February 5, 2016

Hired to Kill Getting a Blu-ray Upgrade!

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The legendary Wes Ray sent us an update from Arrow films to let us know that the Brian Thompson actioner Hired to Kill is finally coming to US and UK Blu-ray!

Check out the details below and thanks as always, Wes.

An essential slice of ‘90s action fare starring Oliver Reed.

Pre-order your UK copy here:
North American pre-orders links should be live soon!

UK Release Date: 16th May 2016
US Release Date: 17th May2016



Starring legendary actors Oliver Reed (Gladiator, The Brood) and George Kennedy (The Delta Force and The Naked Gun series), Hired to Kill is an essential slice of ‘90s action fare featuring guns, girls and a plethora of budget-busting explosions for good measure.

Action movie staple Brian Thompson (whose brief turn in 1984’s The Terminator led to a starring role in the 1986 Sylvester Stallone vehicle Cobra) stars as Frank Ryan, a mercenary sent to track down a rebel leader in hostile territory. Posing as a fashion designer, he won’t be going it alone, as he’ll be aided by seven beautiful – but deadly – female fighters.

Whilst the opportunity to see Oliver Reed chewing up the scenery behind an elaborate moustache merits the price of the admission alone, Hired to Kill is also noteworthy as being co-directed by Nico Mastorakis – the man behind such cult favourites as Island of Death and The Zero Boys.

•Brand new 2K restoration of the film, approved by writer-director Nico Mastorakis
•High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
•Original Stereo audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
•Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
•Audio Commentary with editor Barry Zetlin
•Hired to Direct – a brand new interview with director Nico Mastorakis on the making of Hired to Kill
•Undercover Mercenary – a brand new interview with star Brian Thompson
•Original Theatrical Trailer
•Stills Gallery
•Original Freedom or Death Screenplay (BD/DVD-ROM Content)
•Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
•Fully-illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing by critic James Oliver



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Eoin Friel
I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it's a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone. We also want to help promote new talent whether you're making blockbusters, low-budget Indie movies or fan films; if it's action, it's awesome.



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