“You can’t spend the rest of your life beating up people and robbing them. Why lower yourself? Don’t you know you are the scum of society?” With the 4K remaster of Police Story 1 and 2 currently making the rounds in rep cinemas, it was finally time for us to dive into the filmography of the legendary Jackie Chan. Special guest Reed Farrington joins us as we cover the 1978 classic Drunken Master and the first four Police Story movies plus the ’90s film that helped him break into the U.S. market: Rumble in the Bronx. There is plenty to discuss including the many different cuts of these movies, dubbing vs. subbing, the subtleties of scatalogical humour, his feisty female co-stars and the influence of Chan on American action movies. So what is the most impressive stunt of Jackie Chan’s career? Does he really perform them all himself? Is Frank completely immune to Chan’s charm? Can Reed crush a walnut with his bare hands? Don’t let the situation change you… change it and download this month’s premium podcast below.
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