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Jackie Chan: Emergence Of A Superstar
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.
2K digital restorations of Spiritual Kung Fu, The Fearless Hyena, Fearless Hyena II, The 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 Fu, Spiritual Kung Fu, The Fearless Hyena, and Fearless Hyena II, plus an English-dubbed alternate track for Fearless Hyena II
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
New English subtitle translations
PLUS: An essay by Alex Pappademas
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