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Old 09-09-09, 05:07 PM
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The Tournament (2009) - Like Battle Royale but with Assassins!!!



Starring:Ving Rhames, Robert Carlyle, Kelly Hu, Scott Adkins, Ian Somerhalder and John Lynch.


I think this looks like a pretty darn sweet action movie. Kinda like a cross between Battle Royale and Smokin' Aces.
Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some nudity.

Looks like the Weinstein Co. is releasing this on DVD on October 20th , 2009

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Old 09-09-09, 07:26 PM
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Re: The Tournament (2009) - Like Battle Royale but with Assassins!!!

Looks pretty cool! I'm down for some good people hunting people movies! Hopefully it's better than the last Battle Royale ripoff - The Condemned.
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Re: The Tournament (2009) - Like Battle Royale but with Assassins!!!

Kelly Hu + nudity =

Any male actor + nudity =
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Re: The Tournament (2009) - Like Battle Royale but with Assassins!!!

Looks pretty lame to me. Looks less like Battle Royale and more like that Stone Cold movie from a couple of years ago
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Re: The Tournament (2009) - Like Battle Royale but with Assassins!!!

I think I'll stick with THE 10th VICTIM.
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Re: The Tournament (2009) - Like Battle Royale but with Assassins!!!

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I think I'll stick with THE 10th VICTIM.
Haven't seen the 10th Victim but I know it's plot..and yeah this seems like a remake of sorts but...I still want to see this one. Seems like they're kinda keeping some minimal CGI and more pratical effects. Which is nice. I like seeing real shit blow up and get destroyed.
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Re: The Tournament (2009) - Like Battle Royale but with Assassins!!!

Looks like fun. I'll check it out
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Re: The Tournament (2009) - Like Battle Royale but with Assassins!!!

Could be kinda cool. Not sure how I'm digging the whole Kelly Hu/Carlyle team-up angle, but if it gets some decent reviews I might check it out. I'm a huge fan of BR, so I tend to dig films with somewhat similar themes.

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Re: The Tournament (2009) - Like Battle Royale but with Assassins!!!

I don't see how it's more like BR when it seems closer to Wanted.
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Re: The Tournament (2009) - Like Battle Royale but with Assassins!!!

Originally Posted by devilshalo View Post
Kelly Hu + nudity =

Any male actor + nudity =
Somehow I don't think we're going to see Kelly deliver the goods in this one. (She's pretty hot for a 41-year-old, though.)
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Re: The Tournament (2009) - Like Battle Royale but with Assassins!!!

Haven't I seen Robert Carlyle's pecker somewhere before?
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Re: The Tournament (2009) - Like Battle Royale but with Assassins!!!

Originally Posted by beavis69 View Post
looks pretty lame to me. Looks less like battle royale and more like that stone cold movie from a couple of years ago

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Re: The Tournament (2009) - Like Battle Royale but with Assassins!!!

Watching it now, dvd is available overseas

Pretty good so far, gory and good action
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Re: The Tournament (2009) - Like Battle Royale but with Assassins!!!

Really decent B Grade actioner. Decent cast, Kelly Hu is good, Ving Rhames is decent but my fav is the freerunner Sebastian Foucan. Good realistic action with plenty of violence, just like a movie about assassins should be. Recommended as a rental or for fans of the genre.
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^ Yeah a ton of fun. Nice action and gore.
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Re: The Tournament (2009) - Like Battle Royale but with Assassins!!!

This does look pretty cool. I was going to blind buy the blu-ray, but it looks like the blu-ray edition has been pulled. I'll probably give it a rental on dvd....

How's the AQ/VQ on the overseas dvd ??
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Re: The Tournament (2009) - Like Battle Royale but with Assassins!!!

So it's a Mean Guns ripoff?
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Re: The Tournament (2009) - Like Battle Royale but with Assassins!!!

I was thinking Hard Target....
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Re: The Tournament (2009) - Like Battle Royale but with Assassins!!!

And finally coming to Bluray in the United States:
November 16th 2010
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Re: The Tournament (2009) - Like Battle Royale but with Assassins!!!

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And finally coming to Bluray in the United States:
November 16th 2010
been on dvd for quite a while here (its a weinstein release)
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Re: The Tournament (2009) - Like Battle Royale but with Assassins!!!

When I opened this thread and saw ChrisSc77's name, I thought, "He's baaaaaccckkkk!" But then I saw the date.


Speaking of THE TOURNAMENT, I just bought a DVD of Angela Mao's 1974 movie by that name. Great kung fu movie.



NOTE: I bought the Fortune Star legit release, not this one.
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Old 08-20-10, 12:28 PM
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Re: The Tournament (2009) - Like Battle Royale but with Assassins!!!

I thought it fell apart in the final act. I would much rather have Blood and Bone on blu.
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Re: The Tournament (2009) - Like Battle Royale but with Assassins!!!

The Tournament has been on my Amazon Wishlist for a while now. Anyone know what teh story is with this one: http://www.amazon.com/Tournament-Blu...2325277&sr=1-3 ?
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Re: The Tournament (2009) - Like Battle Royale but with Assassins!!!

Looks like I posted an unfavorable post earlier in here, but I did check this out and enjoyed the hell out of it!! 3.5 out of 5 for me.
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Re: The Tournament (2009) - Like Battle Royale but with Assassins!!!

Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
When I opened this thread and saw ChrisSc77's name, I thought, "He's baaaaaccckkkk!" But then I saw the date.
yeah...so did I. I freaked.
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