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X-treme Fighter 
Written by: on July 10th, 2007

Theatrical Release Date:USA, 2004
Director: Art Camacho
Writer: Thomas Callicoat
Cast: Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson, Daneya Mayid, Rebecca Chaney, Cynthia Rothrock, Aki Aleong, Lorenzo Lamas

DVD released: May 17th, 2005
Approximate running time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1 Letterboxed Widescreen
Rating: PG-13
Sound: DDolby Digital Stereo English
Subtitles: Spanish
DVD Release: MTI Video
Region Coding: Region 1 NTSC
Retail Price: $9.98

Synopsis: Professor Tanaka creates an interactive fighting game for the FBI which improves not only your fighting skills it also enhances the mental choices each player makes. Proud of his invention Professor Tanaka gives a prototype of the game to his grandson Brad for his birthday. One night while playing the game Brad is trapped by a virus which won’t let him leave or exit the game. Brad’s only hope of ever returning to reality is his father who must now fight his way through the game to save his sons life.

The premise for Xtreme Fighter is not interesting at all. We are forced to watch the films various leading actors/actress’s fighting virtual world. Most of the film takes place in this world and the fighting scenes are downright laughable. Amazing the film gets even more boring and loses any steam it had left when Jack Tanaka played by Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson goes into the game to save his son. The moment he enters the game you know he will be victorious and save his son, end of movie skip the last two acts.

I tried to find something enjoyable about this film which just seems to lay there and do nothing. The acting, action choreography and the story all sucked and then some. I had low hopes going into this film despite the talent involved Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson, Cynthia Rothrock and Lorenzo Lamas. Ultimately watching this film is like being punched in the balls.

The DVD:

X-Treme Fighter is given a more then serviceable audio/video presentation. Extras for this release include two audio commentaries on with director Art Camacho and the other with Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson and Cynthia Rothrock. The other extras are a thirty-two minute behind the scenes documentary, bloopers and outtakes segment (2 minutes), Cast bios and a trailer for “X-treme Fighter” and trailers for other MTI Video titles.

In a world overrun by direct to video action films X-Treme Fighter is near the bottom of pile with its tedious plot and unimaginative fight scenes. It is too bad that such a sub par film is given as good of a DVD release as X-Treme Fighter has been given, skip it.

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