Invasion USA: a Chuck Norris classic released in 4K – JoBlo.com

Invasion USA: a Chuck Norris classic released in 4K – JoBlo.com

While Chuck Norris began his career in action films with the films of 1977 Good guys wear black And Circuit breaker, circuit breaker (a few years after playing Bruce Lee’s opponent in The Way of the Dragon), we could say that it only really reached its cruising speed in the mid-eighties. In fact, Norris’ best run of films coincided with signing a long-term deal with The Cannon Group, which produced many of his most memorable films. Among his fans, one of the films most often cited as one of his best is 1985. Invasion of the United States

If you haven’t seen it – wow – you’re in for a treat of insanity. A classic example of Cold War paranoia: the Soviet Union invades America through Florida, carrying out brutal acts of terrorism to destabilize the government and strike fear into the hearts of Americans everywhere. Just one problem: Matt Hunter (Chuck Norris), a retired CIA agent, lives in the Florida Everglades and isn’t about to let these guys get away with their evil plan. It kicks off a ninety-minute carnage-filled journey that includes at least thirty kills for Chuck, including an incredible mall shootout that ranks among the best action sequences Norris has ever participated in. Notably, the film also has a reputation for helping to inspire the Romanian revolution. You do not believe me ? Read it yourself!

Unfortunately, Norris’s films have been largely ignored by the gods of 4K physical media – until now. Vinegar Syndrome Ends Invasion of the United States in a stunning new 4K edition that’s packed with extras and will showcase one of Norris’ biggest budget efforts in a way that those of us who grew up watching it on VHS never could have. ‘imagine.

Here are the special features courtesy of our friends at Blu-ray.com:

  • Featured with the following sound options: 5.1 surround mix; Stereo mixing 2.0; an all-new commentary track with director Joseph Zito; an all-new commentary track with Austin Trunick, author of The Cannon Film Guide and an archival commentary track with director Joseph Zito and Michael Felsher
  • Operation Invasion USA (31 min) – an interview with director Joseph Zito
  • Writing the Real Thing (23 min) – an interview with screenwriter James Bruner
  • The Stories We Tell (22 min) – an interview with editor Dan Loewenthal
  • Heroic Moments (16 min) – an interview with composer Jay Chattaway
  • It’s in the Eyes (14 min) – an interview with actress Melissa Prophet
  • Do you like to talk? (7 min) – an interview with actor James Pax
  • Cannon Carnage (18 min) – an archival featurette on the makeup effects of Invasion USA
  • Loose Cannons (29 min) – an archival interview with screenwriter James Bruner
  • Original trailer
  • Reversible sleeve illustration

The only problem is that no one has been able to find the sheer amount of footage deleted from the film before its theatrical release because it was initially rated X by the MPAA, leading to some last-minute editing. Like in 1986 Cobrathe full version of Invasion of the United States has always been a white whale for action fans, but unfortunately the footage probably doesn’t exist anymore.

Are you going to get the 4K version of Invasion of the United States? Let us know in the comments!


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