Catalogue

4 Assassins

Action, Thriller
Available on VOD: 8 januari 2013
Director: Stanley J. Orzel
Cast: Will Yun Lee (Total Recall, The Wolverine), Miguel Ferrer (Robocop, Traffic), Mercedes Renard (Hitch)

In Hong Kong an ace hit man reluctantly meets with three professional colleagues to resolve unfinished business. Over an elaborate meal in a hotel suite, the four highly skilled assassins reminisce about the past and ponder the future. In a tense and highly claustrophobic setting, accusations fly, lines are drawn and secrets are revealed. It all culminates to a brutal exchange and an explosive showdown where no one is safe.

Reviews
  • Cooltarget.blogspot.co.uk: works thanks to the likeable cast and stylish production design .. classier than you might first think and it's always good to see Miguel (Robocop) Ferrer getting a nice meaty part.
Awards
  • Action on Film International Film Festival, USA (2011): Best Fight Choreography, Female Action, Male Action.
  • WorldFest Houston (2011): Gold Award for Best Supporting Actor and Independent Films - Suspense/Thriller.

7 Minutes

Action, Thriller
Available on VOD: 14 september 2015
Director: Jay Martin
Cast: Jason Ritter (Parenthood), Kris Kristofferson (Blade, Blade II, Blade Trinity), Leven Rambin (The Hunger Games, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters), Zane Holtz (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Vampires Suck), Luke Mitchell (Home and Away)

After becoming indebted to a psychopathic drug lord, three desperate young men are forced to commit a brazen robbery. What begins as a simple plan - "in and out in seven minutes" - quickly becomes a dangerous game of life and death. As each minute of the robbery unfolds, another twist is unveiled and the stakes are pushed higher and higher. In the final act, Sam's pregnant girlfriend Kate is kidnapped, escalating the situation even further and pressing our heroes to do whatever they can to make it out alive.

Reviews
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: Veteran music video director Jay Martin makes a highly impressive feature debut with his engrossing crime drama about a trio of desperate young men committing an ill-fated robbery. Featuring intricate, non-linear storytelling and an uncommon emotional pungency, 7 Minutes is a taut, tightly controlled exercise that should spell bigger and better things for its tyro director/screenwriter. 7 Minutes is gripping from start to finish.
  • Nytimes.com: 7 Minutes knows exactly what it is: a directorial calling card to the Quentin Tarantino school of blood-bath cinema. Colorful peripheral characters include Brandi (Mariel Neto), a promiscuous barfly who seduces Mike, and Jerome (Brandon Hardesty), a blubbery policeman who pines for her. In one of the movie's meanest touches, Jerome takes off his shirt, inspects his torso in a mirror, and screams in horrified despair. This film is a nasty piece of work.
  • Pastemagazine.com: Martin's attention to visuals comes from his years as a storyboarder and music video director (Death Cab for Cutie, Nas, Colbie Caillat). He knows his strengths, and his derivative debut is crafted with the methodical finesse and sophisticated composition of someone who prays at the style altars of Derek Cianfrance and Cary Fukunaga. 7 Minutes is a slick ride through a sexy cultural wasteland.
  • LATimes.com: Martin keeps the action, which includes bits of bone-crunching violence, moving apace with solid atmospherics and credible tough-guy dialogue and attitude.
    Flyckeringmyth.com: A strong début feature from writer/director Martin, 7 Minutes goes beyond the conventional bank heist drama to provide a provocative and memorable visual experience. 4*.
  • Thestar.com: Writer-director Jay Martin's 7 Minutes puts an entertaining spin on the heist movie with a fast-moving drama that flits from past to present during a bank job. A solid score and tight camerawork shows Martin's background as a music video director translates well to big-screen work.
  • Awardscircuit.com: A solid calling card for writer/director Jay Martin.
    Wearemoviegeeks.com: From the moment the three amateur crooks come busting through the door wearing blank, white Halloween masks (which may or may not be a nod to Eyes Without a Face) waving guns they have no intention of using to the final showdown, 7 MINUTES is a remarkable piece of work. I am impressed; I have to give 7 MINUTES at least 4 stars out of 5.
  • Forcesofgeek.com: A surprisingly tight, entertaining heist film.
  • Waytooindie.com: A fun romp for film fans who just can't get enough of watching bumbling criminals struggle to successfully commit a crime.
  • Moviebuzzers.com: Regardless of what your feelings on the ending might be, the road to get there is thrilling and makes 7 Minutes definitely worth a watch. You might think you've seen all that can be done with a heist film already, but you haven't seen something quite like this yet.
  • Shuffleonline.net: 7 Minutes is not so much a whodunnit as it is a "whydunnit." It is stylish, intelligent and entertaining.

Abducted

Action
Available on VOD: 2 september 2014
Director: Mark Harris
Cast: Deji LaRay, Preston Douglass, Honor Kneafsey, Anna Nightingale (Doctors), Mark Harris (The Holding)

In an attempt to rebuild his marriage after the death of his son, Matt Hollis decides to take his wife and six year old daughter Lara on a trip of a lifetime to LA, to escape the constant reminders of their loss. Shortly after their arrival Matt's world is turned upside down when his wife is attacked in their holiday home, leaving her in a coma and their daughter LARA kidnapped by a child trafficking ring.

Hunted by the police who mistakenly believe Matt has absconded with his daughter, he must evade capture and pursue the criminals responsible for Lara's abduction. Realizing he only has a 72-hour window of opportunity if he ever wants to see his daughter alive again, he enlists the help of Syan an old forces buddy, Matt tears a path of bloody vengeance through the streets of LA on a collision course with Lara's captors.

Ambushed

Action, Crime
Available on VOD: 8 april 2014
Director: Giorgio Serafini
Cast: Daniel Bonjour (Allan Quatermain and the Temple of Skulls), Carly Pope (Textuality, Young People Fucking, Elysium), Gianni Capaldi (A Certain Justice), Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables 1/2, Universal Soldier, SAF3), Randy Couture (The Expendables 1 & 2), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, Hijacked, X-Men: The Last Stand), Susie Abromeit (World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles)

In the frenetic underbelly of Los Angeles, Agent Maxwell closes in on an international cocaine smuggling operation run by criminal mastermind Vincent Camastra. When Agent Beverly Royce goes undercover with the drug dealers and finds herself deeper then she can handle - the case becomes personal for Maxwell who has to combat ruthless killers and dirty cops in an all-out action filled finale to bring the criminals to justice.

Reviews
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: Entertains from beginning to end. Kudos to the director on this one.
  • Bringthenoiseuk.com: An entertaining action film. We enjoyed Ambushed; there was action, drama and a healthy dose of reality.
  • Dansmoviereport.blogspot.nl: the action and interplay between Vincent and Eddie make for a fun 90 minutes.
  • Silverscreenslags.com: Ambushed is a slick slice of B-Movie action that is perfect for an evening of switching off and relaxing. Serafini directs with an understated professionalism and there are enjoyable performances from Bonjour and Capaldi, as well as higher-profile stars Couture, Jones, and Lundgren.
  • Blu-ray.com: enjoyable character dynamics, decent performances, a fair pacing, and a plot that isn't needlessly complicated
  • DVDTalk.com: it ups the sex and violence factor enough that, with a few okay twists thrown in, it's a fine pizza and a six pack movie.. Rent it.
  • The-Other-View.com: "Ambushed is an intricate web of greed, loyalty, and betrayal, linking together multiple characters and stories into one climatic and explosive ending."
  • DansMovieReport.blogspot.nl: the action and interplay between Vincent and Eddie make for a fun 90 minutes.

Arsenal

Action
Available on VOD: 16 maart 2017
Director: Steven C. Miller
Cast: Nicolas Cage (The Bad Lieutenant, Drive Angry, Leaving Las Vegas, Kick-Ass), John Cusack (2012, Drive Hard, Cell, Hot Tub Time Machine), Adrian Grenier (Entourage, The Devil Wears Prada, Marauders), Lydia Hull (Van Wilder, Empire State, Broken City), Johnathon Schaech (That Thing You Do, Marauders, The Prince)

A powerful action thriller, ARSENAL tells the intertwining stories of the Lindel brothers, Mikey (Johnathon Schaech) and JP (Adrian Grenier), who had only each other to rely on growing up. As adults, JP found success as the owner of a construction company, while Mikey became a small-time mobster, mired in a life of petty crime. When Mikey is kidnapped and held for a ransom by ruthless crime boss Eddie King (Nicolas Cage), JP turns to the brothers' old pal Sal (John Cusack), a plain clothes detective for help. In order to rescue his brother, JP must risk everything and unleash his vengeance against King's relentless army of gangsters.

Reviews
  • Wegotthiscovered.com: The actor gives the kind of performance that awed directors let Brando give at the end of his career: one that's completely OTT.
  • Omenly.com: Nicolas Cage (Eddie King) throws around his nuttiness and violent yet amusing reactions in a way that keeps the audience interested.
  • Cutprintfilm.com: Any moment Cage is on screen here becomes hypnotic. You're drawn into every single bizarre choice the actor makes, completely uncertain of what he's going to do next. In one of the film's best scenes, Eddie's brother Buddy (Deadfall director and Cage's real-life brother Christopher Coppola) shows up to reprimand Eddie for his sloppiness. What follows is a slow-motion dance of carnage, with splashes of blood flying up into Cage's glorious mustache.
  • DallasFilmNow.com: Arsenal frames its relentless beatings doled out by Nicolas Cage against slow-motion effects and a melancholic hymnal of sorts.
  • Filmschoolrejects.com: Cage is mesmerizing whether he's talking, sobbing, hissing, or ranting - his War of the Gargantuas reference is especially endearing.
  • Goodefficientbutchery.blogspot.nl: Cage is here to do exactly what you expect him to do: shout, yell, scream, spaz out, and totally Cage it up.
  • Joblo.com: Cage's whacked-out performance is what makes ARSENAL worth checking out, with him having a blast throughout. He doesn't phone it in at all, and Cage is always fun to watch when he's in gonzo mode.

AWOL-72

Action
Available on VOD: 1 juni 2015
Director: Christian Sesma
Cast: Luke Goss (Hellboy II, Blade II, Death Race II, Blood Out), Bokeem Woodbine (The Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking, Total Recall, Ray, The Rock), RZA (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Californication, American Gangster), Heather Roop (All My Children, Guns, Girls and Gambling), Louis Mandylor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, One in the Chamber)

Conrad Miller, (Luke Goss) is an AWOL military officer who has been accused of selling secrets to ex KGB during the cold war. When Miller realizes he has been tracked by his counterpart hit man Myron, (Bokeem Woodbine) Miller knows his love, and his compromise has been threatened, and he does the only thing humanly possible. RUN.

The Soviets enlist the services of Detective Adams (Rza) to aid them in the local hunt to track down Miller by any means necessary. Miller has 72 hours to make his rendezvous point and get out of the country with his love and the only secrets that will keep him alive.

Reviews
  • Cooltarget.blogspot.co.uk: AWOL-72 is stylishly shot, Luke Goss makes for a commanding leading man (let's get him in a big budget action film again!), the final fifteen minutes has some nicely staged gunplay and hand-to-hand fights (there should have been more of this), the supporting cast of familiar faces is a welcome touch and, well, Sesma certainly fills the running time with a plethora of beautiful women.

Barely Lethal

Action, Comedy
Available on VOD: 2 februari 2016
Director: Kyle Newman
Cast: Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit, Ender's Game, Pitch Perfect 2), Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, Kingsman - The Secret Service, The Other Guys ), Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones), Jessica Alba (Sin City I & II, Fantastic Four, Entourage, Little Fockers), Jaime King (Sin City I & II, Dokter Hart, Pearl Harbor)

Yearning for a "normal" adolescence, Megan (Hailee Steinfeld), a 16-year-old international assassin trained at the Prescott School for Girls, fakes her own death and enrolls in a suburban high school. When her disgruntled training master Maxwell Hardman (Samuel L. Jackson) and a dangerous arms dealer Victoria Knox (Jessica Alba) track her down, Megan finds herself with more extracurriculars than any teenager could handle.

Reviews
  • Indiewire.com: Criticwire Survey - The Best Non-Top 10 Films of 2015: It's a dastardly funny comedy, and, in what has to go down as the actor's best year ever, it features Samuel L Jackson as Steinfeld's drill-sergeant-like covert handler. Newman gives the movie a "Mean Girls" touch — and a wit that really is killer.
  • Examiner.com:the tone is firmly tongue-in-cheek ... Steinfeld gets Megan's social naiveté and desire for acceptance. She's exactly the kind of girl we cheer for in all of those old Hughes films. We want her to remain herself, become popular anyway, and get the guy she deserves to be with.
  • Blu-ray.com: a quick pace and a jokey superspy atmosphere, almost resembling a "Spy Kids" sequel in the manner the effort merges cartoonish action with broad performances.
  • CBSlocal.com: I liked Steinfeld in this film, as she has a commanding presence and makes the shift easily from the tough agent to the lost high school girl, at almost a moment's notice. She has great chemistry with both Jackson and Alba, making their roles believable.
  • Soundonsight.com: Steinfeld and Turner are superb casting choices, possibly the best two actresses in the world that director Kyle Newman (Fanboys) could have gotten for those particular roles. Although Steinfeld has been in some clunkers since her Oscar nomination, she's still a great actress, and is fully committed here.
  • The-other-view.com: The story is rock solid, easy to follow, straightforward. It's kinda fun and a total throwback to the 80s/90s high school comedy films, with some decent action tossed in.
  • Themovienetwork.com: Barely Lethal is fun, funny, and an all around enjoyable film. It combines aspects of teen comedies that would make John Hughes proud with action movie sensibilities.
  • VillageVoice.com: Barely Lethal's combination of bawdy humor and earnest affection for its high-school-aged protagonists is surprisingly well-balanced.
  • TheHollywoodnews.com: It's great to see Newman, D'Arco and co. attempting to mix things up with something a little bit different.
  • Empire.com: this high-school actioner ghosts by on its charm and sense of fun.
  • Cine-vue./com: The movie is brimming with terrific one-liners. That sense of humour carries the film a long way; Steinfeld is a natural at comedy, and she is ably supported by a strong cast, including Samuel L. Jackson, Thomas Mann, Jessica Alba, and Disney starlet Dove Cameron.

Battleground

Action
Available on VOD: 9 oktober 2012
Director: Neil Mackay
Cast: Bryan Larkin (Outpost 3), Hugh Lambe, Robert Nolan, Bob Cymbalski

Six bank robbers become stranded in a off the grid forest when their vehicle goes missing during the planning of their escape from the police. Now stranded and on a time crunch to make their flight headed out of the country they try to walk out of the forest. they soon encounter Hugh Lambe as a Vietnam veteran who was mentally damaged somehow in during the conflict and now kills anyone who enters his forest using his military training and some tactics used by the VietCong. At first the bank robbers do not seem to know who they are dealing with, the training and experience their adversary has, but they soon figure it out.

Reviews
  • Flickermagazine.co.uk: a tense, thrilling journey of shocks, suspense and stealth.
  • Horrornews.net: Neil Mackay has created a solid winner of an action packed thriller.
  • Bzfilm.com: I enjoyed this little flick. There's enough action, some good thrills and twists (especially the one at the end), and overall a very solid movie.
  • Twitch: Very entertaining and well made action/survival film.

Beatdown

Action
Available on VOD: 12 februari 2013
Director: Mike Gunther
Cast: Rudy Youngblood (Apocalypto), Michael Bisping, Bobby Lashley, Eric Balfour, Danny Trejo (Machete, In the Blood), Susie Abromeit (World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles)

Brandon (Rudy Youngblood), a respected street fighter, is forced to flee the city after his brother is murdered and the money that was supposed to be paid back to a local gangster is stolen. While lying low at his father's (Danny Trejo) house in a small southern town, Brandon soon gets involved in the local underground cage-fighting circuit. With the help of Drake Colby (Michael Bisping), a former MMA champion, Brandon devises a scheme to bring a massive payday, if they are able to survive.

Reviews
  • Blu-raydefinition.com: has its moments of grit and blood-dripping glory.
  • Devon-cornwall-film.co.uk: Fans of Mixed Martial Arts will enjoy the bone-crunching array of fight scenes.
  • Ionlywatch18s.com: So yeah, you've come for the punching – and guess what? There's loads of it.
  • Movielogy.com: The fighting scenes are great! Very intense!

Blood Shot

Action, Comedy, Horror
Available on VOD: 4 februari 2014
Director: Dietrich Johnston
Cast: Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Millennium), Brad Dourif (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call, Halloween I & II), Christopher Lambert (Highlander, Electric Slide), Martin Klebba (Pirates of the Caribbean saga, Mirror Mirror, Oz the Great and Powerful), Assaf Cohen (Flightplan, Fast & Furious)

A notorious Middle Eastern terrorist (Dourif) is plotting a major attack on the U.S. that includes detonating a powerful nuke in the heart of Los Angeles; the only thing standing in his way is an unlikely duo formed by a mysterious vampire (Bailey Smith) and a rogue cop (Elliott) who reluctantly join forces to thwart his gang of motley terrorists before it's too late.

Reviews
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: Well Crafted, Very Funny, Politically Incorrect, Jihad Vampire Flick. If you enjoy your comedy horrors, then Blood Shot is unmissable.
  • Horrornews.net: I enjoyed this movie. Even though I am a sucker for horror-comedies, Blood Shot did a great job keeping me entertained. This is the kind of diamond in the rough that will be adorning my Blu-Ray collection when it finally gets its official release.

Bunker of the Dead

Action, Comedy, Horror
Available on VOD: 19 april 2016
Director: Matthias Olof Eich
Cast: Patrick Jahns, Aciel Martinez Pol, Sarita Bradley, Esther Maa

In the picturesque Bavarian town of Oberammergau, two friends, Markus and Thomas, are using the instructions found in an old Jewish diary to gain access to a WW II underground military base formerly codenamed: CERUSIT.

Used by the Nazis as a secret research institute, there are shrouded rumors to this day about the lost gold of the Third Reich. The entrance to the cave system, however, lies right within the restricted area of a U.S. military base.. the first of many problems Markus and Thomas will have to face.

Equipped only with a two-way-radio and a camera, Markus penetrates the restricted area and manages to locate the entrance to the underground facility and later, the secret base. But what Markus does not know is that through his efforts, he has not only drawn the attention of the US Military.. but something else that has managed to survive in exile for over 70 years without luxuries... especially food. For Markus, it has now become race of life and death.

A Certain Justice

Action
Available on VOD: 3 juni 2014
Director: Giorgio Serafini
Cast: Cung Le (The Man with the Iron Fists, Dragon Eyes, Tekken), Briana Evigan (Step Up 2: The Streets, Sorority Row, Step Up 5), Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables 1/2, Universal Soldier, SAF3), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, Hijacked, X-Men: The Last Stand)

After returning home from a traumatic tour of duty in Iraq, John finds himself struggling with PTSD. What little peace he had managed to build around him is shattered one fateful day when he rescues a local call girl from a group of violent Aryan Brotherhood pimps. Having killed several of the high-ranking brotherhood during the rescue, John and his family are now the prime targets of Hollis, the ruthless criminal leader of the group.

Reviews
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: There is no shortage of action in Serafini's latest offering, which is never a problem with the directors films: An enjoyable action film, this will keep you entertained.
  • TheActionElite.com: if you're looking for a Hard R, adult oriented revenge story then you'll have a blast with A Certain Justice. With a stand-out performance from Dolph and surprisingly developed characters, A Certain Justice goes for the jugular and doesn't apologize for it.
  • Examiner.com: Delivers exactly what it sets out to do, an old school martial arts revenge flick. Cung Le is bringing new blood to the game and is clearly ready to deliver the sidekick to the industry like only he can.
  • DVDTalk.com: fast paced, reasonably well acted, plenty violent and generally solid entertainment.
  • AlienBee.net: a pretty cool action flick with a good story and exciting action scenes.

Circle of Pain

Action
Available on VOD: 12 maart 2013
Director: Daniel Zirilli
Cast: Tony Schiena (Locked Down), Dean Cain (Lois & Clark, The New Adventures of Superman, Ripley's Believe it or Not!), Bai Ling (Crank: High Voltage), Kimbo Slice, Heath Herring

After a tragic training accident with his best friend, Dalton Hunt (Tony Schiena) retires from the world of mixed martial arts at the top of his game. Unable to live with his guilt, he loses his family, his title and his way. When a ruthless promoter (Bai Ling) blackmails him back into a fight against the current champ (Heath Herring), Dalton must enlist the aid of an enigmatic trainer (Louis Herthum) to turn him into a warrior once again. MMA fighter Yves Edwards and actor Louis Herthum (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) also appear in Circle of Pain.

Reviews
  • Comeuppancereviews.com: It delivers what you want
  • DVDVerdict.com: Finally an MMA film worthy of the fighters.
  • MattMovieGuy.com: It's the Rocky V of MMA films. Bai Ling was awesome.

Cold Blooded

Action, Thriller
Available on VOD: 1 mei 2013
Director: Jason Lapeyre
Cast: Ryan Robbins (Apollo 18, Sanctuary), Zoie Palmer (Devil), William MacDonald (Slither, Hollow Man II)

A female police officer has what she thinks is an easy night shift guarding an unconscious diamond thief in an abandoned hospital wing. When his brutal gang members break in to the secured ward, the cop and the robber must form an unlikely alliance to survive the night.

Reviews
  • Fearnet.com: There's always something to be said for a quick and efficient crime thriller that introduces its characters and premise in an efficient manner, and then keeps throwing you bloody curve balls before jolting to a finish in less than 90 minutes. Cold Blooded is shot quite well, scored quite smoothly, and (especially) cut like a fast-paced dream. The cast is uniformly strong, the premise has a nice hook, and things actually get pretty dark and nasty before all is said and done. Fun stuff.
  • Reviewsbytom.blogspot.com.au: Driven by memorable characters and loaded with stomach churning tension, Cold Blooded is intense, harrowing and all kinds of brilliant – one of the year's best thrillers just waiting to be discovered.
  • Filmschoolrejects.com: Surprisingly brutal, strong performance from Ryan Robbins, short and sweet.
  • Soundonsight.org: One of the year's best thrillers, shot quite well with a chilly approach mirroring both the characters and the sterile setting. Cold Blooded is full of fun surprises, features tremendously entertaining characters and takes its violence very, very seriously. It can be just as funny at times as it can be visceral. In a sea of mediocre Canadian films, Cold Blooded emerges as reason to celebrate.
  • Moviedex.com: Lapeyre also directed my favourite, the tense, violent crime thriller Cold Blooded. Immensely talented and impressively prolific. Videovortex.wordpress.com: a really good thriller with great characters and an interesting story.
  • TheTFS.ca: a brutally bloody and occasionally darkly comic morality tale that's been making a name for itself on the Festival circuit, garnering praise from critics whenever it screens.
  • EFilmCritic.com': The filmmaking is remarkably clear-eyed and economical. The first images, almost still photos, suggest snapshots of what happened and why it went wrong. Every edit and line of dialogue have a purpose: not for nothing do I compare Cold Blooded to early Carpenter, who never let plot get in the way of the story.
  • Agentsofgeek.com: Lapeyre has done a remarkable job staying creative with his budget limitations and giving us interesting seedy characters that wouldn’t seem out of place in an Elmore Leonard novel. Cold Blooded cuts straight to the point and we’re in and out before we know what hit us. We are left with a fun tension filled action movie that’s not interested in being deep or philosophical but delivering some entertainment. In that retrospect, I can tell you that we get exactly what we were promised.
Awards
  • Bare Bones International Film Festival 2012: Best Actress in a Feature Film
  • Fant-Asia Film Festival 2012: Audience Award - Best Canadian Feature

Crawlspace

Action, Horror, SF
Available on VOD: 1 december 2013
Director: Justin Dix
Cast: Amber Clayton (Blackwood), Peta Sergeant (Iron Sky), Ditch Davey (Spartacus), Eddie Baroo (Australia, Ghost Rider)

Set beneath the real-world military base at Pine Gap. The story follows a small team of elite soldiers who are sent into the bowels of the complex to rescue a top scientist from an experiment that has apparently gone awry. In the bowels of the base they encounter the mysterious survivor Eve. It quickly becomes clear that the facility is a testing ground for something far more sinister. The team must now, with Eve in tow, fight their way through escaped inmates and fight off the devastating psychic attacks rooted in their own darkest, primordial fears.

Reviews
  • BIFFF Brussel: Crawlspace is een solide brok pretentieloze Australische sciencefiction horror van debutant Justin Dix. Je kan het een kruisbestuiving noemen tussen Aliens en Resident Evil, met een vleugje Scanners en Event Horizon als extra kruiden. Dix, die zijn carrière begon als ontwerper van robotten voor Star Wars II en III, schreef mee aan het scenario en stond in voor de sfeervolle production design. Hiju houdt er flink de vaart in, maar zorgt af en toe voor een pauze tussen de rondvliegende kogels en kinetische salvo's om het mysterie te laten ontrafelen.
  • Blu-ray.com: A blend of 'Aliens' and 'Scanners,' the feature has confidence and a definite vision for its claustrophobic scares. 'Crawlspace' comes together quite niftily, boosted by fine performances by the entire cast and a focus on disorientation, sustaining the puzzle to the end.
  • About.com: From the inventive opening title sequence, it's evident that Crawlspace boasts a bold look and strong production value.
  • Fangoria.com: The action is well-paced under FX artist turned director Justin Dix, the human drama is engaging, the twists are great and the mysteries are ample enough to keep it constantly moving and exciting. It's a well-thought-out flick that breathes new life into a genre the filmmakers obviously love and respect.
  • Screendaily.com: a solid and exciting bit of genre entertainment that will keep fans happy as it ticks all the right boxes, and certainly punches well above its weight. Keeps things pacy and moody, and while there a few time-outs for the soldiers to catch their breath and engage in some exposition, he smartly favours gunplay and gore over trying to make the standard sci-fi plot stand-up. Crawlspace is a well-made and modestly enjoyable genre number.
  • Starpulse.com: Enough style and sizzling visuals to put even an attention to detail master like Ridley Scott to shame.
Awards
  • Screamfest 2012: Festival Trophy

Damage

Action
Available on VOD: 15 mei 2012
Director: Jeff King
Cast: Steve Austin (The Expendables), Laura Vandervoort (V, This Means War), Walton Goggins (Cowboys & Aliens)

Set in the world of illegal, underground fighting, a place filled with degenerates, criminals and lowlifes, DAMAGE, is the story of John Brickner (Steve Austin), a man recently paroled from prison after serving seven years for 2nd degree manslaughter. Remorseful of his crime, Brickner tries his best to re-start his life on the outside. Then he is approached by Veronika Reynolds, the widow of the man he killed. She tells him it was her letter to the parole board that enabled his early release from prison. She explains to him that her daughter needs a heart transplant, but won't survive long enough to qualify for a donor. She wants him to secure the $250K needed to buy a black market heart. Despite his unwillingness to fight, he is offered a chance to make big money in an underground fighting circuit if he is willing to move up the ranks. He soon finds himself engulfed in the world of fight promoters, desperate gamblers and steroid freaks that are too proud to quit. Brickner must put aside his fear of going too far in order to serve a purpose greater than himself. Steve Austin unleashes a world of two-fisted action in this adrenaline-fueled knockout of a film set in the illegal world of underground fighting. Exploding with heart-stopping thrills, brutal fight sequences and nonstop suspense, Damage will leave you aching for more.

Reviews
  • CoolAwesomeMovies.com: It is a quality film worth not just renting, but buying, more so if you're a fan of Stone Cold.
  • TheOtherView.com: There is a lot of fighting, a lot of blood and this movie delivers in action.
  • FilmCriticsUnited.com: I mightily enjoyed this movie
  • BeyondHollywood.com: a solid tough guy action movie. 

Daylight's End

Action
Available on VOD: 23 september 2016
Director: William Kaufman
Cast: Johnny Strong (The Fast and the Furious, Black Hawk Down, Sinners and Saints), Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Millennium), Louis Mandylor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, One in the Chamber), Chelsea Edmundson (Gangster Squad)

Years after a mysterious plague has devastated the planet and turned most of humanity into blood-hungry creatures, a rogue drifter on a vengeful hunt stumbles across a band of survivors in an abandoned police station and reluctantly agrees to try to help them defend themselves and escape to the sanctuary they so desperately need.

Reviews
  • 28dayslateranalysis.com: Daylight's End and the creators know what their strong points are: action sequences and terrifying scenarios. Consistently uptempo and full of great musical selections, the film creates a compelling and thrilling atmosphere. And, this viewer will be first in line, when the film is released in home entertainment formats; this tense film is not to be missed.
  • Joblo.com: Daylight's End is an exceptionally well made film. The budget was relatively low, but that isn't felt in the film, which appears to play out on an epic scale, with its convincing shots of deserted disaster areas and abundance of action and gunfire. Kaufman knows action, that's the genre he has primarily been working in up to this point, and he used that knowledge to make the action sequences in this film as cool and thrilling as possible.
  • Mikefury.net: One of the most striking elements of the film are the visuals. Kaufman has built a reputation creating slick, cinematic and equally gritty character-driven action with a definite air of coolness. This is made much easier when the star is Johnny Strong, who has to be one of the most underrated leading men in movies today. So for true action fans, horror buffs or anyone who still loves an authentic, exciting movie experience by great artists, Daylight's End is a real blast.
  • Theactionelite.com: The movie is action-packed with plenty of violence and some cool weapons too so if you get to see the movie make sure you've got the sound turned up to 11 for maximum impact. Daylight's End brings the action goods with a badass hero in Johnny Strong, fast pacing and an unconventional script.
  • Truthoncinema.com: Pure Adrenaline and Carnage. This film sets a standard for indie projects with vision larger than their budgets. It rolls hard and fast and pays the consequences for that choice, but ultimately walks away a winner; combining the action-oriented sensibilities of Resident Evil with the world-building prowess of I Am Legend. A worthy edition to the ranks of apocalyptic thrillers, Daylight's End is sure for a cult following if not mainstream success.
  • Screenanarchy.com: One of the best things about this film is the action. The gun battles are meticulously choreographed and made with precision. The tactics are sound and the filmmakers have a clear familiarity with the weapons used. The fights are visceral and feel real, making them much more exciting than most of the CGI-laden films that regularly hit our screens these days.

Down and Dangerous

Action, Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 1 februari 2014
Director: Zak Forsman
Cast: John T. Woods (Time Again, V/H/S/2), Paulie Rojas (Dorothy and the Witches of Oz), Ross Marquand

Always one step ahead of the Feds, Paul Boxer is the most inventive and principled smuggler in the trade, and has never needed to carry a gun. When violent mid-level traffickers coerce him into designing a foolproof plan to bring several kilos of cocaine across the México border, he maneuvers to rid himself of their hold over him once and for all. But when a sharp-witted woman from his past enlists his help to escape this rival outfit, Paul must confront the man that is hunting him down, and choose between his livelihood as a smuggler and his integrity as a man.

Reviews
  • Letterboxd.com: It immediately brings to mind Michael Mann's films like Heat, and Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive. And I think this film does a pretty good job of living up to those films. John Woods plays a cool criminal in the vein of Mel Gibson in Payback. He has every base covered, every angle accounted for. Too bad the people around him can't say the same, especially the girl. Watching his plans unravel and how he handles it is a fun time at the movies.
  • Apocalypselaterfilm.com: The tone is what's surprising here. This remains accessible, never becoming an ordeal like drug films often do, never becoming nasty even with a brief torture scene and never losing its direction to distractions. No, the Mormons are hardly going to praise it but combining a strong story, a strong score and strong editing with a strong set of performances makes it a very strong film indeed.
  • Examiner.com: "Down and Dangerous" is a spectacularly slick-looking flick. Writer/director Zak Forsman has an excellent cinematic eye as this crime thriller has the look and feel of a studio release.
Awards
  • Sacramento Film and Music Festival 2013: Jury Prize Best Narrative Feature

Dust Up

Action, Comedy
Available on VOD: 1 november 2013
Director: Ward Roberts
Cast: Aaron Gaffey (Lo), Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Jeremiah Birkett (Evan Almighty)

Jack is a shell-shocked soldier turned handyman seeking refuge in the hot desert sun from a cold, dark past. He's traded his service pistol for a cordless drill, forsaken allegiance to the flag for meditation on a yoga mat. His only friend: a quirky hipster named Mo, who wants nothing more than to embody the life of a Native- American Indian, complete with teepee, organic foods, tomahawk... and tube socks. These two oddball friends have forged a quiet paradise in an idyllic landscape. But their peaceful lives are interrupted when Jack answers a call from a customer in need... Ella is a new mother at an isolated bungalow in the middle of nowhere, soaked in mud from a broken water pipe and drowning in debt. She's sought out Jack for help, unable to rely on her husband Herman who's an elusive, methed-out jackass owing a heap of cash to the local drug lord, Buzz. Recently unemployed, Herman has been trying hard to raise funds - primarily by offering discount roadside handjobs. But business has been slow, he'll never raise enough to appease bloodthirsty Buzz. What should be a simple plumbing gig for Jack turns into a world of hurt when his hankering for redemption prompts him to make a charitable offer, for the sake of Ella's innocent daughter. Jack soon finds himself embroiled in this family's twisted situation, leading to an inevitable, violent confrontation with the ruthless Buzz. Another ex-Marine seeking solace in the dunes, Buzz has gone full desert whacko. Clad in a stylish pink bathrobe, he's devolved into a sex-crazed kingpin, assembling his own private legion of cultish followers... youthful 'Heathens' inspired by Buzz's conspiracy sermons, mandatory orgies, innovative speed concoctions and a surprise grotesque dinner. Worlds collide when these assorted desert denizens are thrown together for the badass brawl-of-the-century. Jack will be forced to face his demons as he battles Buzz and an army of raving wastoids. He'll need the help of his loyal sidekick, Mo, and the beautiful Ella - as they barrel down a one-way road ending in hilarious, bloody mayhem.

Reviews
  • Fullmoonreviews.com: DUST UP has more than enough to satisfy those genre fans looking for something new. It has sick humor. It has some cool violence. The characters are all colorful and likeable in their own way. And it's a quick moving film at 90 minutes. If you like campy, violent films that pays homage to the grindhouse era, DUST UP is definitely for you. Hell, maybe it's worth losing an eye over.
  • Dust Up is waarschijnlijk de vreemdste eend in deze BIFFF oogst ! Stel je de excentrieke personages en de laconieke dialogen uit een Hal Hartley film voor en overgiet dat vervolgens met een stevige grindhouse saus. Het resultaat is een knotsgekke, niet te klasseren film, waarin lustig gestoeid wordt met absurde humor, gore, kannibalisme en tekenfilm-achtig geweld. De cast kwijt zich voorbeeldig van haar taak, met als uitschieters Devin Barry, die als twee druppels water op Adrien Brody lijkt, als Mo en Amber Benson (Tara uit Buffy, The Vampire Slayer) als Ella.
  • DVDVerdict.com: Thanks to some solid acting, good gore, and a willingness to go full throttle, Dust Up earns a rental recommendation for fans of the current wave of neo-grindhouse films, and the excellent presentation and copious supplements make it easy to recommend as a fan purchase.
  • TheIndependentCritic.com: Seriously. Demented. So. Fun.
  • BrutalAsHell.com: It's an enjoyable film, well put together and stocked to the brim with enough atrocious acts to please the wildest of sensibilities.
  • Rockshockpop.com: A fun little flick that actually stands out in a sea of low-budget independently made movies, Dust Up entertains and delivers plenty of nastiness in the form of cartoonish violence
  • CinemaSlasher.com: I recommend Dust Up to fans of exploitation films as well as any sort of bizarre cinema. It's not flawless, but it's definitely enjoyable, if only for a specific audience.
  • DVDBeaver.com: immensely entertaining and amusing
  • Filmsnobbery.com: With over-the-top action, violence, and a touch of humor, DUST UP is a modern-day grindhouse film that leaves the audience rooting, wretching, and wishing for more.
  • Horrortalk.com: Dust Up is one of the most enjoyable movies that I have seen in a long while. It's a fast paced and humorous homage to the grindhouse films of the '70s
  • Theindependentcritic.com: Dust Up is funny. Dust Up is demented. Dust Up is psychotic. Dust Up is gory. Dust Up is weird and wild and wonderful and seriously, seriously whacked.
  • Movies.wn.com: a kick ass action comedy served up by Ward Roberts and starring Amber Benson that will make you laugh, gasp and punch the person you're sitting next to. If you like funny, fighting and some crazy stuff you've never seen before, Dust Up is the flick for you.

Eliminators

Action
Available on VOD: 19 december 2016
Director: James Nunn
Cast: Scott Adkins (Dr. Strange, Grimsby, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Expendables 2), Stu Bennett a.k.a Wade Barrett (WWE Main Event), Daniel Caltagirone (Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life), James Cosmo (Game of Thrones, The Chronicles of Narnia), Mem Ferda (Miss You Already, The Devil's Double), Ty Glaser, Olivia Mace

From WWE Studios, Martin Parker (Scott Adkins), a highly trained former DEA agent, is hiding in the witness protection program in London with his young daughter, Carly. His world is turned upside down when a group of thugs break into his home looking for hidden contraband.

Parker is forced to kill the intruders, which exposes his true identity to the criminal underworld, including mob boss, Chris Cooper, who is Parker's arch-enemy as well as ex-father-in-law. Cooper sends his top assassin, Bishop (WWE Superstar Wade Barrett), to kill Parker, while Cooper tracks down Parker's daughter. Parker, now on the run, must defeat Bishop while simultaneously trying to keep his daughter out of the deadly clutches of her grandfather.

Reviews
  • Blu-ray.com: Scott Adkins and Wade Barrett perform admirably, straightforward, largely, but carrying themselves and their characters satisfactorily well. Recommended.
  • Bobafett1138: Really one that's well worth your time.
    Bulletproofaction.com: Scott Adkins delivered another top notch performance and added to his already impressive filmography of action movies.
  • Goodefficientbutchery.blogspot.nl: Adkins brings his A-game to this and once again shows he's ready for bigger things.
  • Roguecinema.com: the plot isn't the drawing point of these films, it's the action scenes, and Eliminators does deliver the goods here.
  • Theschlockpit.com"Eliminators is resolutely British, and with some awesome sequences set within the nation's capital city, like a couple of cool car chases and an immense bit of cable car combat, London is close to being the star of the picture. Adkins, as always, put his soul into this.

End of a Gun

Action, Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 1 november 2016
Director: Keoni Waxman
Cast: Steven Seagal (Under Siege, A Dangerous Man, Executive Decision), Alexandre Nguyen (Exodus to Shanghai), Jade Ewen

Decker (Seagal), an ex-federal agent, comes across a woman, Lisa, being beaten by her boyfriend, Decker, and is forced to kill the enraged man to save her. Instead of congratulations and thanks, Decker faces possible criminal charges. Lisa, knowing his situation, asks him to help her steal $2 million hidden within her boyfriend's car at the police impound lot. They successfully recover the money, but it only puts them in greater danger, as the money was supposed to be delivered to a druglord. He catches wind of their theft and sends a hit squad to recover the money. Meanwhile, a determined cop, alarmed at the number of bodies piling up around Decker, is also hot on his trail. Decker must turn to an unlikely ally to keep the cash, save a now kidnapped Lisa, and survive an epic gun battle with the kingpin's henchmen.

Forced to Fight

Action
Available on VOD: 1 oktober 2013
Director: Jonas Quastel
Cast: Peter Weller (Robocop), Alexandra Weaver, Gary Daniels (The Expendables, Hunt to Kill)

World kick-boxing champion Gary Daniels (The Expendables) stars with Peter Weller (RoboCop I & II, TV's Dexter) in the adrenaline-fuelled mixed martial arts action-thriller FORCED TO FIGHT. Once a legend in the brutal world of illicit underground fighting, Shane Slavin (Daniels) decides to turn his life around, promising his wife and young son he's fought his last battle. But when his younger brother betrays a ruthless crime boss (Weller), Shane is forced back into the arena to pay his brother's debts and to protect his family. Now Shane must confront a gauntlet of incredibly savage, no-holds-barred fights with no rules, no mercy and just two possible outcomes: win... or die fighting.

Reviews
  • RockShockPop.com: With his prowling camerawork and gritty style, director Jonas Quastel dishes out killer fight set pieces. The tight shooting style and strong editing really show Daniels at his best. He's a terrific fighter and very much the real deal. And Weller is a great villain. The action is top flight and Daniels is a pleasure to watch. A solid action picture with an accomplished leading man, great villain and cool fight scenes.
  • Mediamikes.com: The film is action-packed and features various fighting styles including wrestling, judo, jiu jitsu etc. There is something for everyone here in this non-stop thrill ride. Recommended for all MMA fans!
  • DVDTalk.com: the movie is well made with a good cast and it delivers just the right mix of story and action to make it worth checking out.
  • Blu-Ray.com: What's required is that the filmmakers take enough pride in their work to invest it with craftsmanship, and Forced to Fight is an example of what happens when they do. Its script has a story with more than paint-by-numbers beats. Its villain conveys a sense of danger and even, thanks to Weller, an occasional whiff of devilry. And its hero comes off as someone with genuine feelings, instead of just a dancing piece of beefcake.
  • Bzfilm.com: the film was done with heart, and it does have some great fighting moments.
  • Moviemavericks.com: spirited and briskly paced. Peter Weller is a spark of scenery chewing magnetism.
  • Craveonline.com: Forced to Fight is by no means a subtle film. It's a punch to the face in cinematic form. But for fans of straight-to-video quality action cinema, it's an unusually potent movie.
  • Blu-raydefinition: Damn entertaining. Thrilling at times, particularly during many of the in-your-face fight sequences. A strong rental for a lazy afternoon.
  • HomeTheaterinfo.com: Adding to the movie is the seasoned talents of Peter Weller. Here he gives a greater depth to the villainous part than most performers could muster.
  • Kungfucinema.com: British martial arts ace Gary Daniels returns to a major leading role in this underground fight film that brings more to the plate than your typical fight film [and] meshes emotion with some pretty good action scenes.

Gangster Playboy Legends

Action, Crime
Available on VOD: 1 maart 2014
Director: Paul Tanter
Cast: Simon Phillips (He Who Dares), Nick Nevern (The Sweeney, Vendetta), Peter Barrett, Kierston Wareing (Fish Tank), Robert Cavanah, Jay Brown (The Hunters), Ryan Winsley (Kruistocht in Spijkerbroek, Piggy)

An 18 year old girl going into a coma after taking an ecstasy pill from a bad batch is the catalyst that sets in motion a series of events that leads to the demise of one of the most infamous criminal organisations in British History. Detective Inspector Stone steps in to try and put pressure on an untouchable unit of criminals - Pat Tate, Tony Tucker and Craig Rolfe. The Essex Boys. In order to bring the criminals down, he must act out of the law to get things done. As the Essex Boys grow stronger and more fearless, their addiction to drugs and power slowly starts to spiral out of control and they soon start to develop enemies everywhere. As Stone starts to see the cracks forming in their organisation and with pressure from his peers he soon realises that bringing them down will be inevitable but the real test will come when he must find a way of getting his man on the inside out safely.

Reviews
  • Horrorcultfilms.co.uk: a gripping and entertaining piece of cinema.
  • Comedychords.com: Its fresh take on an old Brit tale is surprisingly enjoyable and the problems don't stop it from being an impressive watch. One of the better Brit gangster flicks to come out since Guy Ritchie dominated the genre and that's not an exaggeration.
  • Cinevue.com: Tanter's film does well to create an authentic sense of the dingy and lurid environs that this rabble inhabits.
  • BringTheNoiseUK.com: certainly a good watch.
  • Hheyuguys.co.uk: Tanter has found another theory intriguing enough to rouse interest and provide an appealing watch
  • Boxofficebuz.com: Don't miss it, there's some truly classic moments contained within the film!
  • TheHollywoodNews.com: off-the-peg gangster fun.
  • Close-upfilm.com: it definitely has a dark edge that other similar films lack. Tanter isn't afraid to hold a mirror to up to the brutality of violent crime rather than glorifying it.
  • Movieemporium.co.uk: There is no doubt that this is very much a film that is male orientated. The language is strong, the women are naked and the violence is heavy and brutal.

Gangster Playboys Retribution

Action, Crime
Available on VOD: 2 december 2014
Director: Paul Tanter
Cast: Billy Murray (The Bill), Ian Virgo (Rise of the Footsoldier), Alex Esmail

It was the most infamous gangland killing in British history, an empire of crime had ended overnight when four men were shot dead in a desolate field late at night. The killers were never caught and the story of that night become legend. Twenty years later and new, younger faces were making their own impact on the gangland scene. But there were men who would never rest until justice was served, their influence reached to the very top echelons of the British underworld and their profession was murder.

This is the story of the epic retribution that followed the Range Rover murders - a revenge spree that would shake the local crime families and police force to their core. Their names will never be known, but their deeds shocked a nation.

Reviews
  • Screenjabber.com: A slick production.
  • Cinemachords.com: Along with solid performances from the entire cast and an ending that won't let you down, Tanter's latest film has all the makings of a fine British feature. Slick, brutal and has some great one-liners.

Guardians

Action, SF
Available on VOD: 15 juni 2017
Director: Sarik Andreasyan
Cast: Alina Lanina, Anton Pampushnyy, Sanzhar Madiyev, Sebastien Sisak

During the Cold War, an organization called "Patriot" created a super-hero squad, which includes members of multiple soviet republics. For years, the heroes had to hide their identities, but in hard times they must show themselves again.

Reviews
  • Cinemagazine.nl: Evenwel is dit een interessante film. 'Guardians' hint nadrukkelijk naar de hoogtijdagen van de Sovjet-Unie. Een tijd van voor het uiteenvallen van Groot-Rusland. Toen het land, inclusief de later afvallige staten, nog één geheel vormde. Kortom, een land waar de huidige president Poetin graag van droomt.
  • Preview Magazine: Als je een beetje van superhelden houdt, dan is dit een geweldige kijkervaring. Wat dacht je van een held met twee kromme messen die supersnel een auto doormidden hakt, een man-beer met een minigun, de knapste vrouw uit Rusland die onzichtbaar kan worden (en ook nog eens goede borsjt kan koken!) en een soort Magneto die geen metaal, maar rotsen kan beïnvloeden (en dat doet met een enorme zweep)? Het levert heerlijke actiescènes op.
  • ScreenAnarchy.com: The film is a lot of fun indeed. No expense has been spared and there are a number of impressive setpieces, especially when the supervillain starts building a super-antenna in Moscow by stacking several landmark towers on top of each other.

Gutshot Straight

Action, Thriller
Available on VOD: 13 april 2015
Director: Justin Steele
Cast: George Eads (CSI), AnnaLynne McCord (90210, Officer Down, Scorned), Stephen Lang (Avatar, The Men Who Stare at Goats, In The Blood), Ted Levine (Shutter Island, The Silence of the Lambs, American Gangster, The Bridge), Steven Seagal (Under Siege, A Dangerous Man, Executive Decision), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, Hijacked, X-Men: The Last Stand), Tia Carrere (True Lies), Fiona Dourif (The Messenger, The Master)

A professional poker player, Jack Daniel (George Eads), gets mixed up with the underworld when he takes a wager proposed by Duffy (Stephen Lang), a mysterious gambler. In order to protect his family and himself, Jack must outwit Duffy's cunning brother Lewis (Ted Levine) and scheming wife May (AnnaLynne McCord) as each attempts to force him into murdering the other. Seeking help anywhere he can find it, Jack turns to Paulie Trunks (Steven Seagal), a loan shark looking to collect on Jack's poker debts, who might want to protect his investment.

Reviews
  • Flickeringmyth.com: The film looks great with some slick and colourful visuals, the acting is pretty good and the story set-up is fantastic and really draws you in.
  • Goodefficientbutchery.blogspot.nl: Seagal gets a terrific monologue about why he's called "Paulie Trunks" and has a few genuinely funny, possibly ad-libbed lines and he makes every moment count. Gutshot Straight has a lot of positives in its favor.
  • Devon-cornwall-film.co.uk: A nifty little B-movie neo-noir. He may be one of the least showy CSI cast members, but blank canvas George Eads is a surprisingly effective noir antihero, and shoulders the double-crossing narrative convincingly. Admittedly, the pace does slacken in the second half of the film, but Gutshot has enough worthwhile moments to keep you interested. Inessential, but strangely appealing.

He Who Dares

Action
Available on VOD: 10 februari 2015
Director: Paul Tanter
Cast: Zara Phythian (The Hike), Ben Loyd-Holmes (Band of Brothers), Ewan Ross (Age of Heroes, White Collar Hooligan 2: England Away), Christina Bellavia, Tom Benedict Knight (Kick-Ass 2, White Collar Hooligan 2: England Away), Simon Phillips (He Who Dares)

'Die Hard' meets 'The Raid' in the violent action thriller HE WHO DARES - when the SAS, Britain's elite Special Forces unit, take on an utterly ruthless terrorist cell who've kidnapped the Prime Minister's daughter.

Packed full of wild, explosive action – insane car chases, intense hand to hand combat, and ferocious gun battles – HE WHO DARES never lets up. Fight. Kill. Win.

Reviews
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: A taut action picture that kept me on the edge of my seat.
  • 28dayslateranalysis.com: He Who Dares is a solid action film for those looking for some light entertainment. 7.5 out of 10: an intriguing premise, good acting, lots of violent scenarios.
  • Britflicks.com: Director Paul Tanter (The Rise & Fall of a White Collar Hooligan) doesn't disappoint with some cracking shoot outs and hand to hand combat. Phillips revels in the larger than life, evil kingpin role, and it's an exciting surprise when the martial arts bombshell Zara Phythian gets to show off a roundhouse or two.

He Who Dares - Downing Street Siege

Action, Crime
Available on VOD: 24 augustus 2015
Director: Paul Tanter
Cast: Ryan Winsley (Kruistocht in Spijkerbroek, Piggy), Russell Kilmister (The Meaning Of Live, Secret State), Tom Benedict Knight (Kick-Ass 2, White Collar Hooligan 2: England Away), Simon Phillips (He Who Dares)

The film will continue to follow the Special Air Service (SAS) anti–hijacking counter–terrorism team. In the triller, Christopher Lowe finds himself summoned to 10 Downing Street to be dishonorably discharged from the SAS for disobeying a direct order, despite the fact that he saved the Prime Minister's only daughter.

Reviews
  • Themoviewaffler.com: He Who Dares: Downing Street Siege has its niche target audience so tightly in its crosshairs, and caters exclusively and gleefully to it.

Hijacked

Action
Available on VOD: 11 december 2012
Director: Brandon Nutt
Cast: Vinnie Jones (Snatch, Hijacked, X-Men: The Last Stand), Dominic Purcell (Killer Elite, Prison Break), Randy Couture (The Expendables 1 & 2), Tiffany Dupont, Gina Philips

Special Agent Ross's (Randy Couture) plans to reconcile with his ex is ruined when she boards a private jet that is targeted by hijackers working for the same crime lord he is chasing. With no time to inform his team, Ross sneaks on the aircraft before take-off and risks it all to save the love of his life. An adrenaline fueled action packed film that puts the fear back in flying!

Reviews
  • Blu-raydefinition.com: Professionally made ... The actors do a good job.
  • Dansmoviereport.blogspot.nl: Flows at a lightning pace, never a wasted moment.
  • Hkfilmnews.blogspot.nl: a fair amount of suspense and some pretty good action here and there.
  • Mediamikes.com: well-planned and entertains throughout.
  • Moviemavericks.com: This is a slam-bang, moderately violent air adventure with an intriguing angle.

The Hollow Point

Action, Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 16 december 2016
Director: Gonzalo Lpez-Gallego
Cast: Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring, Insidious, Watchmen, Fargo II), Lynn Collins (X-Men Origins Wolverine, John Carter), Ian McShane (John Wick, Ray Donovan, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ), John Leguizamo (The Lincoln Lawyer, John Wick, Kick-Ass 2, Ride Along), James Belushi (According to Jim, K-9)

An aging retired sheriff (Ian McShane) with violent tendencies and his young replacement with a dark past (Patrick Wilson) must join forces to protect the residents of their town and investigate the source of a botched Mexican arms deal that leaves several dead and a bag of money missing. As the story twists and turns, a mysterious and vicious cartel hit man (John Leguizamo) arrives in search of the missing loot, systematically eliminating anyone who crosses his path. After discovering that the new sheriff's girlfriend is on the hit man's list, the lawmen must abandon their law enforcement ideals in order to even the playing field.

Reviews
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: An over-the-top, heavily stylized B-movie-ish mash-up of modern Western and bloody thriller, The Hollow Point sees U.S.-based Spanish director Gonzalo Lopez Gallego (The King of the Hill) seeking to bring a new angle to the bad men in the badlands genre. As homage, the film is visually striking, littered with moments of real cinematographic intelligence, and always watchable, in a nasty sort of way. Bloody fun in the badlands.
  • Variety.com: Wilson is persuasively resolute as the sheriff, and Belushi does sweaty desperation like a pro. But McShane effortlessly overshadows both of them with a flamboyantly mannered performance charged by alternating currents of contemptuous sarcasm and pessimistic gruffness.
  • Culturefix.co.uk: A brutally entertaining thriller that allows McShane and Wilson to deliver some badass cool.
  • We Got This Covered: a blazing contemporary western that finds pleasure in punishment.
  • Thepeoplesmovies.com: Patrick Wilson and Ian McSha take on the cartel in contemporary western meets Mexploitation flick. Director Gonzalo López-Gallego ensures this is a fun, action-packed trip even when navigating through Nils Lyew's overcomplicated narrative. The Hollow Point is nonetheless a brutally entertaining thriller that allows McShane and Wilson to deliver some badass cool. 4 out of 5 stars.
  • Kneelbeforeblog.co.uk: Wilson and McShane are the high points of this film. Their buddy chemistry is completely on point and there is lots of great dialogue between the two of them. Each of them can give as good as they get from the other and there are plenty of laughs too be found in their interactions. James Belushi has a memorable turn as a duplicitous used car salesman and John Leguizamo is excellent as a machete wielding Mexican hitman.
  • Flickfeast.co.uk: With a number of great lines scattered throughout the script, even if it's just a running joke regarding people uttering the word asshole after their first encounters with Wilsons character (who has just returned to the town after some time away), and a few moments of white-knuckle tension, this is everything you could want from a crime thriller/neo-Western. As well as Wilson and McShane, the film also boasts some excellent performances from Lynn Collins, John Leguizamo, and James Belushi. The last one may be the biggest surprise, but it's possible that this is the sort of role he's just been waiting for over the past few years. Is it worth mentioning that McShane almost steals the movie? Yes, I think it is, because he gets many of the best moments.

House of the Rising Sun

Action, Thriller
Available on VOD: 15 januari 2013
Director: Brian A Miller
Cast: Danny Trejo (Machete, In the Blood), Dominic Purcell (Killer Elite, Prison Break), Craig Fairbrass (The Bank Job), Dave Bautista (Wrong Side of Town)

Ray, an ex-con, is starting a new life looking to stay out of trouble. One evening, on Ray's watch, the nightclub he works for is robbed and the owner's son is shot dead. As his criminal past is exposed Ray hunts for the person responsible for this crime in an effort to clear his own name. Ray must get to the bottom of this as both the mob and cops start to close in on him as their target suspect.

Reviews
  • MovieMavericks.com: a respectable picture with aspirations.
  • Bewareofpodcast.blogspot.nl: does a great job capturing mood and tone ... a pretty decent flick.
  • Moviemavericks.com: many enjoyable moments.
  • Cooltarget.blogspot.co.uk: a decent little thriller.
  • Outlawvern.com: an interesting and surprisingly solid entry in the history of movies starring former wrestlers.

In Security

Action, Comedy
Available on VOD: 14 oktober 2014
Director: Adam Beamer, Evan Beamer
Cast: Ed Begley Jr. (Arrested Development, Pineapple Express), Adam Arkin (Sons Of Anarchy, The Sessions), Clea DuVall (Argo, American Horror Story), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Saw), Michael Gladis (Mad Men), Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction, Mission Impossible III, Dawn of the Dead), Ethan Embry (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Can't Hardly Wait, Empire Records), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, Hijacked, X-Men: The Last Stand)

Ethan Embry (Can't Hardly Wait, Empire Records) and Michael Gladis (Mad Men) star as Kevin and Bruce, best friends and co-owners of a failing home security company in a town with no crime. As a last ditch effort to drum up some business, they start robbing the neighbors to instill fear and create a need for their services. Bullets fly when they unwittingly rob the wrong guy, Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Saw), who turns in a killer performance as a suburban drug lord with a penchant for kitchen gadgets. Clea DuVall (Argo, American Horror Story) and Adam Arkin (Sons Of Anarchy, The Sessions) co-star in this action-packed comedy featuring a host of hilarious cameos including Ed Begley, Jr. (Arrested Development, Pineapple Express), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, X-Men: The Last Stand), and Golden Globe winner Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction, Mission: Impossible franchise).

Reviews
  • Chrisandphilpresent.co.uk: Overall a fun little flick, some familiar faces. I would push it as an ideal rental!
  • Filmink.com.au: In Security is a light-hearted comedy with plenty of laughs. Embry and Gladis make for a likeable duo with neither one of them playing the straight guy, aided by an all-star support cast including Alan Arkin as the moody town sheriff and Cary Elwes as the resident psycho with a penchant for kitchen utensil based torture.
  • Filmoria.co.uk: The Beamer brothers create a comedy that is hilarious, chaotic and brilliantly poised with some fun performances.
  • Hidefninja.com: pretty funny and enjoyable, certainly a title I would recommend watching.
    Nerdly.co.uk: In Security however has much more than being just a "crime caper" going for it. Admittedly the shift in tone may put some of the audience off but it's the shift that keeps the momentum of the film going, plus it allows Cary Elwes to put in an amazing, insane, and gloriously over-the-top performance as the psychotic drug dealer robbed by the bumbling Kevin and Bruce. It's the introduction of Elwes character which initiates the tonal shift and the darker aspect of the film, yet somehow his character is at the same time completely hilarious.
  • Screenjabber.com: A consistently amusing comedy, In Security is certainly as good as a lot of recent bigger releases. entertaining from start to finish, do yourself a favour and seek this film out.
  • Vodzilla.co: A surprisingly funny black comedy that compares well to many big screen releases.
  • Bringthenoiseuk.com: Embry and Gladis form a likeable double-act in a zippy comedy boosted by amusing cameos from Alan Arkin, Ving Rhames, Cary Elwes and Vinnie Jones.
  • Skymovies.sky.com: Embry and Gladis are a good comedy pairing and when they're mixed with the assorted cameos, particularly the scenery chewing Elwes, they deliver some decent returns.
Awards
  • Newport Beach Film Festival 2013 - Honors Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking - Comedy

Interview With A Hitman

Action, Thriller
Available on VOD: 9 april 2013
Director: Perry Bhandal
Cast: Luke Goss (Hellboy II, Blade II, Death Race II, Blood Out), Caroline Tillette, Stephen Marcus (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels)

Trust No one. Feel nothing. Never lose: this is the mantra that has helped a ruthless Eastern European assassin rise to the pinnacle of his profession. Raised in the harsh slums of Romania, Victor knows the value of life more than most, which makes him the perfect killer. But after being betrayed by the very men who made him, he must fake his own death and escape to Londonm where an encounter with a dark beauty offers him the chance for a new life. But can he ever escape the existence he was born into?

Reviews
  • Frostmagazine.com: This film is a triumph. Very well done. A must see for everyone.
  • Film-reviews.net: Goss is cool, calculated and believable. He definitely proves himself as a leading man here.
  • Nuts.co.uk: A stunningly shot film with a brutal story ... will keep you gripped from beginning to end. Thefancarpet.com: Interview With A Hitman is a slick, accomplished movie.
  • TheOtherView.com: An amazing thriller that I really enjoyed.

In The Blood

Action, Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 18 november 2014
Director: John Stockwell
Cast: Gina Carano (Deadpool, Haywire, Furious 6), Cam Gigandet (Priest, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn II, Easy A), Stephen Lang (Avatar, The Men Who Stare at Goats, In The Blood), Luis Guzmn (The Last Stand, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Anger Management ), Danny Trejo (Machete, In the Blood), Amaury Nolasco (A Good Day to Die Hard, Transformers, 2 Fast 2 Furious), Ismael Cruz Cordova (White Alligator)

Gina Carano stars as Ava, a trained fighter with a dark past. When her new husband (Cam Gigandet) vanishes during their Caribbean honeymoon, Ava uncovers a violent underworld of conspiracy in the middle of an island paradise. Armed with a deadly set of skills, Ava sets out to discover the truth – and to take down the men she thinks are responsible for his abduction, one by one.

Reviews
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: A movie that kept me glued to the screen...and my adrenalin pumping! An exceptional film all around.
  • Cinema-crazed.com: The excellent Gina Carano takes her shot at her own version of "Breakdown," and "Frantic," with an action thriller that delivers on all fronts. "In the Blood" is a great vehicle for Gina Carano, it's a tense and exciting action thriller I was very much invested in until the very end, and I can't wait to see more from Ms. Carano.
  • CoolAwesomeMovies.com: The bottom line, that is, why "In the Blood" works is the following: Gina Carano is a good action hero(ine). Gina bring that old-school action vibe to the table.
  • KungFuCinema.com: Following her debut lead role in HAYWIRE, former mixed martial arts champion Gina Carano proves with this follow-up that she can not only fight, but proves herself to be a good actress.
  • TheFilmStage.com: This is her Cobra, her Commando, her Double Team — now she is truly an action star.
  • DigitalJournal.com: One of the great things about casting Carano in this role is she is believable. As a former mixed martial arts fighter turned actress, she doesn't need to pretend to know what she's doing in a fight because she actually does.
  • Cooltarget.blogspot.co.uk: It's Carano's relentless mission through the seedier side of the Caribbean that gives the film its momentum and the former fighter turn actress proves again she's got the talent to become a leading female action star.
  • Cinemadeviant.com: You completely get your money's worth with this one and if you are into action movies or (more importantly) Gina Carano then you WILL NOT be disappointed one bit and I can't wait to see her in more movies like this.
  • Variety.com: Ava goes full Death Wish. Not just a martial artist, Ava proves proficient in amateur surgery ("Oh, but you can live without your spleen, can't you?).
  • LATimes.com: Action and thrills are 'In the Blood'.
  • Examiner.com: [The] star is no shrinking violet unable to fend off her attackers. Instead it's MMA star-turned-movie bad ass Gina Carano, in her first solo lead role since Haywire. When she's doing her thing, namely cracking a few skulls, the film is a fun, gritty throwback. She's not only a physical force of nature, bending her screen foes into pretzels with ease, but she's also quite the beauty and someone who has a natural presence. When Carano is given free reign to break a few bones, you never want to look away. A solid old school action flick.
  • Theactionelite.com: Overall, In the Blood really showcases Gina Carano's action hero credentials and if you're looking for a movie with some twists and turns, engaging story and plenty of broken bones then you'll have a blast.
  • 7mpictures.com: Fortunately, "In the Blood" is more like the aforementioned "Taken" and less like "Hostel." Still, it's this ripped-from-the-headlines approach to the story that makes it hit home.
  • ShowBizJunkies.com: The film's well-paced and if you're into reality-driven action scenes, it's one of the better offerings in what's, thus far, been a disappointing year for the genre.
  • Filmschoolrejects.com: Ava breaks more than a few bones on her way to the truth, and that's where Carano shines.
  • DVDTalk.com: It's a stalwart reminder of traditional punch-and-kick action flicks standing firm for a tradition of non-CGI stunts.

Knockout

Action, Family
Available on VOD: 4 december 2012
Director: Anne Wheeler
Cast: Steve Austin (The Expendables), Daniel Magder (Life with Derek), Janet Kidder

Disney star Daniel Magder ('Life with Derek') stars as an unpopular teenager in High School who forms a special relationship with the school janitor, played by Steve Austin ('The Expendables'), who trains him to compete for a boxing championship against the school bully. What ensues is a Rocky-esque tale of a young boy who is different forcing everybody to change their preconceived notions of who he is and what he's capable of.

Reviews
  • Blu-ray.com: Knockout is a fine film. It's the sort of movie destined to succeed through heart and message.
  • FilmCriticsUnited.com: If let you your guard down for just a minute you will get swept up.
  • UpComingDiscs.com: the movie warmed me up and put out a lasting finish full of charm and heart.

MoniKa

Action, Thriller
Available on VOD: 30 maart 2015
Director: Steven R. Monroe
Cast: Jason Wiles (The Stepfather, the Bridge), Cerina Vincent (Cabin Fever), C. Thomas Howell (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, The Hitcher, The Amazing Spider-Man), Jeff Branson (I Spit on Your Grave), Andrew Howard (Taken 3, The Hangover Part II, Limitless)

Reagan Tyler is a man troubled by visions and premonitions that ultimately lead him to old school Las Vegas. It's there that Reagan meets the beautiful and mysterious Monika, a young woman who turns out to have been killed the night before he even met her. Reagan is then forced to put the puzzle together of what happened, how she is still present, and help Monika with her revenge on the killers of her younger sister.

Reviews
  • Girlswithguns.org: Monika herself is also a fine creation, battling her way through Terry Joe and his minions , with an eye for style and no real regard for her own personal safety.
  • Scaretissue.com: Monika manages to meld many films and genres into one pretty good watch. Raegan's confusion and willingness to help the dead (Monika) reminded me of Bruce Willis' character in The Sixth Sense that was Leaving Las Vegas. Vincent (who is iconic from her leg shaving scene in Cabin Fever) is a mysterious figure. She'll drip sexuality, and then she'll play victim. While on a quest for vengeance, she sure knows how to play the damsel in distress as well. The horror is light in Monika, but it's a fun violent film. It's definitely worth a look.
  • Thatwasabitmental.com: a lovely art style and a brilliant soundtrack.

No Saints For Sinners

Action
Available on VOD: 12 maart 2013
Director: Nathan Frankowski
Cast: Rick Crawford (Rage), Keith David (Death at a Funeral, Crash), James Cosmo (Game of Thrones, The Chronicles of Narnia)

Mickey O'Hara is an IRA member but his days of freedom fighting are over, leaving him peddling drugs and disenchanted with 'the cause.' When a deal goes wrong Mickey is forced to kill his partner. Marked for death, Mickey flees to LA, determined to make a fresh start and leave his violent past behind. When a close friend runs afoul of some powerful drug dealers, Mickey temporarily resorts to his old ways to help him get out of trouble and sets off a chain of events that reawakens the ghosts of his past and threatens to destroy everything he holds dear.

Reviews
  • Flickfeast.co.uk: the action is kept up close and personal ... Mickey is well-acted ... he comprises the calm and focused center of the movie which occasionally explodes when things come to a head.
  • Uptilldawnfilms.blogspot.nl: The first ten minutes of the film contain film editing orgasms .. They set the tone, the pace ... No Saints for Sinners is the type of film you don't want to end.
  • Nefando.us: Well-acted, well written, excellent action, I enjoyed it.

Operator

Action
Available on VOD: 10 november 2015
Director: Amariah and Obin Olson
Cast: Luke Goss (Hellboy II, Blade II, Death Race II, Blood Out), Mischa Barton (The Sixth Sense, The O.C, Notting Hill), Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction, Mission Impossible III, Dawn of the Dead), Michael Par (The Philadelphia Experiment, The Lincoln Lawyer, The Virgin Suicides), Walter Hendrix III (Identity Thief, Selma)

When the daughter of veteran 911 call center operator Pamela (Mischa Barton), and her estranged husband Jeremy (Luke Goss), a Senior Police Officer, is kidnapped and held hostage, they are left desperate, with no choice but to follow the kidnapper's rules: send messages through dispatch for all police and fire units to scatter to remote locations throughout the city where they are met with chaos.

Not knowing who or why, the one thing they do know is if they fail to discreetly collaborate with one another – they will be solely responsible for facilitating the biggest crime in the city's history. Now they must race against the clock to make the choice of their lives – save the city – or save their daughter.

Reviews

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Plastic

Action, Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 4 mei 2015
Director: Julian Gilbey
Cast: Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Eragon), Will Poulter (The Revenant, We're the Millers, The Maze Runner), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones, Atonement, John Wick), Emma Rigby (The Counselor, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland), Sebastian De Souza (The Borgias), Thomas Kretschmann (King Kong, Stalingrad, Der Untergang, Eichmann)

High octane from start to finish, PLASTIC is based on the incredible true story of a heist of one of Beverly Hills' top jewelry merchants. Brilliant college student Sam has the perfect credit card scam...until his crew robs the wrong man. Now they have two weeks to repay ruthless gangster Marcel US$2 million or they will be dead. Sam and his team devise a scheme to clear their debt by heading to Miami to poach enough cash and merchandise. But they come up short. So Sam and his gang set their sights on a daring jewelry heist that could make them hugely wealthy for life. Their plan turns sour, however, when the team members start turning on each other. Now it's up to Sam to finish the brazen heist and turn the tables on Marcel before they all go down.

Reviews
  • Critics.associated.com: A great action film with some genuine comedy to it, and yet another opportunity to see Alfie Allen playing a heartless backstabber, Plastic exceeds the expectations.
  • Entertainment.ie: Gibley, who impressed with the dark A Lonely Place To Die, does rally the troops for the final half hour.
  • Britflicks.com: High octane thriller PLASTIC tells the story of intelligent and brazen Sam (Ed Speleers), who leads a ring of university students to become credit card thieves in order to augment their income. When 'Plastic' ends you'll most likely scratch your head as to how such a super, fantastical crime flew below you news radar. With stick on moustaches, beards and wigs, it's like 'Catch Me If You Can' flung into the internet and mobile phone age.
  • Dailystar.co.uk: GREAT performances and a witty script combine to make this one of the better British crime capers of recent years. Director Julian Gilbey (A Lonely Place To Die, Rise Of The Foot Soldier) has a lot of fun with way it's set up and he has a ball with it when it's being executed.The plot, which is supposedly based on a true story but plays out like an episode of Hustle, is deliciously twisty. But it's the clever dialogue and a dastardly turn from Allen that really makes it tick.

Pressed

Action, Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 11 april 2012
Director: Justin Donnelly
Cast: Luke Goss (Hellboy II, Blade II, Death Race II, Blood Out), Tyler Johnston, Michael Eklund (Watchmen), Jeffrey Ballard (John Tucker Must Die, She's the Man)

Two joyriders Jesse and Sam discover something hidden in the back seat of the car that could change their lives forever. Brian, unknown to Jesse and Sam, is desperately trying to seek a 'quick fix' business deal that will put him back on top financially after being let go from his executive position at one of the top investment firms. Brian decides to go 'all in', investing the rest of his savings into a short-term drug deal. After Jesse and Sam intercept the illicit drug money, they soon learn that they've stolen from the wrong people. A twisted tale of greed, deceit, murder and wealth, PRESSED is an action-drama feature where three relationships collide. It changes lives, some of them for good.

Reviews
  • The-Other-View.com: The story is tightly woven filled with levels of suspense that's so intense it'll leave you on the edge of your seat.
  • Aintitcool.com: A very human story headed by a nuanced performance from Goss.

Redirected

Action, Comedy, Crime
Available on VOD: 13 januari 2015
Director: Emilis Velyvis
Cast: Oliver Jackson (Entity), Gil Darnell (All Things to All Men), Scot Williams (Clubbed, Dead Man Running), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, Hijacked, X-Men: The Last Stand)

REDIRECTED is an outrageous hangover-meets-guy-ritchie type criminal action-drama-thriller comedy with a distinctive flavor of Eastern European exotic. It tells a story of four friends turned first-time robbers John, Ben, Tim and Michael who accidentally get stranded in a middle-of-nowhere Eastern European country and have to fight their way back home through the land of whores, smugglers, dirty cops, cheap beer and sick fantasies. In order to save their asses, friends must not only overcome an ultimate culture shock experience, but also rediscover their friendship.

The plan seemed 100% bulletproof: They take over an illegal casino in London, get the money, catch a plane to Malaysia and get lost in mind-blowing exotics of emerald jungle, golden beaches, cheap alcohol and teenage sex. The plan was a genius, and it worked. Almost.

They took over a casino and they got the money around one million pounds in cash. But the bad guys started shooting. Michael freaked-out and tried to back away. Tim had no chance but to beat sense into him with a fire extinguisher, which resulted in Michael boarding a plane senseless. The plane took off and And then a volcano in Iceland started spewing ash like crazy and all the flights had to be grounded. This is how John, Ben, Tim and Michael got stranded in some post-soviet Eastern European country with an unpronounceable name and sick attitude towards everything.

That's when all the fun starts.

Read about Redirected's succes in Lithuania here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/gangster-comedy-redirected-breaks-box-692162.

Reviews
  • Holland Media Combinatie: Het tempo is vlot, de (Britse) humor gortdroog en de karakters zijn lekker gestoord. Zoals de stereotiepe Oostblokkers: de vrouwen zijn hoerenen de mannen barbaarse oplichters. Liefhebbers van de opbouw van Tarantino en films als 'The Hangover' en 'Lock, stock & two smoking barrels' zullen dit kunnen waarderen.
  • Cinemagazine.nl: In Redirected zitten shots en hoofdstukvoering van Tarantino, het tempo van Guy Richie en de hilariteit van The Hangover. Stop ze in een grote kookpot en doe er een goede scheut Litouwen bij en je hebt Redirected. Met grafische elementen om aan te geven waar in het verhaal we zijn, komt een duidelijk Tarantino-gevoel mee. Maar dat is niet het enige: de zwarte humor in het algemeen en wat concreter refereerde een shot met lopende mannen in pakken aan Reservoir Dogs. Alle vooroordelen over Litouwen (overigens in de film uitgesproken als "Lithou-fucking-wania") worden aangehaald en uitvergroot. Iedereen is crimineel, alcoholist, hoer of oud, of alles tegelijk. Kippen lopen gewoon los in huis en in de dorpen is eigenlijk helemaal niets, behalve iets te dikke mensen. Redirected blijft spannend en verrassend tot het eind. De actie volgt elkaar in rap tempo op. In Litouwen is de film een succes, maar Redirected is voor iedereen grappig en herkenbaar. De stereotypen confronteren je met de vooroordelen, ook over de dronken Engelsen. Verder is er niets moeilijks of dieps aan de film, en dat is maar goed ook, dit is puur vermaak.
  • Britflicks.com: Redirected is a nicely made film with high production values ans has laughs a plenty. A comic gangster caper that's worthy of a look.

Revenge For Jolly

Action, Comedy
Available on VOD: 1 januari 2014
Director: Chadd Harbold
Cast: Brian Petsos (Girl Most Likely), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Sin City), Ryan Phillippe (The Lincoln Lawyer), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, Anchorman: The Legend Continues, Paul), David Rasche (Men in Black 3, Sledge Hammer!, Burn After Reading)

A man (Brian Petsos), with the help of his cousin (Oscar Isaac), seeks to avenge the death of his beloved dog Jolly, who was killed under suspicious circumstances.The two men follow a series of clues in an attempt to track down Jolly's murderer, leaving a path of destruction in their wake.

Reviews
  • AVClub.com: Revenge For Jolly! is often corrosively dark and incredibly bloody, but there's a powerful sincerity at its core. It is, without a doubt, the most unexpectedly poignant movie ever made about a silly little dog. Quite good.
  • DVDTalk.com: a fascinating one, filled with a talented cast in bit parts and aiming for a very subtle type of dark comedy.
  • Flixist.com: I really enjoyed the film. It's funny, it's violent, and it's got revenge.
  • Soundonsight.org: Revenge for Jolly! is distinctively entertaining. It has in its corner a very impressive catalogue of comedic actors (including Kristin Wiig, Gillian Jacobs, and Adam Brody, among others), and they bolster the production value with moments of berserk antics and intense energy. It also offers a consistent stream of laughs, two barbaric but charming anti-heroes, and the most outrageous excuse for shameless brutality that nearly anyone can get behind. For those who like to mix their dark comedy with over-the-top action, this film was made with you in mind.

SAF3 - A New Series!

Action, Drama
Available on VOD: TBA Q3 2014
Cast: Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables 1/2, Universal Soldier, SAF3), J.R. Martinez (All My Children), Texas Battle (The Bold and the Beautiful, Dragonball Evolution, Coach Carter), Lydia Hull (Van Wilder, Empire State, Broken City), Jocelyn Oscorio, Travis Burns, Katie Meehan, Danielle Anderson

Co-created by Gregory J. Bonann (Creator of Baywatch) who also serves as Executive Producer, the series follows Southern California's elite multi-agency task force, SAF3, which consists of the cream-of-the-crop from Los Angeles Lifeguard, Firefighter and Coast Guard agencies. They are the heroes who answer the most challenging calls. Specialists who collaborate, coordinate, and initiate daring rescues in the most dangerous venues (air, fire, water) to save human life.

Each episode will center on big-action rescues involving all three services lead by a reluctant leader, Lifeguard John Mathews, who has stepped in for his mentor and friend. The agency is the brainchild of Hal Dunnigan (Mathew's mentor) who dies heroically in the first episode saving a life.The inter-agency cooperative effort will not be without its challenges, but will provide for extremely dramatic personal conflict and still yield an effective and efficient public service. There is enormous competition between them as they uphold the pride of their individual services. BUT, when emergency life and death circumstances arise, they check their egos at the door and do whatever must be done to save human life, aware of the harsh reality that one of them, like Dunnigan, may not return.

With beauty, danger, deception, and redemption, SAF3 brings blue skies and action-adventure back to broadcast television in 20 episodes of 43'.

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The Stranger

Action, Thriller
Available on VOD: 16 oktober 2012
Director: Robert Lieberman
Cast: Steve Austin (The Expendables), Erica Cerra (Eureka), Adam Beach (Cowboys & Aliens)

Pro wrestling legend Steve Austin ('The Expendables') stars as a man with no name, no memory and absolutely nothing left to lose. But when he finds himself hunted by both the FBI and the Russian mob, this amnesiac decides to fight back. Pursuit cannot stop him. Torture will not break him. And with every beating, bullet and betrayal, he'll remember another piece of the horror that took his career, his family and his identity. Now the puzzle is nearly complete and one man is about to take back his past...by ending a whole lot of futures. Erica Cerra ('Eureka') and Adam Beach ('Flags of our Fathers') co-star in this explosive action-thriller about collateral damage, stone cold vengeance and a double-crossed killing machine known only as The Stranger.

Reviews
  • CoolAwesomeMovies.com: Well executed ... I'm really happy to see Stone Cold turning good performance after good performance.
  • IFC.com: The quality of Steve Austin's performance as the Stranger is a very pleasant surprise.

Tactical Force

Action
Available on VOD: 15 mei 2012
Director: Adamo P. Cultraro
Cast: Steve Austin (The Expendables), Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight), Michael Shanks

The story of Captain Frank Tate and his squad, who are on a routine training exercise on a sprawling 4700 acre military base. On the base sits the forlorn Hangar 14, a massive million square foot airplane hangar complete with three story office complex, decommissioned in the late nineties. It's the perfect venue for the team; close to home yet remote enough to allow them to fire indiscriminately without attracting attention. Unfortunately, the base is home to a hidden item that two warring criminal factions are looking for.... The SWAT team descends upon the building with fervor, completing their blank firing training mission, as, unbeknownst to them, two groups of criminals have arrived in a hunt to find the item before the other: Attracted by the sound of gunfire in a different part of the massive structure, they soon locate the expended ammunition casings and quickly determine that the police are firing blanks. They decide to join forces to achieve a common goal: The SWAT Team must not make it out of Hangar 14 alive. The next harrowing hours find the SWAT Team scrambling to survive virtually unarmed, with no communications or backup and only their wits to keep them one step ahead of the criminals determined to make Hangar 14 their final resting place.

Reviews
  • CoolAwesomeMovies.com: To wrap this up, 'Tactical Force' will satisfy most DTV action aficionados.
  • TheOtherView.com: a fun flick with loads of action and a few chuckles.
  • MovieMoxie.blogspot.com: Overall, Tactical Force was tons of fun. The action is great.
  • Mediamikes.com: it is a strong action film ... packs some decent action and fight scenes.
  • Bzfilm.com: If you're an action movie fan - watch this.

Vendetta

Action
Available on VOD: 6 mei 2014
Director: Stephen Reynolds
Cast: Nick Nevern (The Sweeney, Vendetta), Danny Dyer (Age of Heroes), Vincent Regan (300, Snow White and the Huntsman, Lockout), Ricci Harnett (28 Days Later, Rise Of The Footsoldier), Roxanne McKee (Game of Thrones, Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines, Hollyoaks)

George never meant to kill the robber – he was just defending a girl from the jacked up kids who were trying to rob her. Arrested for murder his world is turned upside down. But the next night the doorbell rings and before George has even opened the door the gang have swarmed into his house – they beat him senseless, rape his wife and tie them up and set fire to them. Thoughtless, feral.

Jimmy, George’s son, has been dishonourably discharged from the Royal Marines in Afghanistan and is on his way back to London when he gets the news. A calculating warrior forged on the battlefield, Jimmy was an interrogation specialist who knows more than he should. It isn’t long before he’s on the trail of the gang who murdered his parents, exacting his own kind of chillingly brutal justice. With the police closing in and his old regiment determined to stop him from airing their dirty laundry on trial, Jimmy goes underground.

His actions have created a media frenzy, London’s first vigilante of the 21st Century but will his devastating course of action spell the end of the woman he loves?

Reviews
  • Britflicks.com: The plot and action rattle along with a few reversals of expectations along the way to keep you guessing. Danny Dyer is convincing as the hero. In some senses he's part Stallone's Rambo and part Liam Neeson's Bryan Mills (Taken).
  • TheFilmPodcast.co.uk: Vendetta will rightly draw comparisons to Death Wish and Harry Brown and is easily the best British thriller in recent years, what the film will be remembered for though is the performance given by its leading man, the days of Danny Dyer cockney geezer have long gone, this is a complete character re-invention and a controlled staunch performance showing his critics and audience alike why he was Harold Pinter's favourite actor. There is tension and trauma bubbling under the cool dangerous exterior with Dyers stone killer only giving glimpses of his former self with darkly comical wisecracks before dispatching the next victim in a more violent and inventive way than the last.
  • HeYuGuys.co.uk: With propulsive storytelling from Reynolds and a reined-in, powerful Dyer in the form of his life, Vendetta's a simplistic yet gripping movie.
  • Skymovies.sky.com: Grisly. Gritty. Brutal. Naughty.
  • Totalfilm.com: looking a million dollars thanks to the gleaming images of DoP Haider Zaifar, Vendetta sees a restrained, glum-faced Danny Dyer going all Death Wish on the hoodies who killed his parents.
  • Theshiznit.co.uk: Vendetta is a four-star film, and I hereby stake my journalistic reputation on it. Reynolds should be congratulated on pushing through a well-told, character-driven story in a field where dumb violence and tits will usually suffice.
  • TheRayGun.co.uk: It's a veritable return to form for a man who was a video favourite and then became almost a caricature of himself. People want to like him and his films, with Vendetta, he's let them do that. This year's big post-Christmas treat for the fellas, it's a bona fide video hit.
  • Thehollywoodnews.com: A brutal revenge thriller ... Dyer holds his own in a moody and subdued performance that is possibly his best since the superb Christopher Smith film, SEVERANCE.
  • Theactionelite.com: Incredibly tense, disturbing and thoroughly entertaining. Bottom Line: 4 / 5 - Explosive!
  • Thepeoplesmovies.com: Vendetta keeps things simple (perhaps its key strength) never attempts to over-complicate its slick, effective story. Dyer is on top-form in this fast-paced gritty revenge flick which stands as the highpoint of his recent career,

Wrath of Cain

Action
Available on VOD: 8 maart 2011
Director: Ryan Combs
Cast: Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction, Mission Impossible III, Dawn of the Dead), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2, Jayne Mansfield's Car, Flags of Our Fathers, Walk the Line), Nipsey Hussle, Robert LaSardo (Out for Justice)

Cain, a crime king-pin sentenced to life in prison, sees his son Ricky come to jail on charges of accessory to murder, followed shortly by one of the gangsters he was charged with assassinating. Things get heated in the prison complex as Cain comes to terms with his neglect of his family while he deals with cancer. Foreseeing his own death behind bars, he determines to make Ricky and his enemy JD Parker see that they have something in common.

Reviews
  • Cinemagazine.nl: Een vermakelijke korte gangsterfilm die voor het nodige entertainmentgehalte zal zorgen.
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