Railroad Tigers, Blu-ray

Railroad Tigers, Blu-ray (2017) 

Entertaining Blu-ray based on Chinese history from aging Jackie Chan. 

Cast: Jackie Chan, Jaycee Chan, Zitao Huang

Director: Ding Sheng
Studio: Well Go USA Enter. (2 discs)
Video: 2.35:1 for 16:9 screens color 

Audio: Mandarin Chinese DD 5.1, Dubbed English DD 5.1, Dubbed English DTS-HD MA 5.1
Extras: The Dangers of Shooting, The Making Of…, VFX feaurette, The characters, Trailer 

Release date: 6/20/17 Length: 125 min. 

The setting is the time when the Japanese conquerors were oppressing the Chinese during their occupation of mainland China. Jackie has a ragtag group of freedoms fighters who decide to ambush a heavily-armed military train which has needed provisions on it. They are generally unarmed at the beginning, and greatly outnumbered, but they must fight back against the powerful Japanese army using only their wits. There are several action scenes which are said to rival those Chan used to do, but that is not necessarily the case. The action on the speeding train is quite interesting nevertheless. It’s sort of a throw-back to the earlier Chan action comedies, where he really showed how effective he was.

—John Sunier

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