Monday, June 22, 2015

Well Go USA To Release DVD And Blu-ray Editions Of Jackie Chan's Latest, Police Story: Lockdown On Aug. 11

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Patience is for the hunter and revenge is a dish served cold.   Nightclub owner Wu Jiang (Liu Ye — Dark Matter, City of Life and Death) has the patience of a hunter and his need for revenge has made him a killer with a heart that has grown cold. 

This is what Jackie Chan is up against in Well Go USA’s Aug. 11 DVD and Blu-ray release of Police Story: Lockdown, the sixth installment in the venerable Police Story line of films that date all the way back to 1985.   

After scoring big theatrical numbers in China, the film made its domestic debut on June 5 … this yields an ARR of 67 days (domestic box office results have not been posted yet).

The Wu Bar (filmed on location in Bejing) is the hunting ground for Jiang and it is to this upscale nightclub that the last element in his sinister game of death is lured.   This would be Police Captain Zhong Wen (Chan), who thinks he is going there to persuade his estranged daughter (played by Tian Jing — Special ID, Tears in Heaven, The Warring States, etc.) that Jiang is not the man for her.

Instead, before he can say “Mai Tai, please,” he is bludgeoned unconscious and awakes to find himself wired to a chair where the real reason he is there is revealed.  The Wu Bar is actually an elaborate trap, wired with explosives and riddled with secret passages.   Jiang will have his revenge tonight!
DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey

To save his daughter Zhong must meet his captor’s demands.   Cooperate fully knowing full well that his survival is unlikely … ah, but this is Jackie Chan and we all know how resourceful he can be!!!

Police Story: Lockdown is presented in Mandarin with English subtitles.  Bonus features include a behind-the-scenes featurette and newly prepared interview sessions with director Sheng Ding (Little Big Soldier), the film’s star, Jackie Chan, and other members of the cast.

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