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    I went to see THE FOREIGNER last night and it was alright & certainly one of Jackie's better Western movies in recent memory but not without its flaws. My chief complaint being Jackie's vengeance really takes second fiddle to the internal power struggle & back dealings between hardline old school IRA factions and Brosnan's politically expedient character. Yes, I'm sure the Leather novel focuses much its plot on this aspect but when the main selling point of this action film is Jackie Chan's vendetta against his daughter's killers -- then it's a bit of letdown. The other issue for me was Jackie looks so haggard and scruffy and for sure, during his bereavement period, it all fits well & dandy but he keeps this same downtrodden taciturn demeanor for the entire movie and it really does him no favors. Heck, Pierce Brosnan is older and he still looked more spry and full of vigor in comparison. Kinda weird but I kept conjuring up images of Johnny Hallyday in VENGEANCE because both looked older than dirt and both had the same befuddled look on their faces the entire movie. This film left me wanting at the end. Not enough violent action and the whole IRA angle seemed anachronistic in this contemporary setting.
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    Gorgeous is getting a 'remastered' release in HK, but it looks like it's DVD only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jane View Post
    Gorgeous is getting a 'remastered' release in HK, but it looks like it's DVD only.
    It's on BD too, already out
    - http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=297535

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    Thanks for that. It's on DDDhouse too, somehow I missed that. Caps posted in that thread look decent enough.
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    Jackie's former manager, Willie Chan, has passed away.

    http://variety.com/2017/film/asia/wi...76-1202598542/
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