I gotta admit, I’m probably one of the very few people who thought Dwight Little’s “Tekken” movie was pretty good. Maybe I just didn’t have all that high of an expectation for it, which could very well be the case, so found the results to be better than expected. It is a movie based on a fighting game, for crying out loud, why did people expect it to be the next coming of “Batman Begins”? Then again, it’s kind of hard to please gamers, so if you’re one of those people who didn’t cotton to Little’s “Tekken” movie, then you’re probably not going to like hearing this: the film is coming to DVD and Blu-ray July 19th courtesy of Anchor Bay Films and Manga Entertainment.
Ever since its premiere in 1994, the Tekken videogame has thrilled gamers and lovers of futuristic adventure across the entire world. With millions of games sold on such gaming platforms as PS3, Xbox360 and PSP, it seemed that Tekken would forever be confined to the limited graphics of gaming consoles. Until now…
The videogame of the future comes to full live-action life when Anchor Bay Films and Manga Entertainment release Tekken on July 19th. Directed by Dwight H. Little (“Bones,” Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers), Tekken stars Jon Foo, Kelly Overton (The Ring Two), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Planet of the Apes, Pearl Harbor, Balls of Fury), Ian Anthony Dale (The Hangover, The Bucket List), Darrin DeWitt Henson (Stomp The Yard, “Soul Food”), former world champion kick boxer Gary Daniels (The Expendables), MMA fighters Cung Le (Pandorum, Dragon Eyes), and Roger Huerta, Luke Goss (Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Blade II), and Tamlyn Tomita (The Day After Tomorrow, The Joy Luck Club.) A Crystal Sky Production, Tekken will be available as a Blu-ray™/DVD/Digital Copy™ combo for $39.99 SRP, as well as a standard DVD edition for $26.98 SRP.
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.”
No word on what kind of special features will be included with the discs, which is disappointing. Until then, here are the box arts.