To celebrate the Chinese New Year happening this month (Happy Year of the Monkey!), the Everything Action crew is watching another movie from their favorite Chinese export, Jackie Chan, with 1993’s City Hunter:
Based on a manga of the same name, Jackie stars as private investigator Ryo Saeba, who is tasked with finding the daughter of a wealthy CEO who has run away. The hunt eventually leads to a cruise ship that becomes the target of terrorists and everything somehow culminates in a live action Street Fighter II battle:
That scene is probably what most people remember about City Hunter, if anything, because it’s definitely a slightly deeper cut in the Chan canon. The full movie is available on youtube and we’ll be checking it out and recording our commentary as usual at the end of the month.