Dwight H. Little’s live-action “Tekken” movie was a surprisingly good film. It was much better than I had expected, though that could simply be because my expectations were very low. This is a movie based on a fighting game, after all, and we all know how those have turned out over the years. You can count on one hand the number of adaptations that could reasonably be considered “not utter shit”. Check out the new and surprisingly excellent U.S. trailer for “Tekken”, due out Stateside on DVD and Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment on July 19th. We’ll have free copies of the film on DVD and Blu-ray to giveaway next month, so stay tuned.
The year is 2039. World wars have destroyed everything and territories are run by corporations, the mightiest — and cruelest — of which is Tekken. Jin Kazama (John Foo) witnesses the death of his mother Jun (Tomita) by Tekken in the slums known as Anvil. Vowing vengeance, and armed only with his street smarts and raw fighting skills, he enters a dangerous and potentially deadly combat tournament, where he must defeat the world’s most elite fighters to become the “King of the Iron Fist.”
The combatants include Luke Goss, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Chiaki Kuriyama, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Jon Foo, Gary Daniels, Kelly Overton, Cung Le, Ian Anthony Dale, Lateef Crowder, Mircea Monroe, Tamlyn Tomita, and Candice Hillebrand.
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