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Travis.G
08-21-2010, 07:48 AM
Starring: Joe Lewis, Donald Pleasence, Christopher Lee, John Huston, Barbara Bach, Capucine
Directed by: Ernest Pintoff
Rating: 12
Duration: 87 mins

Overview: The World is safe because.... Jaguar Lives!

Jaguar Lives, featuring Christopher Lee (Lord of the Rings) and scenery chewing master class in screen villainy from Donald Pleasence (Halloween), is a James Bond-riffing action classic from the Halcyon days of the back street video shop.

1979 World Karate Champion Joe Lewis is the Jaguar; a man betrayed who is drawn back into the shady world of international crime fighting when a Heroin cartel sweeps to power across the Middle East and threatens to unbalance world peace. Only one man can infiltrate the borderless gang of criminal masterminds and that man is... The Jaguar. He will stop at nothing and he’s ready to kill to bring down the pushers and keep the streets clean.

The Jaguar – Man of Action, Master of Martial Arts, Lady Killer – is here to save the world again in a 70s B-Movie classic that’ll blow your mind. Packed with fast cars, big fights and bigger explosions, Jaguar Lives is a square jawed Rollercoaster ride to wall-to-wall Kung Fu and white hot action!

SPECIAL FEATURES
Original poster art reversible sleeve
28 page booklet by Andrew Staton on Joe Lewis, Anthony DeLongis and Jaguar Lives!
Original poster art and stills
Gallery featuring original promotional material and stills of Lewis and mentor Bruce Lee
Interview with Jaguar Lives! star Joe Lewis
Original Trailer
Release Date:September 6th

www.arrowfilms.co.uk

Daniel M
08-21-2010, 08:37 PM
Great to see this late-night TV staple from my childhood getting the treatment it deserves. Now if only Joe's FORCE: FIVE would get a proper release...

Christoffer S
08-22-2010, 08:06 AM
I feel this is a film I just MUST SEE!

Troy Howarth
08-22-2010, 02:48 PM
I've long been curious about this one, due to Lee, Pleasence and Huston... lots of Bond veterans in this one!

Daniel M
08-22-2010, 10:03 PM
Despite the presence of those heavyweights, I recall it being a fairly routine actioner, pretty much on par with Robert Clouse's Joe Lewis vehicle FORCE: FIVE.

But it's a shame Joe didn't go on to bigger and better lead roles, he had looks, skills, and wasn't half bad as an actor. I was always surprised Corman or Cannon didn't scoop him up in the 80s.

Chris Kewley
08-22-2010, 11:00 PM
Despite the presence of those heavyweights, I recall it being a fairly routine actioner, pretty much on par with Robert Clouse's Joe Lewis vehicle FORCE: FIVE.

But it's a shame Joe didn't go on to bigger and better lead roles, he had looks, skills, and wasn't half bad as an actor. I was always surprised Corman or Cannon didn't scoop him up in the 80s.

I'll agree up to the acting part, & yes Cannon should have grabbed him, but Joe makes Jalal Merhi look half decent as an actor(at least in his first few flicks). I'm really happy to see this film get a legit release, but outside of the Emanuelle style set pieces(talking about the world traveling stuff) this movie rather stinks. Not that its not an enjoyable turd, but the fight choreography is well below standard(with a few exceptions), acting terrible, Lee & Pleasence do cameo's, can't remember how long Huston is in the film but don't recall it being that big a part.
It sounds like I'm dumping on this film, which I'm not, go into it with a Gymkata vibe & you'll be all right.

Mike DiRoma
09-05-2010, 08:22 AM
Can a US release be far behind?