Police Story/Police Story 2

Police Story/Police Story 2

17 Episodes

Criterion Collection Edition #971/972

The jaw-dropping set pieces fly fast and furious in Jackie Chan’s breathtakingly inventive action comedies, two smash hits that made him a worldwide icon of daredevil spectacle. The director/star/one-man stunt machine plays Ka-kui, a Hong Kong police inspector whose methods are, ahem, unorthodox; the phenomenal Maggie Cheung, in a star-making role, plays his much-put-upon girlfriend, May. Packed wall-to-wall with astoundingly acrobatic fight choreography, epic explosions, charmingly goofball slapstick, and awesomely 1980s electro soundtracks, Police Story and Police Story 2 set a new standard for rock-’em, sock-’em mayhem that established Chan as a performer of unparalleled grace and daring and would influence a generation of filmmakers, from Hong Kong to Hollywood.

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Police Story/Police Story 2
  • Police Story

    Episode 1

    Directed by Jackie Chan • 1985 • Hong Kong
    Starring Jackie Chan, Brigitte Lin, Maggie Cheung

    The jaw-dropping set pieces fly fast and furious in Jackie Chan’s breathtakingly inventive martial-arts comedy, a smash hit that made him a worldwide icon of daredevil action spectacle. The director/s...

  • Police Story 2

    Episode 2

    Directed by Jackie Chan • 1988 • Hong Kong
    Starring Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung

    Jackie Chan followed up the massive success of POLICE STORY with an even bigger box-office hit. Having been demoted to a lowly traffic cop for his, ahem, unorthodox policing methods, Chan’s go-it-alone officer Ka-K...

  • POLICE STORY English-Dubbed Soundtrack

    Episode 3

  • POLICE STORY 2 English-Dubbed Soundtrack

    Episode 4

  • Jackie Chan: My Stunts

    Episode 5

    The following excerpts from a 1999 documentary codirected by and starring Jackie Chan offer a master class in stunt coordination and action choreography, as well as the actor-director's personal recollections from the making of POLICE STORY.

  • Edgar Wright: Interview

    Episode 6

    Here, filmmaker and Jackie Chan fan Edgar Wright discusses his appreciation of Chan and POLICE STORY in a 2019 Criterion interview.

  • Edgar Wright: The Talkhouse Podcast

    Episode 7

    Here, filmmaker and Jackie Chan fan Edgar Wright converses with Chan in the October 12, 2017, episode of The Talkhouse Podcast.

  • Becoming Jackie

    Episode 8

    This 2019 program features Grady Hendrix, author and cofounder of the New York Asian Film Festival, discussing the creation of actor-director Jackie Chan's crowd-pleasing on-screen persona as a comic but stalwart everyman in his role as Chan Ka-kui in POLICE STORY and POLICE STORY 2.

  • The King Vs. Kings II

    Episode 9

    In this segment from a 2017 television program, actor-director Jackie Chan performs his POLICE STORY theme onstage and is reunited with the original members of the Jackie Chan Stunt Team.

  • Jackie Chan
    19:42
    Episode 10

    Jackie Chan

    Episode 10

    This undated interview features actor-director Jackie Chan recalling his work on POLICE STORY.

  • Janus Films Rerelease Trailer

    Episode 11

  • Hong Kong-Release Version

    Episode 12

    This presentation of the condensed Hong Kong release of POLICE STORY 2 was made from a 35 mm theatrical print. Minimal restoration was performed; the roughness, missing frames, and scratches reflect the condition of the film element.

  • Son of the Incredibly Strange Film Show

    Episode 13

    This September 22, 1989, episode of Son of the Incredibly Strange Film Show, hosted by Jonathan Ross, profiles actor-director Jackie Chan and includes interviews with Jackie Chan and actor Maggie Cheung.

  • Reinventing Action

    Episode 14

    In this 2019 program, Grady Hendrix, an author and the cofounder of the New York Asian Film Festival, charts the stylistic evolution of action filmmaking via Eastern and Western influences to its peak in POLICE STORY and POLICE STORY 2.

  • Benny Lai
    15:50
    Episode 15

    Benny Lai

    Episode 15

    This undated interview with actor and stuntman Benny Lai addresses his work with the Jackie Chan Stunt Team and on POLICE STORY 2.

  • "L'Opera de Pekin a Paris"

    Episode 16

    This segment from the Frebruary 22, 1964, episode of the French television program Edition spéciale details the demanding training given to performers of Beijing opera, illuminating the rigors likely faced by Jackie Chan when he studied the art form for a decade in his youth.

  • Stunt Reel
    04:50
    Episode 17

    Stunt Reel

    Episode 17

    This undated short montage of bloopers and behind-the-scenes footage highlights the many risks of life and limb taken by actor-director Jacking Chan throughout his career.