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Police Story - a real bobby on the beat!
on 21 November 2010
I remember the Police story films from old vhs tapes and now on dvd they are still awesome! (Not a word I use often). Jackie Chan directs as well as stars in this movie and the stunts he peforms are truly death defying and outrageous!
If you watch this film for the first time you will see how much it has influenced later directors. The opening smash through the shanty town is later recreated in Bad Boys 2, the comedy, action mix is like Beverley Hills Cop and it is all done with a rough and ready feel that Bourne does exceptionally well.
This dvd doesnt have any extras or an option to listen in Cantonese but it is good value.
Anyone who doesnt watch asian films regularly will probably find it a bit strange going from extreme violence to really broad comedy but it is becoming more of the norm, I would compare the tone to that of the Transporter movies.
Watch Jackie Chan hitch a ride on a double decker bus with an umbrella, smash through tons of glass and perform some of the best fights of his career, also, make sure you get Police Story 2 - it is even better!