In The Protector two American cops Billy Wong (Jackie Chan) and Garoni (Danny Aiello) travel to Hong Kong to rescue a kidnapped girl and shut down an international heroin pipeline.
My Verdict: A bad choice for Jackie’s second try at American stardom, the director tries to turn him into a bad ass cop which doesn’t work. Some good fights, but try and see the HK edit. (Now available on the Japanese Blu ray). Jackie re-shot a lot of the action his way and you can see how much better it is.
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USA REGION 1 DVD NTSC
Anamorphic widescreen print with Dolby Stereo sound mix. Original English dialog. You also get English, French and Spanish subtitles. No extras.
Hong Kong Legends release, disappointing as it only has the US cut of the film not the alternate HK edit. Anamorphic widescreen, Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 (downmix) English language. Extra: Audio commentary by Andrew Staton.
Cine Asia re- release, disappointing as it only has the US cut of the film not the alternate HK edit. Anamorphic widescreen, Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 (downmix) English language. Extra: Audio commentary by Andrew Staton.
This release has the superior Hong Kong edit, letterbox non-anamorphic the picture is a bit muddy but ok. Cantonese or Mandarin dubbed, Dolby Digital 5.1. no original English option. English and Chinese subtitles. No Extras.
Anamorphic widescreen, this dvd has both cuts of the film the international and the superior HK edit. Languages: English 2.0 (international) French 2.0 (international) and Cantonese dubbed (HK edit ) 2.0. French subtitles only no English.
1080P HD transfer, this Blu ray has 3 versions of the film, the USA edit, the Cantonese Jackie Chan edit AND the unique Japanese edit.(A combination of English language and Cantonese.) English: DTS HD 5.1ch
Japanese: Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo. Japanese subtitles. Extras: Trailers, making of.