First Strike - Jackie Chan (1997)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Jackie Chan
Jackson Lou
Chen Chun Wu
Movie Details
Director Stanley Tong
Studio New Line Home Entertainment
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 1 hr 25 mins
Color Color
Plot
Action-god Jackie Chan does his best James Bond impression with this ecstatic sequel to the classic Supercop. The bare-bones plot has Chan in pursuit of international terrorists, but the narrative quickly gives way to an unceasing barrage of insane stunt work (including a nitro-fueled ski chase and a grandiose fight scene set inside a functioning shark tank). As with most of the aging star's recent films, there is more of an emphasis placed on big, impersonal (albeit impressive) stunts rather than the close-up combat that made him famous; but the end result is still a must-see rush for longtime fans, and a great introduction for newcomers eager to see what all the well-deserved fuss is about. The scene where Jackie takes on multiple goons while armed only with a ladder is one of his most jaw-dropping set pieces ever--and that's saying quite a lot. Be sure to stick around for the closing credits of gags gone awry, which graphically prove that Chan is truly the hardest working man in show business. --Andrew Wright
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It Yes
Index 329
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
DVD Empire
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 794043466922
Chapters 21
Release Date 3/2/99
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
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