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09 August 2012

Dolph Lundgren runs a PENTATHLON for Anchor Bay UK (review)

In PENTATHLON, action star Dolph Lundgren plays Eric Broger, an East German Olympic athlete who is injured while escaping to America.  His life falls apart in the land of opportunity and he is soon flipping burgers.  With the encouragement of his boss, he starts training again to compete for the Pentathlon for America this time.  Unfortunately, his former German coach (David Soul) is now a Neo-Nazi planning an explosive surprise for a world peace rally, and he wants his former student to be his special guest.  Lundgren's version of ROCKY, this film went straight to video in the US and the UK, but it really is an entertaining combination of real drama, action, and some intentional (and unintentional) comedy.

REVIEW LINK: Anchor Bay (UK) Region 2 PAL DVD (DVDBeaver)

PENTATHLON DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 stereo
  • Theatrical Trailer

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