By: John M Jerva

I’ve already promoted Michael Jai White’s Welcome to Sudden Death heavily on the site when it was announced that it would be hitting Netflix next month but since then, we have official word that the film, which is a remake of the JCVD classic, will be getting the Blu-Ray and DVD treatment as well. To entice all you action afficionados even more, we have the official front and back cover art from the DVD which is being released by Universal. Check out the images belowa long with the new teaser as well!

Jesse Freeman (Michael Jai White, Black Dynamite) is a former special forces officer and explosives expert now working a regular job as a security guard in a state-of-the-art basketball arena. Trouble erupts when a tech-savvy cadre of terrorists kidnap the team’s owner and Jesse’s daughter during opening night. Facing a ticking clock and impossible odds, it’s up to Jesse to not only save them, but also a full house of fans in this high-charged action thriller.

White stars along with his real life whife Gillian White as well as Michael Eklund, Sabryn Rock, Anthony Grant, Nakai Takawira, Lyric Justice, martial arts ace Maresse Crump and Gary Owen. Dallas Jackson helms the film from a script penned by himself and Gene Quintano.

While filming commenced last year, Dallas Jackson stated:  “I’m such a huge fan of martial-arts films I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to reboot this cult classic with Universal 1440,” says Jackson. “Michael Jai White and Gary Owen are both at the top of their game right now and an on-screen dream team. We’re having a blast making this movie and putting a twist on the buddy-action genre. I can’t wait for the world to see what we’re cooking!”

Jackson also made the comment that this film is a remake of Van Damme’s original film and that it will have a comedic twist to it to go along with the intense action sequences.

Look for Welcome to Sudden Death on Blu-Ray/DVD and Digital as well as Netflix on September 29th so check out White dish out some major punishment in the teaser trailer below!

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