Lionsgate has provided the deets on one of the best action movies the past couple of years (my opinion), FROM PARIS WITH LOVE, starring John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Match Point). The film is directed by Pierre Morel, who is also responsible for Taken and District B13, so he sure knows how to do an action movie. Both the DVD and Blu-Ray releases will provide a number of featurettes giving us a look on how the movie was made and the Blu-Ray will include a digital copy of the film as well.
This movie may have not done very well critically or really even in a box office standpoint, but I found it to be a lot of fun. A serious amount of action, decent plot, great performance by Travolta…what else do you want out of a movie like this? Director Morel is right up there with Neveldine/Taylor (directors of Crank 1 & 2, Gamer) in truly knowing how to make a great action movie. You get the idea of the plot pretty much right off the bat, then action ensues until the credits roll. Given that Neveldine/Taylor love do marinate themselves in absurdity, satire, and overall weirdness (making them my favorites), Morel presents a more “family-friendly” way to action movies. B+
Here’s a look at the artwork for the June 8th release: