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Movie Review – Savage Dog (2017)

Savage Dog, 2017.

Written and directed Jesse V. Johnson.

Starring Scott Adkins, Marko Zaror, Cung Le, Juju Chan, Vladimir Kulich, and Keith David.


A story set in Indochina in 1959, a land beyond rule and a time without mercy and the birth of a legend.

Scott Adkins is busy these days. He seems to have had about 100 films out this year already, and in the UK alone fans have been treated to the double whammy release of Savage Dog and Boyka: Undisputed on the same day. Adkins is stepping up as the undisputed king of straight to video action. That crossover to the big screen as a leading man still alludes him, but he’s still found his own market and kept his standards mostly high.

Savage Dog marks the first of Adkins triple bill with director Jesse Johnson (well established already as a stuntman turned director, and nephew of legendary stuntman,
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Wonder Woman proof of concept trailer

If you’ve been waiting with baited breath for the long gestating Wonder Woman movie, then Jesse V. Johnson has a temporary fix for you with this pitch reel, a faux trailer for a Wonder Woman film which - judging by the trailer - I for one would really want to see. Not just because the tone is very interesting, not just because it’s got Peter Stormare in it, and not because B-movie God Matthias Hues also appears, but because it looks a damn sight better than most of the rumours over the last 10 years (including Megan Fox) would promise to deliver.

I’m no stranger to Johnson’s work. One might assume from the pitch reel that he’s yet to dip his toes into the directing waters. However the stuntman turned director has done a string of low budget films over the years. One thing has proved
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Check Out Jesse V. Johnson’s Wonder Woman Movie Pitch/Fan Film

If you spend any time at all in direct-to-dvd action movie land, then you probably know the name Jesse V. Johnson. He’s a Hollywood stuntman who has worked in a ton of big studio films, but he’s only ever directed direct-to-dvd action movies like 2005′s “Pit Fighter” and the upcoming “The Package” with Dolph Lundgren and Steve Austin. Like most directors, Jesse V. Johnson dreams of doing something bigger. Say, directing a Wonder Woman movie for Warner Bros., for instance. So taking a page from “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” director Kevin Tancharoen’s playbook, Johnson has assembled a crew and put together a 2-minute Wonder Woman pitch that stars Nina Bergman as the Amazonian warrior and includes appearances by everyone’s favorite twitchy actor, Peter Stormare (“The Last Stand”). Check it out below. Some thoughts: Bergman is probably not quite “big” enough for the role, and there’s something
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Blu-ray Giveaway: Steve Austin vs. Dolph Lundgren in The Package

Former “Expendables” co-stars Steve Austin and Dolph Lundgren flex their muscles as they re-team in the explosive actioner “The Package” for director Jesse V. Johnson (“Pit Fighter”, “The Fifth Commandment”). The film is due out on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack this February 19th courtesy of Anchor Bay. Sound like your kind of flick? Good news, then, because we have three copies of the film on Blu-ray to give away to three lucky winners. Head on below for the details! Directed by Jesse V. Johnson and written by Derek Kolstad, The Package features Austin as Tommy Wick, a nightclub bouncer and enforcer for Seattle crime boss Big Doug (Eric Keenleyside, Dreamcatcher, Firewall). When Big Doug instructs Tommy to hand-deliver a secret package to the mysterious international crime lord “The German,” (Lundgren), he does so with the hopes that Big Doug will forgive the debt Tommy’s brother Eddie (Lochlyn Munroe,
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Dolph Lundgren Will Punish You in an Exclusive Clip from The Package

The Expendables” co-stars Dolph Lundgren and Steve Austin re-team for “The Package”, a slam-bang actioner from Jesse Johnson, who directed a little-known but I think underrated action flick called “Pit Fighter” from 2005. Here’s an Exclusive clip from “The Package”, featuring Dolph Lundgren doing what Dolph Lundgren does best — look mean and plotting your death. Dthe Package features Austin as Tommy Wick, a nightclub bouncer and enforcer for Seattle crime boss Big Doug (Eric Keenleyside, Dreamcatcher, Firewall). When Big Doug instructs Tommy to hand-deliver a secret package to the mysterious international crime lord “The German,” (Lundgren), he does so with the hopes that Big Doug will forgive the debt Tommy’s brother Eddie (Lochlyn Munroe, White Chicks, Freddy vs. Jason) owes. Word of the clandestine delivery spreads and soon “the package” – and those who carry it – becomes the target of rival gang leader Anthony (Michael Daingerfield, The Messengers). Anthony will
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Top Chef Texas Recap: With Or Without ‘Cue

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It’s Top Chef Texas, Texisode 9, entitled “BBQ Pit Wars”. Looks like the chefsters will be either cooking pit-barbecue against one another, or eating barbecue then unrelatedly fighting in a pit like the Atari arcade game Pit Fighter. Note: You did Not get served barbecue in that game. The night before the Quickfire, the chefs are sent a copy of the Coveted Modernist Cuisine cook book, in order to promote it because it’s so Coveted study it, even though it’s a six-volume, 2438-page monster that they have one night to look at and they’re all on negative seventy hours of sleep. Who can possibly even begin to read six giant books in one night? Oh yeah, cheftestant Johnny Five: The chefs arrive the next morning for the Quickfire and surprise! The guest judge is Nathan Myhrvold, author of the book-shaped monolith they just received. I figured
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Blu Monday: Apocalyptic Vampires, Gunslingers, a Barbarian, and a Talking Hamburger

Your Weekly Source for the Newest Releases to Blu-Ray Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Better Off Dead (1985)

Synopsis: Lane Meyer is a depressed teen who loses his girlfriend Beth. Her given reason for breaking up is: “Lane, I think it’d be in my best interest if I dated somebody more popular. Better looking. Drives a nicer car.” Anyway, poor Lane is left alone and thinks up treacherous ways of killing himself. He finally meets a French beauty called Monique and falls for her. Simultaneously, he must endure his mother’s terrible cooking which literally slides off the table and his disgusting next door neighbour Ricky (and his mum) while he prepares for the skiing race of his life – to get his old girlfriend back! (blu-ray.com)

Special Features: Theatrical trailer.

Double Feature: Black Sheep/Tommy Boy (1996/1995)

Synopsis: Black Sheep - A gubernatorial candidate hires a wormy special assistant whose only job
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Interesting film fare for sale at Afm

Interesting film fare for sale at Afm
More Afm news

The American Film Market just wouldn't be the Afm without the so-called lobbyists.

They are the guys who've earned that moniker because of their use of the Loews hotel as one all-mighty pitching floor. And this year's potpourri of players is as mixed and as colorful as ever.

An urban Kung Fu fighter, a fully finished juiced-up rap drama with Fredro Starr and a yet-to-be-made horror flick about a half-woman, half-spider are among the titles boosted by the lobbyists.

Penned by L.A. based martial arts expert and filmmaker Mark Hoadley, "Mark of the Cobra" is being put together by husband and wife team Mark and Sheila Hoadley. The married duo is busy here pulling together the financing for their $2.5 million passion project.

Sheila Hoadley said she felt there was "more respect" for the producers presenting to people from the lobby.

And her project has something else on its side.
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Doghouse - Trailer

Trailer for director Jake West's (Evil Aliens) Doghouse which stars Danny Dyer (The Business, Outlaw), Stephen Graham (Pit Fighter, This Is England) and Noel Clarke (Adulthood, Dr Who)

A group of men head to a remote village to help one of their friends get over his divorce; when they get there, though, they discover that all the women have been infected with a virus that makes them man-hating cannibals.


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tags: danny dyer, horror, jake west, noel clarke vampire, stephen graham, vertigo films
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DVD Giveaway: Rick Yune in The Fifth Commandment

It’s like that Nicolas Cage movie “Bangkok Dangerous”, only minus the suck. “The Fifth Commandment” is an action/martial arts movie from director Jesse Johnson (”Pit Fighter”), and stars Rick Yune (from the James Bond movie “Die Another Day”) as an assassin name Chance who decides to buck that whole assassin thing and protect his latest charge, a hot-to-trot singer played by Heroes star Dania Ramirez. The film, which co-stars the always great Keith David and Bokeem Woodbine, lands on DVD February 23rd, 2009 from Metrodome Distribution Ltd. But before you can buy it, we’re giving you the opportunity to win one of three (3) DVD copies of the movie in a no-frills giveaway. More details below. Trailer for “The Fifth Commandment”: ———-*———- Now that you’ve had a taste of the movie, here’s how to enter: Send an email to 5thcommandment(at)beyondhollywood.com using the
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