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on 27 July 2006
This may not be the best of films, but compared to seagals previous few films its pretty good.

In Black Dawn Seagal blatantly got other people to do all his fights, even the simple stuff. In this film there are times when a stunt double is used such as the big fight at the beginning. But there are a few moments that remind you of how he used to be in his classics such as "Nico" and "Marked for Death". You cannot help but smile when he snaps that mans arm, or when the big muscly man tries to scare him in prison so seagal sorts him out. there are quite a few scenes where seagal shows he still is awesome at his martial arts.

I cant tell if its his own voice throughout the film but i think it is. The car chase scene through the city is surprisingly well filmed and exciting.

The main let down in this film is the psychic dreams that his wife has. There is no reason at all why these should be in this film as they bare no relevance to the story.

Overall, most people will see this film as rubbish, but for seagal fans like myself it shows the big man with the pony tail kicking arse like we havent seen for a while.
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on 19 January 2016
Lord Steven of Seagal is back (insert multiple exclamation marks here) in another of his endless direct to video punch-a-thons where he kicks hard, shoots harder and has more success with the ladies than any other mere mortal could dream about. Only this time, he's got a partner - flanked by Anthony 'Treach' Criss (from the group 'Naughty By Nature'), these two must first exhibit profound dislike for one another, then mutually accept their failings in a macho 'bro-down that has to be seen to be savoured.

The Lord plays master thief Harlan Banks (who is a 'Robin Hood' kinda guy, only pulling heists that would help out the less fortunate - which is really nice of him). As his jobs become increasingly dangerous, The Lord's girlfriend Jada (Mari Morrow) wants him out of the game because of a psychic intervention (stay with me). However, The Lord has one last job in him - but wouldn't you know it, the heist goes wrong and now Harlan has escaped to Vegas where he gets a job driving an armoured car (you still with me?) for local hood Max (Kevin Tighe). Obviously, this isn't legit and after The Lord's snarly partner shoots a security guard, Banks is framed and sent to prison where he meets fellow inmate Ice Kool (Treach) and together they forge a partnership in order to hunt down the despicable villains who are behind this nefarious set up. Which, you know. Is sorta understandable.

Wow! This is another doozy from The Lord and direct to video junk peddlers Millennium Films/Nu Image. We got the usual stock footage from other movies (check!), a script that is a hodge podge of scenes seemingly spliced together with scissors (check!), awful acting (check!) and our favourite hard man decked out in a pseudo gangsta stylee with: Obligatory stuck on hair, long leather jacket and massive hands combo... At one point, his accent alternates to a dialect I'm not personal familiar with, but a fellow cast member actively points out that The Lord ''Walks like a black man and breathes like a killer''. So, I guess that clears some of his characterisation up.

Sony's UK DVD release sports an okay transfer and audio, however, as producers Nu Image used to only shoot on the cheapest stock known to man, don't go in expecting 'Avatar' - this is the best you're gonna get. Treach makes for an amusing side character and The Lord lets us all in on the fun by eternally punching prison inmates, throwing people out of plain-glass windows, blowing away bad guys and talking as if he were possessed by the demon residing in that little kid's loft in Georgetown - there really isn't more that you can ask. Add. To. Basket.
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on 15 November 2015
FRAMED AND SENT TO JAIL . MR SEAGAL TEAMS UP WITH À GANG LEADER AND ESCAPES TO GET THE GEEZER WHO STITCHED HIM UP AND GET BACK THE 20 MILLION IN CASH HE STASHED .
PLENTY OF ACTION / DRUGLORDS AND A BENT COPPER " FANCY THAT "
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on 4 April 2014
The appropriately named movie Today You Die is everything you'd expect from a mid-2000's direct-to-video actioner. Starring Steven Seagal, it has all of his "trademarks" and features seen in nearly all of his films. Bone-breaking hand to hand combat, bloody shootouts and strong language comes in large portions. This is also not the first time The Master is accompanied by a rapper-turned-actor: here Anthony "Treach" Criss, from Naughty by Nature, really gets to shine with an abundance of funny gansta dialogue. The story, as well as everything else might be a bit stupid, but this time stupidity equals fantastic entertainment value.
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on 18 October 2009
Yes, I am a fan of Steven Seagal, I have brought most of his films, I have enjoyed watching his films ever now and again, I never get tired of them.
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on 3 July 2013
its a dtv seagal film , he is good at what he does , carchase , gun fights , aikido is the best thing here it is an watchable film and fun. The ovverall film is 7/10 worth it
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on 24 August 2011
I found that this dvd was yet again slightly on the quiet side, I am taking it that it due to the leading man having a softly spoken voice. The picture quality was good.
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on 27 September 2015
A pretty good heist movie gone slightly wrong. On blu ray region free from Italy change the language on the menu to English.
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on 5 October 2006
I'm usually a big fan of seagal but this was just dreadful. A complete waste of time from start to finish. 80% of the film was filmed in the dark and the actors mumbled their lines and the acting was awful. And what were those physic dreams all about? Actually can anyone tell me what any of it was about?
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on 17 October 2013
Very reasonably priced. Brand new, fit`s my collection just fine. Will watch for any more like this. Well worth a view.
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