Various News: Trish Stratus' Next Film, ICP/i-PPV, More
-- ActionFest sent out the following press release:
Asheville, NC - March 23rd, 2011 - ActionFest 2 announced its full lineup and competition jury for its returns to the beautiful Carolina Cinema in Asheville this April 7th - 10th, as well as some action film luminaries making special appearances. The only international film festival devoted exclusively to action cinema and its unsung heroes, the festival promises to be four days of adrenaline-fueled pleasure with an exciting combination of the best in contemporary action cinema and classics of the genre, as well as a world class stunt show, exciting panels and tributes to action cinema legends.
As previously announced. ActionFest 2 opens with the World Premiere of Jonathan English's Ironclad. The closing night film will be Takeshi Miike's epic samurai masterpiece, 13 Assassins on Sunday April 10th. Additionally, the following films were announced today:
- Bail Enforcers - A bounty hunting babe tackles the tough guys in this World Premiere starring seven-time WWE Women's Champion Trish Stratus, who will be in attendance!
- Never Back Down 2 - World Premiere of this anticipated MMA fight flick, directed by and starring Michael Jai White, who will be in attendance!
- Battle Royale - The official US theatrical debut of the popular and controversial Japanese cult classic.
- Fightville - Fresh from SXSW, a hard hitting doc about the art and sport of mixed martial arts fighting.
- Bellflower - From Sundance and SXSW, this indie gets under the skin of the action genre with a story about two apocalypse-obsessed friends.
- Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Movie - World Premiere Kung Fu documentary based on the book by martial arts cinema expert Ric Meyers
- The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch - Regional Premiere of this adaptation of the popular French action-adventure comic book hero
- Lonely Place to Die - World Premiere about a group of five mountaineers who find danger while hiking and climbing in the Scottish Highlands.
- Tomorrow, When the War Began - North American Premiere of the Australian box office hit flick based on best-selling novel series that pits teenagers against an army invasion.
-- Michigan's own Insane Clown Posse and their Juggalo Championship Wrestling promotion will be debuting on iPPV with "Hatchet Attacks" this Saturday, March 26. The Internet Pay-Per-View will be held at The Rave in Milwaukee, Wisconsin – a former ECW PPV venue – and will feature the following matches: * JCW Champion Corporal Robinson vs. "Richie Boy" Bryer Wellington in a Barbed Wire & Broken Glass Match * Vampiro vs. Raven * JCW Tag Team champions Madman Pondo & Necro Butcher vs. The Haters. Rhino, Rob Conway, Jimmy Jacobs, Eugene, Sabu, Road Dogg, Sexy Slim Goodie The Weedman and more are expected to be there as well. The iPPV is priced at $3.99 in advance, and you can visit theravelive.com and InsaneClownPosse.com.
-- Here is a video of Jimmy Hart promoting Memphis Heat: