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  • Actors: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Ken Leung, Tom Wilkinson, Tzi Ma
  • Directors: Brett Ratner
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Eiv
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Oct. 1999
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004RCK9
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,543 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

DVD Special Features:

Trailer
Deleted Scenes
Cast and Crew (stills and text)
Behind the Scenes
2 Music Videos
Short Film (what happened to Mason Reese ?)
17 Featurettes
Letterbox Ratio 16:9
Subtitles: English
Dolby Digital 5.1

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After years pleasing fans on his home turf, Jackie Chan finally broke into American multiplexes with the 1998 hit Rush Hour. In one of many tips of his hat acknowledging the late great Bruce, Chan plays Hong Kong-based Detective Inspector Lee who finds himself on the streets of LA assisted by motor-mouthed Detective Carter (Chris Tucker). The baddy's identity, his motive and exactly how the good guys will win in the end is all rather secondary to seeing lots of goons dispatched by increasingly flamboyant and jaw-dropping stunts. The inevitable showdown with nasty henchman Sang fulfils all Chan fans' expectations nicely. What genuinely made this an international success was the pairing of Chan with Tucker, who won Blockbuster Entertainment and MTV Movie awards for Best On-screen Duo.

On the DVD: After a flawless anamorphic 16:9 presentation with a choice of 5.1 or 2.0 Stereo, the extras package is generous to say the least. Animated menus with excerpts from Lalo Schifrin's superb score link to the usual fare: trailer, cast and crew biographies in scrolling text, two music videos for Heavy D's "Nuttin But Love" and Dru Hill's "How Deep is Your Love", and six deleted scenes totalling three minutes. Additionally there's a highly enthusiastic commentary from director Brett Ratner and a very peculiar 40-minute short from Ratner's NYU Film School days (funded by Steven Spielberg) called Whatever Happened To Mason Reese. The real jewel is the documentary "A Piece of the Action" consisting of 17 featurettes and totalling 40 minutes. It includes a fascinating 10- minute segment of Chan choreographing a fight scene from scratch and some hilarious outtakes not already featured in the end titles. --Paul Tonks

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By no1filmaddict on 13 Feb. 2005
Format: DVD
Today, Jackie Chan is one of the biggest names in Hollywood, and the huge success of this film (it grossed over $120 million at the box office) certainly helped him, and gave him that little leg up that he needed to really get in there, afterwards enableing him to make some big budget movies that have themsleves done pretty well. Just when you think you're fed-up to the back teeth of Hollywood's seemingly endless stream of buddy-cop comedies, along comes one like 'Rush Hour' and all is forgiven.
Chan plays Lee, the Hong Kong cop who flies to the States to investigate the kidnapping of little Soo Yung, the daughter of Chinese consul and close friend Han. The trouble is, the Feds want him out of the way so they can get on with solving the crime themselves. So jabber-mouthed LAPD 'tec James Carter is brought on board to keep Lee out of the way - or, at least, that's the intention. Lee pn the otherhand has other ideas and goes about hunting down the kidnappers on his own.
The thing that characterises a Jackie Chan movie is the stunts. Not only the technicality and regularity of them, but the fact that he does them all himself, every single one and for this he has become particularly well known. In 'Rush Hour' the stunts are in abundence, and some of the scenes near the end of the film come to mind. The great thing about this is that when your watching the film (this or anyother Jackie Chan movie) and you see these amazing stunts that make you gasp, you know that they are all done without stunt doubles and make them all the more real, and all the more terrifying to watch.
Probably the main reason for this films huge success is the brilliant teaming of Jackie Chan and the hilarious Chris Tucker. The fastest hands in the east, meet the biggest mouth in the west.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amo, UK on 8 Jan. 2007
Format: DVD
This film is the my favourite films to watch, i have seen it like 30 times or so and never get bored of watching this film. Its funny, the action sequences are good, theres a good plot, the whole thing is basically the whole humour cop/bad guy theme which is a genre that delights me. The difference with this one is that we get an LA tough beet cop and a kung-fu specialist from Hong Kong who we first think speaks no english. The story and twists in the film make it spectacular, there are some really very amusing lines in this film as well.

Overall a must see if you are wanting a fun filled, action packed film thats not heavy and will put a smile on your face when finished. Like i said i enjoy watching this film the most, because it cheers me up every time i watch it. PS this one is a lot better than the second.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jay on 22 April 2007
Format: DVD
Rush Hour is fast, funny and Fantastic. It is 2 hours of non stop entertainment. I have seen the sequel, No where near the Classic. Jackie Chan is amazing as the martial arts expert cop from Hong Kong. Chris Tucker is Hilarious as the fast talking cop from America. What happens when two people like this meet, Excitement and entertainment. This is Jackie's Best Hollywood Movie. I have seen a few Chris Tucker movie, this is his Best performance. I hope the third in the series will entertain as the First. If you have not seen this movie, then i recommend this movie. A great action comedy movie for all type of audience to enjoy. One of the best cop buddy movies since Lethal Weapon.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Itas on 31 May 2011
Format: Blu-ray
MAIN FEATURE:
VIDEO: 1080p High Definition Widescreen 2.40:1

AUDIO:
DTS-HD Master Audio: English 7.1
Dolby Digital: Castilian Spanish 5.1, German 5.1, Italian 5.1, Thai 5.1, Czech 2.0, Latin Spanish 2.0
Dolby Stereo: Hungarian 2S

SUBTITLES: English, English SDH, Arabic, Bulgarian, Castilian Spanish, Complex Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, German SDH, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Italian SDH, Korean, Latin Spanish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovenian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

SPECIAL FEATURES:
May not be in High Definition. Audio & subtitles may vary.

EAN: 5051892011686
ASIN: B003IHVKRO
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Coded on 10 Aug. 2003
Format: DVD
Chris Tucker does an amazing job of being funny and being an action man! Personally i thought the mix of him and Jackie Chan would never work, but thankfully i was proofed wrong! Jackie Chan with his usual amazing action and at a couple of times he was actually funny. A good storyline, not too complicated, which is pulled off nicely. The extras are also quite interesing, but nothing amazing. You could easily watch this film a couple of times.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S Whittle on 15 July 2001
Format: DVD
Its a great film, and the DVD has some excellent features, but for some reason when the actors are speaking chinese no subtitles appear to tell the viewer what they are saying. WHY? Its not a major thing, but still is dissapointing.
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Detective Inspector Lee, close friend to Consul Solon, manages to prevent precious pieces of China's history being smuggled out of the country.

Two years later, Consul Solon is living in L.A with his family, but a Crime Lord takes revenge on him by abducting his young daughter.

The Consul does not trust the FBI, and has Lee flown in to assist. But the FBI do not want any help and officially request help from LAPD, who are glad to get rid of Detective James Carter for a while.

His assignment is to keep Lee as far away from trouble as possible. But Carter and Lee don't like being put aside in that way and start working the case on their own....

Buddy Cop Movies were done to death in the eighties and nineties, and in my opinion, the benchmark is still Lethal weapon, and it's sequel. I didn't really have high hopes for this though. Chan is great, but at the time of this release, all of his back catalogue movies were being re- released for some reason, and Tucker killed the Fifth Element, so this was as good as rubbish to me.

And while the film has an element of Deja vu to it, it entertains, and the two leads are pretty good in their respective roles.

Granted, it's no lethal Weapon, in fact, it's no Tango and cash, as they don't need to rely on exposition to keep the narrative going, and are always good for a repeat viewing.

This is throwaway stuff, tarnished by really awful sequels, but the fight scenes are great as expected.
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