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Action Round-Up #46

Nov. 27, 2009by: Eric Walkuski
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DISTRICT 13: ULTIMATUM poster

I sincerely hope some of you aren't wondering "Wha? A sequel to DISTRICT 9 already?" If so, shame on you! No, DISTRICT 13: ULTIMAUM is a sequel to the wild French action flick DISTRICT 13, directed by Pierre Morel (who went on to make the hugely successful TAKEN). This one has come out in France and the United Kingdom already, and will hit the U.S. in the coming months. For now, you can enjoy the poster and synopsis.

Two years have passed since elite police officer Damien Tomasso (Cyril Raffaelli) teamed up with reformed vigilante Leito (parkour originator David Belle) to save the notorious District 13, a racially charged ghetto populated by violent drug dealing gangs and vicious killers. Despite government promises to maintain order, the state of the district has deteriorated, and a group of corrupt cops and elected officials are conspiring to cause civil unrest in D13, looking for an excuse to raze the area and cash in on its redevelopment. Now Damian and Leito must join forces again, and use their mastery of martial arts and their unique physical skills to bring peace to the neighborhood by any means necessary… before a proposed nuclear air-strike wipes it off the map. With bone crunching fights and death defying leaps, this adrenaline charged sequel takes the groundbreaking parkour action from DISTRICT B13 to thrilling new heights.

NINJA release date!

We've been covering the HELL out of NINJA, which stars Scott Adkins as a westerner trained in the art of asskickery. However, all this time we hadn't really known when the thing would see the light of day. Well, now we know!

NINJA hits the states on DVD/Blu-Ray MARCH 9th, 2010. We also just learned that it just hit DVD in Russia, and will also be released in Thailand on MARCH 13th. You can check out some of the Thai and Russian covers above and below! For even more info on the flick, head on over to Scott Adkins Fanz!

NINJA ASSASSIN training vid!

Speaking of ninjas... This video is really just for people who want to know what Rain's training regiment was like for NINJA ASSASSIN - OR - people who want to be ashamed by how ripped the dude is. I know all I can do is look at my own shabby body, shake my head, and pour another beer down my throat. Hey, at least I've got beer! Don't see Rain drinking any in this vid, so HA!

NINJA ASSASSIN is in theaters right now.

EAGLE PATH trailer!

It wouldn't be a Round Up without some Van Dammage! Jean-Claude's new feature - which he also directed - EAGLE PATH has a trailer that kicks all sorts of backside. That is, in an old-school JCVD way. If that's not your thing, then you'd do well to go back to bed and get tucked in by yo momma. The rest of us will be enjoying the "Drop your weapons!!" scene...

Van Damme plays "Frenchy", an emotionally lost Ex-GI turned taxi driver somewhere in South-East Asia where he crosses paths with "Sofia", played by Spanish actress (CLAUDIA BASSOLS), a woman whose mysterious life mesmerizes him drawing him into a world where he must protect her from an unhealthy relationship with high class and vicious business owner "Soli", (ADAM KARST), and maybe even herself. With the help of his Best friend, "Bobby Jackson" (JOSEF CANNON) the alcoholic, paraplegic former Military specialist. They set out on a path together, "THE EAGLE PATH" that could free them all from the self imposed prison they each find themselves in.

SHOOT THE HERO Int'l trailer

Hard to resist an action-comedy with a cast containing Jason Mewes, Danny Trejo, Fred Williamson, and a dude named Nic Nac. Well okay, maybe it's a dubious sell - but the trailer makes this look like a fast, fun, violent ride. Just like 99% of all Danny Trejo movies! Take a look at the international trailer for SHOOT THE HERO below. Oh, and also an image of hottie-to-keep-an-eye-on Samantha Lockwood.

A 30-something couple unintentionally become involved in a botched jewel heist while shopping for wedding rings. The plot thickens when the crooked casino owner who engineered the heist hires two unassuming hit men to clean up the mess, and the soon-to-be husband and wife find themselves discovering new things about themselves and their relationship.

KILL YA NEXT WEEK WITH MORE ACTION!

Source: AITH

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4:44PM on 11/27/2009
VAN DAMME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
VAN DAMME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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