The DTV Digest
Episode 154: The Virtuoso, Without Remorse, The Ninth Passenger, Jack Walker, The BIke Thief, Batman: Other Worlds, Zulu

Episode 154: The Virtuoso, Without Remorse, The Ninth Passenger, Jack Walker, The BIke Thief, Batman: Other Worlds, Zulu

May 9, 2021

Mike, Rich and Steve check out THE VIRTUOSO, in which a professional assassin takes on the proverbial "one last job". Then we tune in to Amazon Prime for WITHOUT REMORSE, featuring Michael B Jordan for some Tom Clancy-inspired mayhem! Afterwards we try to figure out just who is THE NINTH PASSENGER, before rooting for fictional ex action star JACK WALKER to make a rousing come-back! Finally, we watch THE BIKE THIEF, hiding all sharp objects beforehand.

Our Short Shot is BATMAN: OTHER WORLDS, a very wry comparison between the different iterations of the Caped Crusader. We also talk about a similar themed short, BATMAN EVOLUTION, which we recommend you take a look at also!

Finally, in the DTV Throwback we check out ZULU on Amazon Prime. This is not the Michael Cain/Stanley Baker classic, rather a taut thriller set in Cape Town and stars Orlando Bloom and Forest Whitaker!

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Episode 151 - Red Rage, Righteous Villains, Original Gangster, Gain, Wake of Death

Episode 151 - Red Rage, Righteous Villains, Original Gangster, Gain, Wake of Death

April 12, 2021

in this episode Mike, Rich and Steve review three films by writer/director Savvas D. Michael, collectively known as the Saints and Savages films.

We start off with RED RAGE, in which two assassins murder their way through the local drug trade. This is followed by RIGHTEOUS VILLAINS, in which two low life criminals are given a Mission from God!

The third film is ORIGINAL GANGSTER, which features one of the most memorable cameos in recent history! 

Our Short Shot is GAIN, starring Daniel Stizen as a bodybuilder obsessed with  building more muscle, at any cost. Click the link to watch the whole film!

Finally, in our DTV Throwback, we have WAKE OF DEATH starring Jean-Claude Van Damme as a bouncer avenging the murder of his wife!

 

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Short Shots Ep 3 - Rage, Cash, Payload, ACTION C’S SPECIAL FORCE

Short Shots Ep 3 - Rage, Cash, Payload, ACTION C’S SPECIAL FORCE

April 10, 2021

In this episode Mike and Rich concentrate on a quartet of action shorts which have recently surfaced!

Starting off with German entry RAGE, in which a cop seeks vigilante justice in a garage. Then its off to Czech Republic for CASH, where a man is trying to pay a ransom in a junk yard and predictably things don't go to plan!

Our third film is PAYLOAD, from Portugal, in which an agent finds the people he's meant to be dealing with have all been killed before his arrival. 

Lastly from Vietnam is ACTION C'S SPECIAL FORCE No need for a synopsis, just watch it!

 

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Episode 149 - Michael Jai White! - Welcome to Sudden Death, Take Back, 3 Bullets, Blood and Bone

Episode 149 - Michael Jai White! - Welcome to Sudden Death, Take Back, 3 Bullets, Blood and Bone

March 26, 2021

It's about time we were able to do an episode specifically focusing on the wonderful Michael Jai White, and two new releases finally gave us the opportunity to do so!

Joining Mike, Rich and Steve this week is special guest MATT POIRIER, a fellow podcaster and author from the USA. This week we start off with WELCOME TO SUDDEN DEATH, a remake/sequel (its no longer clear which!) where MJW battles mercenaries inside a basketball arena. Next up is TAKE BACK, in which MJW takes more of a back seat to allow his wife Gillian White take the limelight, and to say see makes the most of the opportunity is an understatement! Check out our review for more info!

Our Short Shot, 3 BULLETS, is a little older than usual but stars MJW and features the likes of Bokeem Woodbine and Run Yuan (who also directs).

Rob Yuan also turns up in our DTV Throwback, BLOOD AND BONE, which not only contaiins amazing choreography by Larnel Stovall but features Eamon Walker as one of the best bad guys, and the always watchable Julian Sands making Enter the Dragon references!

Links for Matt Poirier: Follow him on Twitter @DTVConnoisseur. You can find his podcast on your favourite podcast streaming site. His blog can be found HERE. His book CHAD FROM ACCOUNTING is available from Amazon

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Episode 148: Pharaoh’s War, Russian Raid, Sentinelle, SAS: Red Notice, SOF vs Sci Fi, Legionnaire

Episode 148: Pharaoh’s War, Russian Raid, Sentinelle, SAS: Red Notice, SOF vs Sci Fi, Legionnaire

March 19, 2021

I was so excited about this action packed episode, I forgot to introduce the team! So, Mike Rich and Steve tackle a whole bunch of International action movies this week. We start with PHARAOH'S WAR - Mike Tyson and  Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (Kickboxer Retaliation, Game of Thrones) feature prominently on the DVD cover but do they feature much in the film iteslf? Take a listen to find out!

Next up is RUSSIAN RAID, heavily influenced by Gareth Evans' film (hence the name) but does it stand up on its own merits? 

Off to France next, for SENTINELLE, starring Olga Kurylenko as a damages soldier seeking vengeance for a brutal attack on her sister. There a lot of negativity online about this film, but take a listen to see if we are in agreement! (Available on Netflix).

We then catch the, ahem, Eurostream train from London to Paris, which is promptly hijacked by Ruby Rose in SAS: RED NOTICE based on a novel by Andy McNab. This one promised a lot, but does it live up to expectations?

Our Short Shot is SOF Vs Sci Fi, in which a team of Spec Ops are pitted against zombies and a well-known alien hunter!

Finally, in our DTV Throwback we review Jean-Claude Van Damme's LEGIONNAIRE - soon to be re-released on Blu Ray and available on Prime.

 

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Episode 146: Assault on Station 33, Acere, Man of Tai Chi

Episode 146: Assault on Station 33, Acere, Man of Tai Chi

March 10, 2021

In this episode Mike, Rich and Steve take a look at ASSAULT ON STATION 33, starring Sean Patrick Flannery, Michael Jai White and Mark Dacascos - will the film do its cast justice? Take a listen to find out!

Our Short Shot is ACERE, starring Jean Paul Ly. Acere  apparently means "sharp" - you will see how apt the title is when you click on the link!

Finally in our DTV Throwback we revisit MAN OF TAI CHI - the directorial debut of Keanu Reeves, and starring Tiger Chen.

 

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Episode 143 - Greenland, Gundala, Abigail Haunting, The Odds, Victoria, Shadowbuilder

Episode 143 - Greenland, Gundala, Abigail Haunting, The Odds, Victoria, Shadowbuilder

February 21, 2021

In this action packed episode Mike, Rich, Steve and Will take a look at the Gerard Butler disaster movie, GREENLAND (available on Prime). Then we take a look at Indonesia's GUNDALA, the start of their very own shared comic book universe. Then we examine ABIGAIL HAUNTING, which definitely surprised us! Finally, I do a solo review of THE ODDS. (beware the trailer is a bit spoilery!)

Our Short Shot is the action-packed VICTORIA - click the link to watch the whole 20min film (definitely worth doing!).

For the DTV Throwback we check out Bram Stoker's SHADOWBUILDER  (available on Amazon Prime) starring Michael Rooker as a gun-toting priest!

 

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Episode 137a - Vanguard, Deliver Us From Evil, Let It Snow, Blackout: Invasion Earth, Robot Riot, Burnt, Julia X

Episode 137a - Vanguard, Deliver Us From Evil, Let It Snow, Blackout: Invasion Earth, Robot Riot, Burnt, Julia X

January 15, 2021

Happy New Year, everyone!

 This is an edited version of our first show of the year, taking out the two hours (TWO HOURS!) of chat where we discuss our favourite films of 2020 in a series of round-table Top 5s. You can find that longer version HERE.

In this episode we review Jackie Chan's latest action adventure movie, VANGUARD. He may not be centre stage but he's still doing his own stunts and fight-work! Speaking of fight-work, we next look at DELIVER US FROM EVIL, a Korean action movie which introduces us to the iconic badguy, Ray The Butcher!

We then head over to Georgia to review LET IT SNOW, a survival horror movie in which a young couple are terrorised on a mountain slope. Then its a short hop to Russia for BLACKOUT: INVASION EARTH, a big-budget sci fi movie. Finally, we take a look at ROBOT RIOT.

Our Short Shot is BURNT, in which a couple moving into their new home finds a little gift left by the previous tenants - click the link to watch the whole 11min short. Finally, our DTV Throwback is the controversial JULIA X, which proved to be very interesting to talk about!

 

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Episode 137 - Review of 2020, Vanguard, Deliver Us From Evil, Let It Snow, Blackout: Invasion Earth, Robot Riot, Burnt, Julia X

Episode 137 - Review of 2020, Vanguard, Deliver Us From Evil, Let It Snow, Blackout: Invasion Earth, Robot Riot, Burnt, Julia X

January 15, 2021

Happy New Year, everybody! In our first episode of 2021, Mike Rich and Steve take a look back over the past twelve months and discuss - at length - the many films we've reviewed in a series of round-table Top 5s. If you want to know which were our favourite Action, Horrror, tough guy/gal movies, then take a listen!

In this episode we also review Jackie Chan's latest action adventure movie, VANGUARD. He may not be centre stage but he's still doing his own stunts and fight-work! Speaking of fight-work, we next look at DELIVER US FROM EVIL, a Korean action movie which introduces us to the iconic badguy, Ray The Butcher!

We then head over to Georgia to review LET IT SNOW, a survival horror movie in which a young couple are terrorised on a mountain slope. Then its a short hop to Russia for BLACKOUT: INVASION EARTH, a big-budget sci fi movie. Finally, we take a look at ROBOT RIOT.

Our Short Shot is BURNT, in which a couple moving into their new home finds a little gift left by the previous tenants - click the link to watch the whole 11min short. Finally, our DTV Throwback is the controversial JULIA X, which proved to be very interesting to talk about!

 

Don't forget to check out our FACEBOOK and TWITTER pages to keep up to date about new DTV releases and our DTV Chart!

Episode 136 - Seized, Kuckledust, Bad Hit, Sci-Fighters

Episode 136 - Seized, Kuckledust, Bad Hit, Sci-Fighters

December 27, 2020

This week Mike, Rich and Steve check out the latest collaboration between Scott Adkins and Isaac Florentine, SEIZED, also starring Mario Van Peebles! 

We follow this up with KNUCKLEDUST, a film which admittedly defied expectations - take a listen to learn more!

Our Short Shot is the excellent BAD HIT, from South Africa - click the link to watch the whole film and let us know whether you agree with us or not!

Finally, in our DTV Throwback we check out Roddy Piper and Billy Drago in SCI-FIGHTERS - be warned if watching on Prime, the picture quality is Very Dark at times!

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