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Bangkok Adrenaline [DVD] [2009]
Bangkok Adrenaline [DVD] [2009]
Dvd ~ Daniel O'Neill
Price: £0.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Good fighting doesn't make up for the terrible acting, 18 Dec. 2015
A group of Westerners on holiday in Thailand get involved with criminals and perform a kidnapping to clear their debts. This thin plot is really just an excuse for some well choreographed fight scenes, That would be just fine but the acting is simply terrible across the board, it's unconvincing and bad enough to ruin the entire movie. The film is low budget and was made in Thailand, but most of the dialogue is in English. Extras on the UK DVD are limited to 20 minutes of B roll footage showing the setup of the fight scenes.

Flight Of Fury [DVD] [2007]
Flight Of Fury [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ Steven Seagal
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £1.30

3.0 out of 5 stars Full of stock footage, 25 Oct. 2015
This review is from: Flight Of Fury [DVD] [2007] (DVD)
Steven Seagal plays a jumbo-sized jet pilot but isn't around for long sections of the movie. Most of the running time is a combination of stock footage for the aerial combat sequences and scenes with various military types standing around having conversations about the mission. Although Flight of Fury has a reputation as one of Seagal's worst, I would say its about average, although that's not a recommendation. Some of the film is set in Afganistan but it didn't stop them filming it in cheap Eastern European locations, which is normal for these movies. Seagal's standing, walking and talking doubles make their usual appearances. In other words it's a typical low effort Seagal DTV movie.

The Art Of War 2 - Betrayal [DVD] [2009]
The Art Of War 2 - Betrayal [DVD] [2009]
Dvd ~ Wesley Snipes
Offered by Qoolist
Price: £0.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Average DTV sequel, 18 Oct. 2015
Wesley Snipes returned for the a straight-to-video sequel to the Art of War. At least this time it wasn't filmed on the cheap in Romania or Bulgaria, but in Canada instead. This is cheaper and not as slick as the original but it's better than some of Snipes other DTV movies like The Marksman or Detonator. It's a fairly average DTV movie and I don't think it should be rated 5 stars like in the other reviews!

Misfire [DVD]
Misfire [DVD]
Dvd ~ Gary Daniels
Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A decent DTV action drama, 7 Oct. 2015
This review is from: Misfire [DVD] (DVD)
Misfire is a solid low budget movie. DTV superstar Gary Daniels takes the lead in this action crime drama set in Mexico. There is some action but it is not all fighting and car chases like the good old days when Gary made films like Firepower, Recoil and Rage with PM Entertainment. The pace is slower but this movie is worth catching for Gary Daniels fans and viewers that can appreciate low budget films as well as the usual CGI blockbusters.

A Hitman In London [DVD]
A Hitman In London [DVD]
Dvd ~ Mickey Rourke
Offered by Wowudo
Price: £2.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and amateurish, 7 Oct. 2015
This review is from: A Hitman In London [DVD] (DVD)
First the good news (this won't take long). DTV action veteran Gary Daniels is still in great shape and is given the chance to flex his fighting muscles in the leading role. Now the bad news (this will take a bit longer). The film is cheap and looks even worse due to bad direction. It seems more like a YouTube project than a proper movie. The dialogue scenes are all flat and the action scenes are directed so badly that even when there are some proper stunts they are not captured properly. A number of former Hollywood stars (shown on the DVD cover) appear for 5 minutes each.

Gary Daniels fans can safely skip this one and die hard fans should catch "Misfire" (a better recent low budget Gary Daniels release) instead.

Wild Card [Blu-ray] [2015] [US Import]
Wild Card [Blu-ray] [2015] [US Import]
Offered by Newtownvideo_EU
Price: £10.75

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Much better than the Burt Reynolds version, 7 Mar. 2015
Jason Statham's latest is more of a tough guy drama than an action movie, similar to Parker or Hummingbird. It's a remake of the 1986 Burt Reynolds movie Heat, about a weary Las Vegas bodyguard who gets drawn into the city's underworld. This was a pet project for Statham and although it's a scene-by-scene remake of the original, it's definitely the better version, aided by Statham's charisma, good direction by Simon West (Con Air, Expendables 2) and a tight running time (90 minutes).

There are only a couple of scenes where Statham gets to beat the bad guys to a pulp, no car chases or shootouts. But Statham is perfect in the tough guy role, production values are good and there is a quality supporting cast.

Falcon Rising [DVD] [2014] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Falcon Rising [DVD] [2014] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Falcon starts slowly but delivers the goods, 23 Feb. 2015
Falcon Rising was intended to launch a franchise for the talented Michael Jai White, who plays an ex-marine investigating avenging a vicious attack on his sister. The journey takes White to Brazil and involves corrupt cops and the Yazuza (yes, in Brazil).

Overall, Falcon Rising delivers the goods for action fans. MJW is as charismatic as ever and in excellent shape. Why isn't he a major star? However this is not a perfect star vehicle. The movie starts slowly and MJW is off screen for long stretches whilst we follow secondary characters in the Rio slums. There is also a lack of action early on, as MJW spends most of the early part of the movie, when he does appear, doing detective work. These issues are resolved later in the movie with some decent fight scenes which are well-directed (no shaky-cam).

Production values are good (the budget was just $4.5 million) and overall the movie delivers the goods if you are looking a throwback to 80s action.

A Certain Justice [DVD]
A Certain Justice [DVD]
Dvd ~ Cung Le
Offered by TwoRedSevens
Price: £2.89

2.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly mediocre, 10 Feb. 2015
This review is from: A Certain Justice [DVD] (DVD)
This is the third and last of three movies that Dolph Lundgren made for the same outfit and director in one year (also Hard Rush and Blood of Redemption). The cover is misleading as Cung Le is the protagonist, even though he's not even on the cover! Dolph is the villain. At least this time it is an action movie and not a drama. Cung Le gets plenty of opportunity to show off his skills. The direction is poor as usual, failing to bring any urgency to the proceedings.

Thoroughly routine, this only worth catching for Cung Le fans.

Special ID [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Special ID [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Donnie Yen
Price: £6.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not one of Donnie Yen's best efforts, 26 Jan. 2015
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Donnie Yen is one of the only Hong Kong stars still making high quality old school action movies. In this film, Donnie Yen is an undercover cop in a contemporary tale that takes him to mainland China.

This movie can be compared to Flashpoint and Killzone (SPL), but it's not quite as good. The fight scenes are excellent as you would expect but overall it wasn't as special (!) as it should have been. The story was formulaic and it only really came alive in the action scenes. I expected even more from Donnie Yen, especially following the Ip Man films. However fans of 80s style Hong Kong action movies should find this movie worth catching.

The picture quality on the UK Blu ray is excellent but there are no extras.

Ticker [DVD]
Ticker [DVD]
Dvd ~ Tom Sizemore
Price: £4.46

1.0 out of 5 stars One of the worst Seagal DTV movies, 11 Nov. 2014
This review is from: Ticker [DVD] (DVD)
Filmed in just 12 days, Ticker is a cheap and shoddy effort. It's filled with scenes taken from other Nu Image movies and is an incoherent mess as you would expect. Many dialogue scenes are shot in extreme close up for no reason, Steven Seagal spends most of his time sitting behind a desk in an office and the special effects are rubbish - check out the poor green screen work in the car scenes.

Even for Seagal fans, there's no reason to buy this cheap rubbish.

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