Action Film ‘War Blade’ Due on DVD Jan. 9 From Distribution Solutions

The action film War Blade will be released on DVD Jan. 9 from Distribution Solutions.

In the film, in the midst of World War II, Banks, an agent of the British SOE, is tasked with rescuing a French resistance fighter from a hidden Nazi bunker.

The film stars Joseph Millson, Alina Tamara, Paul Marlon, Rebecca Scott and Ronan Summers.

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‘Warhorse One’ Headed to Theaters June 30, Digital July 4 From Well Go

The military action film Warhorse One will open in select North American theaters on June 30 and will be available via on demand and digital sellthrough July 4 from Well Go USA Entertainment. 

Johnny Strong (Black Hawk Down, The Fast and the Furious), newcomer and child actor Athena Durner and Raj Kala (Black Adam, Mayday) star in the film, which is also Strong’s directorial debut.

Warhorse One follows a desperate civilian rescue attempt set in motion shortly after the 2021 withdrawal of the United States military from Afghanistan. After a SEAL team helicopter is downed en route to the rendezvous point, the lone surviving operator must evade hostile insurgents and navigate treacherous terrain while guiding his one remaining charge — a traumatized young girl — to safety.

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War Film ‘P.O.W. The Escape,’ Western ‘The Wicked Die Slow’ Among Titles Due on Blu-ray From MVD and Ronin Flix May 16

Three war films — P.O.W. The Escape, Opposing Force and The Killing Box — and the Western The Wicked Die Slow are headed to Blu-ray Disc May 16 from Ronin Flix and MVD Entertainment Group.

In the war film P.O.W. The Escape (1986), Washington sends an army led by Col. Cooper (David Carradine) to rescue POWs in Vietnam, but it fails and Cooper is captured. In an attempt to make a profitable escape with stolen money before the United States pulls out of the war, a corrupt North Vietnamese prison camp commander (Mako, Academy Award nominee for Sand Pebbles) forces his prisoners, along with Cooper, to go with him to ensure his safe passage. The film also stars Steve James (American Ninja, Delta Force), Charles Floyd (Rappin’, Delta Force) and Phil Brock (Thunder Alley, American Ninja). Special features include on-camera interviews with director Gideon Amir, screenwriter James Bruner and stunt man Steve Lambert.

In the action adventure Opposing Force (1986), the only female soldier (Lisa Eichhorn, Cutter’s Way, Yanks) in a military experiment designed to simulate POW torture conditions falls victim to the commanding officer (Anthony Zerbe, The Omega Man, Farewell My Lovely). He justifies his insidious actions as a training technique. When Logan (Tom Skerritt, Big Bad Mama, Alien, Fighting Back) rebels with her and tries to dust out the others, it causes an all out war. The film also stars Richard Roundtree (Shaft, Earthquake, Man Friday) and John Considine (Doctor Death Seeker of Souls, Welcome to L.A.) and is directed by action veteran Eric Karson (The Octagon, Black Eagle). The film (also known as “Hell Camp”) is reproduced from a new HD master. Bonus features include audio commentary with Karson and an alternate ending.

In the Civil War film The Killing Box (1993), a Union soldier (Adrian Pasdar, Near Dark, Carlito’s Way, Top Gun) is recruited to investigate a series of crucifixions by a renegade band of Confederate soldiers. He enlists the help of his old mentor (Corbin Bernsen, TV’s “LA Law,” Hellos Again, Major League) and a mute runaway slave girl (Cynda Williams, One False Move, Mo’ Betta Blues), the only witness to the renegade band’s attacks. With the addition of some trigger happy Yankees, the brigade is now complete. Unfortunately, they soon realize they are not hunting ordinary Confederates. Life and death is on the line, but when the enemy may not even be alive, it becomes a gruesome tale of horror like no other. The film also stars Ray Wise (“Twin Peaks,” The Rift, Jeepers Creepers 2), Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now, The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane, The Cassandra Crossing), Matt LeBlanc (TV’s “Friends,” Lost in Space), David Arquette (“Scream” series, Never Been Kissed, Eight Legged Freaks), Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade, A Simple Plan, Bandits) and is directed by George Hickenlooper (Hearts of Darkness). This film has been released under four different titles and is also know as The Lost Brigade, Ghost Brigade and Grey Knight.

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In the Western The Wicked Die Slow (1968) — never-before-released in the United States on home video — a notorious gunfighter “The Kid” (Gary Allen), and his Mexican sidekick Armadillo (Jeff Kanew, Revenge of the Nerds, Gotcha, Tough Guys), saddle their way through the post- Civil War West looking for the four drunken and sadistic Indians who brutally attacked The Kid’s girlfriend. As they trek, they come upon a band of outlaws who beat up an old man and his daughter and also went after another woman. The Kid and Armadillo decide to take the law into their own hands and first kill the gang of outlaws, and then go after the Indians. As The Kid defeats the outlaw leader, he makes sure “the wicked die slow.” The long lost adult Western is reproduced from a brand new HD master, uncut and in scope. Extras include an on-camera interview with Jeff Kanew. The Wicked Die Slow is one of a handful of American films created to capitalize on the violent Spaghetti Westerns pouring out of Europe in the 1960s.

Action Film ‘The Ambush’ Due on DVD and Blu-ray Dec. 13 From Well Go

From director Pierre Morel (Taken) comes the foreign action film The Ambush, available in a new English dub Dec. 13 on DVD and Blu-ray Disc from Well Go USA Entertainment.

In the film based on a true story, three UAE soldiers on the final patrol of their deployment are ambushed by heavily armed militants, leaving them wounded, isolated and nearly out of ammunition. They are trapped in a remote canyon with only one chance for survival: a daring, midnight-hour rescue mission plotted by their courageous commander.

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The Ambush stars Marwan Abdulla Saleh, Khalifa Al Jassem, Mohammed Ahmed, Abdulla Saeed Bin Haider, Saeed Alharsh, Hassan Yousuf Alblooshi, Khalifa Albahri, Ghanim Nasser and Mansoor Alfeeli. 

 

Actioner ‘The Ambush’ Headed to On Demand and Digital Nov. 1 From Saban Films

The actioner The Ambush will be released in select theaters Oct. 28 and via on demand and digital sellthrough Nov. 1 from Saban Films.

From director Pierre Morel (Taken) comes this foreign action film based on a true story.

In the film, when their armored vehicle is attacked by heavy enemy gunfire and becomes trapped in a remote canyon, three UAE soldiers desperately await salvation. As troops arrive to offer aid, they, too, are ambushed. Their final hope is a daring rescue mission plotted by their courageous commander.

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Ukrainian War Movie ‘Sniper: The White Raven’ Due on DVD and Blu-ray Sept. 13 From Well Go

The Ukrainian war movie Sniper: The White Raven debuts on DVD and Blu-ray Sept. 13 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

It is available now on digital.

In the film based on a true story, after suffering a senseless tragedy at the hand of invading soldiers in the Donbas region in 2014, a former Ukrainian physics teacher renounces his peaceful way of life and seeks revenge. Upon joining the military and earning a coveted spot as a sniper, he sets his sights on an elite Russian sniper whose elimination could change the tide of the conflict.

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The action drama from first-time feature film director Marian Bushan stars Pavlo Aldoshyn, Maryna Koshkina, Andriy Mostrenko, Roman Semysal, Oleg Drach, Roman Yasinovskyi and Oleg Shulga.

 

WWII Film ‘Iron Cross: The Road to Normandy’ Headed to Digital and DVD June 14

The war film Iron Cross: The Road to Normandy will be released on digital and DVD June 14 from 123 GO Films and Distribution Solutions.

In the film, Captain Klaus Muller struggles to survive during World War II on the Eastern front fighting back-to-back with his brother and friends. As D-day unfolds, more than one score is settled, and a running battle now puts American soldiers and our German Captain on the same path. 

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The epic action-drama is directed by and stars Tino Struckman (“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Colony”) and Oliver Gruner (“The Circuit 2020,” “Code Name: Eternity”).

Iron Cross: The Road to Normandy (Trailer) from Distribution Solutions AEC on Vimeo.

 

‘Apocalypse Now: Final Cut’ Due in Exclusive Steelbook at Best Buy Oct. 19

Francis Ford Coppola’s definitive cut of his Vietnam masterpiece Apocalypse Now: Final Cut will come out Oct. 19 on 4K Ultra HD Steelbook from Lionsgate, exclusively at Best Buy.

The film is fully restored from the original 1979 film and enhanced with Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision, as well as Meyer Sound’s Sensual Sound.

Starring Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando and Dennis Hopper, the war epic, in­spired by Joseph Conrad’s story Heart of Darkness, follows Army Capt. Willard (Sheen), a trou­bled man sent on a dangerous odyssey into Cambodia to assassi­nate a renegade American colonel named Kurtz (Brando), who has succumbed to the horrors of war and barricaded himself in a remote outpost.

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The Steelbook features all new artwork from artist Ken Taylor and an intro by Coppola.

‘Guns of Navarone’ Shooting to 4K Ultra HD Nov. 2 for 60th Anniversary

The 1961 Oscar-lauded war film The Guns of Navarone will come out on 4K Ultra HD Nov. 2 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment for its 60th anniversary.

In the film, Gregory Peck, David Niven and Anthony Quinn star as a team of Allied military specialists recruited for a dangerous but imperative mission: to infiltrate a Nazi-occupied fortress and disable two long-range field guns so that 2,000 trapped British soldiers may be rescued. Faced with an unforgiving sea voyage, hazardous terrain and the possibility of a traitor among them, the team must overcome the impossible without losing their own lives.

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Adapted by screenwriter Carl Foreman from Alistair MacLean’s best-selling novel, The Guns of Navarone was nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture, and won for Best Special Effects (1961).

Update (9/10/21): Date changed from Oct. 12 to Nov. 2.