This is a comparison between the regular version on the Hongkong-DVD released by Kam & Ronson and the Hongkong Laserdisc released by Mei Ah.
- 1 cut
- Difference in time: 65.7 sec (= 1:06 min)
A few minor cuts due to a faulty master (runtime shorter than 0.5 seconds) were not included.
This recommendable action flick with Jet Li was in both the USA and the UK only released in a shortened version. This version was based on the uncut version that one could obtain in Austria or Hongkong. We called this the "regular version" since it is the one version people should be used to (at least since the triumphal march of the DVD).
If you dig a little deeper, you will run into a Laserdisc from Hongkong which includes an additional scene towards the middle of the movie. The transition in the regular version appears pretty choppy, it seems as if this (for the plot pretty irrelevant) dialog was at some point cut out and that it was then lost for all following releases. The Austrian studios seemed to know about it, after all, the material can be found in the bonus material on the Austrian DVD, thus making it a good source that spares you the search for the Hongkong Laserdisc.
Thanks to spannick who provided us with the Laserdisc for this report.
Time designations are given as follows:
HK DVD (Kam & Ronson) [NTSC] / HK Laserdisc [NTSC]
The Laserdisc includes an additional logo by Mei Ah at the beginning.
This was not considered for the difference in time.
62:25 / 62:45-63:51
After Ducky said goodbye under a pretext, Kwong sits down at a table with his helper and they discuss Kung as a possible informant. Kwong does not seem to be happy with this thought and verbally attacks his conversational partner.