Transporter 3

Statham, Jason

SKU: 031398107231

UPC 031398107231
Release Date 2009-03-10
Studio Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Discs 1
Length 104
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis TRANSPORTER 3, like its predecessors, rides on the good looks and charisma of star Jason Statham....The stunts can be impressive, too.[I]t's the charismatic unruffled dexterity in the face of impossible odds that rivets.Combining Western-style car chases and Hong Kong-inspired fight sequences choreographed by martial arts legend Cory Yuen, the Luc Besson-created TRANSPORTER films have found international success as a sort of working-class James Bond series. Jason Statham, who has become the go-to guy for big-budget B-movie thrills, returns once again as Frank Martin, the driver-for-hire for whom no job is too risky. Brimming with the usual jaw-dropping stunts, this is another crowd-pleasing entry in the saga, delivered at a brisk and flashy clip by director Olivier Megaton. Following the coercion of Ukrainian environmental official Leonid Vasilev (Jeroen Krabbe) into signing papers permitting the shipping of toxic materials into a harbor by criminal mastermind Johnson (Robert Knepper), Frank Martin is forced into accepting the job of driving Vasilev's kidnapped daughter, Valentina (Natalya Rudakova)--acting as human collateral--from Marseilles to the Black Sea coastal city of Odessa. On the chance the Martin should attempt to flee, Johnson has rigged him with a bracelet that will detonate if he strays more than 75 feet from his car. When Valentina is intercepted by a rival group, Martin will have to push his Audi M8 to the limit to complete his mission and ensure his own survival. The TRANSPORTER films require copious amounts of suspension of disbelief, but then again, one doesn't hope they will strictly adhere to the laws of physics. The third volume provides ample thrills, not the least of which is the sight of a car driving off a bridge onto a moving train. Plenty of screen time is also given to Statham's superhumanly chiseled torso, while freckled Rudakova's unconventional beauty balances out the sex appeal. In the end, Statham's undeniable likeability propels the film, and his chemistry in a handful of scenes with François Berleand, returning as Inspector Tarconi, provides some nice comic moments.The third edition of the brassy global action franchise, featuring a hero who's finicky about rules of conduct, makes good on its formula with no pretensions. -- Grade: B
Cast Natalya Rudakova (Star)
Robert Knepper (Star)
Steven Chasman (Producer)
Luc Besson (Screenwriter)
Francois Berleand (Star)
Eriq Ebouaney (Star)
Robert Mark Kamen (Screenwriter)
Jeroen Krabbe (Star)
Silvio Simac (Star)
Giovanni Fiore Coltellacci (Director of Photography)
Alexandre Azaria (Composer)
Cory Yuen (Martial Arts Choreography)
Olivier Megaton (Director)
David Kammenos (Star)
Jason Statham (Star)
Yann Sundberg (Star)
Luc Besson (Producer)
David Atrakchi (Star)
Alex Kobold (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] NTSC Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - French DTS HD Master Audio - English Subtitles - English, French, Spanish Additional Release Material: Featurette: 1. Special Delivery: Transporters in the Real World 2. Jason Statham on TRANSPORTER 3 3. Making of TRANSPORTER 3 Behind the Scenes: 1. Storyboards - Sets/Production Design - Special FX Interactive Features: MoLog Additional Products: Standard definition Digital Copy of the Feature Film
Language English
Weight 0.25000
Height 0.45000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Action Adventure
Attribute Additional Footage,BluRay HD-DVD,Closed Captioned,Director Cast Commentary,Includes Digital Copy,SensorMatic,Standard Screen,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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