DVD Review “Clash”

Directed by: Le Thanh Son
Starring: Johnny Tri Nguyen, Veronica Ngo, Hoang Phuc Nguyen
Distributed by Indomina Releasing / Vivendi Entertainment
Rated: R
Running time: 97 minutes

Film: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 3 out of 5 stars

“CLASH” is available on DVD as of 8/9

I have seen my share of Japanese, Chinese and even Thai action films but I have never seen a Vietnamese action film. They know how to kick some major ass. This movie was 97 minutes of non-stop action and fighting. The fight scenes were SO well done and shot perfectly. I actually found myself getting nervous watching the action in the film since it was so constant. The duo of Johnny Tri Nguyen and Veronica Ngo are perfect together and they completely steal the screen as the ass kicking action duo.

The story follows Trinh (Veronica Ngo) codename Phoenix, who is working for crime boss Hac Long (Hoang Phuc Nguyen) in order for him to the release of her daughter. She teams up with several mercenaries including Quan aka Tiger (Johnny Tri Nguyen) to complete the missions required. The two must come together to defeat Hac Long and sent them both free.

The extras on the film are good and definitely worth a watch. The first is called “In Conversation: Johnny & Veronica”, which was cool to watch because I really didn’t know much about this duo before this film. “Cast of Characters” is a showcase of the great character in this film. “Anatomy of a Fight” was easily my favorite feature due to intensity of the action scenes. Lastly there is a Music Video and Original Trailer. This is film is a must for anyone that like martial arts films

Johnny Tri Nguyen/Veronica Ngo’s “Clash” DVD Giveaway [ENDED]


“Clash” will be released on DVD on August 9th, 2011, MovieMikes would like to giveaway THREE COPIES of this film on DVD. If you would like one of these, please leave us a comment below or send us an email and let us know you about your favorite action film (foreign action film, if you have one). This giveaway will be open until Monday August 8th at Noon, Eastern Time. Once the giveaway ends, Movie Mikes will randomly pick out winners and alert the winners via email.

From Indomina Releasing comes an action-packed, martial arts thrill-ride like no other as the heart- pounding film Clash hits DVD on August 9, 2011. The blockbuster duo of Johnny Tri Nguyen (Spiderman, Spiderman 2 and X-Men: First Class stuntman) and Veronica Ngô reteam in what is, to date, one of Vietnam’s top-grossing action hits. Distributed by Vivendi Entertainment, Clash will be available on DVD at an SRP of $19.97.

Originally paired in Vietnam’s highest grossing film of all time, The Rebel, Johnny Tri Nguyen and Veronica Ngô reunite for this eagerly awaited martial arts tour de force as mercenaries on a mission to prevent the keys to Vietnam’s one and only satellite from being given to the Chinese Triad. Tensions run high as they are forced to determine each other’s motivations and decide if they can trust each other.

Selected to over 15 prestigious film festivals including The Tribeca Film Festival, The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, The Fantasia Film Festival and The San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, Clash has received accolades from critics and action enthusiasts alike for its top-notch, no-holds barred action sequences, its compelling story lines and its stylish cinematography.

Trinh (Veronica Ngo) is a mercenary working for H?c Long (Hoàng Phúc), an elusive criminal mastermind, who seeks a hard drive that controls the VINASAT.1, Vietnam’s first and only satellite. Hac has kidnapped Trinh’s daughter to get her to do his bidding and now she must give him what he wants so she can get her daughter back.

Trinh assembles a team of mercenaries and ex-convicts, including Quan (Johnny Tri Nguuyen), to recover the hard drive, but just as the mission is about to succeed, Trinh and her team are betrayed by one of their own and the hard drive falls into the wrong hands. Desperate to save her daughter, Trinh must hunt down the traitor before the hard drive is lost, but can she trust the remaining members of her crew?

Aspect ratio: 16×9 2.35 Widescreen Version
Sound: Vietnamese 5.1 Dolby Digital, English Stereo
Subtitles: English
In Conversation: Johnny & Veronica
Cast of Characters
Anatomy of a Fight
Music Video
Original Trailer