5 items from 2012
Directed by: Patrick McBrearty
Written by: Reese Eveneshen
Of all the many and varied action movie subgenres, my favorite is probably the no-nonsense, low-budget, direct-to-dvd action flick.
These movies are comforting, akin to cinematic junk food. They don't have to be good; they just have to deliver the goods. All that's really necessary are some gnarly fights and/or gunplay, a little skin and a few jokes from a reasonably attractive cast. If the filmmakers can provide these elements, wrapped in a story that moves briskly enough to prevent me from thinking about the inevitable plot holes, then I'm a happy man.
Sadly, with the passing of the golden age of the video store, as well as the rusty age of Lorenzo Lamas and Steven Seagal, this once ubiquitous type of movie is rapidly becoming scarce. But it's not entirely dead yet, »
Had enough of high-falutin’ flicks like The Artist and Hugo this week? Then let me direct your attention to Bounty Hunters, a no frills indie beat-em-up that carries on the long-standing action movie tradition of turning pro wrestlers into movie stars. In this case, it’s not some muscle-bound brute -- it’s Trish Stratus, arguably the most talented WWE Diva of the past decade. Jules (Stratus) is a gorgeous part-time cocktail waitress/part-time bail enforcer who’s faced with a personal, ethical dilemma when a bail jumper gives up some dirt on a high-ranking mobster turncoat. Her and her fellow bail enforcers (played by Boomer Phillips and Frank Zupancic) can deliver the man right to his own death at the hands of the mob and collect a million-dollar pay-out, or...
- John Gholson
Former seven-time WWE women’s champion Trish Stratus makes her feature film debut in the Canadian action-thriller Bounty Hunters which follows three down-on-their-luck bounty hunters who hit the jackpot one night when they pick up an informant with a hundred thousand dollar bounty on his head. But their world is turned upside down when a mob boss offers them one million dollars in exchange for the informant. When they refuse, the mafia unleashes a trio of assassins on them who use all of their power to bring the bounty hunters down and to get their man – dead or alive.
Seven-time WWE Champion Trish Stratus hits the streets in the action-packed thriller Bounty Hunters . on DVD February 28th from from Mpi Home Video. A group of down-on-their-luck bounty hunters, led by Jules Taylor (Stratus), hit the jackpot one night when they pick up an informant with $100,000 on his head. But their world is turned upside down when mob boss Hal Lambrino (Joe Rafla) and his impressive associate Ruby (Andrea James Lui) offer them a million dollars in exchange for the informant. When Jules and her partners Chase (Boomer Phillips) and Ridley (Frank J. Zupancic) refuse .the offer you can.t refuse,. the Mafia unleashes a trio of assassins on them who use all their power to bring »
- Patrick Luce
DVD Release Date: Feb. 28, 2012
Price: DVD $24.98
Let me start by saying that if I had to be tracked down and nabbed by some fortune-seeking mercenary, I wouldn’t mind if my pursuer was seven-time WWE Women’s Champion Trish Stratus as seen in her action movie debut Bounty Hunters.
Originally entitled Bail Enforcers, the 2011 film finds a group of down-on-their-luck bounty hunters, led by Jules Taylor (Stratus), hitting the jackpot one night when they pick up an informant with $100,000 on his head. But their world is quickly turned upside down when a gangland boss (Joe Rafla) offers them a million dollars in exchange for their bounty. When Jules and her partners refuse, the mob unleashes a trio of assassins to bring the bounty hunters down, and to get their man – dead or alive.
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5 items from 2012
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