S4E1 - Police Story: Supercop (1992)


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Hello everyone,

Welcome to season 4 of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, centered around female action heroes. We start the season with none other than Police Story: Supercop, staring Jackie Chan and Michelle Yeoh. One of the best action movies of the 90s, Supercop catapulted Yeoh into international fame and started a new chapter in Jackie Chan's career.

We hope you enjoy!


00:00 - Film Discussion

1:05:50 - News

1:16:08 - Cultural Consumption



Michelle Yeoh on Rosie

Jackie Chan on the making of Supercop


  • Cannes Film Festival - early reports on a number of films. Kore-eda’s latest has gotten mostly good reviews.
  • Nippon Connection (June 06-11) In-person event. 100 short and feature-length films from Japan, more than 60 workshops, concerts, lectures and an exhibition, and market booths. Highlights:
    • Kochira Amiko
    • December
    • Drive My Car
    • Lesson in Murder