foreigner/

sukebanboy
03-04-2017, 10:23 PM
Some info on the upcoming release of The Foreigner with Jackie Chan and.... Pierce Brosnan? Martin Campbell directs.

Huh.

http://cityonfire.com/jackie-chan-to-get-his-death-wish-in-the-foreigner/

Always happy to see Chan release something..even though I am usually not that happy to actually watch them!!!:funny:

Interesting for that reporter to.mention that Chan might be doing a Loam Neeson type shift in his movies..kicking more ass..but in a more realistic (and hopefully violent ) way.It would be a good move..the guy is over 60!!

The Silly Swede
03-05-2017, 06:11 AM
I saw Skiptrace, with Jackie and Johnny Knoxville. It was classic Jackie, with the same setup/formula etc like in his best era, only this one was completely awful. Not one likeable thing about it. Complete and utter shit, actually.

sukebanboy
03-05-2017, 12:43 PM
I saw Skiptrace, with Jackie and Johnny Knoxville. It was classic Jackie, with the same setup/formula etc like in his best era, only this one was completely awful. Not one likeable thing about it. Complete and utter shit, actually.

I agree..even though the opening set piece on the floating houses loiked great and classic on paper..in the movie it was just flat and boring....

Western directors cannot reproduce classic Jackie...no matter how good everything else seems to be..just not possible..even CHAN himself has trouble recreating gis own stuff...see Chinese Zodiac for example...

Would like to see Jackie in a serious violent movie ala Liam Neesons more recent stuff..would be great I think...

Alison Jane
04-26-2017, 10:16 AM
Just watched Drunken Master yesterday for the first time. Previously, the only Jackie Chan movies I had seen were Rumble in the Bronx and Rush Hour 2 and maybe Shanghai Nights (Knights?), haha! Drunken Master was a little more comedic than I wanted it to be but I was definitely impressed by young Jackie Chan. Pretty amazing. Looking forward to watching other old films of his!

Takuma
04-26-2017, 10:27 AM
Just watched Drunken Master yesterday for the first time. Previously, the only Jackie Chan movies I had seen were Rumble in the Bronx and Rush Hour 2 and maybe Shanghai Nights (Knights?), haha! Drunken Master was a little more comedic than I wanted it to be but I was definitely impressed by young Jackie Chan. Pretty amazing. Looking forward to watching other old films of his!

Police Story, Snake in the Eagle's Shadow, Project A, Dragons Forever and Wheels on Meals should provide perfect follow ups.

Alison Jane
04-26-2017, 10:37 AM
Police Story, Snake in the Eagle's Shadow, Project A, Dragons Forever and Wheels on Meals should provide perfect follow ups.

I may have actually watched Police Story or one of the sequels. I don't remember it though so maybe I should watch it again!

Alison Jane
04-26-2017, 10:39 AM
This was crazy...

https://media.giphy.com/media/5K0I9cYfqAGA/giphy.gif

Paul L
04-26-2017, 01:15 PM
Police Story, Snake in the Eagle's Shadow, Project A, Dragons Forever and Wheels on Meals should provide perfect follow ups.
I like POLICE STORY 2 as much as the first picture in the series.

I think my first Jackie Chan picture was ARMOUR OF GOD, back in the late 1980s. DRAGONS FOREVER is probably one of my favourite of his 1980s films though.

Ian Jane
06-08-2017, 10:44 AM
Press release for the upcoming DVD release of Kung Fu Yoga.

KUNG FU YOGA

On Digital 31st July, and on Blu-Ray and DVD 7th August

Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment / Well Go USA

Starring Jackie Chan

Fast Sell:

It’s Raiders Of The Lost Ark Jackie Chan-style, with a dash of Bollywood, as the unstoppable film legend hunts for treasure in this flat-out fun, all-action, globe-trotting comedy caper.

Synopsis:

World-renowned archaeology professor Jack and his
team are on a grand quest to locate a lost ancient
Indian treasure, when they are ambushed by a team of mercenaries and left for dead. Using his vast knowledge of history and kung fu, Jack leads his team on a race around the world to beat the mercenaries to the treasure, and to save an ancient culture.

We like it because:

Move over Kung Fu Panda, it’s time for KUNG FU YOGA! Don’t worry, it’s not some kind of new-fangled exercise fad, but irrepressible martial arts superstar Jackie Chan’s latest, that sees him reuniting with Supercop and Rumble

In The Bronx director Stanley Tong, for this all out action caper, featuring superb fight scenes, motorcycle chases, ice caves, hidden treasures and a Bollywood-style set piece finale. As the Los Angeles Times says, ‘good luck trying to stop that goofy smile from spreading across your face’.

KUNG FU YOGA is family friendly fun, a mix of Bollywood exoticism and action comedy antics, showcasing veteran movie legend Chan’s incredible martial arts skills and impeccable comic timing. Filmed in China, Dubai, India and Iceland, this is a must for fans of the National Treasure films and Chan’s Around the World In 80 Days and Shanghai Knights.

Hot quotes:

“Silly old-school Jackie Chan fun, with a globe-hopping plot supplying exotic scenery” The Hollywood Reporter

“A family-friendly reminder that Master Chan still has a trick or two up his sleeve” Screen Anarchy

“As the leading man, Chan keeps the ball rolling with an assortment of neat acrobatic tricks and martial arts sparring” Variety

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Ian Jane
06-12-2017, 11:52 AM
Insert booklet art for the Twilight Time release.

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47lab
06-12-2017, 09:38 PM
Insert booklet art for the Twilight Time release.

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I'm tempted to wait to see if MoC will eventually release SITES. Even though the MoC release turned off some fans of DM due to not including the original English dub, it's still preferable to this TT release since TT is filling in the missing Canto/mandarin audio with the English dub?! :nono: Plus it's just a bare bones release too.

Derrick King
06-18-2017, 08:12 PM
Any UK release of SITES is going to be censored due to their animal cruelty laws.

47lab
06-18-2017, 10:15 PM
Any UK release of SITES is going to be censored due to their animal cruelty laws.
Yes, I'm aware of that but it's not a deal breaker for me. I have more trust in MoC that they will do a proper release even with the mandated BBFC cut for animal cruelty as opposed to TT in that regard. :(

Derrick King
06-20-2017, 05:09 PM
For some people any censorship is a deal breaker. But you are correct MoC (if they do SITES) will do a much better job than TT.

Ian Jane
06-21-2017, 09:33 AM
I just wanted to post this rad Thai poster image for Dragon's Forever.

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Ian Jane
06-26-2017, 09:00 AM
Trailer for The Foreigner with Chan and Pierce Brosnan.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LStZKTyQuCQ

47lab
06-27-2017, 12:44 AM
This looks surprisingly good. Never read the novel it's based on & I don't know shit about this director (looked him up and don't think I've seen a single film this guy has directed) but I'm down. Jackie has had his fair share of duds recently *cough*KUNG FU YOGA*cough* so here's to him getting back on track with this one. Also, looking forward to BLEEDING STEEL too.

Ian Jane
08-18-2017, 09:24 AM
Chinese poster art for the upcoming release of The Foreigner starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan.

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Ian Jane
09-11-2017, 09:52 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMX868HMhmw&feature=youtu.be

47lab
09-11-2017, 10:38 PM
Don't know how faithful this flick remains to the novel but I'm glad that jackie isn't being portrayed as some sort of invincible killing machine but rather is more realistically portrayed as an older man who may have slipped some in the reflex, strength, etc department in the intervening years but is still able to rely on guile and grit along with his Special Forces background to compensate against much younger foes. well, that's the feeling I get from the latest fight scene trailer anyway.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72dZ65Fs-LY

Derrick King
09-14-2017, 11:37 PM
I seen this at the Blu-ray.com forums (http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=292079), but don't think it has been mentioned in this thread that Fortune Star has done a new 4K remasters for Police Story, Police Story 2 and Police Story 3