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In his heyday, Hong Kong action legend Jackie Chan was the complete package, acting, directing and performing his own impossible stunts. Police Story is the 1985 movie that launched him to international fame. In this wildly entertaining potboiler, he plays a maverick cop who single-handedly dismantles a powerful drug ring while protecting an informer (Brigitte Lin).
Janus Films’ brand-new 4K restorations of Police Story and its equally jaw-dropping sequel, Police Story II, will play at the Nuart this week, a few weeks ahead of their Criterion Collection debut. Friday, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday will feature Police Story; Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday will feature Police Story II. Sunday is the only day to offer both.
Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd., West L.A.; Sunday, March 10, various showtimes; $9-$12. (310) 473-8530, landmarktheatres.com.