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Arena (1989)


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Product details

  • Actors: Paul Satterfield, Hamilton Camp, Claudia Christian
  • Directors: Peter Manoogian
  • Format: PAL, Import
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006ECKBRU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 82,724 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Uncut version with foreign language cover and english audio! Synopsis:Steve Armstrong (Paul Satterfield) is working as a short order cook on a space station somewhere in the galaxy. Overwhelmed by the volume of orders, he repeatedly fouls up soon and finds himself in a confrontation with an alien patron named Fang. After a fight which smashes up the diner and leaves the alien injured, Steve and his friend and coworker Shorty (Hamilton Camp) are fired. As it turns out, Fang is an Arena fighter, and his manager Quinn (Claudia Christian) confronts Steve. Amazed that a human could beat one of her best fighters, Quinn offers him a contract, but convinced that there is no longer a place in the Arena for a human he refuses. Instead, Steve intends to return to Earth. Lacking sufficient money for a ticket, Shorty attempts to raise the cash gambling in an underground casino. The game is raided by the authorities and in the confusion, Shorty pockets the money. Caught in the act by crime boss Rogor (Marc Alaimo) and his enforcer Weezil (Armin Shimerman), Shorty is held for ransom. Steve promises to pay off the debt, so he reluctantly returns to Quinn and agrees to a contract. Remarkably he wins his first match with an alien named Sloth in an upset. He continues fighting to prove that a human has what it takes to be champion. Steve quickly rises in the ranks to become a top contender. Despite Rogor's multiple attempts to cheat, Steve ultimately wins the championship from Rogor's top fighter, an alien named Horn (Michael Deak) Arena is an American science fiction film directed by Peter Manoogian and starring Paul Satterfield and Claudia Christian. Set in 4038, Satterfield plays Steve Armstrong, the first human in 50 years to compete in the intergalactic boxing sport called simply "The Arena". 'The film was produced by Charles Band and features original music by Richard Band.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 Mar 2001
Format: VHS Tape
Anyone thats a sci fi fan has got to have this film for thier collection!.Its a sort of Rocky film in space except its alien monsters the heros fighting.The fight scenes are very well done and theres a few nice leading ladies to top it off.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 Oct 2000
Format: VHS Tape
A great classic must see. Its set in the future when the main sport watched is arena. Arena is a high action fighting game where fighters must fight to the death. It is similar to the bloodsport films only set in the future. It tells the story of a man who starts out life working in a bar. Only after him breaking up a fight is he picked up by a tallent scout to fight in the ARENA! Will he accept or will he not?
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I watched this on rented VHS when it first came out.
The special effects are good for the time and the creature designs are really good.
The acting is just passable, but for a pure escapism movie just sit back and enjoy.
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By Kennyeverett on 30 Oct 2011
Format: VHS Tape
This is a great little Sci Fi action flick from Producer / Director Charles Band, who came up with classic movies such as Dollman, Demonic Toys, Dollman vs Demonic Toys and Trancers. Yes those movies, now dont get me wrong I loved Trancers and when I was younger I watched all those movies he came up with in the 80s and 90s, but it was nice to see him produce something like this. Most of the actors are TV actors you may recognise from the star trek next gen and DS9 and B5 Universes so the acting is pretty good, the special effects, make up effects and set design are above and beyond for the time and budget, the action fight scenes are rather good too although its a little predictable but its great fun. Yet another movie that should have been released on DVD but never was and may never be, I have a copy on vhs though. Worth a watch if you are a SciFi,Trek or B5 fan.
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This is one of the most ridiculous things i've ever seen. This movie basically rips off elements from every sci fi film ever made, its sort of a cross between Flash Gordon, Total Recall, Star Wars, Star Trek and Rocky (I know Rocky isn't a sci fi film). The premise of the film is this. On a floating city in the future somewhere in space, our hero Steve Armstrong gets in a fight in a bar and puts out of comission a contender in arena fighting, so has to take his place. Unfortunately, he doesn't want to do it initially, but after a quick change of heart he's soon going toe to toe with all manner of ludicrous creatures. Setting himself up for the title bout against the undefeated Horn for the moniker of Champion of the Universe. You can guess the rest. This is so bad it is almost watchable. Go Steve, you can do it!
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