What are the best Jackie Chan movies on DVD / Blu Ray?
What are the best Jackie Chan DVDs?…that depends on what you’re looking for, uncut, anamorphic widescreen, English dubbed?
The good DVDs, in my opinion, tend to come from HK Legends in the UK (a lot of titles now OOP but were re-released by Cine Asia), Dragon Dynasty in the USA and Fortune Star releases in Hong Kong. If you speak Chinese then the French have an amazing list of quality releases but no English subtitles and the Japanese have some great releases too, especially for longer versions of films like Who Am I? and Mr Nice Guy.
Jackie Chan Movies in HD
Note: Blu ray discs have been problematic for a lot of titles. According to a lot of reliable sources over the net, a lot of the Fortune Star Hong Kong Jackie Chan movies on Blu ray are upscales, not true HD.
But UK Distributors Eureka and 88 Films have been releasing the new 4K and 2K true HD remasters of Jackie Chan titles, release so far are Police Story 1 + 2 Box Set, Project A 1+ 2 Box set and City Hunter. 88 Films in the UK have Miracles, Dragons Forever, The Protector, Armour of God 2 Operation Condor, Crime Story and Heart of Dragon (2 cuts of the film) again from new 2K remasters. Battle Creek Brawl has also recently been released by them. Now available from 88 Films remastered in HD are Fearless Hyena and Dragon Lord. Coming up are new True HD releases of Shaolin Wooden Men, Spiritual Kung Fu, New Fist of Fury and Young Master.
Criterion in the USA has also released the first two Police Story films onto Blu ray in the USA from the same 4k remasters. Also recently announced from Warners in the USA is an uncut release on Blu ray of Mr Nice Guy.
The classic Drunken Master 2, so long only released in a cut and re-dubbed form has now been released in Hong Kong and Korea on Blu ray as a full HD and uncut version and its all region. Sadly only English SDH subtitles but still a good release.
Newer titles not released by Fortune Star are true HD such as New Police Story and his American made movies (Rush Hour, Shanghai Noon etc). Also, note a lot of the USA cut and dubbed releases are also true HD. If you have any comments or want to add to the above list just let me know.
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