District 13 (Blu-Ray)

Release Date: 15 September 2008 | Certificate: Suitable for 18 years and over
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Both of the leads in the French action flick DISTRICT 13 practice parkour a kind of urban gymnastics that looks a little like skateboarding without the skateboard and the pleasure of this short frenetic film is watching the two lithe heroes leap through windows run up walls and jump off buildings. Like Jackie Chan Cyril Raffaelli and David Belle both stuntmen-turned-leading-men perform their own acrobatic martial arts sans special effects or invisible wires and the lo-fi fight sequences pack a gritty punch that is often missing in slick Hollywood fare. The plot involves a futuristic France where the worst ghettos have been walled off from the rest of society their schools shut down and the police force evacuated. The people in power simply want to ignore the plight of the disenfranchised but this becomes difficult to do when the most notorious gang led by the wild-eyed Taha (Bibi Naceri) gets its hands on a nuclear warhead and proceeds to demand a 20-million-Euro ransom with the city of Paris as its hostage. Enter Damien (Raffaelli) a one-man police strike force who has 24 hours to disarm the missile. To help him navigate the war zone of District 13 he springs a vigilante antihero Leito (Belle) from jail. Leito has personal reasons for taking down the crime lord Taha has turned Leitos adolescent sister into his junkie pet. As the ultra-athletic duo go up against Tahas gangster army they repeatedly (and conveniently) lose their guns and are forced to improvise thrashing goons with steering wheels cinder blocks and their foreheads. Lovers of action flicks could ignore the English subtitles completely and still relish the hyperkinetic beauty of the whip-quick combat.
Release Date: 15 September 2008
Certificate: 18 - Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18, by placing an order for this product you are declaring that you are 18 years or over.

Region B
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 81 minutes
Production Year: 2006
Main Language: French

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