It came to me as a bit of a surprise in recent months when I started noticing reviews were coming in stateside for Russian sword thriller, Furious. My own coverage in late 2016 came prior for its Russian release as it was titled The Legend Of Kolovrat prior to its acquisition by Well Go USA the following February so if there were any theatrical release made for this one, I certainly wasn’t aware of it.
Alas, the North American distributor has a June 19 release in tow for the Ivan Shurkhovetskiy-directed period swordplay epic and this week is our giveaway launch for for the film’s Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack. Between now and the deadline on June 18, U.S. residents can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and title of your own favorite swordplay movie (nothing with lightsabers, because now you’re just being lazy ?) and you’ll be randomly selected and contacted for prize mailing. Good luck!
In the 13th century, Mongol warrior hordes control most of the known world. Terrified by the ruthless invaders, most of the Russian princes surrender their lands on enemy terms, until a knight leads the charge to avenge his love and his homeland in FURIOUS, available on digital, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD June 19 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Directed by Ivan Shurkhovetskiy in his feature debut, the action-fantasy film stars newcomer Ilya Malakov, along with Alexander Ilyin Jr. (Spacewalk), Yuliya Khlynina (The Duelist), Alexey Serebryakov (Leviathan), Timofey Tribuntsev (The Monk and the Demon), Polina Chernyshova (in her feature film debut), Alexander Tsoi (Superplokhie), Igor Savochkin (The Irony of Fate 2), Andrey Burkovskiy (Kvnshchiki) and Vladimir Proskurin (Forgotten by God).
Synopsis: A story of a legendary battle, where seventeen fearless warriors defend their land against an army of thousands of well-trained soldiers. In the 13th-century, Mongol warrior hordes and their leader, Batu Khan, control most of the known world. As the Mongols move towards Europe, they invade the last Russian principality standing in their way. Little do they know, their plans are about to be ruined by a small detachment of heroic men led by a mysterious warrior. This is a story about courage, endurance and self-sacrifice for the sake of one’s country. This is the story of Evpaty the Furious.