DIRECT ACTION (Sidney J. Furie, 2004)

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Re: DIRECT ACTION (2004)

Postby Jox on 28 Aug 2018, 01:30

Jox wrote:Hand-painted movie poster from Ghana (West Africa)

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With the arrival of video and video cassettes during 1980s In Ghana (West Africa) a small-scale film distribution mobile Cinema was created.

This small size mobile " Cinema " operators were equipped with a television a Video and some times with a small portable generator and were moving from town to town from village to village operating and showing their films! (During the day inside social clubs or houses and during the night in the open air).

In order to attract more customers and in order to advertise their mission and business the need of huge posters was created and born!

Talented artists after viewing the film were creating large size posters using oil paint on canvas!

The artist had the freedom to add or change scenes seen or not seen in the film in order to make the poster more attractive! (This is the reason that this hand painted posters are more interesting as ART than the normal posters since each of this hand painted poster is UNIQUE! and except the film content it also express the artist him self!).

These posters were rolled or folded and easy to move around with the mobile Cinema.

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Re: DIRECT ACTION (Sidney J. Furie, 2004)

Postby ramboraph4life on 22 Jan 2019, 00:41

Hello to all, my name is Matt and this is my first post here. been visiting this website since i've been doing a Dolph Lundgren marathon for my youtube channel. Some great ones (I Come in Peace being my favorite, Red Scorpion, Men of War, Showdown in Little Tokyo, etc.) and some...well...horrible ones (Agent Red, The Last Patrol, Pentathlon, Cover Up).

Revisiting this one again and aside from the terrible opening credits with bad music, wild colors of pink/baby blue splashing the screen, and enough footage to spoil the entire movie? It's a very fun one! Definitely one of his more underrated flicks along with Sweepers (I NEVER understood the 3.8 on IMDB for that one) and some others.

I think someone had posted this before but the video was no longer available...thankfully someone else uploaded it. It's a trailer which features the deleted line of Dolph saying 'f*ck you* before shooting someone with a shotgun. I wish a cut with that in it was available (so i said 'screw it' and made my own 'roughly edited' version of the flick featuring that line, and watched that one lol).

But here is the trailer, the line is at about 1:24. I also noticed that there must have been some violence cut out of the released version, since at around 0:42 the shotgun blast seems a little more violent (or maybe just not as quickly cut/edited away from) compared to the released version. I'm guess there are no other cuts of the film available?:

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Re: DIRECT ACTION (Sidney J. Furie, 2004)

Postby Moltisanti on 22 Jan 2019, 09:54

Welcome, Matt!

I always liked this one. It came after a slew of flicks Lundgren made that I didn't care for it all so maybe this one just looked good by comparison. But this one sort of fed into THE DEFENDER and then THE MECHANIK and his films took a real upswing.
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Re: DIRECT ACTION (Sidney J. Furie, 2004)

Postby Jox on 22 Jan 2019, 16:43

ramboraph4life wrote: I think someone had posted this before but the video was no longer available...thankfully someone else uploaded it. It's a trailer which features the deleted line of Dolph saying 'f*ck you* before shooting someone with a shotgun. I wish a cut with that in it was available (so i said 'screw it' and made my own 'roughly edited' version of the flick featuring that line, and watched that one lol).

But here is the trailer, the line is at about 1:24. I also noticed that there must have been some violence cut out of the released version, since at around 0:42 the shotgun blast seems a little more violent (or maybe just not as quickly cut/edited away from) compared to the released version. I'm guess there are no other cuts of the film available?:


Hey Matt!

Yeah, this was actually a rough promo reel for distribution sales that was edited before the movie was completed and ready for release (you can hear the unmixed production sound) so indeed there's a couple of shots and this line that didn't make the cut and it appears the movie as shot could have been slightly more violent although I don't think they left out that much footage out (there's no other released cut that I know of).
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Re: DIRECT ACTION (Sidney J. Furie, 2004)

Postby Jox on 13 Jun 2019, 23:00

Behind the scenes with Walter Alza
https://www.instagram.com/p/Byp6mbWhk8s/

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Hard to think DIRECT ACTION was released 15 years ago...!
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Re: DIRECT ACTION (Sidney J. Furie, 2004)

Postby Jox on 12 Aug 2019, 21:36

Jox wrote:Behind the scenes with Walter Alza
https://www.instagram.com/p/Byp6mbWhk8s/

Here's another one

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