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Edge-of-your-seat terror: Japan’s Tohoku Region: At a magnitude of 9.0, the strongest earthquake in Japan’s history strikes

Oh, we do love these end-of-the-world flicks. Capelight Pictures is unleashing Fukushima 50 on DVD and Blu-ray on April 13.  Why worry about your taxes when you should worry about . . .
Japan’s Tohoku Region: at a magnitude of 9.0, the strongest earthquake in the country’s history strikes, triggering a huge tsunami and carnage that would end up killing thousands of people and displacing many more. It mercilessly engulfs the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture, causing a crippling station blackout.
Unable to be cooled, the nuclear reactors quickly turn into hydrogen bombs at the brink of explosion. If the power plant is abandoned, Japan’s destruction is assured. Facing a life or death situation, the power plant workers known as the “Fukushima 50”, including shift supervisor Izaki and plant manager Yoshida, remain on the site until the bitter end. As the world holds its breath, the Fukushima 50 fight for their hometown, their families, and the future of Japan.

Fukushima 50′: The true story of the strongest earthquake in Japan’s history. Ouch!

We do love those end-of-the-world flicks. Tidal waves, mutants creatures caused by underworld explosions, nuclear attacks, overgrown sharks and octopi or alien attacks.
Now we have tk.
And this was based on a true story.
 Fukushima 50 (Capelight Pictures) occurs in Japan’s Tohoku Region: At a magnitude of 9.0, the strongest earthquake in the country’s history strikes, triggering a huge tsunami and carnage that would end up killing thousands of people and displacing many more. It mercilessly engulfs the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture, causing a crippling station blackout.

Unable to be cooled, the nuclear reactors quickly turn into hydrogen bombs at the brink of explosion. If the power plant is abandoned, Japan’s destruction is assured. Facing a life or death situation, the power plant workers known as the “Fukushima 50”, including shift supervisor Izaki and plant manager Yoshida, remain on the site until the bitter end.
As the world holds its breath, the Fukushima 50 fight for their hometown, their families, and the future of Japan.

The Russians are coming! At least they came, to praise “AK47: Kalashnikov”

The Russians are coming! At least they came, to praise AK47: Kalashnikov, the film that Capelight Pictures launches on
Digital and DVD  on February 16. Says critic Denis Korsakov of Komsomolskaya Pravda: “This film is not the history of a machine gun, but the history of a man. Kalashnikov is a drama focused on an inventor: stubborn and purposeful, his desire in it often prevails over circumstances, such a person can move progress forward. …  The character comes out alive and human in the whole sum of virtues and flaws.  Of course, without the great acting work of Yuri Borisov, nothing would have happened.  This year Borisov is one of the most notable (if not the most!) Russian actors of the last two years, and we should praise him for his diversity …”

What’s the fuss? The Eastern Front, 1941: Young tank commander Mikhail Kalashnikov is seriously wounded in battle. Unable to work and with no prospect of returning to the front, yet eager to continue to help his country, he begins developing designs for a more robust, effective and reliable assault rifle. With the help of a few train welders, Kalashnikov’s first prototype catches the interest of a high-ranking military official. This opens the first of many doors for Kalashnikov, allowing him to take part in country-wide weapons design competitions—pitting his designs and ideas against the most renowned inventors of the Soviet Union. And in his pursuit of perfection, Kalashnikov does everything he can to ensure that the world’s most advanced and reliable weapon—the AK-47—goes into production.

Take a “Spacewalk” with a couple of Russians. This is a true story, unlike most “news” exported from the country

Who says all Russians are evil criminals who hack America?

Meet Oleg Pogodin, Irina Pivovarova, Sergey Korotkov, Dmitry Pinchukov and Dmitry Kiselev, the team who wrote (first 4) and directed Spacewalker, a nifty thrilling flick.

In the heat of the Cold War, the USSR and USA compete for supremacy in outer space. Both superpowers race to be the first nation to have a man complete a spacewalk. No price is too high and no risk is too great.

To set off one of man kind’s most ambitious missions, the USSR pair the unlikely duo of a seasoned war veteran, Pavel Belyayev, and a fearless test-pilot, Alexei Leonov. Without proper testing, and inside a tiny spaceship, the two astronauts launch into the unknown to take on what no man has done before . . .
Catch the action when the DVD is released on January 17, courtesy of Capelight Pictures and MPI Media Group.