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Astro: Watch This Exclusive Clip From The Indie Sci-Fi Action Flick

Someone at Sony saw fit to pick up Asif Akbar's indie sci-fi action flick Astro for home entertainment distribution. They will release Astro on DVD on June 5th. Screen Anarchy has been given an exclusive clip to share with you. You will find it and the trailer below.   This June, be careful what you search for.   From director Asif Akbar comes the "compelling"* new sci-fi thriller Astro, starring Gary Daniels, Dominique Swain (Alpha Dog), Marshal Hilton (Primal Rage) and Michael Pare (The Shelter), arriving on DVD June 5 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.   A billionaire's private space exploration program returns to Earth with an abducted extraterrestrial from a newly discovered alien planet in a unique new film...

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Sony Pictures acquires Astro!

First Trailer For “Astro”, Filmed In Roswell, New Mexico, Featuring Ensemble Cast Headed Up By Gary Daniels Sci-fi thriller Astro, featuring Gary Daniels (The Expendables), Dominique Swain (Boone: The Bounty Hunter) and Marshal Hilton (Primal Rage), bows at Cannes in May before hitting home ent platforms in July. Film, directed by Asif Akbar and written …

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Terrible Trailer for Low Budget Sci-Fi Thriller 'Astro' Filmed in Roswell

"What would you do if your child was from another galaxy?" File this under "Don't Watch", which means you'll probably watch it any just to see how bad it is. An official trailer has debuted for an indie sci-fi feature titled Astro, and it looks terrible in every single way. The story is about some billionaire's space exploration program bringing back an alien from another planet, or something like that. The film's cast includes Gary Daniels, Marshal Hilton, Courtney Akbar, Max Wasa, Louis Mandylor, and Michael Paré. This trailer is a mess, the CGI is horrible, I don't even know what's going on. This site also describes it nicely: "A Bland Uninspired Sci-Fi Mess." Brian Steele Medina of Gemini Syndrome, composed the music and sound FX for the trailer, which also features the unreleased track "We Are the Fallen" written by the alternative metal band. The original score is composed by Erick Schroeder.
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First trailer & poster for Roswell-filmed sci-fi ‘Astro’

Sci-fi thriller Astro comes from director Asif Akbar and tells of a billionaire’s private space exploration program returning to Earth with an abducted extraterrestrial from a newly discovered alien planet.

Astro stars the underrated, and underused Gary Daniels, Dominique Swain and Marshal Hilton, along with Louis Mandylor, Max Wasa, Omi Vaidya, Luke G. Crosby, Orson Chaplin, Gianni Capaldi, Spice Williams-Crosby, Courtney Akbar, Christopher Showerman and Michael Pare.

Director Asif Akbar and the films co-writer Bernard Selling are currently finishing the accompanying Astro book series based on the movie, which be released on Amazon in July – alongside the DVD which releases in the U.S. and North America through eOne and ITN Distribution on June 6th.
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Trailer for Sci-fi thriller Astro, Filmed in Roswell

Sci-fi thriller Astro, featuring Gary Daniels (The Expendables), Dominique Swain (Lolita) and Marshal Hilton (Primal Rage), bows at Cannes in May before hitting home ent platforms in July.

Directed by Asif Akbar and written by Akbar and Bernard Selling, Astro tells of a billionaire's private space exploration program returning to Earth with an abducted extraterrestrial from a newly discovered alien planet.

Louis Mandylor, Max Wasa, Omi Vaidya, Luke G. Crosby, Orson Chaplin, Gianni Capaldi, Spice Williams-Crosby, Courtney Akbar, Christopher Showerman a
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First trailer for sci-fi thriller Astro starring Gary Daniels

Ahead of its premiere at Cannes later this month, a poster, trailer and batch of images have arrived online for the upcoming sci-fi thriller Astro. Directed by Asif Akbar and shot in Roswell, New Mexico, the film sees Gary Daniels leading a cast that includes Dominique Swain, Marshal Hilton, Gianni Capaldi, Louis Mandylor, Max Wasa, Omi Vaidya, Luke G. Crosby, Orson Chaplin, Spice Williams-Crosby, Courtney Akbar, Christopher Showerman, and Michael Pare; check them out here…

A science-fiction story of a billionaire’s private space exploration program returning to Earth with an abducted extraterrestrial from a newly discovered alien planet.

Astro is set for a home entertainment release this July.

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Sylvester Stallone teases The Expendables 4 return

Last April, it was announced that Sylvester Stallone had opted against a return as Barney Ross for The Expendables 4, exiting the all-star action franchise over creative differences with Millennium Films boss Avi Lerner.

Well, it seems that Sly may now have had a change of heart, with the star taking to Instagram to share an image of himself alongside co-stars Jason Statham and Randy Couture, complete with the caption: “Just when you thought it was safe to go outside…They’re coming back!”

The first three Expendables movies grossed over $800 million worldwide, and featured a who’s who of action stars including the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Terry Crews, Antonio Banderas, Wesley Snipes, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Mickey Rourke, Eric Roberts, Steve Austin, Gary Daniels and Scott Adkins.

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‘Maximum Security’ DVD Review

Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Corbin Bernsen, Louis Mandylor, Jocelyn Osorio, Isaac C. Singleton Jr., Eddie J. Fernandez, David Fernandez Jr., Luis Gatica, Steven Dell, Mauricio Mendoza, Geoffrey Ross | Written by Benjamin Budd, Scott Windhauser | Directed by R. Ellis Frazier

Jack (Lundgren) is a former CIA contractor who now oversees a team of elite thieves. One night in a small Mexican town, they flawlessly execute an intricate heist. On the way to a lucrative payout the Mexican authorities suddenly apprehend them. When the authorities bring them in, Jack finds himself face-to-face with Agent Price (Bernsen), his former CIA handler. Agent Price informs Jack that he s being sent to La Muerte, a high-tech, impenetrable fortress. La Muerte operates as a black site for high profile detainees from Mexico’s war against the Cartels. No one knows where it is…or that it even exists, and those who enter do not leave the facility alive.
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The Female Action Hero

Tom Jolliffe on female action heroes…

With the impending UK release of Atomic Blonde, it now seems a good time to consider the female action hero. You may think this ‘phenomena’ only stretches back to around the time Sigourney Weaver donned a mecha-suit, but it goes back further. There has certainly been a significant rise in the last two decades in female lead action movies, but still, particularly on the big screen, they remain the exception to the rule. For whatever reason I suppose they’ve generally not sold as successfully as the male counterparts. Maybe the atypical grunting, stoic action caveman suits the male species more, but perhaps there’s still an inherent sexism. Indeed, when the ladies have it their own action piece there tends to be a level of exploitation (Atomic Blonde has all the hallmarks of an explo film going by the trailers, but in a
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Is the Internet killing the straight-to-home entertainment movie?

Tom Jolliffe on whether the internet is killing the straight-to-home entertainment movie…

Going to the cinema has long been an escape. It’s an event. A special outing. When that was your only option of seeing a film it obviously limited the options the general public had. The business became bigger and bigger. Cinemas spread through towns and cities, widening the options further. Then TV allowed us to watch at home. With that, it also bought TV premieres. Films made especially to bypass the big screen (and indeed offer the option of serials, sitcoms, soaps etc).

Then came the video age. This saw an explosion. A whole new wave. Suddenly the quantity of available films become astronomical. This avenue of distribution meant film-makers could shoot something relatively cheaply and then aim directly for the home market. Alternatively it also gave a theatrical film a second bite of the cherry if
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Fantasia 2017: ‘Savage Dog’ Review

Stars: Scott Adkins, Marko Zaror, Juju Chan, Cung Le, Keith David, Vladimir Kulich, Matthew Marsden, Charles Fathy | Written and Directed by Jesse V. Johnson

Ok, let’s all just say it together. Scott Adkins is the saviour of Dtv action movies. Charismatic, skilled and just a downright badass (and likeable) actor, whatever Adkins seemingly touches turns to gold – the Universal Soldier franchise was improved by his addition, as was the Undisputed series: in fact he made that particular fighting franchise Better with each and every sequel. Even the football-themed series Green Street was made watchable by the appearance of Adkins in the third installment, and that coming from someone who, typically, refuses to watch movies based on idiotic football hooligans.

Hold on… Turns out I may have a man-crush on Scott Adkins! And that’s not a bad thing.

Adkins has single-handedly kept the direct to market action genre alive,
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Keith Strandberg interview: No Retreat No Surrender

Craig Lines May 3, 2017

For fans of 80s action cinema, No Retreat No Surrender holds a special place. We've been speaking to the man behind the series...

If you were a kid in the 1980s and you liked action movies, chances are you rented No Retreat No Surrender at some point. It was like a more violent, high-octane take on The Karate Kid, with all-American teen Jason (Kurt McKinney) getting martial arts tutelage from no less than The Ghost Of Bruce Lee so he could kick the ass of a muscly Russian (Jean-Claude Van Damme in his first major role). As a kid, this movie was everything to me. It was a 15 cert so a little bit edgy, but still simple and wholesome enough for young me to totally ‘get it’. I had tears streaming down my face the first time I watched it, I was so invested in the final fight.
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Exclusive interview with actor Eric Jacobus

david j. moore chats with actor Eric Jacobus

The world has yet to learn the name Eric Jacobus. Ladies and gentlemen, hear the name and speak it because he’s here, and he’s about to break through. Working way off the grid and completely off the radar, Jacobus, a practitioner of Hapkido, has been building himself up through impressive short films and totally independent feature films, namely with two feature films Contour (2006) and Death Grip (2012), both of which he wrote, directed, and starred in, and the outstanding short films Rope-a-Dope (2013), Rope-a-Dope 2 (2015), and this year’s martial arts comedy Blindsided (2017). He’s already appeared in the second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy (2014) as Stryker and in Segment A of The ABCs of Death 2 (2014), and he’s on a clear and calculated path of action stardom.

It’s obvious you’re really into Hong Kong movies; your movies
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‘Eliminators’ DVD Review

Stars: Scott Adkins, Lily Ann Stubbs, Wade Barrett, James Cosmo, Daniel Caltagirone, Stephen Marcus, Nick Nevern, Ty Glaser, Sean Cronin, Mark Wingett, Mem Ferda | Written by Nathan Brookes, Bobby Lee Darby | Directed by James Nunn

If there’s ever a phrase that will have me instantly reaching for my wallet it’s “a Scott Adkins film…” Honestly, nine times out of ten I will buy an Adkins film without so much as seeing a trailer. Why? Well because for me, Adkins is keeping the Dtv dream alive, picking up the action hard-man mantle from 90s pioneers like Jeff Speakman, Olivier Gruner, Gary Daniels and in particular Jeff Wincott, one of the only other true action heroes to have the same perfect blend of fighting skills, charisma and acting chops as Adkins.

Eliminators sees Adkins re-team with his Green Street 3 director James Nunn (who also co-directed the fab British thriller Tower Block
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Discover the Martial Arts Legend, Bruce Lee on November 1, 2016

Bruce Lee is well known for his martial arts abilities, but have you ever wondered how his fame and notoriety came to be? The story of Bruce Lee is told in full in the upcoming DVD release of “Legend Of Bruce Lee: Volume One,” which debuts on November 1, 2016.

Volume one stars Danny Chan who plays a younger, college-aged Lee. At this point in Lee’s life, Lee has no interest in studying or perusing the normal path students his age normally do; his passion is for martial arts. Lee resolves himself to this passion after losing a street fight to some gang members. He finds his master, Master Ye Wen, and begins his tutelage of Kung Fu. Lee is then targeted by local gang members and must flee to America where he teaches martial arts at the University of Washington. Also in America, he meets an American girl named Linda,
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’2 Guns: Zero Tolerance’ VOD Review

Stars: Dustin Nguyen, Scott Adkins, Sahajak Boonthanakit, Gary Daniels, Prinya Intachai, Kane Kosugi, Ammy Chanicha, Steven Clarke, Natalie Lorence, Yuhkoh Matsuguchi, Damian Mavis, Charlie Ruedpokanon, Ron Smoorenburg | Written and Directed by Wych Kaosayananda

Ahhhh, movie marketing – that most venerable of fib-tellers… 2 Guns: Zero Tolerance is the latest movie from writer/director Wych Kaosayananda, who previously helmed Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever and Tekken 2 (which I liked a lot more than most it would seem). Now when I say latest, it’s the latest Version of this film released. You see, 2 Guns: Zero Tolerance has something of a troubled history. Not only does this film have nothing to do with the Denzel Washington/Mark Wahlberg film 2 Guns; it also doesn’t really star Scott Adkins!

For 2 Guns: Zero Tolerance, aka Zero Tolerance, started out life as the 2012 action movie Angels, a crime drama about two friends – one a cop in Thailand, the
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The John Kreng Interview

John Kreng is one of the most hard working actors/stuntman/fight and stunt corrdinators working in the industry today. Through his time working in the movie industry, John has worked with some of the very best which includes Jet Li, Yuen Wah, Tsui Hark, David Carradine, Steven Spielburg and many more outstanding talents.

John Kreng is also the author of the in depth book on screen fighting called Fight Choreography: The Art Of Non Verbal Dialogue, he was a cast member of The Jade Trader which went on to win the most outstanding cast performance award at the 10th Action on film, International film festival. John, also has years of Martial Arts experience behind him, dedicating his time learning many different styles and been taught by some of the very best masters from around the world (Which he will speak about in this interview).

John also worked on the
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‘Tekken 2: Kazuya’s Revenge’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Kane Kosugi, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Rade Serbedzija, Gary Daniels, Kelly Wenham, Paige Lindquist, Charlotte Kirk, Biljana Misic, Sahajak Boonthanakit, Ron Smoorenburg, Eoin O’Brien | Written by Nicole Jones-Dion, Steven Paul | Directed by Wych Kaos

Videogames… They’ve not had the best of luck when it comes to translating themselves from game to movie. Especially when adapted into live-action movies. You end up with films like Alone in the Dark, House of the Dead, Bloodrayne, Doom and 2007′s Hitman. But they’re not all bad… Mortal Kombat kicked plenty of on-screen arse and garnered many a film fan’s love thanks to a plot that didn’t mes around with the source material or with inconsequential new storylines and characters. The Resident Evil franchise has at least managed to find a fanbase and continuing budgets to keep going even in the face of derision from non-gamers and gamers alike. And the
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A Hitman In London set for UK release in July, watch the trailer here

The action thriller A Hitman In London (previously titled Skin Traffik) will hit stores this July.

The cast list boasts a plethora of genre favourites like Eric Roberts, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, Jeff Fahey, Dominique Swain and Alan Ford. British action legend Gary Daniels takes center stage in a film that should promise plenty of high octane action.

A Hitman In London is a Raging Pictures production, written by Adam Davidson and produced and directed by Ara Paiaya.

“A jaded hit man regains his humanity in this dark tale of redemption and sacrifice, set amidst a brutal underworld in which daily survival is not so much a skill but an instinct.”

Check out the trailer below…

A Hitman In London is out on July 6th.
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Interview: Ara Paiaya, director of Skin Traffik

Tom Jolliffe chats with director Ara Paiaya about his new film Skin Traffik

British action director Ara Paiaya has stopped by at Flickering Myth to talk about his upcoming film Skin Traffik (featuring Gary Daniels, Mickey Rourke, Michael Madsen, Darryl Hannah, Jeff Fahey and Eric Roberts). Paiaya grew up studying martial arts, before developing a passion for film-making and began producing his own films. As well as directing he’s served as actor, producer, cinematographer, cameraman, writer, fight choreograph and editor on his films. A man of many talents.

Tom Jolliffe: Who or what inspired you to get into martial arts?

Ara Paiaya: Originally my Dad. I was already learning martial arts before being old enough to watch action films as I was around five years old when I started. However by the time I was in the middle of primary school I was watching films like Enter the Dragon starring Bruce Lee.
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