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THE SHINJUKU INCIDENT
aka JACKIE CHAN IN SHINJUKU INCIDENT
USA: Columbia Pictures / Barking Cow Distribution
UK DVD: Cine Asia / Showbox Media Group
Cast: Jackie Chan, Daniel Wu, Xu Jinglei, Masaya KatO, Naoto Takenata, Chin Kar Lok, Pater Kam Pau-Tat, TOru Minegishi, Jack Kao, Kenya, Hiroyuki Nagato, Yasuaki Kurata, Bingbing Fan, Paul Chun, Suet Lam, Ken Lo
Director: Tung-shing Yee
Country: Hong Kong
USA: 120 mins
UK: 114 mins
USA Rated: R for graphic violence, brief sexuality and drug use
UK DVD Certificate: 18 contains strong bloody violence
USA Release Date: 5 February 2010 (Limited Release - dubbed version)
UK DVD Release Date: 22 February 2010
Provocative, compelling and underscored with hard-hitting action, the pulse-pounding thriller, THE SHINJUKU INCIDENT explodes with tension and delivers a career-defining performance from international action-superstar, Jackie Chan.
Hundreds of Chinese refugees wash up on Japan's Wakasa Bay. Each has a dream of a better life, but most will encounter only prejudice and oppression. One, a law-abiding farm-worker known as Steelhead (Jackie Chan), has come to find the woman (Xu Jinglei) he has loved since childhood, but his quest ends in bitter rejection when he discovers she has married Yakuza underboss, Eguchi (Masaya Kato).
Heartbroken, his life descends into darkness and petty crime quickly escalates to murder. With blood on his hands, he will risk everything to secure a future for his people, as they face an increasingly brutal onslaught from a criminal empire protected by a secret code. However, ancient traditions will not be broken and his defiance will lead to all-out war as both factions fight for control of the infamous Shinjuku district in the heart of Japan's greatest city.
Ultimately pursued by forces on both sides of the law, Steelhead must fight for redemption and the survival of those he loves in the darkest night he has ever known...
Released in Blu-ray and DVD as a two-disc Ultimate Edition featuring a host of extras, including behind the scenes featurettes, cast interviews and deleted scenes, this is a must-have for Jackie Chan fans and lovers of action cinema.
Two-disc DVD or single disc Blu-ray
Dolby Digital original language 2.0 and 5.1, plus English 5.1 audio tracks (DVD)
DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 original language and 5.1 English, plus Dolby Digital original language 2.0 audio tracks (Blu-ray)
Special Features include:
Behind the scenes featurettes
Extended and deleted scenes
Interview gallery - Jackie Chan, Daniel Wu, Xu Jinglei, Masaya Kato, Naoto Takenata, Chin Kar Lok, Pater Kam Pau-Tat