MPI Home Video and IFC Films will bring to Blu-ray director Eran Creevy's action thriller Welcome to the Punch (2013), starring James McAvoy, David Morrissey, Mark Strong, and Peter Mullan. The film, which is executive produced by Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Prometheus), will be available for purchase online and in stores across the nation on July 23rd.
The second feature from acclaimed British music video director and filmmaker Eran Creevy, Welcome to the Punch is the story of two arch-nemeses: detective Max Lewinsky (McAvoy, X-Men: First Class) and master criminal Jacob Sternwood (Strong Zero Dark Thirty). When Sternwood escaped three years ago after a daring robbery, Max was left emotionally and physically scarred. But after Sternwood's son turns up in a hospital due to a failed heist, he's forced to return to London – giving Max his second chance to get the one criminal who got away. Yet as Max delves deeper into the case he uncovers a vast conspiracy.
Generic, formulaic and plot twists that are too clever for its own good. However it still was cracking good fun, the type of film to watch on a Friday night. Shame it didn't do well at the box office, after only two weeks it went from number 3 all the way down to number 21.