Jackie Chan Collection 4 (1983 - 1989)

Nordic Universal 7 disc Blu-ray collection - Region B


Winners and Sinners (1983)
Direction: Sammo Hung - Disc 1

widescreen 1.85:1 - english audio dub DTS-HD MA 5.1 or DD 5.1 with Swedish subtitles - region B

Very burlesque but fun action comedy directed by Sammo Hung and with Star Jackie Chan in an only small supporting role.

In the intro of the film we get to see how 4 smalltime criminals, the burglar Teapot (Sammo Hung), the agitator Curly Jack
(John Sham), car thief Windpipe (Richard Ng) and the slick thief Lin (Charlie Chin) get caught by the Police and turn up in
Jail. A couple of years later they are released, all 5 of them .... ? Another man has been added to the gang, a Police mole, and
the whole gang moves in with Curly Jack as he has a Villa where he lives with his cute sister (Cherie Chung). Something that
inevitably leeds to a lot of cringy sexist burlesque humour.

Then these Lucky Stars starts up a Cleaning Company, The Five Stars, and accidentally they get hold of a bag with Counterfeit
money belonging to the Mobster boss Chan (James Tien).

In and out of the story pops up the enthusiastic but failed Crime Cop 7086 (Jackie Chan) and he constantly causes chaos, i.a.
in a very cool Car Chase scene where he chases two thieves when wearing roller-skates, and he surfs between cars in motion
and finally causes a huge car crash. There's also some martial arts fighting where mainly Sammo fights. Yuen Biao, one of
many action directors in this film, can be seen in a Cameo role where he quarrels with Jackie. Also Lam "Mr. Vampire" Ching
Ying, another of the action director's, can be seen in a cameo role as one of boss Chan's henchmen.
Pat Ha, who played the role of her life in Alfred Cheung's amazing "On the Run" (with Biao) plays Chan's spoiled daughter.

Above: The old Hong Kong Universe DVD edition



Heart of Dragon (1985)
Direction: Sammo Hung - Disc 2

widescreen 1.85:1 - english audio dub DTS-HD MA 2.0 or DD 2.0 with Swedish subtitles - region B

Surprisingly, more Drama than comedy and action even though there were some pretty cool action scenes as a huge fall from
a window, a Car chase and the impressive End fight at a building construction site. This is the film where Sammo Hung really
impresses with his acting ability,
he's great and even gripping in some scenes.
Sammo Hung plays the retarded brother, Danny, of Jackie Chan's Cop. Danny is almost 30 years old but with a mental level of
a child, and Jackie has been taking care of his elder brother 20 years, something that has hindered him from joining the Navy.

Jackie has joined the Crime Squad under the boss Wong (Melvin Wong) and has a girlfriend, Jenny (Emily Chu), who wants
to marry him (Jackie's girlfriend was Jenny also in "Winners and Sinners"). Just as in "Winners and Sinners" criminals lose a
load of loot, money there and a bag of jewels here, and Danny and his small kid friends get hold of the stolen jewels.

In the huge ending fight mentioned above Jackie and his police colleagues fights the Bad Guy and his underlings, and Jackie
yet again ends upp with a big boss fight against Taiwanese taekwondo master Dick Wei. Note that lots of people dies here
so no comedy stuff in the fights as became Jackie Chan's trademark later.



Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars
AKA (My Lucky Stars 2: Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars / Winners and Sinners 3: Twinkle,
Twinle, Lucky Stars, 1985) Direction: Sammo Hung - Disc 3

widescreen 1.85:1 - english audio dub DTS-HD MA 2.0 or DD 2.0 with Swedish subtitles - region B

Action, comedy and martial arts where the group of men, the Stars, living in the same house are travelling to Thailand, i.a.
"Fastbuck" (Sammo Hung) and Eric Tsang's "Blockhead". In Thailand a female cop (Sibelle Hu) sees her police informer
being killed by three bad guys, and Fastbuck is attacked by a gang of Thai shemales.

Back in Hong Kong Jackie Chan's crime cop "Muscles" along with colleagues Rick Fung (Yuen Biao) and a very young
Andy Lau as Cop. no.3 are fighting, yet again, Dick Wei and his baddie henchmen in a great Warehouse fight (where a lot
of Pepsi Cola bottles can be seen, probably sponsored the film).

John Sham's "Curly" (is back from "Winners and Sinners") and his friend Chi-Chi Wang (Rosamund Kwan) is about to
receive a letter from the murdered police informer and cops Chan, Biao and Sibelle Hu's inspector Woo try to protect them,
and hides ts them in the house with the infantile idiots, the Stars. Yes, the supposedly funny, Not - Rawhide (Stanley Sui
Fan), Blockhead (Eric Tsang), Sandy (Richard Ng), Kevin (Kiu-Ng Miu), Fastbuck (Sammo Hung).

Michelle Yeoh can be seen in a Cameo role as a Judo instructor in a Rip-Off from "Police Academy".
There's a GREAT ending fight in this film with Sammo Hung's Fastbuck beating Japanese guy with a weapon (Yasuaki
Kurata) and Kung Fu Legend white guy Gweilo (Richard Norton) and with Yuen Biao's cop Rick Fung beating the Bad
Guy with the huge black Moustache, Fat Chung. A mix of often cringy HK humour and great action scenes



My Lucky Stars
AKA (Winners and Sinners 2) (1985) Direction: Sammo Hung - Disc 4

widescreen 1.85:1 - english audio dub DTS-HD MA 2.0 or DD 2.0 with Swedish subtitles - region B

Action comedy where the two HK cops Muscles (Jackie Chan) and Rick (Yuen Biao) are in Tokyo, Japan, to catch a
corrupt HK ex-cop (Lam Ching-Ying AKA Mr. Vampire) who has fled HK with stolen diamonds.
But, he's hiding with the Yakuza and in a big amusement park fight Ninjas turn up and beats the duo, whereupon Rick
is kidnapped. Muscles is now alone in Tokyo, without both the diamonds and his colleague, and he calls on his old
Orphanage friends, the small-time criminals for help. HK Police goes along with the idea and release them from Jail.

Richard Ng's Sandy/Boomer, Stanley Sui Fan's Rawhide, Eric Tsang's Teabag/Blockhead, Charlie Chin's Greaser/lin,
and Sammo Hung's Skinny/Fastbuck - The Lucky Stars. Ms. Wu is the cop who handles them.
Lots of burlesque "comedy" where 5 men gang assaults women, but luckily mixed up with some great action as Jackie
Chan's Muscles fight in the Ghosthouse at the Fair, the ending fight against the Ninjas and inspector Woo's (Sibelle
Hu) cool Catfight against the Japanese Ninja woman, Michiko Nishiwaki.



The Protector (1985)
Direction and script: James Glickenhaus (HK-US co-production) - Disc 5

widescreen 1.85:1 - english audio DTS-HD MA 5.1 or DD5.1 with Swedish subtitles - region B

Ok Action, but no more than that, where Jackie Chan plays the cop Billy Wong. The film starts in USA where Billy
eats in a diner with his colleague cop Michel, when robbers enter and kill Michel. Billy chases the only surviving
robber in a high-speed New York City boat chase and after which Billy is relegated to be a common street cop.

Shapiro is a millionaire, with nasty henchman (Mick Wallace), who is suspected of smuggling heroin along with
Hong Kong mobster boss villain Harold Ko (Roy Chiao). Billy is sent to HK to assist the Hong Kong police, along
with buddy colleague Danny Garoni (Danny Aiello) and they visit a whorehouse and are attacked by Ko's men.
Moon Lee plays the daughter of a local business man.

There are some great scenes in this considered by many, failed film, as Billy blowing up a narcotics lab with lots
of full frontal nude women workers, and Billy fighting high up in the air on huge crane in the harbour in a wild
scene that really looked dangerous. Jackie was absolutely crazy at this time in his career.
Sally "I Love Maria" Yeh, the Taiwanese Canadian Hong Kong singer and actress, sings a song in the end credits


Dragons Forever (1987)
Direction: Sammo Hung (and possibly co-directed with Corey Yuen) - Disc 6

widescreen 1.85:1 - english audio dub DTS-HD MA 2.0 or DD 2.0 with Swedish subtitles - region B

One of the best of Jackie Chan's 1980's movies and with The Three Brothers all in the same film (for the last time?)
and Kung Fu master Benny The Jet Urquidez for the magnificent end battle against Jackie Chan.
The film starts with a crime boss killing another crime boss and with a rip-off of Brian De Palma's "Scarface" when
a henchman of the killed boss getting a new job at the new boss. As usual, another Kung Fu and/or taekwondo
master, Dick Wei plays one of his eternal thug leader roles. The Sequel to "Wheels on Meals".

The owner of a Fishery, Ms. Betty Yeh or Yip (depending on which version you're watching) is suing the ruthless
business tycoon Hua Hsien Wu (Yuen Wah) for destroying the marine environment with forbidden emissions.
Jackie Chan plays a slick lawyer representing the evil Mr. Hua and he wants Ms. Yip to settle outside off court.
He asks for help from his friends, the weapons dealer criminal Sammy Wang or Luke Wong (Sammo Hung) to
court Ms. Yip/Yeh , and the weird Timothy or Frankie Tung (Yuen Biao) bug Ms. Yip/Yeoh's house.

But Jackie, Sammy and Frankie switch sides and starts helping Ms. Yip/Yeoh fighting Mr. Hua and his gang of
dope smugglers. Everything ends in a fight where finally Jackie takes on the Number One henchman of Mr. Hua
- Benny the Jet Urquidez, reprising the fight between them in the 1984 "Wheels on Meals".

The very old Hong Kong Universe DVD edition



The Canton Godfather
AKA (Miracles: Mr. Canton and Lady Rose) (1989) Direction: Jackie Chan - Disc 7

widescreen 2.35:1 - english audio dub DTS-HD MA 5.1 with Swedish subtitles - region B

A highly unusual Jackie Chan movie when he wanted to show everyone that he could do other types of films too.
Both director and actor and apparently provided with a Big Budget the film looks Great and with luscious settings
and also with some lovely singing from the legendary and much beloved Anita Mui.
Mr. Canton and Lady Rose is an often unfunny Comedy with only a few fighting scenes, but the fight in Mr. Tong's
factory is filled with Jackie Chan's agile and comedic fighting style.

The film takes place in Hong Kong in .... ? .... the 1930's perhaps and a poor and naive country loser, Kuo Cheng
Wah (Chan) arrives to the corrupted metropolis, and immediately gets swindled out off his meager savings by
the professional grifter, Mr. Ku (Bill Tung). Seemingly unperturbed Kuo Cheng-Wah walks about and then gets
himself into the middle of a gangster shootout, where he helps one of the shot men. The man was the Big Boss and
he dies, but manages to point out his successor, Kuo Cheng-Wah.
Who becomes the new Godfather, the mobster boss of the crime organisation.

Boss Kuo tries to quit with the killings and the turf wars and to do more legal business, and he starts the Nightclub
The Ritz where beautiful singer Lu Min Yang (Anita Mui) sings with her angelic voice (i once had a CD with Anita
Mui, and it was great, and yes she acted in alot of films too - R.I.P. 1963-2003, she died much too young).
Richard Ng plays a corrupted police inspector, and rivalling gangster boss Tong who wants to take over The Ritz
is played by Ko Chun-Hsiung.

The real comedy part of the movie starts when Kuo Cheng-Wah tries to help the old flower selling lady, Madame
Rose (Ah-Lei Gua). Her daughter is about to be married to a man belonging to the High Society with his father
known as The Shanghai Tycoon, and Madame Rose has never told her daughter that she's poor and sells flowers
in the street to survive in her elder years. To prevent the tycoon from backing out of the marriage due to it being
a mesalliance for his son, Kuo arranges a fake High Society Dinner with his gangster henchmen playing the
dignified guests of Hong Kong society. Fun antics follow, and i liked this Jackie Chan movie very much.


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