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Old 02-26-2013, 08:50 PM   #1
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Jackie Chan is Asian Hawk

Last year Jackie Chan (58) attempted to reboot his Indyesque franchise with a lackluster installment, currently unreleased in the English speaking world. If it ever is, there will be comparisons...

Armour of God - 1987
Operation Condor - 1991
Chinese Zodiac - 2012
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:08 AM   #2
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I actually can't wait to see this. I'm a big Jackie Chan fan, and Operation Condor is my favourite of his films, so to say i'm excited about Chinese Zodiac is an understatement!

If anyone is interested CZ is out on region 3 DVD/blu-ray on March 7th.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:53 PM   #3
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Operation Condor

The 1990's US Theatrical releases and Blu-rays are Operation Condor 1 and 2, in reverse order of release. Film edited out is not included, but they look pretty sharp.

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Old 06-05-2013, 08:59 AM   #4
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I was finally able to see Chinese Zodiac (or CZ12 as it seems to be known) Really enjoyed it, proper fun adventure film. Lots of action, humour and awesome stunts

There are a few Indyesque moments, but if you take out the treasure hunt aspect, it's actually more Pirates of the Caribbean meets Mission Impossible.

Worth watching if you're into these sorts of films though, hopefully it'll get a more widespread cinema release eventually. Would love to see it on the big screen.
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...currently unreleased in the English speaking world. If it ever is, there will be comparisons...

Chinese Zodiac opens Stateside this coming Friday, the 18th. Check local theatre listings.




For the uninitiated, the original two films can be seen through Netflix's streaming service.
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Chinese Zodiac

This was surprisingly good. You just have to relax and let the baffling motives and physics take their course. As usual about 10 minutes trimmed for the English version are nowhere to be found on the home release. Definitely looks from the credits like Jackie Chan's farewell to dangerous stunts.
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While he may not be Asian Hawk, Jackie Chan is teaming up with Stanley Tong (Rumble in the Bronx) again for the oddly titled Kung Fu Yoga! Chan plays -- wait for it! --Professor Jack Chan, China's most famous archaeologist!

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