Rush Hour

Rush Hour

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Director: Brett Ratner

Cast: Brett Ratner, Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Tom Wilkinson

     
 

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New Line's Platinum Series of DVDs has put out an interactive disc with features as fun as the film itself. While the stars of Rush Hour are Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, the star of this DVD is the film's director Brett Ratner. Ratner's audio commentary is a lightning-fast rant of asides that fills the viewer in on every production detail as it happens. OtherSee more details below

Overview

New Line's Platinum Series of DVDs has put out an interactive disc with features as fun as the film itself. While the stars of Rush Hour are Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, the star of this DVD is the film's director Brett Ratner. Ratner's audio commentary is a lightning-fast rant of asides that fills the viewer in on every production detail as it happens. Other Brett Ratner highlights include his NYU student film Whatever Happened to Mason Reese? (with or without director commentary) as well as two Ratner rap music videos (also with or without commentary). Another treat is seven short deleted scenes, as well as an isolated score track with commentary from composer Lalo Schifrin. It's interesting, but not as chaotic as the on-the-set home movies of the cast and crew, all part of an awesome behind-the-scenes featurette. Finally, for those who still need more, PC-friendly software for DVD-ROM users lets viewers access screen savers, interactive games, the entire screenplay and more.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Adam Goldberg
Just when it seemed that buddy movies peaked with the Lethal Weapon franchise, Rush Hour high-kicked its way to box-office success. Due to its surprisingly new take on the action-comedy genre, the film pairs up the polar opposite Jackie Chan with motor-mouth Chris Tucker of Friday. The talkaholic Tucker proves to be the perfect complement to Chan's choreographed kicks and backflips. While the movie is constructed from typical elements, the two stars make for an entertaining and exciting team. Martial arts expert Chan has become famous for being his own stunt man and literally breaking every bone in his body. Rush Hour not only shows his ability to throw punches and scale walls, but there are several physical routines that rival the work of Charlie Chaplin. In one scene, Chan must ward off goons as he protects wobbling vases -- and does so with the grace of Buster Keaton and the moves of Chuck Norris. Directed by Brett Ratner, who proved that he can direct both Tucker and high-octane action segments in Money Talks, the film comes to life due to the onscreen chemistry between Chan and Tucker. While some may be offended by the Asian stereotypes and racial jokes, one can't deny that Rush Hour proves that a little humor and creativity can fuse new life into an ailing genre.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/02/1999
UPC:
0794043717284
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
PG13
Source:
New Line Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
1:37:00
Sales rank:
7,049

Special Features

Widescreen version; Audio commentary by director Brett Ratner; Isolated score with commentary by composer Lalo Schifrin; Deleted scenes; Original featurette: "A Piece of the Action: Behind the Scenes of Rush Hour"; Cast and crew biographies and filmographies; Original theatrical trailer; Short film: "Whatever Happened to Mason Reese?" with audio commentary by director Brett Ratner; Dru Hill's "How Deep Is Your Love" music video; Enhanced features for PC; Script-to-screen access; print any section or the entire screenplay; "Say What" original interactive game; In-depth information on Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker; Web links; Interactive menus

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jackie Chan Detective Inspector Lee
Chris Tucker Detective James Carter
Tom Wilkinson Thomas Griffin
Elizabeth Peña Tania Johnson
Philip Baker Hall Capt. Diel
Mark Rolston Agent Russ
James Fox Consul Han
Rex Linn Agent Whitney
Ken Leung Sang
Chris Penn Clive
Julia Hsu Soo Yung

Technical Credits
Brett Ratner Director
Adam Greenberg Cinematographer
Matthew Barry Casting
Roger Birnbaum Producer
Sharen Davis Costumes/Costume Designer
Leon Dudevoir Executive Producer
Thomas Fichter Art Director
Jonathan Glickman Producer
Nancy Green-Keyes Casting
Mark Helfrich Editor
Gary Jones Musical Direction/Supervision
Robb Wilson King Production Designer
Jim Kouf Screenwriter
Ross Lamanna Original Story,Screenwriter
Kim Ornitz Sound/Sound Designer
Arthur Sarkissian Producer
Art Schaeffer Co-producer
Lalo Schifrin Score Composer
Jay Stern Executive Producer

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Scene Index

Side #1-
0. Side #1-
0. "A Piece of the Action" Scene Index
1. A Piece of the Action: Behind the Scenes of Rush Hour
2. Getting With Jackie
3. Working With Chris
4. Brett Ratner - Action Star
5. Chris Tucker - Action Star
6. Brett Ratner - Director: Energy. Detail. Personality.
7. Hard at Work
8. Intimidating the Director
9. Oh, the Chemistry
10. Fights...Fireworks...and Brett's Mamma
11. ...Doubts When Shooting
12. The Hardest Part of Acting
13. Jackie's Stunts
14. Buster Keaton & Musicals
15. A Piece of the Action
17. Credits
0. Scene Selections
1. Opening Credits [2:25]
2. "Where Is Juntao?" [1:33]
3. Hong Kong, 1997 [2:08]
4. C4 [3:18]
5. School's Out [2:34]
6. Partners [3:13]
7. Going to the Show [1:54]
8. G-14 Classified [2:49]
9. Carter, FBI [2:51]
10. Supercops [4:10]
11. The United States of James Carter [2:12]
12. Azteca Shakedown [5:22]
13. Quick Hands [1:10]
14. Meet Inspector Li [2:56]
15. Get Carter [2:48]
16. Pickup on Sixth Street [1:56]
17. The Detonator [3:16]
18. Practice Makes Perfect [1:53]
19. "Give Me the Name" [2:29]
20. The Foo Chow [3:33]
21. Camel's Hump [2:49]
22. One From Column B [2:01]
23. "Fight Me Like a Man" [3:11]
24. Room Service [3:17]
25. Case Closed [2:08]
26. Juntao Calls [2:35]
27. A Lesson in Honor [2:17]
28. Getting the Drop on the Drop [3:25]
29. "Juntao!" [2:13]
30. "Thank You and Goodnight" [3:19]
31. Saving Vase [1:37]
32. "Meet Me on the Roof" [2:14]
33. Leave Them in Stitches [2:02]
34. A Banner Night [1:14]
35. Three Little Words [:41]
36. End Credits/Bloopers [2:13]
37. Tail Credits [3:05]

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