Police Story and Once Upon A Time In China Trilogies Headed for Blu-ray

As excited as we were to hear about the June release of a quartet of Bruce Lee movies on blu-ray from Fortune Star/Kam & Ronson, we are even more thrilled today to report on what may be the biggest Hong Kong blu-ray releases of the year.

According to The Hollywood Reporter and other news sources, Fortune Star intends to release both the Police Story and Once Upon a Time in China trilogies in June. Yes, you read that right. These are arguably the seminal works for both Jackie Chan and Jet Li, and without a doubt some of the most sought after Chinese blu-ray titles since the inception of the hi-def format.

Jackie Chan’s Police Story and Jet Li’s Once
Upon a Time in China headed for blu-ray!

Actually, we’re not sure how we (and other blu-ray resource websites) missed this little tidbit, since a press release with this information seems to have been circulating through the news wires since May 15. But it also looks like two versions of that press release may have been used; one with the mention of these titles and one without. Hence the confusion.

So in summary, two of the all-time favorite martial arts trilogies are coming to blu-ray in less than 30 days! It’s important to note that the distributor has yet to reveal specific release dates for these titles or any specs and features. It will also be interesting to see if they decide to release these films as box-sets only or if we’ll be able to buy them individually.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter