|Out on:||Blu-Ray 8th May 2017
DVD 8th May 2017
VOD 8th May 2017
The enemy think they’re amateurs. Big mistake.
A slam-bang, all-out action spectacular from the martial arts master Jackie Chan, in an eye-popping suicide mission adventure, packed with mad stunts, stunning set pieces and plenty of belly laughs.
• Jackie Chan (Rush Hour, Shanghai Knights, Police Story)
• Jaycee Chan (Double Trouble, Break Up Club)
• Zitao Huang (Edge of Innocence)
• Ding Sheng (director Police Story:
Lockdown, Little Big Soldier)
We like it because:
Already a massive hit in China, the legendary Jackie Chan’s latest shows, like last year’s Police Story: Lockdown, that Chan is showing no signs of slowing down, and can still high kick with the best of them.
Here Chan, starring in an action comedy that ranks alongside Rush Hour and Shanghai Knights, puts men half his age to shame as he leads a band of outlaws on a suicide mission. Police Story: Lockdown director Ding Sheng, making his third film with Chan, knows how to get the best out of the veteran star, who performs death-defying stunts aboard a moving train, fends of a tank and dodges a flying motorbike (not to mention hundreds of bullets) - not bad for a man in his 60s!
RAILROAD TIGERS also sees Chan passing the baton onto the next generation of onscreen action heroes, in the form of his son Jaycee, who stars alongside him and proves the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and showcasing the talents of rising martial arts star Zitao Huang.
Joining the likes of Runaway Train and Train To Busan as a classic loco-locomotive nailbiter (surpassing even those with a spectacular train derailing set-piece), and featuring a superb surprise cameo, RAILROAD TIGERS is laughs, lunacy and nonstop thrills as soon as it pulls out of the station.
“Vintage Chan... offering a much much-needed reminder of his prodigious gifts” Slant “Chan is back to his old pyrotechnic tricks” Variety
“A good throwback to World War II-era military train pictures” Screen Anarchy
“A throwback to Chan’s wham-bam action comedies of the past” The Hollywood Reporter