The Protector (1985)
Saturday 24th February 2007
Best known for his controversial and graphically violent revenge thriller "The Exterminator", writer-director James Glickenhaus (The Exterminator; Blue Jean Cop) took a similarly hard-edged approach to The Protector, a brutal action-thriller that marked martial arts legend Jackie Chan's first leading role in a Hollywood movie and set the template for Chan's later Hollywood box office hits Rumble In The Bronx and the Rush Hour movies.
Now, released on DVD by Hong Kong Legends on 12th March 2007, The Protector comes to DVD for the first time in the UK, fully restored and presented as a special Ultra-Bit Edition boasting the ultimate in picture and sound quality. Long associated with showcasing films at their very best, with its Ultra-Bit Editions the Hong Kong Legends label continues its commitment to offering fans the very best in martial arts filmmaking presented like never before.
Accompanying selected classics, including this release of The Protector, will be new, specially commissioned, expert audio commentaries offering a thorough and entertaining insight into the seminal films of the genre. Starring Jackie Chan (New Police Story), Danny Aiello (Lucky Number Slevin) and legendary martial arts and kickboxing exponent Bill "Superfoot" Wallace (A Force Of One), The Protector sees two tenacious New York cops Billy Wong (Chan) and Danny Garoni (Aeillo) investigating the kidnapping of heiress Laura Shapiro (Saun Ellis).
Suspecting Laura's disappearance may be linked to the world's largest heroin trafficking operation, Wong and Garoni are sent to Hong Kong where they immediately find their lives in danger from a seemingly endless array of would-be assassins, from deceptively beautiful female masseurs to powerful businessmen and even the local law enforcers. Boasting a series of chases and set-piece stunt sequences involving everything from cars, high-rise construction cranes, helicopters, speedboats and motorcycles that eventually culminate in a killer kung fu showdown between Chan and Wallace, The Protector has all the crowd-pleasing ingredients any Jackie Chan fan could wish for.
- Audio commentary by Andrew Staton
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Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.