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Operation Condor: Armour of God II
Operation Condor: Armour of God II“A global adventurer known as Condor
  joins the search for gold stolen from
  European countries during the Second
  World War; but others have heard of
  this hidden treasure and are following
  hard on his heels, dealing ruthlessly
  with anyone who stands in their way in
  the comedy thriller Operation Condor:
  Armour of God II
..
.”

HAVING NARROWLY ESCAPED from an Amazonian tribe from whom he was trying to liberate an emerald that adorned their idol, adventurer Asian 'Condor' Hawk (the oh-so-cool and lovable Jackie Chan) is called to the home of his friend Baron 'The Duke' Bannon (Bozidor Smilijanic) in Italy.


As Condor reaches St Antonio Plaza, where he is to meet the Duke's agent, a Japanese girl selling pavement goods supposedly made by an African Prince talks to him. Momoko (Shôko Ikeda), asks him to mind her wares while she "powders her nose", but this has not gone unnoticed by some sinister looking characters.

“Operation Condor:
Armour of God II melds
an exciting adventure
that includes narrow
escapes and life-
threatening chases with
Jackie Chan’s unique
brand of terrifically
funny, clever comedy and
hair-raising stunts
...”
A young woman, Elsa (Eva Cobode de Garcia), buys a figurine from Condor and when he returns to his Mitsubishi he finds himself having to fight off two men before being rescued by the Duke's agent, little realising the incident is connected to the task he is about to undertake for his friend.

The wealthy Duke tells Condor that when the German forces retreated out of Africa during World War II, they buried a reputed 240 tons of gold at their base that had been stolen from various countries across Europe. The eighteen men who buried it and their captain disappeared shortly afterwards and the gold had never been found.

The United Nations has asked Duke to find the gold and Duke gives Condor a specially-made key believed to open the base. The German government has searched for survivors from the base or their relatives without success.

Duke introduces Condor to Colonel Bart and the attractive Ada (Carol 'Do Do' Cheng), a protégé of Professor Pautz. An expert on the African desert environment, Ada is to be Condor's guide; but they get off to a bad start as he is not happy to take Ada along and makes his feelings very clear.

Condor does some digging and discovers a house where he believes a relative of one of the missing men lives. This brings him into contact with Elsa again and the three set off for the Sahara Desert to find the military base where the gold is believed to be buried.

It's very soon apparent that they are not the only ones looking for the gold. Facing danger behind every sand dune, the three struggle through the killer heat of the Sahara with little water to complete their mission against all the odds including Ada and Elsa being kidnapped by desert bandits. During the journey there are misunderstandings, close encounters and Jackie's amazingly funny tomfoolery and high jinks; the humour sits nicely alongside the tension.

In typical Jackie Chan style, Operation Condor: Armour of God II melds an exciting adventure that includes narrow escapes and life-threatening chases with the master's own brand of terrifically funny, clever comedy and hair-raising stunts all of which Jackie does himself. The outtakes are always hilarious and Jackie's charm and sense of humour prevail.

Operation Condor: Armour of God II also features: Aldo Sambrei as Adolf; Jonathan Isgar as Tasza; Daniel Mintz as Amon. Music is by Stephen Endelman; cinematography by Ngok-Tai Wong; Produced by Raymond Chow (Executive Producer) and Leonard K Cho (Producer); Scripted and Directed by Jackie Chan.

* Operation Condor: Armour of God II is released by Mediumrare Entertainment on DVD and for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK on 11 November 2013. RRP: DVD £12.99; Blu-ray £14.99.

"Operation Condor: Armour of God II melds an exciting adventure that includes narrow escapes and life-threatening chases with Jackie Chan's unique brand of terrifically funny, clever comedy and hair-raising stunts"
Maggie Woods