Trailer? Okay, sure.
Jason Statham and Ryan Phillippe are cops going up against Wesley Snipes. There’s a heist and there’s guns. You really shouldn’t need any more information than that to know it’s got to be worth a rental, right? But if you insist, here’s what they tell us:
Jason Statham (Crank), Ryan Phillippe (Breach) and Wesley Snipes (Blade) star in Chaos, an action-packed, heist thriller about two detectives who team-up in pursuit of a bank robber who knows too much about the inner workings of the police department. In Seattle, Detective Quentin Conners (Statham) is unfairly suspended and his partner quits the force after a tragic shooting involving a hostage. When a bank heist turns into another hostage situation, Conners is called back to duty and assigned a new partner, rookie Shane Dekker (Phillippe). When the robbers, led by Lorenz (Snipes), escape the scene with no cash in hand, the detectives soon learn that a virus was planted in the bankâ€™s computer system. The virus removes one billion dollars from various private accounts, using the principle of the Chaos Theory. Now, the race is on to find Lorenz and the rest of his crew before itâ€™s too late.
We’ve got two copies to give away here. You know the drill…so get to it!
Written by: David Giler & Walter Hill
Directed by: Walter Hill
Starring: Wesley Snipes, Ving Rhames, Peter Falk, Michael Rooker, Jon Seda
- A Conversation with Ving Rhames
- A Conversation with Wesley Snipes
Released by: Miramax
My Advice: Wait for basic cable.
Undisputed takes two film genres, the prison movie and the boxing movie, and tries to merge them together. In the California Inter-prison Boxing League, lifer Monroe Hutchens (Snipes), a former professional boxer, is its star with no losses on his record. This is about to be challenged by ‘The Iceman’ Chambers (Rhames), the Heavyweight Champion of the World (at least he was before his rape conviction). These two pugilists are total opposites: where Hutchens is controlled and philosophical about the sport, Chambers is more concerned with raw power and pay-per-view royalties. This interests Mendy Ripstein (Falk), a fellow inmate, an elder statesman of the Mafia, and a scholar of the Sweet Science. He wants a bout between these two and with pride and money on the line, it will be a fight to remember.
Written by: David S. Goyer, based on the Marvel Comics character created by Gene Colan & Marv Wolfman
Directed by: Stephen Norrington
Starring: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N’Bushe Wright
My Advice: Don’t Miss It.
I’d like to say a big thank you to Wesley Snipes. You see, I was looking forward to a number of films this summer. Deep Impact was my Number One Movie to Look Forward To this year, and you know how that turned out. Blade was the last bastion of hope that I allowed myself, that one movie would be just as good as I thought it should. And damn, if you didn’t pull it off, Wes! I’ve even forgiven you for Passenger 57, this flick was so good. I’ve seen Blade twice, for pity’s sake, having felt the need to drag some friends along for the ride the next time. Sigh. Okay, enough euphoria–it’s just the summer stock has sucked this year, and to finally get a decent film is….overwhelming.
Okay, the synopsis is this: Blade (Snipes) is half-human, half-vampire, going about kicking vampire tush with the help of his particular Kenobi, Whistler (Kristofferson). However, his arch-nemesis, Deacon Frost (Dorff), wants to topple the bloodsucking hierarchy that exists and bring something really, really nasty over from the other side.