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Watch Pound of Flesh trailer: Jean-Claude Van Damme is back

Watch Pound of Flesh trailer: Jean-Claude Van Damme is back
Jean-Claude Van Damme is out for revenge in the action thriller Pound of Flesh's new trailer.

The action icon - dubbed the 'Muscles from Brussels' - is back on the big screen in Pound of Flesh as retired black-ops agent Deacon.

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After Deacon becomes the victim of an organ theft while trying to donate a kidney to his dying niece, he swears revenge at all costs.

Deacon sets out on a mission of death across China to retrieve his stolen body part from the criminals who took it.

Pound of Flesh reunites Van Damme with Assassination Games and Six Bullets director Ernie Barbarash.

The movie will open in the Us on May 15, and is due for a UK Blu-ray and DVD release on June 22.
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Tony Jaa and Scott Adkins will face off in ‘Kickboxer’ remake

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Tony Jaa and Scott Adkins will face off in ‘Kickboxer’ remake
(Cbr) The "Kickboxer" remake just pulled in some next-level talent. Directed by "Tai Chi Zero‘s" Stephen Fung, the 3D action film has added Thai muay thai master Tony Jaa and British martial artist Scott Adkins, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jaa gained international fame after starring in "Ong-bak" and "The Protector." He took a break to become a Buddhist monk, but is back making films, including his first American feature performance in "Fast & Furious 7." Adkins has made a name for himself in the "Ninja" films, and appeared alongside original "Kickboxer" star Jean-Claude Van Damme in "The Expendables 2," "Assassination Games" and "Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning." “'Kickboxer' will display a style of acrobatic, rapid-fire martial arts action that Scott Adkins is increasingly becoming synonymous with,” producer Brian O’Shea said. “Along with Tony Jaa, 'Kickboxer' has compiled a talented cast to push the boundaries of the martial arts form.
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Van Damme Wraps Pound Of Flesh In China

Principal photography has just wrapped on Jean Claude Van Damme's latest martial arts thriller, Pound of Flesh, which was filming at Ace Studios in Nanhai, China under the direction of regular collaborator Ernie Barbarash (6 Bullets, Assassination Games). Jcvd stars alongside British actor Darren Shahlavi, familiar to many from his work in Ip Man 2 and Mortal Kombat Legacy, as well as Hong Kong's Jason Tobin (Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift), Andrew Ng (The Man With The Iron Fists) and veteran performer Aki Aleong. The film also stars John Ralston, Charlotte Peters and Marsha Yuen. Produced by Kirk Shaw and Henry Luk, with Mike Leeder as co-producer, Pound of Flesh features fight choreography from John Salvitti, whose work with Donnie Yen has been highly praised in films...

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Special Features - The must-see straight-to-video action films of 2014

Tom Jolliffe on the must-see straight-to-video action films of 2014...

If you’re a little fed up of the never ending stream of remakes, kid friendly PG13 (12A or 15 here) CGI heavy theatrics and Marvel/DC action films that fill up the multiplexes, or you’re no stranger to the unrepentant, simple delights of a bit of straight to video (or Netflix) action, then here is a list of the best to look out for this year.

As big screen action caters more and more for younger audiences, straight to video still largely offers a bit more adult entertainment. What it might lack in big budget thrills it makes up for with F-bombs and gallons of blood (if that’s your thing). As for myself, alongside a steady upbringing of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sly Stallone and Bruce Willis in the late 80’s and 90’s, I’ve also had more than my share
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Reviewed – 1963: The Assassination Games

Meredith Burdett is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

Almost 25 years later, the Seventh Doctor and Ace are finally reunited with Group Captain Gilmore, Rachel and Alison in 1963: The Assassination Games! The Group Captain and his friend first appeared in 1988’s Remembrance of the Daleks and helped the Seventh Doctor fend off a whole bunch of Daleks in 1960’s London. Years later,

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Berlin: Jean-Claude Van Damme’s ‘Pound of Flesh’ Launches Sales

Automatic Entertainment is bringing Jean-Claude Van Damme’s actioner “Pound of Flesh” to the European Film Market in Berlin.

Automatic has finalized deals for “Pound of Flesh” with Ace Entertainment for France, Klockworx for Japan, Leda Films for Latin America and Eastern Europe, Cis and South Africa going to Daro.

“Pound of Flesh” begins principal photography in March in Guangzhou, China. Ernie Barbarash, who directed Van Damme in “6 Bullets” and “Assassination Games,” is directing.

Odyssey Media’s Kirk Shaw and Ace Studio’s Henry Luk are producing.

The script follows a hard man who rescues a beautiful woman in distress one night and wakes up the next morning in a blood-soaked hotel bathtub and stitches where his kidney used to be.

Automatic Entertainment was established in 2011 and is co-owned by Michael Lurie and Jeffrey Giles.
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Counter-Measures Series 3 Details From Big Finish

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Following on from their appearance in Doctor Who- 1963: The Assassination Games the Counter-Measures team are back this year for a third spin off series of adventures set in the swinging sixties. As ever, the team continues to fight both alien and human menaces in what you could describe as “Torchwood: The 1960s” era! The

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Van Damme To Star In Pound Of Flesh

Action legend Jean Claude Van Damme has signed on to star as the lead role in director’s Ernie Barbarash latest movie “Pound Of Flesh”. They have worked together on two movies already, which are 6 Bullets and Assassination Games and the fight choreography will be done by John Salvitti (Flashpoint, Special ID).

Van Damme will portray a man who rescues a woman in distress one night, only to wake up the next morning in a blood-soaked hotel bathtub without a kidney.

“I’m looking forward to sinking my teeth into Pound of Flesh because it’s exactly the kind of character-driven action thriller I and my fans love best — a movie that delivers nonstop hardcore action that’s fueled by a really surprising story and real people you care about from the moment you meet them on screen,” said Van Damme in a statement.

So i expect there to be
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Jcvd is Probably Going to Kick Lots of Faces in ‘Pound of Flesh’

Jean-Claude Van Damme has had a quirky and fun career resurgence. Yeah, he’s found himself in a position to return to somewhat mainstream relevance since 2008′s Jcvd (which is all sorts of fun, and you should watch), and while he’s done so most notably in his role as Jean Vilain in Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables 2, and a solid voice acting gig in Kung Fu Panda 2, Van Damme’s heart belongs to indies and direct to DVD actioners. With two new Universal Soldier flicks amongst that list of films, I’d say we should be pretty stoked about the state of his career. Next on the docket is Pound of Flesh, where Jcvd will portray a man who rescues a woman in distress, and wakes the next morning in a blood-filled hotel bathroom, sans kidney for his troubles. According to Van Damme, he’s gonna fight a lot of people over this, saying
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Comic Book Release List – January 8, 2014

The following is a list of all comic books, graphic novels and specialty items that will be available this week and shipped to comic book stores who have placed orders for them.

Aam Markosia

Christopher Marlowe And The Bards Of Nemeton Gn, $18.99

Accent UK

Missing Have You Seen The Invisible Man (One Shot), $5.00

Action Lab Entertainment

Fracture #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Chad Cicconi), $2.99

Fracture #1 (Of 4)(Cover B Jamal Igle), $2.99

Skyward Volume 1 Into The Woods Tp, $8.99

Adhouse Books

B Plus F Hc, $19.95

Altus Press

Doc Savage The New Adventures Volume 6 The Miracle Menace Sc, $24.95

Amigo Comics

Rogues #6, $3.99

Westwood Witches #4 (Of 4), $3.99

Amryl Entertainment

Cavewoman Labyrinth (One Shot), $3.75

Cavewoman Labyrinth (One Shot)(Devon Massey Special Edition), Ar

Cavewoman Labyrinth (One Shot)(Budd Root Special Edition), Ar

Arcana Studio

Steam Engines Of Oz Volume 2 The Geared Leviathan #2, $3.99

Archie Comics

Afterlife With Archie #3 (Francesco Francavilla Regular Cover), $2.99

Afterlife With Archie #3 (Tim Seeley Variant Cover), $2.99

Archie #651 (Dan
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1963: The Assassination Games

Meredith Burdett is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

Blimey, talk about an anniversary celebration! The Doctor’s adventures continue this month thanks to Big Finish with the finale of their 1963 trilogy, this time featuring the Seventh Doctor. But to make things extra special, he’s not alone. Not only is Ace involved but also the Counter-Measures team featuring Group Captain Gilmore, Rachel and Allison

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Scott Adkins May Have Already Auditioned For Batman In Batman Vs. Superman

Until Batman is officially cast, we can look forward to a new rumor a day regarding who is in contention to play the Dark Knight in Batman Vs. Superman. We here at We Got This Covered don’t like to disappoint, so for all you fans anxiously awaiting the next name to add to the ever-growing list of potential Bruce Waynes, we’ve got another interesting pick today. The official Twitter account for Scott Adkins recently posted that the English actor and martial artist has already auditioned for Batman.

The Tweet has since been removed, so we’re unable to post it here for you, but it was snagged by the folks over at before it was taken down.

Check out the text from that Tweet below.

“Some Big news fans!! Warner Brothers have approached Scott Adkins to audition to be the new Batman & he has…”

Now the
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Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Deadpool/Weapon XI Make-Up FX For X-men Origins: Wolverine

Creative licenses were certainly taken with fan-favorite, Deadpool/Wade Wilson, in Hugh Jackman and Gavin Hood's X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Producers were expecting backlash from comic book purists, but hoped the general audience would embrace their changes. In the beginning of the film Wade Wilson, the Merc with a Mouth, was played by Ryan Reynolds ("Safe House"), but when we later see Wade, he has transformed into the final antagonist, Weapon XI/Deadpool. That version looks almost unrecognizable, having undergone multiple surgical enhancements/experiments by the sinister Colonel William Stryker (Danny Huston). StudioADI was kind enough to send us these exclusive close-up images that reveal all of the minute details that went into the make-up effects for Weapon XI/Deadpool. Underneath all of those gnarly Weapon XI prosthetics is Ryan Reynolds, but many of the action scenes were performed by stunt double/martial arts expert, Scott Adkins. Click Images To
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The Week in Spandex - Man of Steel, Justice League, X-Men, Iron Man 3, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and more

Our weekly round up of the latest news stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Man of Steel, Justice League, The Dark Knight Rises, The Wolverine, Deadpool, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Arrow, Wonder Woman, DC Nation and more...

Over the past week the Hollywood studios have been giving us a look at some of 2013's biggest blockbusters including Star Trek Into Darkness, Oblivion, After Earth, The Lone Ranger, G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Pacific Rim, but for comic book movie fans the big talking point was of course the release of the new theatrical trailer for Warner Bros.' upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel. Running at just under two-and-a-half minutes, the trailer delivered our first look at Amy Adams (The Fighter) as Lois Lane, Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves) as Jonathan Kent,
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Alternative Deadpool designs from X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Chances are that if you've seen X-Men Origins: Wolverine, you'll have pretty much blocked director Gavin Hood's interpretation of Deadpool out of your memory (well, from the point that Ryan Reynolds undergoes a transformation into Scott Adkins' Weapon XI, at the very least).

While fans were understandably disappointed by the film's treatment of the Merc with a Mouth, a new video has arrived online via the VFX company Amalgamated Dynamics Inc., which gives us an insight into the various designs that were under consideration.

Sadly none of them really come close to Deadpool's comic book appearance, and while a few are a slight improvement over the final version, some of the rejected designs are even worse than the travesty we ended up with... Yeah, I didn't think that was possible, either.

"Here, in quick succession, are 82 variations on Deadpool. It was our job to satisfy the many creative voices on the show,
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Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning red band trailer

After sharing the screen in this year's action epic The Expendables 2, Dolph Lundgren and Jean-Claude Van Damme return for the latest instalment in the Universal Soldier series, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, which has received a new red band trailer courtesy of Yahoo! Movies ahead of its On Demand release tomorrow.

Directed by John (son of Peter) Hyams (Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, Dragon Eyes), this sixth instalment (or the fourth, officially) in the Universal Soldier series sees Dolph and Jean-Claude joined in the cast by Van Damme regular and fellow Expendables 2 star Scott Adkins, along with James Rawlings (The Dark Knight Rises), Jcvd's first born Kristopher Van Varenberg (Assassination Games) and Mariah Bonner (The Social Network), along with former Ufc star Andrei Arlovski and ex-boxer Roy Jones Jr.; take a look at the synopsis, followed by the trailer below:

"John (Adkin) wakes up from a coma after
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DVD Giveaway – Win A Jean-Claude Van Damme Prizepack; Includes 6 Bullets & Assassination Games

If you’ve seen The Expendables 2, you’ve noticed that Jean-Claude Van Damme was part of that cast that included the biggest action star names in the world, such as Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Jason Statham and the legendary Chuck Norris. In the film, Van Damme plays a character named “Jean Vilain” – the lead villain in the film – and this was the fourth time Van Damme played a villain role during his acting career. The kind of actor who can change the skin of the macho man type of roles he usually plays.

So now, the international superstar’s latest film, 6 Bullets, explodes onto DVD and Digital Today (September 11th). Veteran mercenary Samson Gaul (Jean-Claude Van Damme) knows that in the heat of battle, every bullet counts. He retired from combat when his actions resulted in the deaths of helpless victims, but now
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DVD Release: 6 Bullets

DVD Release Date: Sept. 11, 2012

Price: DVD $26.99

Studio: Sony

Jean-Claude Van Damme is a mercenary-turned-butcher in the action-thriller 6 Bullets.

The Muscles from Brussels Jean-Claude Van Damme (Jcvd) returns to deliver his obligatory ass-kicking in the 2012 action thriller 6 Bullets.

In an Eastern European country, veteran mercenary-turned-butcher Samson Gaul (Van Damme)–retired from combat when his actions resulted in the deaths of helpless victims—finds himself in a situation where he’s the last hope for a desperate father: Mixed Martial Artist Andrew Fayden (Joe Flanigan of TV’s Stargate: Atlantis). Fayden knows how to fight, but alone he’s unprepared to navigate the corrupt streets of a foreign city to find his daughter, who’s been kidnapped by an international sex-slavery ring. Together, the pair tear make their move against the vile network of criminals.

Helmed by Ernie Barbarash (who directed Van Damme previously in 2011’s Assassination Games), the R-rated 6 Bullets also
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Trailer: Jean-Claude Van Damme's Six Bullets Action Thriller

Sony Pictures has unveiled the first trailer for "Six Bullets" action thriller, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Joe Flanigan ("Stargate: Atlantis"). Check it out below. Plot: Veteran mercenary Samson Gaul (Van Damme) retired from combat when his actions resulted in the deaths of helpless victims, but now he's the last hope for a desperate father. Mma fighter Andrew Fayden (Joe Flanigan) knows how to fight, but alone he's unprepared to navigate the corrupt streets of a foreign city to find his kidnapped daughter. Together, these warriors will stop at nothing to tear apart a vile network of criminals that prey upon the innocent. The new movie is directed by Ernie Barbarash (Assassination Games) and will appear in stores on DVD on August 21st. Trailer:
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Lethal Weapon Collection on Blu-ray

Blu-ray Review

Lethal Weapon Collection

Directed by: Richard Donner

Cast: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci

Running Time: Lethal Weapon – 109 mins, Lethal Weapon 2 – 114 mins, Lethal Weapon 3 – 118 mins, Lethal Weapon 4 – 127 mins

Rating: R

Due Out: The Lethal Weapon Collection is available May 22 on Blu-ray!

Plot: Two less-than-compatible L.A. cops – Martin Riggs (Gibson) and Roger Murtaugh (Glover) – are forced to become partners. Throughout these four films they take on a dangerous heroin-smuggling ring, South African diplomats, a crooked cop, and the Chinese Triads. Along the way they work with informant Leo Getz (Pesci), Lorna Cole from Internal Affairs (Rene Russo), and young detective Lee Butters (Chris Rock).

Who’S It For? The series has never looked or sounded better, and with a handful of quality special features this five-disc collection is a must-have for any fan of the Lethal Weapon films. Those wanting to check out the series
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