Jackie Chan: Emergence of a Superstar

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Half a Loaf of Kung FuSpiritual Kung FuThe Fearless HyenaFearless Hyena IIThe Young MasterMy Lucky Stars
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Originally tapped as a potential successor to Bruce Lee, Hong Kong martial-arts phenom Jackie Chan soon established his own unique screen persona, blending goofball slapstick and bone-crunching kung fu into intricate feats of supercharged athleticism. Tracing his rise from breakout star to full-fledged auteur, these six unabashedly silly, unstoppably entertaining early-career highlights find Chan refining the lovably mischievous image that would make him a global icon, while also assuming greater creative control over his projects—first as his own martial-arts choreographer, and later as a writer-director who set a thrilling new standard for daredevil action comedy.

Technical Specifications

Format: Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 , 2.35:1 , 2.39:1
Audio: English 1.0 PCM Mono , Cantonese 1.0 PCM Mono , Cantonese 2.0 PCM Stereo , Cantonese 5.1 DTS-HD MA Surround
Subtitles: English
Region: A
Discs: 4 Discs |  BD-50


  • New audio commentary for The Fearless Hyena featuring Hong Kong cinema expert and producer Frank Djeng
  • New audio commentary for The Young Master featuring Hong Kong cinema expert and producer Frank Djeng
  • Interview with author Grady Hendrix (These Fists Break Bricks) about actor-director Jackie Chan
  • Archival interviews with Jackie Chan, actor-director Sammo Hung, actors Michiko Nishiwaki and Hwang In-shik, and more
  • The Young Master promo reel from the 1980 Cannes Film Festival and deleted scenes from the film
  • Interview from 2005 with Hong Kong cinema critic Paul Fonoroff about producer-director Lo Wei
  • NG shots from The Young Master and My Lucky Stars
  • Trailers
  • An essay by critic Alex Pappademas

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