Running Out of Time 1 and 2 (Blu-ray)

Director: Johnnie To

Stars: Andy Lau

1999/2001 Hong Kong

Action Crime




  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Year: 1999/2001
  • Runtime: 190
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Colour: Colour
  • Certificate: 15
  • Subtitles: Optional English subtitles, newly revised for this release
  • Genre: Action
  • SKU: EKA70465
  • 2 Discs
  • Release Date: Aug 1, 2022
Region: B


Acclaimed director Johnnie To helms this visually dazzling and nail-bitingly intense action thriller that became one of Hong Kong’s biggest box office hits, Running Out of Time.

Told by his doctor that he has only 2 weeks to live, Cheung Wah (Andy Lau, who won the Best Actor award at the 2000 Hong Kong Film Awards for his role) decides to take on the entire police force. After crossing paths with Inspector Ho Sheung Sang (Lau Ching-wan)—a cool, analytical police negotiator—Wah challenges the inspector to figure out his plan and catch him in the next 72 hours.

Running Out of Time 2. Lau Ching-wan reprises his role as Inspector Ho, this time chasing an elusive thief with a taste for the theatrical.

On Blu-ray for the first time in the UK from brand new 2K restorations.


  • 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
  • Brand new audio commentary tracks on both films by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival)
  • Audio Commentary on Running Out of Time by writers Laurent Cortiaud and Julien Carbon, moderated by Hong Kong Film expert Stefan Hammond
  • Archival interviews with screenwriters Julien Carbon and Laurent Courtiaud from 2003 and 2005
  • Archival interview with director Johnnie To
  • Archival interview with Lau Ching Wan
  • Archival interview with composer Raymond Wong
  • The Directors’ Overview of Carbon and Courtiaud – archival featurette
  • Hong Kong Stories – 52-minute documentary from 2003 by director Yves Montmayeur (Johnnie Got His Gun!) about Hong Kong cinema mythology via Julien Carbon and Laurent Courtiaud’s experience as screenwriters in the HK film industry, working for Wong Kar-wai, Tsui Hark, Daniel Lee and of course Johnnie To
  • Making of Running Out of Time 2 – featurette
  • Trailers
  • Stills Galleries
  • A collector’s booklet featuring new writing on both films

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