Despite new lockdown rules and a very different type of Christmas on the horizon, luckily we have a whole host of new films to look forward to in 2021.
In January, we can strap in for the UK release of Jackie Chan’s crazy and action-packed Vanguard, scheduled for selected cinemas (subject to local lockdown restrictions) and hitting on demand streaming platforms from 8th January, before getting a physical release on Blu-ray & DVD from 11th January, courtesy of CineAsia.
Marking the latest collaboration between acclaimed Hong Kong director Stanley Tong (The Myth, Rumble in the Bronx, Supercop) and action legend Jackie Chan (The Foreigner, Police Story, Rush Hour), Vanguard is a wild globetrotting adventure and a throwback to the days of gloriously over-the-top, 1980’s style action cinema, and it may be just the kind of popcorn entertainment we need right now.
When a client of the international “Vanguard” security agency is kidnapped during Chinatown’s Lunar celebrations in London, this elite team (led by Chan) is sent to the rescue, taking them on a wildly ambitious mission all over the world. The adventure takes them from the rivers of Africa, to a heavily guarded fort in India, and an exhilarating car chase in Dubai, all the while unravelling a global conspiracy.
Clearly not taking itself too seriously, Vanguard also promises stunning action choreography, amazing stunts and the familiar brand of fast-paced action-comedy that made Jackie Chan a global star. Here’s the trailer.
CineAsia presents Vanguard in cinemas and on demand from 8th January and on Blu-ray & DVD from 11th January 2021.
Pre-order on Amazon: www.amazon.co.uk/Vanguard-DVD-Jackie-Chan/dp/B08NQMMDBK