Regardless of his troubles with the law, I’ve always been a fan of Wesley Snipes. Maybe because he’s pretty good and convincing in a variety of action roles or maybe its just because he was a cool guy to talk to one day and made a joke at his own expense during an encounter at a now defunct Laserdisc and DVD store that once dominated the market here in the San Fernando Valley.
Whatever the reasons, I’m glad to see he’s back to doing what he does best: making action movies. Sure, his days of headlining big budget studio films may be behind him (or just on hold for a bit . . . or 2 to 3 years) but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t stopped working. Case in point is the impending Sony Pictures Home Entertainment release of the action film Game of Death.
In the film Snipes, stars as CIA Agent Marcus Jones, a “professional hit man caught in a double-cross between his partners in the agency, a ruthless arms dealer and a powerful Wall Street broker worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Framed for a murder he didn’t commit and chased by expert assassins, Jones must clear his name before its too late.”
The film also stars some other favorites of mine including Robert Davi (Die Hard), Gary Daniels (The Expendables) and Zoë Bell (Grindhouse). Yes, the plot may seem familiar and the cast may not rise to the level of the latest Summer blockbuster, but that doesn’t stop the film from looking pretty fun. Check out the trailer after the jump and look for Game of Death on DVD and Blu-ray February 15th.