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Direct Contact (2008) 9 years 3 months ago #6092

Direct Contact sees the return of the Dolphster this time as an ex-special forces operative who is on a mission to gain his freedom by rescuing a kidnapped American woman. Word is that a car chase appears in the film.

Although IMDB lists it as completed, no word yet as to its release date.

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Re: 2008 Car Chase/Racing Films 9 years 3 months ago #6094

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i'm wondering if the new Joseph Merhi movie (the first after a 10-year hiatus) is gonna feature a car chase as well....

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0783565/
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Re: 2008 Car Chase/Racing Films 9 years 3 months ago #6101

Hey CCK, I read that he's developing a third film in the Universal Soldier series. I have no idea whether the first two had car chases, but from IMCDB, the first one looks like it has a semi chase. Can anyone who has seen any or both films vouch for its car chase content? If it has a decent chase, then I have something to look forward to next year. :wink:

And yes, thenormal, I'm always up for another Joseph Merhi flick. Bring it on, already, Mr Merhi!

Bolt has released a new TV spot and a 10-second teaser of the opening scooter chase. So far I like their satirical take on action blockbusters, and the music from the chase clip seems to be inspired from John Powell soundtracks. Now if they could only remove that voice from the annoying Miley Cyrus...
Here's the theatrical poster, which looks a little uninspired to me. I only like the cynical smirk of the cat.



And here's two more TV spots for Quantum of Solace. I pity the fate of one of the baddie's Alfa Romeo 159 from the first spot.

TV spot 1
TV spot 2

Together, these two films are gonna make my November "Fully Awesome"! :D

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Re: 2008 Car Chase/Racing Films 9 years 3 months ago #6104

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Hi Andre, i have seen the chase in the first movie of universal soldier, it has indeed an eighteen wheeler chasing a prison bus with Van Damme inside of it and a woman, i'm not sure why the chase ensues but i think some police cars escorting the prison bus get rammed by the truck if i remember well, the chase then is only between the bus and the truck, also the bad guys launch several grenades to the truck if im right, the chase isnt very original if i remember well, it takes place on a desert and nothing much really happens, it's still enjoyable i suppose, well the thing is that it all finishes when Van Damme pushes the girl out of the bus and after that the bus rolls over for a reason i dont remember, after a fight between Van Damme and Lundgren the truck starts heading a cliff and you can imagine what's next by yourself.

The chase is still good to see i suppose but nothing that stands out from other chases if i remember well, anyway i'd recommend you to watch it by yourself to verify all the details so dont take my words too literally since i cant be 100% sure, it's about time i dotn see it, even if i have it recorded on a VHS :)

PD: By the way by what i remember of it i think that this LTD flips over as well when running away http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_80728-Ford ... -1983.html
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Re: 2008 Car Chase/Racing Films 9 years 2 months ago #6148

Thanks for the info on Universal Soldier, Adri. I'll be sure to check it out on rental when I get the chance. :)



Here is the final theatrical one-sheet for Quantum of Solace. IGN has released a clip of the car chase in QoS. Bond has to avoid a runaway truck while trying to evade the pursuing assassins on his tail. There's a pretty neat 360 spin maneuver in the middle that took some fancy driving on the stuntman's part. Not much shakey cam, although the shots are cut a little too close to the car and driver so we can't see the stunt from afar, but overall, it's far more meaty than Casino Royale, and it makes me excited to see the entire pursuit. Check out Bond's awesome driving skills here.

November's other fall tentpole, Bolt, has released a longer version of their freeway chase clip on their official YT channel. You can see the Bruckheimer/Bay influences throughout the pursuit, from the witless ninja henchmen to the over-the-top action sequences (at one point Bolt has to outrun the goons while trying to dispose of a ticking time-bomb), all filmed with slow-motion cuts and sweeping camera shots. The folks at Disney have done a great job at spoofing the modern hyper-kinetic car chase, and I'm eager to see the beginning of the chase. Watch the animated action flick's car chase here.

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Re: 2008 Car Chase/Racing Films 9 years 2 months ago #6149

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That was pretty nicely done Andre! :) P D !)
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