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WHAT HONG KONG RESCUE IS ALL ABOUT

We specialize in the restoration of neglected Hong Kong action and martial arts films. We're fans, just like you, and we grew tired of seeing all-time classic films exploited and disrespected on home video. So we decided to do something about it. You can be confident that our releases represent the best versions of each film, meticulous restored and carefully assembled for the absolutely highest level presentation and loaded with hours of exclusive bonus features.
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WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT US

Here's a small sample of some of the many emails we receive from happy customers...

Message 1:

"I received three blu rays from you recently. As a long-time lover of Hong Kong film I am over the moon by what you have put together here. The love and dedication are very obvious, as well as your thoughtfulness on things to include and to do with these releases. You are literally saving some of these films for generations to come - these are the discs of these films I will show my kids, and I know many others will be doing the same thing. They will become the standard versions of these movies as time goes by, I am sure. I am a film editor and know very well the massive work this must have taken you to pull off. Please know it does not go unappreciated, and these efforts will echo for many people for a very long time. As somebody who also has had to deliver items of this fashion to others on my own, I also want you to know I understand the difficulties this must bring to a single individual trying to handle. So please, know that there are some people out there who definitely "get it". In the end, I got the discs I ordered, I absolutely love them, and I really, really appreciate what you have done here. This is one of the greatest bits of film preservation I have ever seen, and I will definitely be ordering more from you."

Message 2:

"I received my Blu-ray for Police Story in the mail a few days ago and I love it! You've outdone yourself with this amazing re-release."

Message 3:

"I just wanted to tell you that your new Police Story release is absolute perfection; beyond my wildest dreams and expectations even. Your restoration and de-subtitling of the unique Japanese print footage and seamless melding with and re-editing of the restored HK print is nothing short of astonishing. AND, your custom edit of the awesome Criterion mono Canto track restoration mixed with the necessary bits of the Pony Canyon LD track is the icing on the cake — sounds spectacular and even gives us the breakdancing music during Jackie’s moonwalk, my pet request!!! Incredible job, thank you SO SO MUCH!!!!!"

Message 4:

"Wow I am really really impressed with your updated version of the JP version of PS. How did you manage to erase the sidetitles on the JP version? It looked so seamless. I didn't know there was any copy around of the JP version without the burnt-in subs hehe. Very nice work indeed!"

Message 5:

"Hello there, I just wanted to reply and tell I could not be more satisfied with my copy of Hard Boiled! It is everything I anticipated. And let me just say your packaging was amazing! I honestly didn’t expect such professional grade packaging. That’s not a backhanded compliment or anything lol...just way better than some custom blus I’ve gotten in the past. Everything from the menus down to the two sides cover was top notch. And the movie itself was as advertised, blew every other edition I’ve seen, owned or heard about completely out of the water. I definitely plan to order other titles in the future (Drunken Master most likely), and I can’t freaking WAIT for your edition of The Killer, I’m sure it will be worth the wait. Fantastic work you’re doing, please keep it up!"

Message 6:

"The quest for the perfect editions of John Woo classics in HD continues... This could be the one for Hard Boiled... Holy shit...this is amazing. The print is great, sourced from a Japanese release, minimal grain in the dark scenes, multiple soundtracks and commentaries, I checked it out with the Criterion LD audio and it sounded pure perfection !! The subtitles have been properly translated too from a person that is fluent in Cantonese ! Loads of extras collected from other releases including the longer (20 mins+ more) Taiwanese version.... Took just over a week for delivery, I'll definitely be grabbing more of their stuff."

Message 7:

"I am just emailing to say what an amazing purchase the Hard Boiled Hong Kong Rescue Blu Ray was. I first watched this film on vhs many years ago and then purchased it on dvd (tartan extreme version) and cannot day how thrilled I am to watch it in such a high quality format. The picture quality is second to none and is akin to watching a brand new film. Gone are the washed out, grainy and dark textures that I have been so used to viewing. John Woo was one of my favourite directors growing up, making all other action films (especially those outside Asia) pale in comparison. I really look forward to you rescuing both The Killer and A Better Tomorrow (those will complete my holy trinity of heroic bloodshed films that I have loved for so long!) Keep up the good work, you are doing things that some of the bigger studios should have done a long time ago!"

Message 8:

"I got my copy of the new HKR version of SUPER COP yesterday..., but I was too busy to check it until today on my lunch break. The discs work perfectly. I previously purchased the original HKR SUPER COP release, but decided to get the new upgrade and planned to give my son my old copy. Wow, I was not disappointed- SUPER COP has never looked better! The color upgrading is impressive. I saw the Hong Kong version projected in 35mm, and later, when Dimension put out the US release I saw that theatrically as well. I have always thought that the home video releases looked a little yellow and sickly, and was surprised because I remembered it looking quite vibrant in the theater. How nice to see it popping with natural colors once again. I think I may actually get another copy of SUPER COP V2.0 instead of giving my son the original one, because he appreciates a quality presentation and after seeing the difference I don't want him to see the original, shoddy-colors version now. My son (who was born the year after the film came out) hasn't seen it yet, and we were excited about watching it together. But now with the pandemic going on, even though he lives less than 15 minutes away, to stay safe, we can't. But it'll be worth the wait."

Message 9:

"Dear, HKR I received my copy of HARD BOILED yesterday and I watched it tonight. It is a miracle this exists, and my life is richer because of it. Thank you, whoever you are. This makes my old Dragon Dynasty DVD look like an embarrassment. The picture clarity is insane, I swear I can read the serial numbers on the pistols in some shots. This is coming from a guy who first watched HARD BOILED on a bootleg VHS back in the 90s. I've put up with bad transfers out of necessity, that ends now thanks to you. I fully intend to purchase more from you, hopefully I'll obtain the entire collection someday. You keep making them, and I'll keep buying them. Sincerely, Your newest fan"

Message 10:

"...Also I wanted to say that the PEKING OPERA BLUES disc is a masterpiece. The image is gorgeous, like looking through a clean window; and the subtitles are so good that they completely renewed my experience of the film. It’s one of the best ever and this is the first time I could show it to someone who hasn’t seen it and have them fully understand the narrative. You’ve done necessary restoration on a classic and I wanted to thank you for that."

Message 11:

"I received my copy earlier today and put it through its paces and as expected, it's yet another high quality custom release and well worth the price. One of my favorite features on the bonus disc was the trip down memory lane by Darrin displaying all his POB/Sally Yeh memorabilia and stories about his personal encounters with Brigitte Lin & Sally both in the US and HK."

Message 12:

"Hello, I just watched Peking Opera Blues last night and am so glad you’ve brought this movie to me! I’ve never seen a movie that matches its energy - it somehow feels like a kung fu movie, spy / heist movie, and a screwball comedy all at once. Most importantly, it’s another example of Brigitte Lin just being one of the absolute coolest actresses of all time. I am really impressed with your work on this Blu-Ray! Detail during close-ups and medium shots is really great; ... I think watching this movie with lesser color restoration would really do a disservice to something with so much happening visually. I’m sure I would never have seen Peking Opera Blues in such a fine state without you. ... I’m really looking forward to seeing the rest of your work! Thank you for your time."

Message 13:

"Hey Jacob, ...I'm hugely impressed with what you've done with Hard-Boiled specifically and Hong Kong Rescue in general. The film looks and sounds terrific, the extras are outstanding, this is Criterion-level stuff you're doing. I'm looking forward to ordering both The Killer and A Better Tomorrow from you at some point, and now that I understand what your process is, I'm more than happy to wait. Thank you so much for making the serious effort to help keep these films vital and alive. Stay safe!"

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