Police Story 2
(1989) is one of those rare sequels that's more fun than its predecessor. Jackie Chan plays his usual rule-breaking cop, loyal to superiors that carp at the destruction he leaves in his wake but are prepared to take credit for every success he has. Here he finds himself up against vengeful gangsters whose plans he frustrated in the first of the series; but he also has to combat a ruthless team of extortionists with a taste for explosions both large and small--blowing up large buildings, turning people into human bombs and torturing people with firecrackers are all part of their repertoire. He has girlfriend trouble, too, since his fiancée is worried that he always puts the job first.
Like its predecessor and the quasi-sequel First Strike (1996), Police Story 2 is transitional between Chan's early more fight-orientated Hong Kong movies and his later, blander Hollywood films. The fights and stunts here are most of the point of what is essentially a very good generic Jackie Chan vehicle; he takes on progressively larger groups of opponents, coping, for example, with a dozen gangsters armed with swords in a terraced garden by leaping from level to level and paying each opponent individual attention. The final fight in a fireworks factory is a Chan classic, depending as it does as much on the comedy of frustrating repetition as on daring stunts. --Roz Kaveney
Overall winner for best action choreography at the Hong Kong critics awards.
The explosive sequel to Jackie Chan s groundbreaking original, Police Story 2 is famous the World over for some of the most daring and inventive stunt sequences ever committed to film. Reprising his role as the irrepressible Hong Kong super-cop Ka Kui, Jackie Chan is triumphant in scene after scene of breath-taking action, as he puts his life on the line to combat ruthless kidnappers holding his city to ransom.
Now fully restored and digitally re-mastered for its premiere UK DVD release, Police Story 2: Special Collector s Edition , combines exhilarating fight sequences and matchless stunt action with an exciting array of special features to deliver one of the most collectable action DVD packages of the year!
- Digitally re-mastered and restored DVD transfer
- 2:35:1 Anamorphic version enhanced for widescreen TVs
- Dual language version (Cantonese with re-mastered English subtitles & English Dubbed)
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio
- The King of Action: A tribute to Jackie Chan
- Talent Showcase with superkicker Benny Lai
- Interview with Benny Lai
- Trailer Gallery
- Out-take montage
- Feature length audio commentary by Hong Kong Cinema Expert Miles Wood and Hong Kong stuntman Jude Poyer"