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 dvd 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 the protector dvd 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   

the protector dvd 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

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

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 DVD uncut 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 japan dvd JAPAN REGION 2 DVD NTSC

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

OOP but Available:

CD JAPAN

the protector jp 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 DVD 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 dvd french 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 GERMAN REGION 2 DVD PAL

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

Available:

AMAZON GERMANY

protector ger GERMAN REGION 2 DVD PAL

Anamorphic widescreen, English or German dubbed Dolby Digital 5.1. Subtitles: German. Extras: Includes Jackie Chan HK edit.

Available:

AMAZON GERMANY

crime story the protector blu ray 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 USA                           EBAY                AMAZON UK

protector hk 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

protector jp JAPAN REGION A BLU RAY (EXTREME EDITION)

1080P True HD transfer,  English language? Japanese cinema version and international version, Japanese subtitles. Extras: making-of, trailers, photo gallery, outtakes.

Available:

CD JAPAN                      YES ASIA

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 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.

Available:

AMAZON

PROTECTOR BR G GERMAN REGION B BLU RAY

1080P HD (upscale), English or German Dubbed DTS HD 5.1 or DTS 2.0. Extras: Superior Jackie Chan edit in SD. Extras : Audio commentary by Andrew Staton , deleted scenes, outtakes.

Available:

AMAZON GERMANY

 

The Protector DVD and Blu Ray

 

the protector uncut

Comments

  1. tman418 says

    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?!?!

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