Saturday, 18 August 2012
DVD review: Urban Fighter (2012)
The "Bloods" are the most intimidating and violent gang in the city. A lawless city... where gangs rule the streets... The vicious and blood thirsty murderer Slater is their leader. The city is his domain... he rules! There are those who are not members of gangs such as Mikey and his friends. Mikey lives on the edge, he is daring and always in trouble and fights. His brother Mathis and his friends try to avoid trouble at any cost. Revenge becomes the motive to Mikey when his brother Mathis goes missing and is killed. To avenge the death of his brother Mikey must fight those responsible for his brother's untimely death. With ultimate focus, Mikey trains his body and mind. He takes on all corners in street fights and a fighting tournament... his name becomes feared on the street. The "Bloods" and Slater become, in his mind, the final nemesis. A nemesis he will only win against with the support of his friends... Urban Fighter is written and directed by Mike Möller. The acting is pretty bad but I wasn´t expecting any awardwinning performances and neither should you. The camerawork and editing is pretty good, the soundtrack is excellent and adds to the atmosphere. It´s quite evident that they´ve had a lot of ambition but the limited budget has been an obstacle. The main reason to check out this flick is the fighting/the martial arts and in that department it delievers and actually excels. There is plenty of fighting, the choreography varies from decent to very good. The fighters gets to show off some really impressive stuff and it´s well shot and edited. No gore in this besides some computer gendered squibs as people get shot. In the T & A department there is some brief topless female nudity.
This review is based upon the region 2 DVD release from 8-films, it´s limited release of 500 copies and my copy is numbered 51. You can choose between german or english audio.
Rating: 3½ out of 7. Never mind the acting or the plot (it´s basically just an excuse to show of a lot of martial arts), the one and only reason you should check out Urban fighter is the fight scenes and there are a lot of them.