If you’re at all like me, then you’re probably giddy at the sheer amount of classic Hong Kong action films that are getting deluxe treatments these days. Case in point: UK-based 88 Films is releasing a 4K-remastered version of Jackie Chan’s Police Story 3, also known as Supercop when it was re-edited and released in American theaters back in 1996.
Police Story 3 is one of my favorite Jackie Chan films. Chan is in fine form, of course, blending action and comedy as only he can. But Supercop was, for many of us, our introduction to Michelle Yeoh, who more than holds her own with Chan.
Not only does Yeoh have some incredible fight sequences, but she also pulls off some amazing stunts, like jumping onto a moving train with a motorcycle. (That stunt’s even more impressive when you learn that Yeoh had never ridden a motorcycle prior to Supercop.) If you enjoyed seeing Michelle Yeoh’s moves in 2022’s Everything Everywhere All at Once, then you owe it yourself to seek out this movie.
According to City On Fire, the 88 Films release will include new interviews with director Stanley Tong and others involved in the film’s production, a book about the film, a poster featuring the original Hong Kong artwork, trailers and other video features, and of course, the film remastered in 4K.