Blu-ray Release: Running Out Of Time Collection

Blu-ray Release Date: Aug. 30, 2022
Price: Blu-ray $34.99
Studio: Arrow Video/MVD

Acclaimed director Johnnie To (The Heroic Trio, The Mission) is on top form with slam bang 1999 action-thriller Running Out of Time and its equally electrifying 2001 sequel Running Out of Time 2.

Expert hostage negotiator Ho Sheung-sang (Lau Ching-wan, Black Mask) is drawn into a psychological game of cat-and-mouse when a criminal mastermind with weeks to live (Andy Lau, Infernal Affairs) decides to take on the entire Hong Kong Police Force. There’s more to his plan than meets the eye, but can Inspector Ho figure it out and catch him in time? He’s got 72 hours to try.

Running Out of Time (1999)

A huge box office hit, Running Out of Time swept the 19th Hong Kong Film Awards and spawned a popular sequel in Running Out of Time 2, in which Lau Ching-wan returns as Inspector Ho – this time in pursuit of a sophisticated art thief with a taste for drama and theatrical flair.

Check out this long list of features that are included in this special edition:

  • High Definition Blu-Ray (1080p) presentations of both films, scanned and restored in 2K
  • Original lossless Cantonese and Mandarin 5.1 audio options, plus lossless English mono (Running Out of Time) and lossless English 5.1 (Running Out of Time 2)
  • Optional English subtitles, newly revised for this release
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Lucas Peverill
  • Brand new audio commentary by Hong Kong film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival)
  • Audio commentary by writers Laurent Cortiaud and Julien Carbon, moderated by Hong Kong film expert Stefan Hammond
  • Archival interview with screenwriters Julien Carbon and Laurent Courtiaud
  • Archival interview with director Johnnie To
  • Archival interview with star Lau Ching-wan
  • Archival interview with composer Raymond Wong
  • The Directors’ Overview of Carbon and Courtiaud, an archive featurette
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery
  • Brand new audio commentary by Hong Kong film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival)
  • The Making of ‘Running Out of Time 2’, an archive featurette
  • Hong Kong Stories, a 52-minute documentary from 2003 by director Yves Montmayeur about Hong Kong cinema mythology via Julien Carbon and Laurent Courtiaud’s experience as writers in the HK film industry, working for Wong Kar-wai, Tsui Hark and Johnnie To
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors’ booklet featuring new writing on the films by David West

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.