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Old 10-02-2012, 08:48 PM   #1
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USA Crime Story / The Protector (Jackie Chan) Double Feature - January 15,2013 Pre-order


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Old 10-02-2012, 09:18 PM   #2
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Which version of the Protector?
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:28 PM   #3
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Which version of the Protector?
The one with....Jackie Chan.Isn't it obvious?
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:31 PM   #4
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The one with....Jackie Chan.Isn't it obvious?
He probably meant "Which version... the US cut or the Hong Kong cut?" Since this is from Shout Factory, who seems to have decent extras on their releases, I would like to see the HK cut make an appearance, at least as an extra.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:35 PM   #5
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He probably meant "Which version... the US cut or the Hong Kong cut?" Since this is from Shout Factory, who seems to have decent extras on their releases, I would like to see the HK cut make an appearance, at least as an extra.
A-ha! Thx for clarification!I must admit,i'm not familiar with that movie.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:54 PM   #6
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Ive got them both on blu already but if its cheap, I might take another dip at these.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:56 PM   #7
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A-ha! Thx for clarification!I must admit,i'm not familiar with that movie.
Fans of the film know there was a huge hubbub between Jackie Chan and director James Glickenhaus. JC wasn't happy with the finished product, so he ended up shooting new scenes for a subplot for the film, as well as reshooting the final fight between himself and Bill "Superfoot" Wallace. The final fight in the HK cut is *much* better than the one in the US cut!
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:11 PM   #8
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I'm very confused about The Protector. I thought Warner Brothers still had the rights, unless they went "F*** it, let someone else have it"?
Warner has let licensed titles lapse without renewals for a few years now. That's how the Caidin Trust titles ended up with Criterion (Stagecoach, Foreign Correspondent, etc.), for example.
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Warner has let licensed titles lapse without renewals for a few years now. That's how the Caidin Trust titles ended up with Criterion (Stagecoach, Foreign Correspondent, etc.), for example.
Huh, odd. Well, I'm hoping that Shout Factory will give both films proper HD transfers, and not just use Fortune Star's upconverts. As I mentioned above, even if Fortune Star had a proper HD transfer of The Protector, it would look kinda worn/washed out compared to the Warner Brothers master, if their SD transfer is anything to go by. I know the Hong Kong Legends DVD used the English language Fortune Star master and it was just... meh. Why Fortune Star never bothered to remaster the Hong Kong cut is beyond me.

Of course, once we get a scan of the back cover, we'll know for sure if it's from Fortune Star or not, as it seems like their logo *has* to be somewhere on the cover anytime their transfer is used for a film. And if we see the logo... well... then it's just a matter of waiting it out to see if they're new HD transfers, or the usual upconverts.
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Okay, so... there's a *rumor* that these will be true HD transfers NOT from Fortune Star. Don't know much more though

EDIT: Okay, now there's a chance it may still be the Fortune Star masters... so I guess this post just canceled itself out. Ugh. Hopefully I'll find out something more concrete.

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Also rumours that The Protector will also contain the HK cut done by Jackie.
See here....http://www.cityonfire.com/jackie-cha...shout-factory/
http://asianactioncinema.co.uk/crime...u-ray-release/

Lets hope so
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I would be fantastic if the HK version is included. I already own it on DVD, but it could really need an upgrade.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:56 PM   #13
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Well, I know Dragon Dynasty pretty much gave up on their Fortune Star catalog so it doesn't surprise me that another company would pick it up (like Well Go did with Flash Point, even though that wasn't an FS master... but still originally Dragon Dynasty), but I'm very confused about The Protector. I thought Warner Brothers still had the rights, unless they went "F*** it, let someone else have it"? I know WB basically did that with The Big Brawl/Battle Creek Brawl, which is why Fox ended up releasing that title in the US via Fortune Star as opposed to WB.

Also, that cover looks very preliminary... the titles of the films aren't even on there!

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Well, here's the DVD version of the cover... at least we can see the titles!

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Old 10-06-2012, 03:25 PM   #14
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Up for pre-order on Amazon:

Crime Story / The Protector Blu-ray
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:39 PM   #15
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I hope for the HK version protector as I already own the US Version on Blu-ray the Jap Release.

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