Being a big Jackie Chan fan, I was highly eager to get my hands on the recently released DVD of his semi-recent film, THE ACCIDENTAL SPY. Having had a copy on VHS for two years, I was hoping to upgrade it to disc. Now I totally regret that decision. Why? Here's a section from the DVDFile review on the problem: "Several readers have been kind enough to point out that THE ACCIDENTAL SPY had been severely altered when it was released in Region 1. The film's original runtime was 21 minutes longer than was released on this DVD. I did some research and found that Te wu mi cheng originally involved a terrorist plot and a new and more deadly form of Anthrax. But the tragic events of 9/11, and American distribution may have been scheduled for after 9/11 as well. I can only assume that this film was modified as a reaction to the terrorist attack on New York City and the Anthrax incidents that killed innocent people. It's unfortunate that rather than postpone the release, as was done with COLLATERAL DAMAGE, the distributors decided to heavily edit the film and dub new dialog to mask the original plot. The arbitrary editing and the missing 21 minutes may very well account for the vast plot holes I found and mentioned in this review. Jackie Chan's antics are no less entertaining here, but I believe that if the American people were ready for both the theatrical and DVD releases of COLLATERAL DAMAGE, that this film could have been released intact. It's a pity that Dimension Home Video underestimated the audience." I haven't viewed my DVD yet and now I do not even want to thanks to Dimension Home Video. How could Jackie let this happen to his work? I find it hard to believe he would give approval to such drastic changes. All the previous films released by Dimension have not been altered, with the exception of some extra violent short scenes from SUPERCOP (aka Police Story 3). There was absolutely no reason for them to severely alter THE ACCIDENTAL SPY. If you're reading this Dimension, release a Special Edition of the film for Jackie Chan fans like myself which is uncut and unaltered. You owe it to us now. This kind of maltreatment of films nearly makes me not want to buy any more Dimension titles period if they are going to do this kind of thing regularly. For those who read this, what are your views on the situation? Jackie Chan fans, voice your opinions. Thanks.