Rush Hour [DVD] [1998]

New Line's Platinum Series of DVDs has put out an interactive disc with features as fun as the film itself. While the stars of Rush Hour are Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, the star of this DVD is the film's director Brett Ratner. Ratner's audio commentary is a lightning-fast rant of asides that fills the viewer in on every production detail as it happens. Other Brett Ratner highlights include his NYU student film Whatever Happened to Mason Reese? (with or without director commentary) as well as two Ratner rap music videos (also with or without commentary). Another treat is seven short deleted scenes, as well as an isolated score track with commentary from composer Lalo Schifrin. It's interesting, but not as chaotic as the on-the-set home movies of the cast and crew, all part of an awesome behind-the-scenes featurette. Finally, for those who still need more, PC-friendly software for DVD-ROM users lets viewers access screen savers, interactive games, the entire screenplay and more.
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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars.
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Special Features

  • Widescreen version
  • Audio commentary by director Brett Ratner
  • Isolated score with commentary by composer Lalo Schifrin
  • Deleted scenes
  • Original featurette: "A Piece of the Action: Behind the Scenes of Rush Hour"
  • Cast and crew biographies and filmographies
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Short film: "Whatever Happened to Mason Reese?" with audio commentary by director Brett Ratner
  • Dru Hill's "How Deep Is Your Love" music video
  • Enhanced features for PC
  • Script-to-screen access; print any section or the entire screenplay
  • "Say What" original interactive game
  • In-depth information on Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker
  • Web links
  • Interactive menus


Rush Hour
Brett Ratner directed this action-comedy that found box-office success by teaming Chris Tucker with Jackie Chan -- performing his own stunts as per his earlier films. As the story begins, Hong-Kong supercop Lee's (Chan), detective savvy leads to the confiscation of $500 million in weapons, drugs, and Chinese art. When Hong Kong Chinese Consul Han (Tzi Ma), is sent on a diplomatic mission to Los Angeles, his 11-year-old daughter, Soo Young (Julia Hsu), is abducted by an international criminal mastermind. The FBI assures Han they will find the kidnappers and return her safely, yet Han only trusts his longtime friend and ally (also his daughter's beloved martial arts teacher) Inspector Lee, who immediately flies in to help. Unwilling to have an outsider interfere in their investigation, the FBI assigns rogue LAPD detective (and buffoon) James Carter (Chris Tucker) to the case. Hoping to impress the FBI, Carter enthusiastically reports for work but is dismayed to discover his real mission is only to keep Lee away from the case (read b-a-b-y-s-i-t-t-e-r). The arrogant Carter reacts by embarking on a one-man crusade to solve the case, but he must first distract Lee. It doesn't take Carter long before he realizes he has greatly underestimated his Hong Kong counterpart, who sees what's going on and slips away. Impatient FBI agents try to cast off these unwanted misfit cops, but with an assist from LAPD bomb expert Tania Johnson (Elizabeth Pena), Carter and Lee eventually confront the bad guys in a full-tilt action sequence. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Chris Tucker
    Chris Tucker - Detective James Carter
  • Tom Wilkinson
    Tom Wilkinson - Thomas Griffin
  • Philip Baker Hall
    Philip Baker Hall - Capt. Diel
  • Mark Rolston
    Mark Rolston - Agent Russ
  • James Fox
    James Fox - Consul Han

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