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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 47lab View Post
    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.
    I saw this tonight, mostly cause I felt this would be my last chance to see Jackie in the Cinema, and I mostly agree with you. Had I not known this was based on a novel, I would have guessed this was two scripts merged into one, as the Chan vigilante part and the political thriller parts seem like two different stories. Both stories are pretty good and well developed though, and the film is competently made with some good action.

    The whole two stories in one is to big an issue to look past though as it makes an otherwise good film feel lesser then it really ought to.
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    Universal is giving The Foreigner a Blu-ray/DVD release on 1/9/18.
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    This is out next month. Jackie's keeping busy.

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    4K Restoration of POLICE STORY is going to screen at MOMA on January 26

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    I'd consider leaving the house for that.
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