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    Unique ID Code: 0000036662
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 5/7/2002 01:34
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    Project A (UK)

    8 / 10
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    Nonstop Action On The High Seas!
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 92 mins
    Retail Price: £24.99
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    Project A, directed jointly by Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung, is a period costume piece which pays homage to the greats of silent comedy such as Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd with its inventive comedy and dazzling stunts plus unparalleled martial artistry. Jackie Chan is a turn-of-the century marine, hot on the trail of a ruthless band of cut-throat pirates who are intent on spreading a trail of blood across the South China Seas. Thwarted at every turn by incompetent local police and betrayed by one of his own, Jackie takes on the pirates almost singlehandedly in spectacular fashion. This double DVD special edition is packed with extra features.

    Special Features:
    Feature length audio commentary with Bey Logan
    Jackie Chan animated biography feature.
    Trailer archive
    Interview with lead villain Dick Wei
    Interview with co-star and Wing Chun Grandmaster Lee Hoi-san
    Script to footage review with writer Edward Tang
    Interview gallery with stuntmen
    `Project A: Revisited` documentary
    Photo gallery with original lobby cards and poster artwork
    Out-take montage

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 Chinese

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Jackie Chan

    Written By:

    Dick Wei
    Biao Yuen
    Sammo Hung Kam-Bo
    Jackie Chan

    Soundtrack By:
    Siu-Tin Lei

    Director of Photography:
    Yiu-Tsou Cheung

    Peter Cheung

    Production Designer:
    Lok Tung So
    Jim Fook Sing
    Yuen Wo Poon

    Edward Tang
    Leonard Ho

    Executive Producer:
    Raymond Chow

    Hong Kong Legends

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    Great movie presented well on 2 special edition discs. One of Jackie Chans earlier movies that wont be forgotten. Personally I think that the sequel, Project A part 2 is much better but this by no means is a bad movie. It is very entertaining and has some hilarious scenes. There is not much action on the high seas at all. Most of it is shot on land. The story involves Jackie Chan who is a coast guard after a band of pirates. After several unsuccessful attempts, the coast guard is disbanded and ridiculed by the police force. Jackie then joins the police for a while and tries to catch them. There are laughs a plenty in this enjoyable action comedy.
    posted by dicanio on 6/12/2002 12:31
    9 / 10
    Project A is one of my all time favourite films. It is a brilliant blend of action and humour and a must for all martial arts fans and even for those who dislike the genre.

    The story is set in the early 1900s and sees Jackie Chan star as Sergeant Ma of the Hong Kong Marine Police, who are having enormous problems with pirates. After their failures, the Marine Police are disbanded and forced to join the regualr police force. Jackie Chan and friends have problems adapting to the new roles and when faced with ignorant superiors, Jackie Chan quits the police force and decides to tackle the pirates virtually on his won. This is the first time he uses the underdog character successfully used in Police Story and many of his later films.

    Some of the fight scenes are superbly choreographed and the clock tower stunt is amazing in Jackie?s bravery!

    If you like films, I would urge you to discover Project A, it is an all time classic.

    As for the DVD, the transfer is very good considering the age of the film. The extras are thorough and well thought out and are quite pleasant but not outstanding. The packaging is another nice touch. You can pick this up for less than £15 now from the internet, so buy it!
    posted by morpheus177 on 15/12/2002 17:13