Starting this month, Everything Action is introducing our “Movie of the Month”, where we’ll introduce the movie at the beginning of the month and then do a commentary at the end of the month, with some additional articles and tidbits in between. To kick things off, we have the Jackie Chan classic, Rumble in the Bronx.
Rumble in the Bronx hit in 1997 and was the movie that launched Jackie Chan to superstardom in the US. There were plenty of movies released overseas before Rumble in the Bronx, like the Police Story and Armor of God movies, but Rumble in the Bronx was the first with a wide theatrical run in the US and since it was a hit, the floodgates opened, with tons of his previous movies getting redubbed and, lots of times, reedited for the US. Rumble in the Bronx, in fact, had over 17 minutes cut from it and a new score composed. The movie was a critical success as well, with critics like the late, great Roger Ebert being happy that Chan was finally getting a chance to show off his unique brand of kung fu to a massive audience.
We’ll be assembling our crew and heading to the Bronx aka Vancouver at the end of this month, if you have any thoughts or favorite scenes from Rumble in the Bronx, let us know here or on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
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