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In this outrageous Canadian crime film, a young female cop (Zoie Palmer) needs a hand while chasing down an escaped diamond thief (Ryan Robbins) she had in custody. Specifically, she needs HER hand--because the desperate criminal sliced it off in order to make his escape! Not only that, the amputated action heroine is put in the position of protecting her quarry after his boss puts out a reward for his murder. William MacDonald, Thomas Mitchell co-star. 86 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1.
Transporting the basic plot of 1974's "The Longest Yard" across the Atlantic, this smash British comedy stars soccer legend Vinnie Jones as disgraced pro footballer Danny Meehan, sentenced to three years in "the nick." Pressured by the prison's gambling-obsessed warden into coaching a team of inmates against the guards, Meehan assembles a ragtag group of yardies, yobbos, and villains for a brutal, no-holds-barred showdown. David Hemmings, David Jelly, and Jason Statham also star. 99 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1.
Abel Ferrara's cult indie actioner plays like a distaff "Death Wish." Mute New York seamstress Thana (Zoe Tamerlis) is raped on her way home, then encounters another would-be attacker in her apartment. Killing the man with a paperweight and putting his dismembered remains in her refrigerator, the traumatized Thana uses his .45 handgun to patrol the city streets and dispense feminist vigilante justice. Peter Yellen, Editta Sherman also star. 80 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English DTS HD mono Master Audio; Subtitles: English (SDH); interviews; bonus shorts "Zoe XO" (2004), "Zoe Rising" (2014); theatrical trailer.
The authorities didn't read too much into the sudden death of a Dominican stripper (Catalina Rodriguez). There was something about the case, however, that gnawed at one lone cop (Adrian Bellani), and his pursuit of the truth might cost him his badge, if not his own life. Gritty effort co-stars Ving Rhames, Steven Bauer, Lizbeth Santos. AKA: "Pimp Bullies." 78 min. Soundtrack: English.