The Protector

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.: 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 USA and Japanese Blu ray). Jackie re-shot a lot of the action his way and you can see how much better it is.

Best Versions: The Japanese Blu ray has 3 versions of the film including a unique Japanese edit. The USA double bill Blu ray has the Jackie Chan cut as an extra but only in SD. The French DVD has the Hong Kong cut but no subtitles. The Original Hong Kong DVD (not the re-release) has the Jackie Chan cut with English subtitles but is non anamorphic.

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protector r1 The Protector 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.

Available:

AMAZON

crime story protector dvd The Protector USA REGION 1 DVD NTSC  

 

Anamorphic widescreen, English language (The Protector) Dolby Digital 5.1. Subtitles English. (J Chan cut of The Protector only available on the Blu ray version) Extras : Interviews, deleted scenes.

Available:

AMAZON                        EBAY   

protector r2 The Protector UK REGION 2 DVD PAL

 

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.

OOP very hard to find. Available:

AMAZON

protector uk The Protector UK REGION 2 DVD (Re-Release)  PAL

 

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.

Available:

AMAZON                    EBAY

protector hk The Protector HONG KONG ALL REGION DVD NTSC

 

This Hong Kong dvd release is only the US cut of the film. Remastered anamorphic widescreen, English language in DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1. Subtitles in English and Chinese. No extras.

Available:

YES ASIA                          EBAY

protector hk1 The Protector HONG KONG ALL REGION DVD NTSC   

 

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.

OOP very hard to find. Available:

AMAZON                      EBAY

protector jp The Protector JAPAN REGION 2 DVD NTSC

 

Remastered anamorphic widescreen, Dolby Digital and DTS 6.1 in English with Japanese subtitles. Just the USA edit unfortunately.

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CD JAPAN

the protector jp The Protector JAPAN REGION 2 DVD NTSC

 

Remastered anamorphic widescreen, Dolby Digital and DTS 6.1 in English with Japanese subtitles. Just the USA edit unfortunately.

Available:

CD JAPAN

protector china The Protector CHINA ALL REGION DVD NTSC

 

This China release also has the superior HK edit. Letterbox non -anamorphic, Cantonese or Mandarin language with English subtitles. Dolby Digital 2.0. No Extras.

OOP but Available:

EBAY

the protector french The Protector FRENCH REGION 2 DVD PAL

 

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.

Available:

AMAZON FRANCE

protector ger The Protector GERMAN REGION 2 DVD PAL

 

Fullscreen release, English mono, German mono and Dolby Digital 5.1. Subtitles: German. Extras: Trailers.

Available:

AMAZON GERMANY

crime story the protector The Protector USA REGION A BLU RAY

 

1080P HD, Cantonese or English dubbed DTS HDMA 5.1, or Dolby Digital 2.0. Subtitles: English. Extras: Jackie Chan's HK Cut of The Protector (in SD), Interviews, deleted scenes.

Available:

AMAZON                           EBAY 

protector hk The Protector HONG KONG REGION A BLU RAY

 

1080P HD, English language DTS HDMA 7.1, Subtitles: English / Chinese. Extras: Trailer, Behind The Scenes. Standard US edit Only.

Available:

YES ASIA

 The Protector JAPAN REGION A BLU RAY 

 

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.

Available:

YES ASIA                   CD JAPAN

PROTECTOR SCAN The Protector SWEDEN REGION B BLU RAY

 

1080P HD, English Dolby Digital 5.1, Cantonese Dolby Digital 5.1 Subtitles: Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian. Extras: Superior Jackie Chan edit in SD.

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The Protector DVD and Blu Ray

 

the protector uncut

Comments

  1. Ugh! I just don't get it. Why can't any of these releases have an anamorphic version of Jackie Chan's edit AND English subtitles?!?!

  2. The US BD has the HK cut of The Protector and is anamorphic with English subtitle.

  3. ^^^^Unfortunately the HK cut is in Standard-Def only. Otherwise I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

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