Police Story 3: Supercop (HK 1992)

Rating: ****
Director: Stanley Tong
Cast: Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Yuen Wah, Maggie Cheung, Ken Lo, Bill Tung

Slower paced, more serious, and much less fighting than the previous two "Police Story" movies, this one relies more on the story and the stunt work. Excellent production values, big budget, sync sound (Jackie's first!), and it's even in stereo! Considered Michelle Yeoh's comeback film, she unfortunately doesn't get much of an opportunity to show off and upstage Jackie, but when she does, she does it magnificently. And finally, did anyone else notice that the musical score rips off the James Bond theme and "Aliens?"

As far as the U.S. release is concerned, it's a bit of a disappointment. The music score is lame and inappropriate, several crucial plot devices are left out, and the opening credits are appalling (although it wasn't butchered nearly as bad as "Operation Condor" (1991) ).