Police Story 1 & 2
Central Cinema is proud to present the brand-new 4K Janus Films restoration of Jackie Chan’s watershed action flicks Police Story & Police Story 2, considered by many (including Jackie himself) to be among the most entertaining and jaw-dropping in his filmography.
“One of the great 1980s action films.” – Matt Zoller Seitz
The jaw-dropping set pieces fly fast and furious in Jackie Chan’s breathtakingly inventive martial-arts comedy, a smash hit that made him a worldwide icon of daredevil action spectacle. The director/star/one-man stunt machine plays Ka-Kui, a Hong Kong police inspector who goes rogue to bring down a drug kingpin and protect the case’s star witness (Chinese cinema legend Brigitte Lin) from retribution. Packed wall-to-wall with charmingly goofball slapstick and astoundingly acrobatic fight choreography—including an epic shopping-mall melee of flying fists and shattered glass—Police Story set a new standard for rock-’em-sock-’em mayhem that would influence a generation of filmmakers from Hong Kong to Hollywood.
“The likeable and graceful Chan directs, sings and performs jaw-dropping stunts. Few of his American or Austrian rivals attempt a fraction of that.” – Time Out
“The films are built around what’s possible in terms of action rather than filling in action to support the plot.” – Polygon