The Trilogy of Police Stories | 4K Ultra HD (Eureka)
“The Trilogy of Police Stories | 4K Ultra HD (Eureka)”
RELEASE DATE: December 4, 3023
On December 4, 3023, the 4K Ultra HD collection for The Police Story Trilogy by Jackie Chan will be released by Eureka. This compilation showcases some of the most perilous stunts captured on film and embodies the ultimate expression of Jackie Chan’s distinctive approach to Hong Kong action cinema.
This series of films revitalized the Hong Kong action genre and made Jackie Chan a global superstar with its captivating mix of intense cop drama, expertly executed martial-arts scenes, and impressive stunts.
Jackie Chan as Kevin Chan, a Hong Kong cop
Jackie Chan’s 1985 film “Police Story” is widely regarded as his top movie for its intense action. The film follows the story of Kevin Chan, a police officer in Hong Kong.
Chan plays the role of Chan Ka-Kui, a highly skilled police officer, who faces off against a dangerous crime boss in a series of increasingly intense sequences that led to numerous injuries for Jackie’s stunt team.
In the film Police Story 2 (directed by Jackie Chan in 1988), Chan Ka-Kui is demoted to a traffic cop after the events of the first film. However, he is reinstated to the detective unit when a dangerous gang of explosive experts destroys a building and threatens to do more damage if their demands are not met. With impressive stunts and even more injuries suffered by the cast and crew, Police Story 2 continues to be recognized as one of the greatest action films of all time.
In 1992, director Stanley Tong released “Police Story 3: Supercop”, starring action superstar Michelle Yeoh (known for “Everything Everywhere All at Once”). Yeoh plays Inspector Yang Chien-Hua, who partners with Chan Ka-Kui to bring down a global drug organization. This film features incredibly daring stunt scenes and is considered a must-see for action fans.
The three movies are consistently included in rankings of the greatest action films ever created, and Eureka Classics is honored to offer them on Ultra HD Blu-ray with stunning 4K restorations!
Tony Stella has created new artwork for the sleeve.
The three movies will be presented in 4K (2160p) on 3 Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs with Dolby Vision for enhanced color and brightness (also compatible with HDR10).
DISC ONE – POLICE STORY (1985)
This release features a 4K (2160p) UHD presentation of the original Hong Kong theatrical cut, which is 100 minutes long. It also includes a 1080p HD presentation of the alternate “Police Force” export cut, which runs for 88 minutes. The Hong Kong Version offers both the original Cantonese mono audio and an optional restored 5.1 DTS-HD MA track. The Hong Kong Theatrical Version also includes a classic English dub (original mono), as well as audio commentaries with Asian film experts Frank Djeng and F.J. DeSanto, and action cinema experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema. The Police Force Version allows viewers to choose between the classic English dub track or a rare alternate audio track featuring the original Cantonese audio mixed with the Kevin Bassinson score. Optional English subtitles are also available. Additional features include an archival interview with Jackie Chan (19 minutes), alternate and deleted scenes, an archival “Jackie Chan Stunts” promo, and trailers for the film’s original theatrical and export versions.
Part two – “Police Story 2” from 1988
The film is available in 4K (2160p) UHD with an extended cut running for 121 minutes. There is also a 1080p HD version of the original Hong Kong theatrical release, which is 105 minutes long, and a 1080p HD presentation of the alternate export version, which runs for 95 minutes. The extended cut offers both the original Cantonese mono audio and the option to listen to a restored 5.1 DTS-HD MA soundtrack. It also includes an English dub with a restored 5.1 DTS-HD MA audio track. Additionally, there are two audio commentaries included: one with Asian film experts Frank Djeng and F.J. DeSanto, and another with action cinema experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema. The Hong Kong theatrical version features the original Cantonese mono audio, as well as an archival audio commentary with Miles Wood and Jude Poyer. The export version also has a classic English dub track. Optional English subtitles are available for all versions of the film. The release also includes a 41-minute documentary from the Son of the Incredibly Strange Film Show, focusing on Jackie Chan’s early career and presented by Jonathan Ross. There is also a 15-minute archival interview with actor and stuntman Benny Lai, as well as outtakes and various trailers, including the original theatrical and export trailers for the film.
DISC THREE – POLICE STORY 3: SUPERCOP (1992)
This release includes a 4K (2160p) Ultra HD version of the original Hong Kong theatrical cut [96 minutes], restored from the original film elements. It also features a 1080p HD version of the alternate US version [91 minutes]. The Hong Kong Theatrical Version offers the original Cantonese mono audio, as well as an optional alternate Cantonese audio track with the original, unaltered sound effects. Additionally, it includes Cantonese Dolby Atmos Surround Sound Audio, a classic English dub track, and audio commentaries with Asian film experts Frank Djeng and F.J. DeSanto, as well as action cinema experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema. The US Version offers an “American English” dub track with Jackie Chan and Michelle Yeoh voicing their own characters, as well as the original Cantonese audio. Optional English subtitles are also available. Special features include an interview with Stunt Coordinator and Action Film Historian John Kreng, a featurette on rarely seen Jackie Chan video games, and a featurette on the filming locations of the Police Story trilogy. The release also includes three archival interviews with director Stanley Tong, an archival interview with Jackie Chan, an archival interview with Michelle Yeoh, and an archival interview with Jackie Chan’s long-time bodyguard and co-star Ken Lo. Outtakes from the film, totaling 50 minutes, are also included, showcasing NG (“No Good”) shots. Trailers are also available.
Soon, this title will be purchasable at The Goodie Emporium, an American internet shop that currently has a large selection of Import Shaw Brothers/Golden Harvest/martial arts DVDs and Blu-rays in stock, with new titles being added frequently.