Today,we are going to talk about a 2009 Hong Kong action crime drama thriller film, Shinjuku Incident (新宿事件Xīnsù shìjiàn). It is written and directed by Derek Yee, and also produced by and starring Jackie Chan (成龙Chéng Lóng). The film was distributed by Chan’s own film company, JCE Movies Limited (成龙英皇影业有限公司Chéng Lóng yīnghuáng yǐngyè yǒuxiàn gōngsī).

It was stated in many press reports (新闻报道xīnwén bàodào) that the genre of the film would be closer to drama, Film director Derek Yee said, “People are too familiar with the image of a fighting Jackie Chan. It’s time for him to move on to drama.”In a recent interview, Chan himself describes the film as, “maybe one percent action. Heavy drama.”


The film was originally to be released on 25 September 2008 but was delayed to the first quarter of 2009. It premiered at the 2009 Hong Kong International Film Festival and was released on 2 April 2009 in Hong Kong.