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Director: Chris Nahon     Starring: Bridget Fonda Jet Li
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40693842
UPC: 024543030461
UPC 14: 00024543030461
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Editor's Note
The writers of THE FIFTH ELEMENT, Luc Besson (who also directed the Bruce Willis film) and Robert Mark Kamen, have teamed up again to deliver Jet Li in the action thriller KISS OF THE DRAGON. Li stars as Liu Jiuan, a Chinese agent so dedicated to his job that he has no friends, no family, no dreams. He is sent to Paris to help the French police capture a Chinese gangster, but France's top cop, Jeanne-Pierre Richard (Tcheky Karyo), has set Liu up to take the fall for a brutal killing he himself carried out. On the run in a strange city, Liu keeps a low profile until he unwillingly becomes friends with an American hooker, Jessica (Bridget Fonda)--who just happens to hold the key to his innocence. But Richard is always one step ahead of them--he has Jessica's daughter. Li and Fonda make a great team; their relationship is at the core of the film, as neither character has ever been able to put his complete trust in another person before. The action scenes, directed by Corey Yuen, are fast and furious and very violent, featuring mesmerizing moves by Li, especially one involving a billiard ball. Chris Nahon, in his directorial debut, makes excellent use of the location, including numerous shots of famous Parisian landmarks as the bad cops try to machine-gun down Liu in the streets and sewers and on the Seine.


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Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/7/2013
Video Play Time Running Time: 98 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2001
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2003046
Video UPC UPC: 00024543030461
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, Spanish Dubbed
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Bridget Fonda
Video Cast Info Tcheky Karyo
Video Cast Info Max Ryan
Video Cast Info Burt Kwouk
Video Cast Info Jet Li
Video Cast Info Thierry Arbogast - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Jacques Bufnoir - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Jet Li - Action Director/Arranger
Video Cast Info Annie Thiellement - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Pierre Bechir - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Happy Walters - Producer
Video Cast Info Robert Mark Kamen - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Marco Cave - Editor
Video Cast Info Corey Yuen - Choreographer
Video Cast Info Craig Armstrong - Composer
Video Cast Info Luc Besson - Producer
Video Cast Info Steven Chasman - Producer
Video Cast Info Luc Besson - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Chris Nahon - Director

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"...With KISS, the spotlight swivels to Jet Li, a fleet performer with a highly appealing demeanor of patient, quizzical intelligence..." 07/13/2001 p.53-4

New York Times
"...Mr. Li and his fisticuffs choreographer, Corey Yuan, have set a new standard for action here....The combat couldn't be better..." 07/06/2001 p.E13

USA Today
"...It's an assortment of kicks, somersaults and Dolby Digital bone-snaps..." 07/06/2001 p.5E

"Boldly kicking ass like no ass has been kicked before, KISS OF THE DRAGON is a slick, straight-ahead action-thriller..." 07/09/2001 p.19-28

Chicago Sun-Times
"...The movie looks great....Well-staged and filmed with a certain stylistic elegance..." 07/06/2001 p.29

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