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Blu-ray Review - The Octagon

OCTAGON Chuck Norris

1980's "The Octagon" was the fifth starring role for martial arts master Chuck Norris, and the first to try a few things differently as he built a career on mindless actioners. Instead of the traditional intimidate and pummel routine, the picture strived to include a worldwide sense of doom, tackling a story about the swelling state of terrorism with a sizable roster of players, leaving the heavy lifting to a group effort, allowing Norris to concentrate on his contemplative looks. It's ambitious work but not always successful, with director Eric Karson biting off a little more than he can chew when it comes time to build momentum with such a top-heavy film. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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