In The Protector two American cops Billy Wong (Jackie Chan) and Garoni (Danny Aiello) travel to Hong Kong to rescue a kidnapped girl and shut down an international heroin pipeline.: A bad choice for Jackie’s second try at American stardom, the director tries to turn him into a badass cop which doesn’t work. Some good fights, but try and see the HK edit. (Now available on a few of the Blu ray releases). Jackie re-shot a lot of the action his way and you can see how much better it is.
Best Versions: The version from the UK has a new remastered 2k restoration and great extras. The Japanese Blu ray has 3 versions of the film including a unique Japanese edit. The USA double bill Blu ray has the Jackie Chan cut as an extra but only in SD. The French DVD has the Hong Kong cut but no subtitles. The Original Hong Kong DVD (not the re-release) has the Jackie Chan cut with English subtitles but is not anamorphic.