Supercop: Police Story III (1992) 88 Films Blu-ray Review
88 Films continues to outdo themselves with releasing premium versions of great Hong Kong action films, and their new Limited Edition set of Supercop is entirely outstanding in every way. This is a must-own edition from one of the best companies releasing action films today.
Plot: Inspector Chan is back and infiltrates a crime syndicate while undercover, but this time Chan has a sidekick in the form of a daredevil female cop as daring as he is.
Review: Jackie Chan once again plays Inspector Chan in the popular (and rightfully so) Police Story series that feature death-defying stunts, incredible martial arts action, and slapstick comedy. Chan is assigned an undercover assignment to help a notorious criminal named Panther (Wah Yuen) escape from a prison labor camp and to infiltrate his gang with the ultimate mission being to bring Panther’s higher-up boss, Chaibat (Kenneth Tsang), to justice. Chan is partnered with another “supercop,” Inspector Yang (Michelle Yeoh), to pose as his sister, and once the two of them begin travelling with Panther’s gang, they get into some serious situations that require them to think on their toes. On a trip to Thailand with Panther and Chaibat, an arms deal goes bad, and all of a sudden the two inspectors find themselves in the middle of a Rambo-type action scenario involving exploding huts, rocket launchers, and dynamite-packed bulletproof vests. The finale features Jackie jumping off the roof of a building to a dangling ladder from a helicopter, and Yeoh riding a speeding motorcycle on the top of a train. It doesn’t get much better than this.
Two versions of this picture exist. The original Chinese release runs about 96 minutes, while the dubbed Dimension theatrical release from 1996 runs about seven minutes shorter. I am reviewing the original Chinese version, though the U.S. cut is still perfectly suitable entertainment. More Police Story movies followed. Yeoh reprised her role in Supercop 2 (with a cameo by Jackie), which is also known as Police Story III: Supercop 2. Jackie returned as Inspector Chan in First Strike. Stanley Tong directed.
88 Films continues to outdo themselves with releasing premium versions of great Hong Kong action films, and their new Limited Edition set of Supercop is entirely outstanding in every way. With a beautiful high definition transfer of both cuts of the film, the real juice of the set comes in the special features, with commentaries, interviews, featurettes, fun archival commercials with Chan, a double sided poster, an 80-page book with new writing about the film, a hardback case that keeps the contents nice and snug, and much more. This is a must-own edition from one of the best companies releasing action films today. There’s also a 4K Ultra HD version of the set.
LIMITED EDITION – Slipcase with brand-new artwork from Sean Longmore
LIMITED EDITION – Double-sided foldout Poster
LIMITED EDITION – Six Replica Lobby Cards
LIMITED EDITION – 80-page perfect-bound book featuring an interview with John Wakefield and new writing on the film by C.J. Lines + selected archive materials
HD (1080p) BD presentation of the Hong Kong Cut [96 mins] in original 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio with Dolby Vision encoding (HDR10+ Compatible)
Cantonese-language options in Dolby Atmos, Cantonese 1.0 and Cantonese 2.0 [Home Video Mix] with newly translated subtitles and SDH (Hong Kong Cut)
English Mono Dub (Hong Kong Cut)
HD (1080p) BD presentation of the International US Cut [91 mins] with English 5.1 & Cantonese mono with English Subtitles and SDH
Audio Commentary by Frank Djeng
Flying High – Jackie Chan Interview
Dancing with Death – Michelle Yeoh Interview
The Stuntmaster General – Stanley Tong Interview
The Fall Guy – Ken Lo Interview
Stanley Tong Interview (2004)
Outtakes and Behind the Scenes
Hong Kong Trailer
US TV Spots (x7)
US Theatrical Teaser
US Theatrical Trailer
US Video Screener Promo
Guy Laroche 1984 commercial with Jackie Chan & Michelle Yeoh