Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown – DVD Review

Director: Michael Jai White Cast: Dean Geyer, Alex Meraz,  Todd Duffee, Scottie Epstein & Michael Jai White Run Time: 99 mins Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Discs: 1 Cert: 15 Synopsis Behind closed doors of a normal, suburban college, ‘The Beatdown’, the ultimate showdown in underground Mixed Martial Arts is being planned. Former MMA prospect and ex-convict Case Walker (Michael Jai White) trains four college fighters, each with their own individual obstacles and reasons for taking part. Case will instruct …

Wushu – DVD Review

Director: Antony Szeto Cast: Sammo Hung, Fengchao Liu, Wenjie Wang, Phoebe Wang Run Time: 104 mins Distributor: MVM Entertainment Discs: 1 Cert: 12 Synopsis Having arrived at a renowned Martial Arts school teaching the style of Wushu, a group of young boys swear allegiance to each other and form a close-knit group while studying under the guidance of father and instructor, Li Hui (Sammo Hung). A decade later, and with their skills refined for the forthcoming championships, they unexpectedly cross …

The Man From Nowhere – DVD Review

Director: Jeong-beom Lee Cast: Bin Won, Sae-ron Kim, Hyo-seo Kim Run Time: 120 mins Distributor: eOne Discs: 1 Cert: 18 Synopsis Scarred by a traumatic and violent past, former special agent Tae-shik (Bin Won: Brotherhood) lives a life of solitude, working in a pawnshop. His only contact to the outside world is through his neighbour So-mi, a young schoolgirl with a mother addicted to drugs. When the girl’s mother steals from some criminals who come back looking to settle their …

True Justice: Street Wars – DVD Review

Director: Wayne Rose Cast: Steven Seagal, Sarah Lind, Kyle Cassie, Byron Mann Run Time: 90 mins Distributor: Optimum Releasing Discs: 1 Cert: 15 Synopsis A point to clarify again: these are the third and fourth episodes of the new Steven Seagal action-drama TV series, True Justice (aka Southern Justice), edited into a movie for the UK DVD release (following the earlier release of Deadly Crossing, comprising the first 2 episodes). Elijah Kane (Seagal) heads up a tough squad of cops …

Jackie Chan’s Armour of God 3: Looking Back, Moving Forward – Screen Power

Jackie Chan fans all over the world will remember the original Armour of God as a film that redefined the Hong Kong action genre. Not only was this movie a spectacular, cinematic piece of filmmaking by any standard, it also reaffirmed Jackie’s reputation as a world class action star and stunt performer. In the now-legendary sequence which almost cost Jackie his life, the film stands as one of bravest, most daring pieces of action entertainment: a testament to getting the …

Game of Death – DVD Review

Director: Giorgio Serafini Cast: Wesley Snipes, Zoe Bell, Gary Daniels, Robert Davi, Simon Rhee Run Time: 93 mins Distributor: Optimum Releasing Discs: 1 Cert: 18 Synopsis Agent Marcus (Wesley Snipes) is a renowned CIA operative who takes on a mission to infiltrate the organisation of a notorious arms dealer (Robert Davi) and close down his operation. When the mission is almost complete and the deal’s latest transaction is soon-to-be settled, Marcus is shocked to find his trusted team have turned …

True Justice: Deadly Crossing – DVD Review

Director: Keoni Waxman Cast: Steven Seagal, J. Anthony Pena, Kyle Cassie, Gil Bellows Run Time: 90 mins Distributor: Optimum Releasing Discs: 1 Cert: 15 Synopsis A point to clarify: these are the first 2 episodes of the new Steven Seagal action-drama TV series, True Justice (aka Southern Justice), edited into a movie for the UK DVD release. Elijah Cane (Seagal) heads up a tough squad of undercover cops on the streets of Seattle as a mysterious murder and influx of …

The Expendables – 3 Disc Steelbook Preview

Movie Info Director: Sylvester Stallone Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, David Zayas, Mickey Rourke, Gary Daniels, Giselle Itie, Bruce Willis & Arnold Schwarzenegger Run Time: 99 mins Distributor: Lionsgate Discs: 3 Cert: 18 Synopsis: You know the story already but lets revisit the concept: Action Movie Monarch Sylvester Stallone delivered genre fans a nostalgic and much-needed ‘blast from the past’ when he constructed an old-school action epic in the vein …

The Expendables: The Verdict

There can be no doubt about it: The Expendables is the action movie event of the year, let alone the summer. For most action fans whose love for the genre dates back to the 1980s, this movie really is a big deal. Delivering this calibre of action and pulling together the talents of three generations of action star was a mission and a half, and the unenviable task of writer, director and star, Sylvester Stallone. Stallone has also long-proven his …

Cannes Movie Highlights of 2010

The Cannes Film Festival (wrapping up in the coming days) has served up an interesting and eclectic selection of new films this year. We’ve been offered the likes of Ip Man 2, Ong Bak 3, The Eagle Path and Outrage – all high profile titles – alongside eye-opening smaller productions like Sinners & Saints and Slice. Here is just a brief rundown of some of the most noteworthy titles to hit the movie market this year at Cannes… Ip Man 2 …

Universal Soldier: Regeneration – Believe The Hype!

One of the movies I’ve been looking forward to most in recent months has been the highly anticipated sequel to the original 1992 box office hit, Universal Soldier. The first film was a classic onscreen pairing between Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren in one of the most commercially successful films of both stars’ careers. The film stands today as a cult classic so after a handful of less successful follow-ups (including Van Damme’s Universal Soldier: The Return and two …

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