Every fan knows “Jackie Chan Adventures”, Jackie Chan’s first cartoon television series from the USA. From 2000 to 2005 it ran on US television and drew its circles around the world, including successfully to Germany. Only a few years later, Jackie Chan added his own Chinese anime series that hardly anyone in the West knows to this day.
It may sound unlikely, but it’s true: A young Jackie Chan is hiding in an episode of the hit 1960s TV series “I Spy” starring Robert Culp and Bill Cosby. The fact that the then 11-year-old Jackie Chan and some of his friends appeared in a US TV series should be considered a great coincidence – or was it good research by the producers?
The 31st Fantasy Film Festival will take place in selected German cities from September 6th to October 1st, 2017. The annual film spectacle is a highlight for all fantasy and sci-fi film lovers, who get the chance to see rare independent productions here. Jackie Chan fans will get their money’s worth this year.
What is wrong with Splendid Film, the German Jackie Chan label par excellence? First Koch Media secured the rights to Jackie Chan’s sequel to “The Myth” from 2005 called “Kung Fu Yoga” (2017), then the German distributor shines with the first Blu-ray release of “The Prisoner” (1991) including the much sought-after Taiwanese long version. And now Koch Media is leasing another Chan blockbuster from the Cologne film label Splendid Film: “Railroad Tigers” from 2016.
“The Prisoner” stands out from the extensive filmography of Hong Kong film legend Jackie Chan, not least because of its brutality, Jackie’s criminal character and his rather poor screen presence. Indexed in Germany for a long time, now Koch Media surprisingly delivers and provides a treat!
One of the most successful Jackie Chan films in years, “Kung Fu Yoga”, will unfortunately not be shown in cinemas in Germany. Instead, Koch Media has secured the rights for home entertainment and is causing slight confusion and disappointment among Jackie Chan fans with the additional title.