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City Hunter
City Hunter
Actors: Jackie Chan, Richard Norton, Joey Wang, Chingmy Yau, Michael Wong
Director: Jing Wong
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Comedy
PG-13     1999     1hr 45min

Hong Kong superstar Jackie Chan gives his self-mocking humor full flourish in City Hunter, adapted from a Japanese comic book. But that doesn't mean there isn't a solid dose of action--after a brilliantly cartoonish ope...  more »


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Actors: Jackie Chan, Richard Norton, Joey Wang, Chingmy Yau, Michael Wong
Director: Jing Wong
Creators: Jing Wong, Lam Chua, Leonard Ho, Raymond Chow, Tsukasa Hj
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Comedy
Sub-Genres: Hong Kong Action, Jackie Chan, Indie & Art House, Romantic Comedies
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 05/25/1999
Original Release Date: 01/01/1993
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1993
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 45min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: Cantonese, Mandarin Chinese
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese, Thai
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Movie Reviews

Jackie Chan is City Hunter
Danielle Muller | Sailing, sailing o'er the deep blue sea :) | 12/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I absolutely love this movie! If you're looking for a humerous movie that you can just watch and laugh, then City Hunter is the movie for you.

My favorite part in the entire movie is where Jackie Chan is electricuted and imagines himself in a video game where he can change characters and has special powers to fight of the main villian.

I was a little lost however on some of the roles of various characters in the film as I have never read, nor seen the original Japanese cartoon strip from whence this movie was pulled from. But the confusion doesn't really get in the way of watching and enjoying this movie.

Just one more little thing; its probally best to watch this movie in its original language as the English track doesn't have Jackie's voice over, unlike in some of his other dubbed films. As long as you don't mind reading subtitles. Otherwise you'll love this movie....after all, who doesn't like Jackie Chan?"
If you like live action anime...
Judith Heinemann | Cazadero, California USA | 07/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have to say that this is perhaps one of the best movies I've ever seen, and by far the best Jackie Chan one. Now, this movie isn't for everyone, but I think most people will enjoy it. Yes, it's extremely cheesy, but that adds to the greatness of it all.I first saw this as a low qulity fansub, so finding the DVD was very nice. I've never seen the City Hunter anime (or read the manga), but this movie certianly makes me want to! If you get a laugh out of seeing anime-style humor (falling down, giant mallets, etc.) done in REAL LIFE, then you'll love this! The Street Fighter scene is definately the best (and I'll leave it at that so it's not runined for people who have never seen it). Another great scene is the performance of "Gala Gala Happy", which is a cool song IMO.If you're an anime fan who likes Jackie Chan, then buy this NOW! If you're not an anime fan, but like Jackie Chan, then you will probably enjoy this. And if you're [insert what you are here], you may or may not like it, but I suggest buying it anyway, because there's a better chance that you will like it than not."
Like a live action cartoon!
Steve Miller | 02/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

""City Hunter" was adapted from a Japanese comic book and animated series of the same name... and it shows! The actors do the kind of double-takes, gestures, and poses that one expects to see in a "manga" or "anime." This adds greatly to the hilarity of the film.The story revolves around Ryu Saeba (Jackie Chan) who is hired to track down a run-away heiress. He ends up on a luxery liner, trapped between his jealous secretary, the attractive heiress, a sexy gun-toting female agent, and a group of terrorists bent on capturing the ship and holding the passengers for ransom. And all Ryu wants is a bite to eat... he made the mistake of skipping breakfast!If you typically pick up Jackie Chan movies for the amazing stunts, this might not be the film for you; there really isn't much of that kind of action here, until the climactic scenes. However, if have an appreciation for slap-stick and screwball comedies, I recommend this flick highly!"
My Favorite Jackie Chan Flick!
David Koski | San Jose, CA United States | 10/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I really like this movie a lot! I first saw it at a Hong Kong film fest at the mall in its uncut subtitled form. I later rented it from a Blockbuster and it was dubbed and many of my favorite scenes were cut out. Don't rent from that place if you can help it!Anyway, this movie is about Ryu Saeba, a private detective of considerable ability. Well, he is cool anyway. OK, he likes women and is otherwise not too competant, but he is a good fighter and acrobat. He ends up getting a case to find a rich man's daughter and follows her onto a cruise ship that just happens to be a terrorist target! Hilarity and action ensues as Ryu fights the bad guys.I really enjoyed the "Gala Gala Happy" rap video in the middle of the movie (this is one that was missing from the Blockbuster version). Also cool: Jackie Chan gets turned into various Street Fighter characters. The top heavy secret agent (well secret agent's friend) is not to be missed either!"