Chuck Norris! Dolph Lundgren! High Definition! New Blu-rays on the Way!

Why in the hell are there so many exclamation points in that headline, you ask? Because I’m pretty excited about the fact that the Chuck Norris martial arts classic “The Octagon” is coming to Blu-ray. What’s more, Anchor Bay is also releasing “A Force of One” and Dolph Lundgren’s little-seen action flick “Pentathlon”, the latter of which is currently missing from my exhaustive collection of dodgy action cinema. Good news for my entertainment addiction, bad news for my wallet. Damn you, empty currency receptacle!

Anyway, in order to take advantage of the upcoming action-packed event flick “The Expendables 2″, Anchor Bay is giving us an opportunity to own the aforementioned motion pictures. Look for them to arrive on retail shelves this summer. Makes sense, right? For specifics regarding special features and what-not, have a look at this press release.

All of your many questions shall be answered momentarily.

A Force Of One

A routine investigation by a crack team of undercover narcotic agents becomes anything but when a deadly assassin begins to eliminate the members of the squad one by one. In a desperate bid to identify the culprit, and to train its officers in the martial arts in order to defend themselves, the police force attempts to enlist the help of Matt Logan, a noted karate champion.

Initially reluctant to become involved in any way, Logan soon changes his mind when his adopted son becomes the villain’s latest victim. Driven by sheer vengeance, he vows to track down the psychotic serial killer and bring the reign of terror to an end in a climactic battle between good and evil.

Special Features:

Making Of Featurette

How America Changed Hollywood Forever

Trailer

TV Spot

Director’s Commentary

“A Force Of One” is out on DVD and Blu-ray on 6th August 2012.

The Octagon

Scott James is a man haunted by memories, eerie flashbacks that plague both his waking and sleeping hours. The first is a childhood memory relating to the intense and rigorous combat training he and his best friend endured under the guidance of a mysterious martial arts master. The second is a far more painful recollection of loss, and one that has turned Scott away from his former life. But when a wealthy heiress convinces him to enter the fray once more, Scott finds himself drawn into an international terrorist organisation consisting of deadly ninjas, at the head of which is a close acquaintance from his past. Now it is up to Scott to confront his worst fears and battle a former adversary in the ultimate ninja showdown.

Special Features:

Making Of Featurette

How America Changed Hollywood Forever

Trailer

TV Spot

Director’s Commentary

“The Octagon” is out on DVD and Blu-ray on 6th August 2012.

Pentathlon

After winning Olympic Gold in Seoul, East German pentathlete Eric Brogar (Lundgren) takes the opportunity to escape his past and the demands of his tyrannical coach, Heinrich Mueller (Soul), and flees to the freedom of the West with the help of a beautiful American athlete.

Several years later, Mueller has given up coaching and turned his dubious talents to neo-Nazi terrorism and a series of attacks on German government officials. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, Brogar has slipped into an alcoholic depression and ekes out a meagre living working at a local diner. Still angered by Brogar’s betrayal and driven by a need for revenge, the psychotic Mueller first targets Brogar’s father before flying to LA to finish off his former star athlete once and for all.

In an attempt to get his life back on track, Brogar has begun training once more, this time at the woodland retreat of his former girlfriend. But the arrival of Mueller, who has since teamed up with Brogar’s arch rival Jurgen Reinhardt and a group of neo-Nazi sympathizers in the US, means Brogar will soon have to turn his skills to something more than winning medals.

“Pentathlon” is out on DVD and Blu-ray on 30th July 2012.

“The Expendables 2″, which co-stars Chuck Norris and Dolph Lundgren, among many others, opens in theaters on August 17th, 2012. If that rock you’ve been living under doesn’t have Internet access, then we should probably bring you up to speed. The trailer for this highly-anticipated sequel, as well as previews for the three flicks mentioned earlier, have been embedded below. I’m not ashamed of my excitement. Much.




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