Between El Gato Negro: Prey and a not so good back injury, I’ve been out of pocket for the last several weeks, and forgot to let you good folks know that my favorite martial arts film of 2014 is coming to Blu-Ray and DVD next Tuesday, April 19th! Die Fighting, starring Fabien Garcia and Laurent “Lohan” Buson (Merantau). You can read my review of this terrific movie here!
Here is the trailer, and the home video announcement!
The martial arts, found footage action thriller Die Fighting is coming to DVD and Blu-ray on April 19th. The film, from martial arts experts Fabien Garcia and Laurent Buson, takes place on the city streets of Los Angeles as one crazed director forces several fighters to compete for the ones they love. Shot in real time, Die Fighting co-stars Didier Buson, Jess Allen, Dave Vescio, former American Gladiator Xin Wuku, and others.
In the film’s story, four Shaolin fighters are targeted and tested by a mysterious director. Their loved ones have been kidnapped and these trained martial artists must complete a series of more and more complex challenges to release their friends and family. But, this story is not without its tragedy as these four friends face unthinkable horrors. No one fights alone in Garcia’s true tale of terror and action.
Die Fighting is already available on several video-on-demand formats. Fans of martial arts films are encouraged to take a look at the film, which has been described as “pulse-pounding” and “amazing,” by Kung Fu Cinema‘s Albert Valentin.
“When a team of Shaolin-trained kung fu actors is about to get their break in Hollywood, a mysterious and sadistic director forces them to run a gauntlet through Los Angeles. The Director films their every move as they prove their prowess by provoking a rogues’ gallery of underworld thugs and martial artists”
Some of the best martial arts action that can easily stand right up there with films like The Raid or Ip Man.” – Bobby Blakey, Examiner.com
“5 OUT OF 5 STARS!” – Albert Valentin, Kung Fu Cinema
“An Energetic, Meta Martial Arts Flick” – Ernesto Zelaya Miñano, Twitch
“Jackie Chan and Tony Jaa would absolutely love ‘Die Fighting’ – what more of an endorsement could anyone possibly need eh?” – Brad Curran, Kung-fu Kingdom
“Jaw-dropping fight scenes, fast paced and a genuine adrenaline rush.” – Eoin Friel, The Action Elite
“This film contains more badassery than you can watch in one sitting…” – Michael S Moore, Kiai-Kick
“It would be a crime for any martial arts action fan to miss this one.” – David Vo, Martial Arts Action Cinema
“Die Fighting is a movie that you cannot afford to miss.” – Brad Curran, Kung-fu Kingdom
“A Case For Better Action Movies.” – Lee Golden, Film Combat Syndicate
“An excellent martial arts flick showcasing the Z Team to be major players on the action movie block.” – Andrew Skeates, Far East Films
In other words, you want to buy this next week.