Jackie Chan Double Feature: Battle Creek Brawl/City Hunter [Blu-ray]

  • SKU: 21345714
  • Release Date: 07/16/2013
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features


  • Interview with producer Jerry Weintraub and actress Kristine DeBell (Battle Creek Brawl)
  • Interviews (City Hunter)
  • Theatrical Trailers

Synopsis


Battle Creek Brawl
After the death of Bruce Lee in 1973, writer/director Robert Clouse made several attempts to reproduce the success of his Enter the Dragon, which belatedly made Lee a household name in America. Clouse felt (with good reason) that Jackie Chan could be the next big martial arts star in America, and he crafted this feature with him in mind. Jerry Kwan (Chan) is a Korean immigrant trying to make good in Chicago in the 1930s. Work isn't easy to find for an Asian immigrant. Jerry is forced by Domenici (Jose Ferrer), a well-connected mobster, to represent him in a no-holds-barred, winner-take-all battle in Texas. But can Jerry handle the pressure? The Big Brawl was Jackie Chan's first starring role in an American film, but Chan wouldn't break through in the United States until the 1996 U.S. release of Rumble in the Bronx. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

City Hunter
This 1992 film is a live-action version of a popular Japanese comic book and animated series, transformed into a vehicle for international action hero Jackie Chan. Ryu Saeba (Chan), a womanizing private detective, is hired to find the runaway daughter of a wealthy businessman. Ryu's pursuit of the girl leads him to a cruise ship. Through coincidence, and a plot device borrowed from Die Hard, the ocean liner is hijacked, leaving Ryu to contend with the hostage takers as well as the elusive daughter. The action is satisfying, but standard fare for Chan, highlighted by a scene in which an onscreen battle between Bruce Lee and Kareem Abdul-Jabar from the film Game of Death plays on a movie screen in the background, while Chan and his opponents mimic the fight in the foreground. ~ Jonathan E. Laxamana, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Jackie Chan
    Jackie Chan - Jerry
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    Kristine de Bell - Nancy
  • Mako
    Mako - Herbert
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    Ron Max - Leggetti
  • Rosalind Chao
    Rosalind Chao - Mae



Customer rating

4.5
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good double feature to own

    Posted
    8Rob1
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Glad to see shout factory releasing Jackie's material on Blu. It's worth the price because you get 2 movies. Picture quality is good on both and these are important movies to own for Jackie collectors. Battle Creek Brawl is his first Hollywood breakthrough movie that is filmed in English (not dubbed). City Hunter is probably Jackie's funniest movie to date. The Street Fighter video game parody alone is worth seeing this movie. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Jackie in slightly better quality

    Posted
    Plumbs1975
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    It was good to re watch battle creek brawl even though it was one of his weaker films but it is worth a look just to hear the Lalo Shiffen soundtrack. The purchase was worth the price alone for city hunter which is a really fun Jackie movie. Enjoy the street fighter 2 tribute.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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