It’s been a four-year journey for actor and filmmaker Dennis Ruel whose latest feature debut and currently one of our earlier five-a-day titles to bookmark in 2016, Unlucky Stars, has finally reached a new milestone since becoming an award-winning feat at the Action On Film Festival last year. The film is finally releasing on multiple digital HD and video-on-demand platforms on February 2, 2016, with availability on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, xBox and Vimeo VoD. Thus, a fresh new trailer has surfaced, sampling all you need if you love authentic martial arts action and comedy.
Josh Whitman is new to the world of private investigation, but his fighting abilities are all the qualification private eye Ken Champaco needs to take him on as his new partner. Their latest case involves tracking down D-list Peruvian action star Tomas De La Cruz, who owes a sizeable amount of cash to local bookie/gangster Sam. Their mission is complicated when La Cruz’s obsessive fanboy, the mostly talentless would-be action star Sameer Yousef, and struggling stunt man David Palatkinov unwittingly step into the mix, and as all of their parallel stories begin to converge, Josh and Ken soon discover that this isn’t going to be the easy payday they were hoping for!
Expect a few surprising appearances from certain high-profile names in the action genre while you watch this one, including someone I had the pleasure with meeting late last year. This, coupled with action director and co-star Vlad Rimburg’s brilliant choreography with kinetic performances by Ruel, actors Ken Quitugua, Sam Hargrave, Sari Sabella and Jose Montesinos, and a line-up of some of today’s most talented stunt professionals, will make Unlucky Stars one of the best things you will see.
For more insight, details and a little bit of history on the film, click here for my review. Otherwise, the brand new trailer is below!
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