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Jean-Claude Van Damme’s THE QUEST Available 28th October on Blu-ray from 101 Films

Jean-Claude Van Damme's Available 28th October on Blu-ray from 101 Films

Acclaimed action superstar Jean-Claude Van Damme directs and stars in The Quest (1996), an exotic odyssey that takes him from the slums of 1920s New York to the mysterious Lost City of Tibet.

Christopher Dubois is a street criminal on the run from the police, thrust into a forbidding realm of gun smugglers, pirates and an ancient, underworld martial arts competition.

“He never gave up in his quest to reclaim his honor.”

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Jackie Chan’s CRIME STORY Available 28th October on Blu-ray from 88 Films

Jackie Chan’s CRIME STORY Available 28th October on Blu-ray from 88 Films

Troubled Hong Kong CID inspector Eddie Chan (Jackie Chan) is assigned to oversee the safety of controversial businessman Wong Yat-Fei (Law Kar-Ying), who is then kidnapped. A major investigation is launched and leads to Taipei and back to Hong Kong but, unbeknownst to Chan – his new partner, Inspector Hung (Kent Cheng) is an accomplice to the crime, throwing the authorities off the trail.

“The world’s toughest city needs more than an army to stop the mob… They need one man!”

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Support the Most Bad-Ass, Kung-Fu Flick Elvis Presley Never Made! TIGER MAN on Indiegogo

Support the Most Bad-Ass, Kung-Fu Flick Elvis Presley Never Made! TIGER MAN on Indiegogo

In what could be perceived as an alternate reality; Tiger Man will see the king of rock ‘n’ roll Elvis Presley seeking revenge for the murder of martial arts legend Bruce Lee.

“If you come at The King, you better not miss!”

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Chinese Animated Box Office Sensation NE ZHA Released in IMAX 3D and UK & ROI Cinemas from 30th August

Chinese Animated Box Office Sensation NE ZHA Released in IMAX 3D and UK & ROI Cinemas from 30th August

CMC Pictures in association with Trinity / Cine Asia is proud to release the Chinese animated box office hit, Ne Zha, in IMAX 3D from 30th August and UK & ROI cinemas from 6th September 2019.

The director Jiao Zi spent two years refining the story. Along with its great script, Ne Zha’s incredible special effects and computer-generated visuals took over 20 animation studios, 1600 animators in China and years in the making.

“I Am the Destiny.”

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Win Escape Plan: The Ultimate Trilogy on DVD from Signature Entertainment

Win Escape Plan: The Ultimate Trilogy on DVD from Signature Entertainment

Do you want to get your hands on all three Escape Plan prison break thrillers? Attack from Planet B and Signature Entertainment have a copy of Escape Plan: The Ultimate Trilogy available on DVD to giveaway (UK only).

The Escape Plan franchise offers the same sort of excessive, over-the-top action that we have come to expect from Sylvester Stallone, with enough hand-to-hand combat to satisfy fans of 1980s action fare. Directed by John Herzfeld, Escape Plan 3 sees Stallone return as security expert Ray Breslin.

Competition ends Wednesday 4th September 2019

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Escape Plan 3 (2019, USA) Signature Entertainment DVD Review

Escape Plan 3 (2019)

Unlike Escape Plan or its sequel, Escape Plan 3 strips away all elements of science fiction and instead injects realism into this dramatic tale of revenge. And whilst Escape Plan 2 left us with certain expectations as to where the third installment was headed, the organisation responsible for “The Tomb” and “Hades” – now known to be Zhang Innovations – is not central to the plot of Escape Plan 3. That distinction is instead given to Devon Sawa’s character, Lester Clark Jr. Because of this, its likely that Escape Plan 3 – previously marketed as the final installment – will receive a fourth outing.

“I’m done with prisons.”

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Escape Plan 2 (2018, China / USA) Review

Escape Plan 2 (2018)

Five years after the nostalgia trip that was Escape Plan – a dream team of 80s action muscle; specifically Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger – its sequel, imaginatively titled Escape Plan 2, replaces Schwarzenegger with former professional wrestler, Dave Bautista and Xiaoming Huang. Escape Plan 2 is a sequel that Stallone himself has called “beyond awful”, and yet I have to admit that I actually quite enjoyed watching it for the same reasons I enjoyed its predecessor: its excessive, over-the-top action; although this time there is a lot more martial artistry, courtesy of Xiaoming Huang.

“This isn’t a prison. It’s a machine.”

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ESCAPE PLAN 3 on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and in a Trilogy Boxset 26th August from Signature Entertainment

ESCAPE PLAN 3 on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download & in a Trilogy Boxset 8th April from Signature Entertainment

The third and final instalment of the unstoppable franchise, Escape Plan 3 – directed by John Herzfeld – sees screen legend Sylvester Stallone kick this explosive action tale into high gear.

After security expert Ray Breslin is hired to rescue the kidnapped daughter of a Hong Kong tech mogul from a formidable Latvian prison, Breslin’s girlfriend is also captured. Now he and his team, including Trent Derosa and Hush, must pull off a deadly rescue mission to confront their sadistic foe and save the hostages before time runs out.

“Prepare for the damage!”

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Karate Kill (2016, Japan / USA) Review

Karate Kill (2016)

Japanese wannabe actress Mayumi is abducted by an absolute nut-job called Vendenski and his hysterically seedy cult – Capital Messiah. They’re feared throughout the criminal community for reasons that are beyond me, but nobody seems to be able to touch them, until Mayumi’s brother, Kenji, travels over in search of his missing sister. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention Kenji is a Karate Master, wouldn’t you just know it? This now sets the wheels in motion for Kenji to stroll around L.A. all brooding and a fish out of water, but cracking skulls as he’s doing it.

“He is no Mr. Miyagi.”

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Epic Movies of the 1980s: Aiming for the Extraordinary

Epic Movies of the 1980s: Aiming for the Extraordinary

The word ‘Epic’ has recently been devalued and just used to mean something that is striking or enjoyable, but the correct meaning of the word indicated narratives in the ‘Epic’ mould – those which surpass the ordinary in scale and reach heroic proportions – this applies to films too. I’m taking a look at some of the truly Epic movies from the early 1980s that showed extraordinary ambition in their story and spectacle.

“Forged by a god. Foretold by a wizard. Found by a king.”

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Genre Movies That Changed Film-Making: The Matrix (1999) Re-Examined on its 20th Anniversary

Genre Movies That Changed Film-Making: The Matrix (1999) Re-Examined on its 20th Anniversary

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that The Matrix is a great science-fiction movie, but there is more to it than that. For its 20th anniversary I’m going to take a look at all the elements that made The Wachowski’s movie such a cinematic milestone and how it raised the bar for all subsequent genre movies. When The Matrix was released in 1999 it opened up new vistas of imagination in screen science-fiction – a domain of cyber existence that no film had yet explored. It was a sci-fi movie that changed the genre. It was, in fact, a movie that changed film-making in general.

The fight for the future begins.”

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Cult Classics BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA and BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON Apparel from Fright-Rags

Cult Classics BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA and BEHIND THE MASK Apparel from Fright-Rags

Just remember what ol’ Jack Burton always says… Fright-Rags has new apparel, so sit tight, hold the fort, and keep the home fires burning. And if we’re not back by dawn… call the president.

“This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I’m talkin’ to whoever’s listenin’ out there.”

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