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Police Story 2 (Special Collector's Edition)
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Manufacturer: Weinstein Company
Starring: Maggie Cheung, Jackie Chan
Directed By: Jackie Chan
Average Customer Rating: Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5

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Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Audience Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Binding: DVD
EAN: 0796019799256
Format: Closed-captioned
Label: Weinstein Company
Manufacturer: Weinstein Company
Number Of Items: 1
Publisher: Weinstein Company
Region Code: 1
Release Date: 2007-02-13
Running Time: 122
Studio: Weinstein Company
Theatrical Release Date: 1987

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Editorial Reviews:

(Martial Arts/Foreign) The explosive sequel to Jackie Chan’s groundbreaking original, Police Story 2 is famous internationally for some of the most daring and inventive stunt sequences ever committed to film. Despite his success at apprehending criminals, Kevin Chan's unorthadox approach to his work as a police officer sees him demoted to the traffic branch. Despite this, the man he put behind bars is now out of prison, and has vowed to make his life a misery.


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Summary: Not as good as the 1st...
Comment: I was pretty disappointed with this sequel. I know usually the second movie is not as good as the first, but I still couldn't help but look forward to this one, only to be let down. It seems Jackie Chan focused a lot more on story and humor, and there isn't that much action. Mind you, the action that is there is good, but you can't help but think it could have been so much more. To me, this movie is throwaway and forgettable. It just made me want to go watch the first again...

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Summary: a strong sequal to a film that's hard to beat
Comment: The first Police Story is arguably one of Jackie Chan's finest pieces of work, containing everything a good Jackie Chan film should have and then some. Though an improved sequal is just about impossible with a film of such calibur, Police Story 2 ends up being about as good as a sequal can get. Though the story is not as tight this time around, and I honestly felt a little bored about 2/3 through the film, there was still enough humor, action, and fun characters that made this all worthwhile.

Most of the same characers from the first film return, and then there is a new group of guys who basically bomb public buildings for ransome. Jackie Chan begins the film fighting off his old enemies from the first film, and eventually deals with the new guys, who make you wonder if they have some connection to the other goons. The plot was pretty engaging at first, but eventually slowed down until an explosive finale that is worth the wait.

Poilce Story 2 contains some of the most memorable action fight scenes from a Chan movie in my opinion. There are 3 that really stuck out - the restaurant near the beginning, the playground fight at night, and the 8 minute spectacular final fight in the warehouse. What I like a lot about the action, is not only that there is some serious choreography going on, but Jackie takes hits and gets hurt - he is not invincible. If you stick around for the end credits & blooper reel, you can clearly see that a lot of injuries took place on the sets of this film.

Dragon Dynasty was very smart to bring Police Story 1 & 2 to dvd. For years it was only availbale on vhs, and not the easiest film to get your hands on. The original dubbed voices, if you are used to them, are gone in the Dragon Dynasty versions. Not that it really matters too much, but I actually enjoyed the original dubbed voices that gave the movie a less serious feel than the newer voices. In the end, this movie just rocks. Its definetly in the better half of the Chan movies out there and is an excellent sequal to a great film.

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Summary: Decent action film but far from Jackies best...
Comment: Police Story 2 follows the first film in many aspects, characters, tone, romance, and comedy, but what it leaves out is most of the fantastic fights and great stunts (although in typical fashion the finale is something to behold!). Most of the same cast is back and it's always fun watching Jackie Chan and Maggie Cheung hamming it up as a dysfunctional yet loving couple. The villians are as despicable as you would expect a group of terrorist bombers to be and you'll definately be looking forward to them getting there heads kicked in by the end. All that being said, sequels are suppossed to up the ante and be bigger and better... that doesn't happen here, but how could it? The first film is a masterpiece while this is merely good (I feel the same about The Drunken Master and it's sequel). Fans of the usual American action films should be blown away... but for those already familiar with Hong Kong film-making this is an enjoyable movie, just don't go in expecting anything too special.

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Summary: One of The Best Jackie Chan Movie
Comment: Jackie Chan is one of the best martial artist and stuntmaster. In this movie, i think he put everything he has to show how good he is and how well the stunts and the fight scenes are. Talking about fight scenes, they blow me away. They are execute with precision and power. I really like this movie and it's one of the best martial arts movie.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5
Summary: Chan fans shouldn't miss this one
Comment: Like most sequels, there is some lack of originality. Jackie is fighting mostly the same gang of criminals although they are a bit more comical than in the first movie. There are some very funny scenes with his super and his girlfriend, although if you don't appreciate bathroom humor you may not think it's all that funny. Of course, there are great fight scenes and stunts as we have come to expect from any Jackie Chan movie. As with the Dragon Dynasty release of the first movie, the second has an English sound track with generic American accents, which does seem a little weird. Fortunately, the dvd also has the original Chinese sound track with English subtitles.


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