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Screenshot Saturday: Police Story (Eureka)



Studio: Eureka Entertainment

Release Date: December 14th, 1985 (theatrical) / August 20th, 2018 (blu-ray)

Run Time: 104 mins (Hong Kong version) / 106 mins (Japanese version) / 88 mins (U.S. "Police Force" version)

Region Code: REGION B (locked)

Picture: 1080p (2.35:1 Aspect Ratio) (Hong Kong and Japanese versions) / 480p (2.35:1 Aspect Ratio) (U.S. "Police Force" version)

Sound: Cantonese LPCM Mono, Cantonese DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English LPCM Mono (Hong Kong version) / Cantonese LPCM Mono (Japanese version) / English Dolby Digital Mono (U.S. "Police Force" version)

Subtitles: English (Hong Kong and Japanese versions) / Japanese (Japanese version)

Starring: Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Brigitte Lin

Written by Jackie Chan and Edward Tang

Directed by Jackie Chan

Rating: BBFC: 15 (violence, sexual humor, and drug content)

Welcome back to Screenshot Saturday! This week we are looking at Police Story, directed by, written by, and starring Jackie Chan. The film was a huge hit in Hong Kong and cemented Chan's place as one of the best action directors of all time. The film would make it's way to U.S. shores in the 90's under the alternate title of Police Force, probably to avoid audiences confusing the film with the 70's tv drama of the same name.

The rights holder for the film, Fortune Star, have not been kind to the film over the years. Up until this release, almost every one of Police Story's home video releases has been ugly and plain. When the film hit blu-ray in 2009, it looked even worse than the dvds that came before it. This release made the film look worse than a Youtube video of the same film. With this new 4K transfer the film looks like it has never looked before. Everything here is an upgrade from previous releases. This is a beautiful looking blu-ray and a must have for fans of Chan and martial arts film in general.

Police Story title card

Uncle Bill takes on a walkie talkie

Jackie Chan hangs onto the side of a bus for dear life.

Chan and two other people wait for a woman to finish her phone call. It takes a while.

Wannabe Jason pins a woman to the floor with a knife

Jackie Chan driving a car

Man with head wound testifies in court

courtroom

Jackie Chan on the phone

Man smokes a cigarette while reading the newspaper, unaware that there is a woman tied to a chair mere feet from him

Jackie Chan is so mad, he is sweating

Jackie Chan talks to Maggie Cheung in a mall

Jackie Chan pushes a man through several panes of glass with a motorcycle.

Chan in about to jump onto a pole to slide down it.

Jackie Chan slides down a pole while sparks fly.


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