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Review: Operation Mekong (2017)

Posted in Eddie Peng, Uncategorized with tags , , on June 7, 2017 by Michael S. Moore

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Here comes a docu- martial arts competition TV series!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on May 23, 2017 by Michael S. Moore


Okay this is interesting. Not sure how it will do, but color me interested. Can we toss Kanye West in there without the gear? Press release as follows:

LOS ANGELES, May 22, 2017 – Bunim/Murray Productions, renowned world-wide for its hit reality series and Australian-based Company Chiron Global – the founder of combat sport Unified Weapons Master® (UWM) and leader in wearable technologies have joined forces, to develop the world’s first high-tech Martial Arts Experience docu-competition series, Unified Weapons Master: Calling All Contenders. 
Emmy® Award-winning producer Bunim/Murray Productions, best known for the long-running The Real World, Keeping up with the Kardashians and Project Runway, will marry its production expertise to UWM’s technology to create a revolutionary and innovative new entertainment experience for a global audience.

Combining Chiron Global’s advanced technology with traditional martial arts and ancient weaponry, UWM: Calling All Contenders has the features of a live video game, enabling the world’s best weapons martial artists to compete in full contact combat.

Chiron Global has adapted its proven world-first capabilities in building sensor technologies into highly protective body armor that will enable the world’s top skilled weapons martial artists from a wide range of martial arts and cultural backgrounds to face one another in battle for the first time with science judging the winner.

The real-time wearable sensor technology is linked to a medical database that measures the force and location of every strike. The Lorica armor and patented scoring system objectively measures the force and location of strikes to the weapons martial arts competitor in real time, and is able to display the damage that would have occurred to an unprotected competitor on a video screen.

“We believe that UWM has massive international appeal to a diverse audience because it combines so many exciting elements that are really on trend at the moment. It combines weapons martial arts combat and ancient weaponry with leading edge technology and live video gaming features,” said Bunim/Murray Productions CEO Gil Goldschein.

“In addition to the high level of protection offered by the protective Lorica armor, the ability to customize the suits, the CGI scoring system and the cultural backgrounds and histories of the competitors, will make for a rich viewer experience,” added Julie Pizzi, Co-President Entertainment and Development, Bunim/Murray Productions.

“This will be a tremendous opportunity for many of these grand masters to pit their skills and traditional weapons art against other equally historical styles. Imagine, for example, a Nordic Viking pitting himself against a Japanese Samurai. We can’t wait to see the outcome!”

The Lorica armor acts like an extreme form of games console providing actual engagement data on the force and damage from each impact and showing this on the scoring system a bit like a video game.

“One of the key differentiators of UWM is that through the Lorica’s advanced sensor tech, which is connected to a medical database, we are able to offer viewers a fully immersive data-rich experience,” says UWM CEO, Colin Blake.

“The data captured by our scoring system means we are able to show viewers the number of strikes, the force of individual strikes, and damage stats, all while keeping our competitors very safe. We are then able, through CGI, to represent this damage in all sorts of exciting ways including a real-time anatomical version of actual damage to the competitors. Nothing like this has ever been done before.”

Other technologies that are able to be incorporated into the armor include cameras inside the helmets, and two way microphones, to give viewers a first hand experience of what it’s like to compete wearing the Lorica.
 

ITN Distribution, Inc. has acquired North American rights to the action/thriller BLACK ROSE

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on April 6, 2017 by Michael S. Moore

 

HOLLYWOOD, April 5, 2017 – ITN Distribution, Inc. has acquired North American rights to the action/thriller BLACK ROSE, starring international action star Alexander Nevsky  (Showdown in Manila). Written by Brent Huff (Chasing Beauty) and George Saunders (The Hunt for Red October), the film was also directed by Nevky. The cast includes Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines), Adrian Paul (Highlander: Endgame), Robert Davi (Expendables 3) and Matthias Hues (Dark Angel).  ITN Distribution will be releasing BLACK ROSE in theaters on April 28, 2017.  ITN Distribution’s President Stuart Alson made the announcement today.

“We’re excited to bring this action-filled thriller to the big screen,” said Alson. “The film leads audiences to many twists and turns, sending them on a thrilling ride.”  

A Russian Police Major (Alexander Nevsky) is enlisted by the LAPD to help solve a series of gruesome murders perpetrated against young women by a sadistic sociopathic killer on the mean streets of Hollywood.

Nevsky is a former Mr. Universe and an established movie star in Russia.  He is based in Los Angeles and his credits include Moscow Heat, Undisputed, Treasure Raiders, Somewhere and the upcoming film Maximum Impact. Nevsky represents Russia as a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

BLACK ROSE is produced by Nevsky through his production company Hollywood Storm and is executive produced by Sheldon Lettich (Max) and Robert Madrid (Half Past Dead 2).  

Alson negotiated the deal on behalf of ITN Distribution along with Nevsky on behalf of the filmmakers. BLACK ROSE is a theatrical box office hit in Russia. CIS, which has the film’s foreign sales rights, has sold BLACK ROSE to 22 countries already.

ABOUT ITN DISTRIBUTION

ITN Distribution, Inc. is a leading independent film distribution company that specializes in high-quality and star-driven independent films for the domestic and international TV, VOD, DVD and theatrical markets. ITN releases more than 24 films per year with ITN’s connection to all major retailers and rentals in North America, such as Redbox, NetFlix, Wal-Mart, Amazon Prime, Best Buy, iTunes and Video-On-Demand (VOD). ITN produces, distributes and acquires films worldwide.  

Scott Adkins Kicks Ass in Outer Space: “Incoming”!

Posted in Uncategorized on March 28, 2017 by Michael S. Moore


That’s right, Scott Adkins is tired of whooping ass on planet Earth. It’s time to crack some heads in space. I am stoked as hell for this, and low budget or no, I’m gonna rock this film when it comes out! It all about zero-G asskickery, everyone. Check out the press release below!

LOS ANGELES (March 28, 2017) – Scott Adkins (Doctor Strange, The Expendables 2) is set to star in the new sci-fi action thriller INCOMING from prolific indie producers Benattar/Thomas Productions. Production is underway in Belgrade, Serbia.

XLrator Media will distribute the film in North America. Foreign sales will be handled by Premiere Entertainment Group. The film is financed by the UK’s Sharp House.

INCOMING marks the feature directorial debut of longtime Benattar/Thomas collaborator Eric “Z” Zaragoza and is written by Jorge Saralegui, based on an original story by Rick Benattar, Nigel Thomas and Jorge Saralegui.

The International Space Station is now a prison — the ultimate black site. No one’s getting out. And no one knows it’s there. But when the imprisoned terrorists take over the Station and turn it into a missile aimed at Moscow, only a shuttle pilot and a rookie doctor can stop them. Their task is complicated by a rogue CIA agent (Adkins) who has his own plans for the station and the terrorists within.

Producers are Rick Benattar and Nigel Thomas. Premiere’s Elias Axume also serves as producer as does Milos Dukelic of Belgrade production service company, Red Production. Executive producers are XLrator Media’s Barry Gordon and Michael Radiloff, and Sharp House’s Ian Sharp, Rebecca Joerin-Sharp and Emma Dutton.

Scott Adkins’ deal was negotiated by Joe Hutton of London’s BWH Agency and Brett Norensberg at Gersh. 

“We’re thrilled to be working with Scott on this exciting new project. It’s a science fiction film but rooted in the realities of our world today. It explores familiar themes and looks at what could be our world in the not-too-distant future,” said producer Rick Benattar.

“We are excited to work with Scott Adkins again after our collaboration on CLOSE RANGE. He is one of the best action heroes and martial artists in the world today,” said XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon.

Exclusive Clip from Kill Ratio (2016)!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on November 10, 2016 by Michael S. Moore

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Here is an exclusive clip from XLRATOR MEDIA’s Kill Ratio, starring Tom Hopper (Black Sails). The synopsis:

An attack on the new President of a fledgling Eastern European democracy pits an American covert operative against the country’s ruthless military leader determined to seize control of the government.

Check out the clip below!

The action hits theaters on December 9th, and will shoot it up on VOD and iTunes December 13th, 2016!

Amy Johnston arrives in Lady Bloodfight Trailer (2017)

Posted in Uncategorized on November 6, 2016 by Michael S. Moore

Since I just posted the previs work with Vlad Rimburg a few days ago,so its only fitting that I follow that up with the trailer for Lady Bloodfight, a film I’ve been looking forward to for a long, long time! It seems as if the film has been teased forever, but here we are with a first trailer! Check it out:

So far the fight choreography looks to be on point, and Amy looks as fantastic as you would think! She’s a talented lady, and I’m happy to see her getting her shot on the big screen. The rest of the cast looks terrific as well. It’s been a while since we had a true “kumite” movie, so I hope this delivers. I’m dreaming of a Bloodsport/Lady Bloodfight double feature. I’ll have my review of the film out as soon as I can get a hold of a copy!