Jackie Chan: Emergence of a Superstar 6-Movie Blu-ray Collection

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Title: Jackie Chan: Emergence of a Superstar
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Distributor: The Criterion Collection
Release Date: Nov. 7, 2023
List Price: $124.95 Price: $94.19 Amazon

The Jackie Chan: Emergence of a Superstar Blu-ray collection features six classic martial arts films from the acclaimed star from The Criterion Collection. The collection includes Half a Loaf of Kung Fu, Spiritual Kung Fu, The Fearless Hyena, Fearless Hyena II, The Young Master, and My Lucky Stars.

Special Edition Features

  • 2K digital restorations of Spiritual Kung FuThe Fearless HyenaFearless Hyena IIThe Young Master, and My Lucky Stars and high-definition digital restoration of Half a Loaf of Kung Fu, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
  • Alternate stereo and 5.1 surround Cantonese soundtracks
  • Classic English-dubbed tracks for Half a Loaf of Kung FuSpiritual Kung FuThe Fearless Hyena, and Fearless Hyena II, plus an English-dubbed alternate track for Fearless Hyena II, and contemporary English-dubbed tracks for The Young Master and My Lucky Stars
  • New audio commentaries for The Fearless Hyena and The Young Master featuring Hong Kong cinema expert and producer Frank Djeng (Enter the Clones of Bruce)
  • Interview with author Grady Hendrix (These Fists Break Bricks) about actor-director Jackie Chan
  • Archival interviews with Chan, actor-director Sammo Hung, actors Michiko Nishiwaki and Hwang In-shik, and more
  • The Young Master promo reel from the 1980 Cannes Film Festival and deleted scenes from the film
  • Interview from 2005 with Hong Kong cinema critic Paul Fonoroff about producer-director Lo Wei
  • NG shots from The Young Master and My Lucky Stars
  • Trailers
  • New English subtitle translations
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Alex Pappademas

Description: Originally tapped as a potential successor to Bruce Lee, Hong Kong martial-arts phenom Jackie Chan soon established his own unique screen persona, blending goofball slapstick and bone-crunching kung fu into intricate feats of supercharged athleticism. Tracing his rise from breakout star to full-fledged auteur, these six unabashedly silly, unstoppably entertaining early-career highlights find Chan refining the lovably mischievous image that would make him a global icon, while also assuming greater creative control over his projects—first as his own martial-arts choreographer, and later as a writer-director who set a thrilling new standard for daredevil action comedy.