I’m sure there are a lot of you wondering when you’ll be able to get your hands on the Raid. Even though it’s still making its rounds around the world, there has been a date as to when you can purchase this film (at least in the US.)
Do you want to know what it is? Course you do, it’s August 14th!
Consider this one a day-one purchase for me. I’m sure that a lot of you can agree that it lived up to the hype, and I’m excited to see what features are on the disc. I’m not too sure when the disc will be out in other regions, but this gives importers a glimmer of hope as well.
I also came across some news about how Jackie views his son. I heard some stuff here and there about how strict he is, and it may be somewhat true. Jackie appeared at the premiere of Double Trouble to cheer his son on, and said a few choice words about his son’s foray into the industry.
“I kept thinking he is lacking here and there. He isn’t as hard working as me, as determined as me. Since I felt he isn’t as good as me in anything, if he achieved a score of 80, I would like him to get 100.”
Ouch, but before you get too upset, Jaycee’s mom already did the scolding for him.
“Many people thus yelled at me, saying that Jaycee has already done very well. I shouldn’t keep scolding him. When I got home, I would get yelled at (Joan Lin) too, blaming me for being like that. When I was making THE KARATE KID, how Will Smith treated his son made him realize that I had to change my old way of thinking. From now on, I will say Jaycee Chan is the best.”
Jackie also spoke about the future of his franchises and what he leaves for his son.
“After seeing the film in Cannes I was very pleased, I thought from now on I wouldn’t make this type of big action films and leave it to Jaycee Chan. POLICE STORY 6 or what, I would leave them all to him. I will just make 2 YOUNG 2 and BREAK UP CLUB 2.”
I really don’t expect to see Jaycee in Police Story 6, but I guess it’s cool that Jackie is okay with passing those franchises down. I’m sure it’s tough to live in the shadow of someone like Jackie, and hopefully Jackie will try not to compare his son to himself in his prime.