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‘The Bouncer’ DVD Review

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Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Sami Bouajila, Sveva Alviti, Sam Louwyck, Kevin Janssens, Kaaris, Alice Verset | Written by Jérémie Guez | Directed by Julien Leclercq

In The Bouncer, Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as Lukas, a tough nightclub bouncer struggling to raise his 8-year-old daughter. One day, Lukas loses control during an altercation with a client and ends up in jail, while his daughter is taken away from him. Things take an unexpected turn when Interpol recruits Lukas to bring down a Dutch ringleader operating from Belgium in exchange for his daughter’s custody.

You’ve got to hand it to Jean-Claude Van Damme. Unlike his contemporaries whochurn out action movies like its still the ’90s, making themselves look stupid in incompetent fight scenes and risible love scenes with younger co-stars, Van Damme has instead aged gracefully on-screen – embracing his age with roles that still require him to kick arse but also, thankfully,
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DVD Review – The Bouncer (2018)

The Bouncer, 2018.

Directed by Julien Leclercq.

Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Sami Bouajila, Sveva Alviti, Kevin Janssens, and Sam Louwyck.

Synopsis:

An ageing bouncer struggles to raise his 8-year-old daughter when he becomes involved with the criminal underworld.

Another year, another direct-to-dvd release starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, the craggy-faced Muscles from Brussels whose career went to the ‘I’m Too Old For This Shit’ school of action movies way too early and made him a regular on the shelves of supermarket entertainment isles across the land. However, The Bouncer is the type of movie that should, in a just world, win Jcvd some much deserved critical praise for a performance that, whilst not entirely taxing for an actor of his limited abilities, does show that he is more than just mindless violence and a few awkwardly delivered one-liners.

Jcvd plays Lukas, an aging nightclub bouncer struggling to raise his 8-year-old daughter
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Netflix Unveils Four More French Originals, ‘Gims,’ ‘Anelka,’ ‘Move,’ ‘Of Earth And Blood’

  • Variety
As it prepares to open a fully-staffed office in France and ramp up its investment in local originals, Netflix has unveiled three new documentaries, “Move” (working title), “Gims” (working title), and “Anelka” (working title), and the feature film “Of Earth And Blood” while at Series Mania in Lille.

Announced during a panel with Netflix’s commissioning team, the titles will be launching on Netflix from 2020 and will be available in over 190 countries for the streamers’s 139 million members worldwide.

A documentary series, “Move” portrays six contemporary dance choreographers from totally different backgrounds, ranging from the Spanish flamenco to the vertiginous gaga dance, and from Jamaïcan dancehall to American urban and contemporary dance. “‘Move’ will explore the choreographers’ personal histories, chaotic career paths, convictions and their translation into bodies, gestures, grace, sweat, boldness and determination,” said Netflix in a statement. “Move” is produced by Falabracks and Gaumont.

“Gims” is a documentary
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UK trailer for The Bouncer starring Jean-Claude Van Damme

Ahead of its UK home entertainment release next month, a trailer has arrived online for director Julien Leclercq’s upcoming action thriller The Bouncer (a.k.a. Lukas) which stars Jean-Claude Van Damme as a former bodyguard who is recruited by Interpol to take down a Dutch gangleader in exchange for the return of his daughter from state custody; watch it here…

In The Bouncer, Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as Lukas, a tough nightclub bouncer struggling to raise his 8-year-old daughter. One day, Lukas loses control during an altercation with a client and ends up in jail, while his daughter is taken away from him. Things take an unexpected turn when Interpol recruits Lukas to bring down a Dutch ringleader operating from Belgium in exchange for his daughter’s custody.

The Bouncer is set for release on April 8th.

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New Trailer For Jean-Claude Van Damme Movie ‘The Bouncer’

Dazzler Media just sent along the new trailer for The Bouncer, which stars Jean-Claude Van Damme and enters stores on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download from 8th April.

Dazzler Media

In The Bouncer, Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as Lukas, a tough nightclub bouncer struggling to raise his 8-year-old daughter. One day, Lukas loses control during an altercation with a client and ends up in jail, while his daughter is taken away from him. Things take an unexpected turn when Interpol recruits Lukas to bring down a Dutch ringleader operating from Belgium in exchange for his daughter’s custody.

Directed by Julien Leclercq and charged with intense action, The Bouncer is a must-see for fans of tough, gritty cinema that pulls no punches.

Dazzler Media presents The Bouncer on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download from 8th April 2019,.

Check out the new trailer below.
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Other Angle Bows Raft of French Comedies at UniFrance’s Paris Rendez-Vous (Exclusive)

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Other Angle Bows Raft of French Comedies at UniFrance’s Paris Rendez-Vous (Exclusive)
Other Angle has picked up international sales rights to “A Good Doctor” with Michel Blanc, “Just The Three of Us” with Catherine Frot, and “The Father Figure” in the run-up to the UniFrance’s Rendez-Vous in Paris.

Directed by Eric Besnard, “The Father Figure” is a supernatural comedy drama following a writer who mourns the death of his father and starts seeing him reappear; but he turns out to be the only one able to see him. The film stars François Berleand, Guillaume de Tonquedec and Josiane Balasko.

“Just the Three of Us,” which marks the feature debut of José Alcala, is a love-triangle comedy starring Daniel Auteuil and Catherine Frot. Auteuil stars a man on a mission to get his wife back after she leaves him for another man. Both “The Father Figure” and “Just The Three of Us” will be released by Apollo Films in France.

“A Good Doctor,
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Jean-Claude Van Damme Stars in a New Action Thriller Called The Bouncer and Here's the Trailer

Jean-Claude Van Damme has got a new action-thriller coming out called The Bouncer, and today we have trailer to share with you for it.

Van Damme takes on the role of a seasoned nightclub bouncer named Lukas, “who's taken punches, literally and figuratively, struggles to raise his 8 year old daughter. One day, Lukas loses control during an altercation with a client and ends up in jail, while his daughter gets placed under the care of social services. But things take an unexpected turn when Interpol recruits Lukas to bring down a Dutch ringleader operating from Belgium in exchange for his daughter's custody.”

These kinds of movies aren’t always top-quality, but most of the time I find them enjoyable. This one looks like it could be decent. I just still enjoy watching Van Damme kick some ass.

The Bouncer was directed by French filmmaker Julien Leclercq and will be released on January 11th.
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New Us Trailer for French Thriller 'The Bouncer' Starring Van Damme

"If something happens to my daughter, I'll kill you." Blue Fox Entertainment has released a new official Us trailer for the French action thriller titled The Bouncer, formerly known as Lukas (the lead character's name - used for its release in France). After an altercation sends a nightclub bodyguard into jail, he is forced to collaborate with the police to save his life and his daughter. His mission: infiltrate the organization of a dangerous Flemish gang leader to secure his freedom and gain custody of his 8-year-old daughter. Belgian superstar Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as Lukas, with a cast including Sveva Alviti, Sami Bouajila, Sam Louwyck, Kaaris, Kevin Janssens, Alice Verset, and Dimitri Thivaios. This looks like it might have some badass action, but the rest of it just seems so cliche with all the usual gangster tropes. Have at it. Here's the official Us trailer (+ new Us poster) for Julien Leclercq's The Bouncer,
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Jean-Claude Van Damme crime thriller 'The Bouncer' lands at Blue Fox

Other Angle Pictures handles worldwide rights.

Blue Fox has acquired rights to recent Fantastic Fest North American premiere The Bouncer starring jean-Claude Van Damme.

Blue Fox has set a January 11, 2019, theatrical launch for the French and English-language film directed by Julien Leclercq from a screenplay by Jérémie Guez.

Labyrinthe Films produced with Leclercq, Guez, Aimée Buidine, and Julian Madon. Other Angle Pictures represents international rights and introduced the project at Afm 2017.

The Bouncer centres on Lukas, a tough nightclub doorman struggling to raise his eight-year-old daughter. When an altercation lands him in jail, Lukas is forced to collaborate with the
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Fantastic Fest: ‘Bad Times At The El Royale’ Set As Closing Night Film, ‘MID90S’ And ‘Under The Silver Lake’ Added To Lineup

  • Deadline
Fantastic Fest: ‘Bad Times At The El Royale’ Set As Closing Night Film, ‘MID90S’ And ‘Under The Silver Lake’ Added To Lineup
The final wave of programming for Fantastic Fest has been unveiled and the lineup features Jonah Hill’s directorial debut MID90S, the U.S. premiere of David Robert Mitchell’s La noir Under the Silver Lake starring Andrew Garfield and the fest’s closing night pic, Drew Goddard’s star-studded Bad Times at the El Royale.

As the bookend to this year’s fest, El Royale stars Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson, and Cynthia Erivo in a mystery thriller about seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, that meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption — before everything goes to hell.

Fantastic Fest will also feature Karyn Kusama’s noir thriller Destroyer starring Nicole Kidman and the North American Premiere of Terry Gilliam’s long-awaited
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The Bouncer (2018) Movie Trailers: Jean-Claude Van Damme joins Interpol for Custody of His Daughter

The Bouncer Trailers Julien Leclercq‘s The Bouncer / Lukas (2018) movie trailers star Jean-Claude Van Damme, Sveva Alviti, Sami Bouajila, Sam Louwyck, Kaaris, and Kevin Janssens. The Bouncer‘s plot synopsis: “Lukas (Van Damme), a nightclub bouncer in his fifties who’s taken punches, litteraly and figuratively, struggles to raise his 8 year old daughter. One day, Lukas loses [...]

Continue reading: The Bouncer (2018) Movie Trailers: Jean-Claude Van Damme joins Interpol for Custody of His Daughter
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First Trailer for Action Thriller 'The Bouncer' Starring Jcvd as a Dad

Don't mess with dad. Yes, he's still making movies!! Jcvd is back in another action movie, this one is titled The Bouncer, also known as Lukas originally for its release in France. Belgian superstar Jean-Claude Van Damme plays Lukas, a nightclub bouncer in his fifties who's taken punches, literally and figuratively, and struggles to raise his 8-year-old daughter. When he's arrested, the only way to get his daughter back is to work with Interpol to bring down a Dutch crime kingpin operating from Belgium. Also starring Sveva Alviti, Sami Bouajila, Sam Louwyck, Kaaris, Kevin Janssens, Alice Verset, & Dimitri Thivaios. This actually looks good. I dig how brooding and exhausted Jcvd seems, yet he's still always ready to fight. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Julien Leclercq's The Bouncer, direct from YouTube: And here's a different French version of the trailer for The Bouncer aka Lukas, also on
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Jcvd Fights for his Daughter in The Bouncer [Trailer]

I'm loving the fact that in addition to his TV series, Jean-Claude Van Damme hasn't slowed down on the movie roles. One of the many projects he has coming this year is the French thriller The Bouncer.

Directed by Julien Leclercq, the movie stars Van Damme as Lukas, an aging bouncer struggling to raise his pre-teen daughter. When an altercation with a client goes horribly wrong, Lukas is thrown in jail and his daughter is taken into custody by the state and to get her back, he has to work with Interpol to bring down a high-level criminal operating in Belgium.

I've yet to see any of Leclercq's other films but judging by their trailers and subject matter, this material isn't exactly new to him and the previews for The Bouncer look really promising. It's
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Lukas Trailer: Van Damme Fights Crooks for Custody

While somehow having slipped past us last week, the teaser trailer for Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Lukas isn’t a bad way to kick off the new workweek. In what looks like it could be the Muscles from Brussels’ best and most-character driven work since perhaps Jcvd, the 57-year-old actor stars as a nightclub bouncer who is strong-armed into collaborating with the cops. His mission? Infiltrate a dangerous gang and take down their leader. Refusal to comply could mean losing custody of his 8-year-old daughter. Directed by Julien Leclercq, whose solid action credits include L’assaut and Braqueurs, and written by Jérémie Guez (writer-director of the upcoming A Bluebird in My Heart), the teaser is a visual treat with slick production values, ‘calm before the storm’-build-up, and glimpses...

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
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Other Angle Pictures stacks up deals, including 'The Bouncer, 'The Other Woman' (exclusive)

Other Angle Pictures stacks up deals, including 'The Bouncer, 'The Other Woman' (exclusive)
Strong sales also on Daniel Auteil’s marriage drama The Other Woman.

Paris-based Other Angle Pictures has announced first sales on French director Julien Leclercq’s action thriller The Bouncer, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, which started shooting last week.

It has sold to Germany (Constantin Film), Italy (Minerva Pictures), Spain (Inopia Films), Latin America (Leda Film), Poland (Monolith Films), Middle East (Falcon Films), Russia (Capella Film), Turkey (Fabula Films), Hungary (Cinetel) and ex-Yugoslavia (Fox Vision).

Van Damme plays a bouncer who is strong-armed by the police into infiltrating a dangerous counterfeiting gang. The $10m production is lead produced by Julien Madon.

The company is also reporting strong interest on Daniel Auteuil’s The Other Woman in which the French star plays a happily married man who starts fantasising about running off with a younger woman.

The film has sold to Italy (Eagle), Canada (Christal Films), Brazil (Immovision), Benelux (Vertigo Films), China (Lemon Tree), Greece (Tanweer), Poland (Canal+) and Israel
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Jean-Claude Van Damme is The Bouncer

Variety is reporting that Jean-Claude Van Damme is set to headline the new action thriller The Bouncer from director Julien Leclercq (The Assault).

According to the site, the $10 million-budgeted film is described as “in the vein of Taken” and will see the Muscles from Brussels as Lukas, “a nightclub bouncer in his fifties who’s taken punches, literally and figuratively, and struggles to raise his 8-year-old daughter. One day, Lukas loses control during an altercation with a client and ends up in jail, while his daughter gets placed under the care of social services. But things take an unexpected turn when Interpol recruits Lukas to bring down a Dutch ringleader operating from Belgium in exchange for his daughter’s custody.”

Filming on The Bouncer is set to get underway in January. Van Damme meanwhile will next be seen in the Amazon comedy series Jean-Claude Van Johnson, which premieres on December 15th.
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Biopic of F1 champion Alain Prost heads to Cannes

Exclusive: TF1 to unveil project in presence of Alain Prost.

Formula One champion Alain Prost flies into Cannes this weekend for a presentation of Julien Leclercq’s upcoming biopic Prost, retelling his life story through his close relationship with late brother Daniel and his on-track rivalry with Ayrton Senna.

“It’s a story of brothers in two parts. In the first part, we see his relationship with his brother Daniel, who was passionate about racing. He died around the time Senna came into Prost’s life. The pair were rivals, even when they were on the same team, but after Prost retired they became close,” said Paris-based Julien Madon, who is producing under his Labyrinthe Films banner which he runs with Leclercq. Mars Films is also on board as co-producer and French distributor.

TF1 Studio, which is handling international sales, will present the €17m project to buyers on Monday in the presence of Prost, Leclercq and Madon
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Fantastic Fest 2016 Review Round-Up: 24×36: A Movie About Movie Posters, We Are The Flesh, The Crew

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While at the 2016 Fantastic Fest last month, I had the opportunity to check out a few films that were on the fringes of horror and sci-fi, so I’ve decided to recap my thoughts on a few of those movies here.

24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters: A documentary about the art form of creating movie-themed posters, first-time filmmaker Kevin Burke’s documentary, 24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters, hit all the right notes for me. It perfectly covers the rise—and subsequent fall—of the artists behind some of the most iconic movie posters in cinema, and it also offers an in-depth look at the creative process that goes into crafting images that would go on to become iconic, huge parts of pop culture.

24x36 covers a decent amount of ground history-wise (although the geek in me would have always loved more), and the way Burke delves
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Fantastic Fest 2016’s First Wave of Programming Includes Phantasm: Ravager, Phantasm: Remastered, and The Greasy Strangler

Although it may be hard to believe, summer is picking up speed and heading towards fall and the beginning of Fantastic Fest, taking place September 22nd–29th in Austin, Texas. The first wave of programming for the always entertaining festival has been revealed, and horror fans already have one big event to look forward to, as Don Coscarelli, David Hartman, and several original Phantasm cast members will be on hand for the world premiere of Phantasm: Ravager, along with a special showing of Phantasm: Remastered.

Press Release:Austin, TX – Tuesday, August 2, 2016 – Fantastic Fest announces its first wave of programming for its 12th annual celebration of genre-twisting cinema. This year’s festival sees Tim Burton make a triumphant return for a most peculiar red carpet screening of Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children; the World Premiere of Phantasm: Ravager; an Art House Theater Day special screening of Phantasm: Remastered
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Fantastic Fest Announces First Wave of Programming For 12th Annual Celebration in September

Fantastic Fest Announces First Wave of Programming For 12th Annual Celebration in September
Today, Fantastic Fest, in association with Alamo Drafthouse, has announced the first wave of programming for its 12th annual celebration of the wild, wonderful, and peculiar in genre-twisting cinema. This year’s festival features a delightful array of films and guests, including Tim Burton for a red carpet screening of “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children,” a special screening of “Phantasm: Remastered” with director Don Coscarelli and cast in attendance, and Andrea Arnold’s “American Honey,” with star and Texas native Sasha Lane hosting the event.

Read More: 5 Reasons Fantastic Fest Deserves Your Respect

This year’s festival has chosen South Asia for its annual theme, embracing the glorious wonders of Indian cinema. A block of new and repertory Indian features have been carefully programmed to showcase the creative world of the second most populous country. Included is the director’s cut of Anurag Kashyareap’s “Psycho Raman,
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