Martial arts film fans will be able to start the New Year with a double-helping of vintage Jackie Chan when Shout Factory releases a double feature set of Crime Story and The Protector in January. Both films feature Chan as a cop, with the former being an atypically gritty Hong Kong saga and the latter an American production that teamed him up with grindhouse action auteur James Glickenhaus. Fans of the latter will be happy to know that the blu-ray will also contain the alternate Hong Kong version of The Protector that was heavily re-shot by Chan, with added martial arts action. Read on for all the kung-fu crime-busting details…
A PAIR OF HIGH OCTANE JACKIE CHAN FILMS
UNLEASHED FOR THE FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY™ and DVD IN NORTH AMERICA
SHOUT! FACTORY PRESENTS
CRIME STORY/ THE PROTECTOR
DOUBLE FEATURE DELUXE EDITION
Featuring Anamorphic Widescreen Movie Presentation and Special Features
The Blu-ray Edition Contains Special Bonus DVD of
Jackie Chan’s Personal Cut of THE PROTECTOR and More!
IN STORES NATIONWIDE ON JANUARY 15, 2013
Brace yourself for twice the action and twice the adrenaline rush with an action-packed double feature starring world renowned martial arts sensation Jackie Chan! On January 15, 2013, Shout! Factory will release CRIME STORY / THE PROTECTOR Double Feature deluxe Blu-ray™ and DVD. This highly anticipated home entertainment collection contains insightful bonus features including deleted scenes, filmmaker interviews, trailers, behind-the-scenes featurette and more! The deluxe Blu-ray edition contains a special bonus of Jackie Chan’s cut of THE PROTECTOR, with additional scenes directed by Chan (in Cantonese with English subtitles – standard definition). This home entertainment release is a must-have for fans, collectors and movie enthusiasts, own two of popular Jackie Chan cult hits on Blu-ray at an attractive price of $19.93 SRP. The double feature DVD has a suggested retail price of $12.99.
Jackie Chan stars in one of his grittiest roles ever as a police detective on the edge, who must race against time to solve a deadly kidnapping case. Based on the shocking true story of a billionaire abducted in a bold ambush, and filled with explosive martial-arts battles, Crime Story pulses with tension and excitement. Director Kirk Wong (The Big Hit) deftly combines acrobatic fight choreography with edge-of-your-seat action for this thrilling and dramatic tour-de-force for Jackie Chan.
GOLDEN HARVEST presents CRIME STORY
Starring JACKIE CHAN KENT CHENG co-starring CHRISTINE NG LAW KAR YING AU YEUNG PUI SHAN KEN LO
Music by JAMES WONG MARK LUI
Screenplay by CHUN TIN MAN CHAN MAN KEUNG CHEUNG LAI LING TEDDY CHAM CHEUNG CHI SHING
Executive Producer LEONARD HO Produced by CHUA LAM Directed by KIRK WONG
Written and directed by James Glickenhaus (The Exterminator), The Protector stars Jackie Chan and Danny Aiello (Do the Right Thing) as a pair of NYPD cops sent to Hong Kong to catch a drug lord who has kidnapped the daughter of his former associate. Also starring martial-arts star Moon Lee (Angel Force) and Roy Chiao (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom), this thriller features Hollywood-styled action sprinkled with Chan’s death-defying stunts.
GOLDEN HARVEST presents A JAMES GLICKENHAUS Film
JACKIE CHAN in THE PROTECTOR
Starring DANNY AIELLO with ROY CHIAO VICTOR ARNOLD KIM BASS RICHARD CLARKE SAUN ELLIS RONAN O’ CASEY BILL WALLACE
Music Composed and Conducted by KEN THORNE Executive in Charge of Production THOMAS K. GRAY
Executive Producer RAYMOND CHOW Produced by DAVID CHAN Written and Directed by JAMES GLICKENHAUS
Feature Running Time: 103mins (CRIME STORY)/95mins (THE PROTECTOR)
CRIME STORY / THE PROTECTOR Double Feature deluxe Blu-ray™
Crime Story: Interview With Director Kirk Wong, Deleted scenes, Theatrical Trailers
The Protector: From New York To Hong Kong – Interview With Director James Glickenhaus, Behind-The-Scenes Featurette, Theatrical Trailers and the Jackie Chan Cut Of The Protector With Additional Scenes Directed By Chan (In Cantonese with English Subtitles – Standard Definition)
CRIME STORY / THE PROTECTOR Double Feature deluxe DVD
Crime Story: Deleted scenes, Theatrical Trailers
The Protector: From New York To Hong Kong – Interview With Director James Glickenhaus, Theatrical Trailers