By: John M Jerva
(Original Post) Things are going to get down and dirty. The European Charles Bronson AKA Robert Bronzi is back and back big time as his latest action-thriller Escape From Death Block 13 hits DVD tomorrow. My review of that film will be up sometime this week but in the meantime we have release 411 on another of his upcoming films as Lionsgate is set to launch The Gardener on DVD and Digital on December 28th.
The Gardener is sure to please genre fans as Bronzi is going toe to toe with martial arts action icon Gary Daniels in this one! That’s a sure fire main event right there. Daniels is experiencing a resurgence as of late and that makes me feel all kinds of warm and tingly as I’m a massive fan of his dating back to the early 90’s.
Lionsgate has issued new DVD cover art featuring our two heavyweight stars so view it below along with the official synopsis!
The Gardener is helmed by Scott Jeffrey (Dragon Fury) and Rebecca J. Matthews (HellKat) from a script penned by Ben Demaree (Bring Him Back Dead which also stars Daniels) from a story by producer Jeff Miller (Death Kiss). Michael Hoad (The Old Guard) serves as the action director for the movie.
Mark L. Lester, who helmed such iconic 80’s and 90’s action fare like Commando and Showdown in Little Tokyo executive produced the movie so genre fans, like my myself, should be very ecstatic about that. This film is shaping up to be a real barn burner and I’m hoping for some serious Gary Daniels signature action in it. He does play the bad guy so I’m sure he draws the short straw when it comes to the climatic outcome but I’m sure he’ll dish out some brutality during the running time of the film.
The new tag line for the movie which reads “He fights a little dirty” is fine but I prefer the original one which was “Your ass is grass.” So much for political correctness.