The DVD market has been infused with a fresh dose of hot movies on DVD that center on lives of crime. Viewers can mainline and get their gangster movie fix by buying, renting, or digital downloading some new titles out now. Crime stories have always had a strong appeal to movie audiences that crave a trip through the seedy and dangerous side of life where illicit deals are made by criminals. The language is coarse, the violence explosive, and the plots gritty. The long running love affair pop culture has with the gangster continues in this current crop of DVD’s.
Director Philip G. Atwell serves up the ultra hot action movie “War”. The story is about a brutal contract killer dubbed the Rogue who knocks off an FBI Agent and his family. This sends his partner Jack down the road of revenge to settle the score. The catch is Rogue has is own scores to settle with rival Triad and Yakuza bosses who run ruthless Asian crime groups. This sparks a bloody crime war between the bitter enemies. This leads up to Jack finally being able to force a showdown with Rogue to satisfy his thirst for revenge. “War” is a well done mix of gun play, fight scenes, gang wars, and some T & A. This is a must see for action junkies. It comes out on DVD January 1st, 2008. You can pre-order it now on Amazon.Com
From Writer-Director Sid Kali comes the gritty independent film “In With Thieves”. An intense crime drama that dives into the multi-cultural criminal underworld. It mixes together a tough-as-nails burglary crew from the mean streets, a Cuban cartel deep into voodoo, ruthless Albanian gangsters, and a blood diamond deal that erupts into deadly violence. This sets off a frenzy of double-crosses and brazen executions that entwine everyone in a bloody conflict that plays out to an explosive ending. “In With Thieves” is an ambitious mix of stylized violence, smart dialogue, and killer plot twists. Director Sid Kali is a strong new voice in urban cinema.”In With Thieves” is is being released on DVD February 8th, 2008. You can pre-order “In With Thieves” at Amazon.Com. WARNING: Pervasive Strong Language, Explicit Sexual Content, Violence, and Drug Use.
Director Franc Reyes gives crime movie junkies the powerful drama “Illegal Tender”. After the gangsters who killed his father come to settle a score, a teenage boy and his mother turn the tables on the killers – one Latino family’s quest for honor and revenge as the hunted become the hunters. Wilson DeLeon, Jr. is an exceptional college student with an adoring girlfriend, doting mother and a future full of promise. He has never wanted for anything, and he has never been forced to stand his ground. But when ghosts from his mother’s past come back to haunt his present, he must defend his family … and quickly turn into the strong man his father prayed he’d become. Nothing could stop Wilson’s mother, Millie, from protecting her two boys. Forced to flee her home after gangsters killed her husband, she made an oath to give her children only the best. But all that changes when an enemy from the past catches up with them. It’s finally time to take action – and now, they’re done running. Weapons at the ready, Wilson, Jr. and Millie prepare for a final showdown with the murderer who robbed him of a father and her of a husband. Now, in a battle fueled by family ties and blood feuds, it will become very clear what happens when anyone tries to come between this son and his mother. “Illegal Tender” is action packed with urban action and gripping at every level. “Illegal Tender” can be rented at Blockbusters. It is from acclaimed producer John Singleton.