Chuck Norris, the ultimate veteran of action movies and a true hard man is limbering up to assault us on the big screen this summer in The Expendables 2.
So it's time to reappraise some of his best roles and finally two Chuck Norris classics are coming to Blu-ray. Until now the format has not seen Chuck - mainly because of concerns that it simply couldn't handle him or that after the last years of us watching things move very slowly in HD we wouldn't be able to handle the whip-fast delivery of Chuck...
A Force Of One
A routine investigation by a crack team of undercover narcotic agents becomes anything but when a deadly assassin begins to eliminate the members of the squad one by one. In a desperate bid to identify the culprit, and to train its officers in the martial arts in order to defend themselves, the police force attempts to enlist the help of Matt Logan, a noted karate champion. Initially reluctant to become involved in any way, Logan soon changes his mind when his adopted son becomes the villain's latest victim. Driven by sheer vengeance, he vows to track down the psychotic serial killer and bring the reign of terror to an end in a climactic battle between good and evil.
Scott James is a man haunted by memories, eerie flashbacks that plague both his waking and sleeping hours. The first is a childhood memory relating to the intense and rigorous combat training he and his best friend endured under the guidance of a mysterious martial arts master. The second is a far more painful recollection of loss, and one that has turned Scott away from his former life. But when a wealthy heiress convinces him to enter the fray once more, Scott finds himself drawn into an international terrorist organisation consisting of deadly ninjas, at the head of which is a close acquaintance from his past. Now it is up to Scott to confront his worst fears and battle a former adversary in the ultimate ninja showdown.
For those of you worried that your brain won't be able to process Chuck in HD then both titles are also coming out on DVD and in remastered and restored widescreen - not the hokey pan and scan versions seen at the dawn of DVD.
A Force Of One and The Octagon will blast onto shelves August 6th.
Don't miss Chuck Norris in Walker, Texas Ranger weekdays on CBS Action.