Die Fighting has done quite well on the festival circuit winning a number of awards including Best Action Director (Fabien Garcia) and Best Fight Scene at the Action Elite Awards and Best Breakout Star (Laurent Buson) and Best Fight Choreography at the Action on Film International Film Festival. One watch of the trailer and you can see why. The fight scenes look absolutely incredible and it appears that most of the movie is just one giant fight scene. I don’t want to go as far as saying this could be the next Raid, but it kind of looks like it might be the next Raid. Either way, we’ll find out soon as it’s DVD and Blu-ray release date is just around the corner.
Side note: this stars a former American Gladiator, how cool is that?!
The martial arts, found footage action thriller Die Fighting is coming to DVD and Blu-ray on April 19th. The film, from martial arts experts Fabien Garcia and Laurent Buson, takes place on the city streets of Los Angeles as one crazed director forces several fighters to compete for the ones they love. Shot in real time, Die Fighting co-stars Didier Buson, Jess Allen, Dave Vescio, former American Gladiator Xin Wuku, and others.
In the film’s story, four Shaolin fighters are targeted and tested by a mysterious director. Their loved ones have been kidnapped and these trained martial artists must complete a series of more and more complex challenges to release their friends and family. But, this story is not without its tragedy as these four friends face unthinkable horrors. No one fights alone in Garcia’s true tale of terror and action.
Die Fighting is already available on several video-on-demand formats. Fans of martial arts films are encouraged to take a look at the film, which has been described as “pulse-pounding” and “amazing,” by Kung Fu Cinema’s Albert Valentin.
“When a team of Shaolin-trained kung fu actors is about to get their break in Hollywood, a mysterious and sadistic director forces them to run a gauntlet through Los Angeles. The Director films their every move as they prove their prowess by provoking a rogues’ gallery of underworld thugs and martial artists”