July 29, 2012

Straight to DVD: The Promised Land

For years and years, straight to DVD movies have always been looked down upon as inferior and generally just crappy. If your movie gets the straight to DVD treatment, you might as well stamp the words “done for” on your head. However, the trend has changed so drastically that the DVD shelves at your local Wal-Mart may be the better place to find quality movies rather than the theater.

Concentrating on action movies naturally, it seems that for a fan to get their fix of hardcore and well-done action is straight to DVD. With studios cracking down on filmmakers to get “their” vision on screen instead of the director’s own vision, action movies tend to be very lacking or just targeted at teenagers while obscuring the older demographic who love a good mature movie. Straight to DVD movies have filled that void by releasing action movies that either embrace their fun side, have actual plots and characters, or experiment with new ideas and genres. Movies like the Undisputed sequels, The Tournament, and many other movies that have shown skill behind and in front of the camera. Low budget movies have less crap to deal with in terms of studio interference so the director’s vision is intact and it is right in front of you on the screen.

The theater still offers some spectacular films and the art of movie watching in the theater will never go away, but that doesn’t mean you can skip ahead from these lower budgeted efforts either.

About the Author

My name is Omar and I love action movies. I grew up loving action films thanks in part to my father who would deliver a healthy dose of Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Willis, and Seagal in my movie diet. Ever since then, I continue to love the genre more and more and go along perfectly with my love for the horror genre. What other movie genre can specialize in giving you pure adrenaline and excitement in every turn?



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