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TV show review: CONTINUUM season 4

DVD review by David Blackwell
DETAILS:  91 minutes, stunt featurette, trailer
VIDEO:  2.35:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)
AUDIO:  English 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles: English, Spanish
STUDIO:  Anchor Bay Entertainment/ Crystal Sky Pictures
RELEASE DATE:  7-19-2011

The year is 2039. World wars have destroyed everything and territories are run by corporations, the mightiest -- and cruelest -- of which is Tekken. Jin Kazama (John Foo) witnesses the death of his mother Jun (Tomita) by Tekken in the slums known as Anvil. Vowing vengeance, and armed only with his street smarts and raw fighting skills, he enters a dangerous and potentially deadly combat tournament, where he must defeat the world's most elite fighters to become the "King of the Iron Fist."
TEKKEN reminds me of those sci-fi B movies that I would rent in the 1990s on VHS and enjoy even though the script wasn't the greatest.  The action scenes take front and center with some eye candy in the form of Kelly Overton and the dealy Williams twins.   The movie is based on the video game TEKKEN.  It is better than some video game adaptations, but it is still not great as say the first MORTAL KOMBAT film and about in the same league of quality as say the KING OF FIGHTERS which wants to be MORTAL KOMBAT (but doesn't have cool enough characters to pull it off).    TEKKEN has a great concept only to not let the story explore it enough and come off as your average watch-it-and-be-entertained rental for 90 minutes and forget about it after.
A fifty minute featurette focuses on the stunt team, stunt work, and action of TEKKEN.  The other extra is the theatrical trailer.
FINAL ANALYSIS:  TEKKEN is a mildly diverting rental to waste 90 minutes and forget about it afterwards.
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