Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown coming to DVD Sept. 13th!

PRESS RELEASE

Appearances by Lyoto Machida, “Big” John McCarthy and Eddie Bravo jack up the reality factor.”

– Robert W. Young, Black Belt Magazine

Some of the best martial arts action in years! - Ric Meyers, Insidekung-fu.com

NEVER BACK DOWN 2:

THE BEATDOWN

Directed By and Starring Michael Jai White

and Featuring Real MMA/UFC Stars Including Lyoto Machida, Todd Duffee, “Big” John McCarthy, Eddie Bravo and Scottie Epstein

The Adrenaline-Pumped Unrated Sequel

Debuts on DVD September 13 

 

CULVER CITY, CALIF. (June 28, 2011) – Featuring more thrilling and jaw dropping fight sequences than the original; Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown hits Unrated DVD September 13th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Starring America’s number one martial arts action star Michael Jai White (Black Dynamite, Blood and Bone) in his directorial debut, Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown returns to the adrenaline‑pumped underground world of MMA fighting, as a group of four college-aged fighters must learn the most intense fighting techniques and go head-to-head in a punishing Beatdown competition. The film also stars Dean Geyer (“Australian Idol” 2006), Alex Meraz (Twilight), Evan Peters (Never Back Down, Kick‑Ass), and Jillian Murray (Wild Things: Foursome) and features professional MMA and UFC stars, including UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida, Todd Duffee, “Big” John McCarthy, Eddie Bravo and Scottie Epstein. Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown includes deleted scenes and filmmaker commentary.  The film will be available on DVD for $26.99 SRP.

 

Synopsis:

Behind closed doors of a seemingly normal college, the ultimate showdown in underground MMA fighting is being planned. Ex-MMA rising star Case Walker (Michael Jai White) trains four college-age fighters, each with their own individual obstacles. Case will instruct them to master the most mind-blowing fighting techniques and go head to head in the most punishing competition ever devised – The Beatdown. Featuring UFC Champion Lyoto Machida, MMA fighter Scottie Epstein and UFC fighter Todd Duffee.

 

Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown is a Mandalay Pictures – BMP, Inc production.  Directed by Michael Jai White, the film was written by Chris Hauty (Never Back Down) and produced by Craig Baumgarten (Universal Soldier, Universal Soldier: The Return, Universal Soldier: Regeneration) and David Zelon (Soul Surfer, Into the Blue),and executive produced by Moshe Diamant (Dragon Eyes, The Black Dahlia).

 

DVD Bonus Features Include:

§  Deleted Scenes

§  Commentary with Director Michael Jai White, Todd Duffee and Scottie Epstein

 

Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown has a running time of 103 minutes and is unrated.

SOURCE: SONY PICTURES

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