Phase 4 Films is pleased to announce the BLU-RAY, DVD & VOD release of KNOCKOUT on April 26, 2011. KNOCKOUT stars wrestler turned movie star Steve Austin (The Expendables, Damage, The Longest Yard), a pop culture icon with a huge fan following from his vital role in the World Wrestling Entertainment arena. The direct-to-DVD and VOD film brings Steve Austin back to the ring to train a rising boxing star, played by Daniel Magder (“Life with Derek”). KNOCKOUT is an inspiring story in the vein of under-dog classics such as The Karate Kid and Rocky.
Outsider and new kid Matthew (Daniel Magder) desperately wants to join his high school’s boxing team, but resident bully and boxing champion Hector stands in his way. Facing constant torment, Matthew finds an unlikely ally in Dan (Steve Austin), the school’s janitor and one-time amateur boxer. Despite Matthew’s overprotective parents and unimposing size, Dan sees potential in him. Together, they train for the biggest boxing match of Matthew’s life and discover what it truly means to be a winner.
Genre: Action, Family
Bonus Features: Trailer, Digital Copy of Feature
We watched Knockout during our recently family movie night with our 12 year old daughter. Let me just say, I love movies! All kinds of movies – big or small budget, it doesn’t matter. I love to be surprised by the unexpected and that is what happened when we watched Knockout.
Judging by the trailer above I honestly didn’t have high hopes for this movie. I have to admit, that I was pleasantly surprised. Though not a perfect movie, we enjoyed it for what it was. A heartfelt story of strength and encouragement. All three of us were pulled in and moved by the film. My husband and I both being boxing fans, really weren’t sure what to expect. This is definitely a family film. Safe to enjoy with your tweens and a great example of not giving up and with hard work and determination – a person can beat the odds!
Phase 4 Films will release KNOCKOUT on April 26, 2011. The Blu-ray and DVD will be available for $29.99 SRP at all major retailers.
You also have the chance to win a free DVD copy of Knockout here on Five Dollar Shake! To be entered simply leave a comment below saying if you or anyone in your family have ever trained for a sport or event. If so, which one? One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on May 7, 2011.
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