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Rush Hour 2
     

Rush Hour 2

4.5 17
Director: Brett Ratner,

Cast: Brett Ratner, Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, John Lone

 

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Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker return in the action-comedy hit Rush Hour 2, part of New Line Cinema's "Infinifilm" DVD line. The 2.35:1 anamorphic transfer for Rush Hour 2 is as close to reference quality as one can get. Audio is presented in English Dolby Digital EX 5.1, as well as English Dolby Digital ES 6.1. Fans should have a blast with both of these tracks,

Overview

Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker return in the action-comedy hit Rush Hour 2, part of New Line Cinema's "Infinifilm" DVD line. The 2.35:1 anamorphic transfer for Rush Hour 2 is as close to reference quality as one can get. Audio is presented in English Dolby Digital EX 5.1, as well as English Dolby Digital ES 6.1. Fans should have a blast with both of these tracks, as each one is spaciously full of effects and mind-blowing sounds. An English Dolby Stereo track is also included. Under the "All Access Pass" menu there is a semi-entertaining commentary with director Brett Ratner and writer Jeff Nathanson. "Making Magic out of Mire" and "Fashion of Rush Hour 2" are behind-the-scenes segments featuring interviews with the cast and crew. "Evolution of a Scene" is a look at three separate scenes and how they are constructed, and "Visual Effects Deconstruction" is a peek at how the effects operators utilize models to simulate large-scale explosions. Finally there are ten deleted scenes, three theatrical trailers, and cast and crew information. The "Beyond the Movie" menu offers seven different options. "Jackie Chan's Hong Kong Introduction" is Chan narrating a segment about New York City. "Culture Clash: West Meets East" includes interviews with some of the production crew and behind-the-scenes video of the shoot. "Language Barrier" is a small feature on the language differences between some of the cast and crew, as well as the actors. "Attaining International Stardom" finds director Brett Ratner and other cast and crew members discussing the making of the film and the joys of working together. "Kung Fu Choreography" analyzes the fight scenes and action sequences, while "Lady Luck" is a student film by director Brett Ratner. Finally, there is a "Fact Track" that can be operated as the movie plays to fill the viewer in on more history and facts about Rush Hour 2.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
This garishly opulent sequel is just as raucously entertaining as its predecessor, the surprise hit of 1998 and the first American-made success for international superstar Jackie Chan. This time around, it’s LAPD detective James Carter (Chris Tucker reprising his role from the original) who’s the fish out of water. While visiting Hong Kong and his friend Inspector Lee (Chan), Carter becomes embroiled in a case with international ramifications: A prominent Chinese gangster (John Lone) is joining forces with an American tycoon (Alan King) to flood the United States with counterfeit money. Everything that made the original Rush Hour so enjoyable -- the cross-cultural confusion and good-natured banter between Chan and Tucker, their impromptu musical performances, and Jackie’s daredevil stunt work -- is replicated with slavish adherence to formula by returning director Brett Ratner. Tucker and Chan are among the oddest of odd couples in "buddy" movie history, and Ratner builds everything around their explosive chemistry. Funny, fast moving, and action packed, Rush Hour 2 is practically a carbon copy of the first film, which is exactly what its fans want to see. The DVD's special features include commentary by Ratner and writer Jeff Nathanson, deleted scenes, outtakes, a featurette on Ratner, his short film Lady Luck, and much more. There is also a series of "Beyond the Movie" interviews in which Chan discusses East-West culture clashes, his introduction to Hong Kong, dealing with the language barrier, and choreographing his fight sequences.
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers
Winds up being faster and funnier than the first time. Chan's acrobatic high jinks play strikingly off of Tucker's wiseass humor.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/11/2001
UPC:
0794043540424
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
PG13
Source:
New Line Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround EX]
Time:
1:31:00
Sales rank:
28,300

Special Features

Interactive menus; Jackie Chan's Hong Kong introduction; "Culture Clash: East Meets West"; "Language Barrier"; "Attaining International Stardom"; Kung-fu choreography; Early Brett Ratner film, "Lady Luck"; Trivia subtitle track with direct access to additional features; Script-to-screen, original website, links; Commentary by director Brett Ratner and writer Jeff Nathanson; Deleted scenes with optional director commentary and outtakes; "Making Magic out of Mire: A Look at Brett Ratner"; "Evolution of a Scene"; Fashion of "Rush Hour 2"; Visual effects deconstruction; Theatrical and teaser trailers; Cast and crew filmographies

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jackie Chan Inspector Lee
Chris Tucker James Carter
John Lone Ricky Tan
Ziyi Zhang Hu Li
Roselyn Sanchez Isabella
Harris Yulin Agent Sterling
Alan King Steven Reign
Kenneth Tsang Captain Chin
Ernie Reyes Zing

Technical Credits
Brett Ratner Director
Matthew Barry Casting
Roger Birnbaum Producer
Andrew Cahn Art Director
Tim Chau Sound/Sound Designer
E.C. Chen Set Decoration/Design
Andrew Z. Davis Executive Producer
Michael De Luca Executive Producer
Leon Dudevoir Executive Producer
Toby Emmerich Executive Producer
James M. Freitag Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Jonathan Glickman Producer
Nancy Green-Keyes Casting
Mark Helfrich Editor
Darryl Jones Associate Producer
Matthew Leonetti Cinematographer
Lance Lombardo Set Decoration/Design
Terence Marsh Production Designer
Jeff Nathanson Screenwriter
Kathy Nelson Musical Direction/Supervision
Kim Ornitz Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Poll Set Decoration/Design
Rita Ryack Costumes/Costume Designer
Arthur Sarkissian Producer
Lalo Schifrin Score Composer
Rick Simpson Set Decoration/Design
Jay Stern Producer
James Tocci Art Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Infinifilm Select a Scene
1. Main Titles/Deadly Delivery
2. Triad Club
3. Heaven on Earth
4. "Bigger Than Ricky Tan"
5. Out to Sea
6. Tan Overboard
7. Follow the Rich White Man
8. Crenshaw Kitchen
9. Road Trip
10. Red Dragon
11. "Let's Play Some Craps!"
12. An Explosive Situation
13. Carter vs. Hu Li
14. "Just Like Your Father"
15. Goodbye?
16. Outtakes/End Credits
0. Select a Scene
1. Main Titles/Deadly Delivery [1:21]
2. Triad Club [:44]
3. Heaven on Earth [2:27]
4. "Bigger Than Ricky Tan" [1:36]
5. Out to Sea [3:50]
6. Tan Overboard [2:11]
7. Follow the Rich White Man [1:14]
8. Crenshaw Kitchen [5:17]
9. Road Trip [2:53]
10. Red Dragon [:04]
11. "Let's Play Some Craps!" [2:27]
12. An Explosive Situation [2:13]
13. Carter vs. Hu Li [1:20]
14. "Just Like Your Father" [1:41]
15. Goodbye? [3:52]
16. Outtakes/End Credits [1:41]

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Rush Hour 2 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
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Dunn1inc More than 1 year ago
awesome movie, couldn't have been better!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Realy funny with bad mouth Chris and fast hands Jakie makes the perfect DVD
Guest More than 1 year ago
Is a great comedy. The style of Jackie Chan and the presentation of Roselyn Sanchez are facts that makes me feel very well watching this movie. It is very funny and a lot of action, too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I laughed throughout the entire movie, It was funnier than the first one. Tucker and Chan make a great duo. I cant wait to get it on DVD. If I could I would give in 10 stars, that's how funny this movie is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie made me hang up the phone and lay on the floor and cry. Weird things happen when u watch this movie m hooked up with k and t got lotion on his hand.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rush Hour2 is a great movie that evryone should see. The movie is full of action, and you never stop laughing. Jackie Chan provides the great fighting scenes, with a little of Chris Tuckerthrowing in a few hits. Chris Tucker had coverd the comedic scenes. I don't think that there is any movie that is better. This is one I will never forget, and can't wait for the next one. I hope that there alot more to come from the great duo of Chris Tucker and Jakie Chan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A sequel that exceeds its predecessor. That in itself is an anomaly these days, but Rush Hour 2 packs enough wallop for both movies. How about some of the best lines in an action comedy in recent years? From one liners to the chemistry that has evolved between Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, this movie will make you pause the scenes until you finish laughing. Hit play again and you'll be slapped with more humor. Carter runs through downtown Hong Kong, where no one knows what he is saying, yelling, ''Get outta the way! L.A.P.D!'' There's a moment in Hong Kong where Carter meets up with a chicken vendor and the laughs keep coming. Rush Hour 2 opts for a more sexy approach with the Chinese massage parlor scene, and the 2 main female characters who are sure to boggle the eyes of the male population. As for action, there's plenty of it to support the clever dialogue. The movie is so realistic and unrealistic at the same time, you'll be bringing the first movie back out and panting for Rush Hour 3. I can't leave out the fact that a story goes with this and it's told quite well, and for what this movie is, it doesn't burden the high-jinks, but supports it. Simply put, Inspector Lee has an old vendetta with the man who killed his father and Carter is pulled along from Hong Kong to L.A. A few plates need to be found from a counterfeit ring using them to make a ''Superbill,'' which is identical to a real bill. Not quite an original story, right? Well, it's all in the way you tell it and Rush Hour 2 pulls off a good time and that's what we wanted to see. Robert Eldridge is the author of: ''Amber Spirit: Poems & Stories'' (Hats Off Books, 2001) and the dark poetic book, ''Offbeat'' (Writers Club Press, 2002.)
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you thought RH 1 was an incredible comedy then you should watch RH 2. The chemistry between Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker is amazing and works every time. A funny and enjoyable film, a classic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Jackie Chan. I think this is probably his best movie. Chris Tucker is hilarious!
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The plot here is uncreative and tedious. I find Chris Tucker particularly grating. His voice itself is jarring, though I suppose that can't be helped. Moreover, it appears that his character is supposed to typify an attitude of USA-centrism. He needs to spend less time gawking at the foreign culture and making unhumorous cracks and more time adding something to the movie. I found the movie as a whole to be less than amusing.