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New Police Story
New Police Story
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Avg. Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars(based on 8 reviews)
Sales Rank: 19790
Category: DVD

Actors: Jackie Chan, Nicholas Tse
Director: Benny Chan
Format: Color, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen, Ntsc
Languages: Cantonese Chinese (Original Language), Cantonese Chinese (Subtitled), English (Subtitled), Spanish (Subtitled)
Rating: R (Restricted)
Media: DVD
Running Time: 123 minutes
Number Of Items: 1
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Shipping Weight (lbs): 0.2
Dimensions (in): 7.1 x 5.4 x 0.6

UPC: 031398177722
EAN: 0031398177722

Release Date: May 16, 2006
Theatrical Release Date: 2004
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days

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Editorial Reviews:

Inspector Wing of the Hong Kong Police Force has become the victim of a gang, led by the evil Joe. When his entire team is killed, Wing becomes a hapless drunk, feeling guilty for the deaths of his team. It is up to a young rookie officer to get Wing back on his feet and begin an adventure to get revenge on the evil Joe and his Gang of Five, especially when it becomes personal.

Customer Reviews:   Read 3 more reviews...

4 out of 5 stars (3.5 STARS) Welcome Back to Hong Kong, Jackie! He Can Still Deliver the Exciting Stunts and He Is 50 Years Old!   June 16, 2006
  1 out of 1 found this review helpful

After the disappointing `Around the World in 80 Days,' Jackie Chan went back to his roots in Hong Kong film industry. What is amazing is that Jackie (who is over 50 years old) can still do the death-defying stunts, as is seen in this film. The fact that his best films are made in 1980s cannot be denied, but `New Police Story' delivers its goods with Jackie and some of the new faces from Hong Kong.

The story is given a new touch in `New Police Story.' This time Jackie plays a veteran Hong Kong police officer Wing, whose overconfidence leads to a botched raid. Feeling guilt deeply, Inspector Wing, now disgraced, is given to drink until a young `police detective' named Fung appears before him. With a help from Fung, Wing again begins to hunt the culprits responsible for the deaths of his men.

[NEW BREED OF VILLAINS] As in his `The Myth,' Jackie's answer to the recent boom of wusha (Chinese period martial arts films), in `New Police Story' Jackie Chan clearly intends to do something different. The baddies of the new film are a bunch of masked young gangsters, who can rob and kill as if it is a video game. As a fan of Jackie's actions, I can swear that this is very unusual choice. For in many cases the villains of his films may have been assassins or gangsters, but they never acted like spoiled kids. It is certain that deaths are sometimes depicted, but not in this violent way. Violent, in this case I mean, for Jackie's film. The decision of director Benny Chan (`Who Am I?') would divide the viewers' opinions, but it is certain that he and Jackie are trying to seek a new direction.

[ACTIONS] But you want to know the actions. Good news is that Jackie is still alert and agile, and can move like when he was in his first `Rush Hour.' Considering the fact that he is now over fifty, this is just incredible. There are two outstanding scenes here; one is Jackie climbing down the vertical wall of a tall building in a very unique (and dangerous) way, followed by Jackie hanging on the roof of a runaway bus in the street of Hong Kong. The other is in a Lego showroom, where he shows a bone-crunching fighting against one of the baddie.

[ACTING] This may not interest you, but Jackie does another new thing, and that is acting. Well, of course he must have been doing that for long, I know, but what I mean is he takes more time to reveal the complex nature of the character he plays, to show his ability as actor. There is even a love interest for his character.

[SUPPORTS] Some of Jackie film fans seem not to remember the names of the supports, or you just don't care. For `New Police Story' Jackie assembled great cast. Nicholas Tse as mysterious Fung is a standout among them, and so is Daniel Wu as the leader of the gangs. Among the fighting scenes, Andy On shines who was wasted in deplorable `Black Mask 2.' As to the female players, after the 8 years' retirement Charlie Yeung comes back as love of Jackie's inspector, giving the rather generic story a human touch, and very busy (and very cute) Charlene Choine from the popular duo Twins also appears.

`New Police Story' may not be the right place if you are going to see Jackie Chan films for the first time. It is overlong, sometime unnecessarily serious and violent, and Jackie's stunts, thrilling as they are, are not his best. Having said that, I must say it is a welcome addition to the works of one and only Jackie Chan, far better than any recent English-speaking films of his.

4 out of 5 stars He's Still Got It!   June 8, 2006
  1 out of 1 found this review helpful

I just watched NEW POLICE STORY last night, not knowing anything about it. What a fine, well-made, exciting film! Jackie Chan is getting a little long in the tooth for this sort of thing, especially when pitted against all these kids, like the baddies and his new partner. But he can still put it out. Some of the stunts maybe aren't so "wow!"-inducing as in the past, but the triple-slide down the building ranks right up there with the best (even if they cheat with cables that get digitally erased!).

This is a far cry from JACKIE CHAN'S FIRST STRIKE, the first Chan movie I ever saw...and miles above some of his recent American films, especially TUXEDO (although I did quite enjoy AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS). Not only is his acting surprisingly good, especially considering the language thing and the dubbing, but his supporting cast deserves equal credit, notably Nicholas Tse as his badgering partner.

My only complaint is that it takes a bit too long to get moving. We get the picture right off: He's a drunk because of guilt over allowing his team to get slaughtered due to his pride and bravado. Fine. And we know he's going to snap out of it. But I think the director had him wallowing in his self-pity a bit too long.

Also, I was somewhat put off by the editing, with various shots of action sequences overlapping. Too much deja-vu.

But all in all, a wonderfully enjoyable film.

4 out of 5 stars Great movie with a good DVD to go with it   June 7, 2006
Jackie Chan must be becoming more trusting of American film companies with his movies. He is now actually doing his own English dubbing with this film (as well having the original language).

This DVD has the movie uncut, with the original language and aspect ratio, as well as behind the scenes featurettes. Buy this DVD to let North American companies know that this is the only way to release and Asian film!

5 out of 5 stars This movie is one of jackie chan's best movie!!!!   June 1, 2006
  1 out of 1 found this review helpful

This movie is great action movie ever. This movie shows great of jackie chan's actions. I do have this dvd. I agree with the people to buy this movie, also this movie is the best action movie. I want you know this movie is awesome. They do hardcore actions. Even Jackie chan sliding on big builing in HONG KONG. I am big fan of jackie chan. I have all of his dvds but this movie is best action movie since rumble in the bronx or supercop. You have to watch that movie!!!!

5 out of 5 stars One of his best Movies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   May 27, 2006
  1 out of 1 found this review helpful

Don't ask questions, just buy this movie. If you are a fan of Jackie Chan, you have to own this one. This Ain't no Rush Hour. This is NOT an American action film. This is a Jackie Chan Action Film with all of Jackies crew. This movie has it all, good fights, good action, and good acting.

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