“Dark Angel”, a new MOD title from MGM Limited Classics
Prior to the release of the 1990 film, "Dark Angel", which has been licensed by Allied Vaughn for distribution using its revolutionary Media On Demand systems, i had the opportunity to interview its star, Dolph Lundgren. He was just preparing to begin production on the new Stallone film, "Expendables II".
Dolph, congratulations on your recent success in “The Expendables”. How does it feel to have your performance singled out by many reviewers as a one of the best in the ensemble cast?
”Felt great to be back on the big screen working with Stallone. He created a terrific character for me – for the second time in my career. I tried my best to make Crazy Gunner come alive. The audience seem to appreciate the complexity of Gunner and the fact you didn’t really know how it was going to end.”
Of course, your relationship with Stallone is legendary, as you epitomized the Russian athlete in the role of Drago in “Rocky IV”, have you and Sly stayed close over the years?
“We’ve kept in touch, but since only recently moved back to LA from Europe we didn’t see each other that much. After you train and spar together 6 days a week for 6 months you get to know each other quite well.”
We’re reaching out to you today, as the MGM Classic Collection has released your 1990 film, “Dark Angel” out through Allied Vaughn’s On Demand DVD services to the major online DVD stores and retailers. What can you tell us about your experience on this film?
“It was a really fun script and the director Craig Baxley did a great job. It was a sort of underrated picture at the time, but a lot of my fans love it. Should be a remake!”
Your character Jack Caine is an interesting hero, what were your inspirations for the character?
“Yeah, my character had a nice arc and some good lines”
Were there plans to continue with additional films in this series? Your antagonist, Matthias Hues, is a huge actor with some incredible fight scenes with you, did you both do many of your own stunts?
“He is a great athlete, I believe he was in the Olympics and did some incredible physical feats, pre-cgi! Especially putting his life on the line jumping from car to car chased by a series of very real explosions.”
Thank you Dolph, I am sure a new audience is ready to enjoy this film and we wish you all the best of success. We look forward to “Expendables Two” coming to the theaters August 2012.