Police Story 1+ 2 Coming on Blu Ray From Criterion USA

Criterion in the USA have announced the release of Police Story 1 and 2 onto Blu ray in April following a short cinema run. Great news for fans in region A territories who could not play the UK release.

These will be the same 4k remasters that Eureka used in the recent UK release but with different extras. No mention of original mono but it does have the HK Cut of Police Story 2 which was only in SD on the UK release.

Extra features are listed as follows –

New 4K digital restorations of Police Story and Police Story 2

Alternate 5.1 surround and English-dubbed soundtracks for both films

Hong Kong–release version of Police Story 2, presented in a high-definition digital transfer for the first time

New programs on Chan’s screen persona and action-filmmaking techniques featuring author and New York Asian Film Festival cofounder Grady Hendrix

Archival interviews with Chan and actor and stuntman Benny Lai

Television program from 1964 detailing the rigors of Peking-opera training, akin to the education that Chan received as a child

Chan stunt reel

Trailers

New English subtitle translations

An essay by critic Nick Pinkerton


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