Police Story (HK 1985)

Rating: ****
Director: Jackie Chan
Cast: Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Brigitte Lin, cameo by Mars

Great fighting. Jackie plays a HK cop who's framed for murder while protecting a witness and takes the law into his own hands to clear his name and take down the bad guys. So far I've seen four different cuts of this film (and that's not including the U.S. release!). The theatrical version is probably the best, which leaves most everything intact. The longer Japanese edit includes a couple of throw away scenes that help explain a couple of the more bizarre and obscure jokes, like the birthday cake gag. The DVD is good, but the original Hong Kong video release is dreadful, leaving out a good 15-20 minutes of necessary court room exposition and some rather funny gags.