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    District 13: Ultimatum

    The sequel to District B-13. I thought there was already a thread here but the search function didn't turn anything up. If anyone finds one, ttt it and I'll merge.

    District 13: Ultimatum is already available on VOD and will have a limited release on 2/5/2010.

    Here's the official site.
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    LOL... at first i thought it was related to district 9...

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    Chicago & NYC can win passes

    Hoping for that S.F. showing...

    NYC's showing is in a few hours so you better hustle if you want to go.
    Wednesday, January 27, 2010
    FREE New York City Fango screening: DISTRICT 13: ULTIMATUM

    By FANGORIA Staff
    FANGORIA will host a free screening of DISTRICT 13: ULTIMATUM, TAKEN producer Luc Besson’s sequel to his smash-hit futuristic action thriller DISTRICT B13, at the Cinema Village (22 East 12th Street, off University Place) tomorrow, Thursday, January 28 at 7 p.m.

    Directed by Patrick Alessandrin and written and produced by Besson (THE FIFTH ELEMENT, LA FEMME NIKITA, THE PROFESSIONAL, the TRANSPORTER movies, etc.), DISTRICT 13: ULTIMATUM picks up where the previous film ended. Two years have passed since elite police officer Damien Tomasso (Cyril Raffaelli) teamed up with reformed vigilante Leito (parkour originator David Belle) to save the notorious District 13, a racially charged ghetto populated by violent drug-dealing gangs and vicious killers. Despite government promises to maintain order, the state of the district has deteriorated, and a group of corrupt cops and elected officials are conspiring to cause civil unrest in D13, looking for an excuse to raze the area and cash in on its redevelopment. Now Damian and Leito must join forces again, and use their mastery of martial arts and unique physical skills to bring peace to the neighborhood by any means necessary before a proposed nuclear air strike wipes it off the map.

    Fango’s free DISTRICT 13: ULTIMATUM screening offer is good for you and one guest. To obtain tickets, send an e-mail to fangoscreening@starloggroup.com. You must list “DISTRICT 13: ULTIMATUM” as your subject line; plus, tell us your full name and e-mail address, and whether you want to be added to the FANGORIA newsletter list so we can tell you about future Fango screenings and events. Names will be checked at the door. Offer is first come, first served, and we will confirm your RSVP. This advance preview is sponsored by Magnolia Pictures, which will release DISTRICT 13: ULTIMATUM on February 5 in New York, California, Washington, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Michigan and Minnesota, with additional openings throughout the month. The film’s original French website can be found here.

    Reviewing DISTRICT 13: ULTIMATUM, Matt McAllister of Total Sci-Fi said: “Shot with a breathless efficiency by director Patrick Alessandrin, this is a vibrant action movie that generally improves on the original.” Variety’s Jordan Mintzer praised: “The pic skillfully blends combat with social messaging, in an explosive blend that should satisfy fans,” while Daily Star raved, “Extraordinary! The gravity-defying and bone-breaking action is amazing.” And Channel4’s Neil Smith said: “An entertaining sequel with a political subtext that doesn’t get in the way of the wall-to-wall action.”

    So mark your calendar for Fango’s free showing of DISTRICT 13: ULTIMATUM!
    HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 ‘District 13: Ultimatum’ Chicago Passes to Martial Arts Sequel
    Submitted by HollywoodChicago.com on January 27, 2010 - 8:06pm.

    CHICAGO – In our latest drama edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 20 admit-two passes up for grabs to the advance Chicago screening of “District 13: Ultimatum”! The film stars Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle, Philippe Torreton, Daniel Duval, Elodie Yung, James Deano, Laouni Mouhid, Fabrice Feltzinger and Pierre-Marie Mosconi.

    “District 13: Ultimatum” is the sequel to the popular martial arts thriller “District B13”.

    To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “District 13: Ultimatum” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This screening will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in Chicago. Directions to enter this Hookup and immediately win can be found beneath the graphic below.

    Here is the “District 13: Ultimatum” plot description:

    Two years have passed since elite police officer Damien Tomasso (Cyril Raffaelli) teamed up with reformed vigilante Leito (parkour originator David Belle) to save the notorious District 13, which is a racially charged ghetto populated by violent drug-dealing gangs and vicious killers.

    Despite government promises to maintain order, the state of the district has deteriorated. A group of corrupt cops and elected officials are conspiring to cause civil unrest in D13. They’re looking for an excuse to raze the area and cash in on its redevelopment.

    Now Damian and Leito must join forces again and use their mastery of martial arts and their unique physical skills to bring peace to the neighborhood by any means necessary before a proposed nuclear air strike wipes it off the map. With bone-crunching fights and death-defying leaps, this adrenaline-charged sequel takes the groundbreaking parkour action from “District B13” to thrilling new heights.

    “District 13: Ultimatum” trailer can be watched now below.

    To secure your free tickets now, make sure you’re logged into your HollywoodChicago.com account. If you don’t yet have one, you can quickly register here. Having an account with a valid e-mail address is required. Then, simply add a new comment in the form below. In your comment, include an answer to this question:

    Who is the greatest martial artist of all time?

    Like all Hookups here, this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup is simple: Just submit your comment below and we will award 50 people randomly via e-mail for our “District 13: Ultimatum” Hookup. Winners need to arrive early as seats are consumed on a first-come, first-served basis. Good luck!
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    I watched District 13 Ultimatum on Fios On-Demand yesterday. Action-wise, the film was relatively in keeping with the first one; lots of free-running martial arts styled action within a wildly territorial and somewhat trodden city scape.

    If I had to compare completely with the first one, as to which I liked better, I would concede that the first one was a bit better. In District 13 Ultimatum, the various gangs are at times too stereotyped, although one could argue it helped visualize the territorial divsions of the city as a whole and made the storyline easier to converge at the end.

    Although there was plenty of action teased with some witty elements, there several 'WTF' scenes. Nothing too off the wall, but, for example, when one of the main characters, Leito, is running away from his chasers and bounding across rooftops, I couldn't help but wonder several times how some of the persuers were able to get in front of him on rooftops from one building to the next?

    In any case, it was worth a view for anyone that enjoyed the first one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uki View Post
    LOL... at first i thought it was related to district 9...
    Same here.
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