At this point, you either like Steven Seagal or you don’t. His latest direct-to-video endeavor Maximum Conviction, which is due out this November from Anchor Bay Entertainment, honestly doesn’t look much different than his previous endeavors. In fact, this film finds the Above the Law battling an assortment of convicted criminals, confrontations that wouldn’t look out-of-place in any of his previous films.
Directed by Keoni Waxman and co-starring Steve Austin, the film finds Steven Seagal tackling a role that’s not unfamiliar to the prolific actor: a former black ops operative called back into action for one reason or another. The film also takes place inside a prison, the setting for more than a few Steven Seagal pictures. If you don’t think the formula is broken, I suppose there’s no reason to change it.
Anchor Bay Entertainment describes Maximum Conviction as follows:
“When former black ops operative Tom Steele and his partner Manning are assigned to decommission an old prison, they must oversee the arrival of two mysterious female prisoners. Before long, an elite force of mercenaries assault the prison in search of the new arrivals. As the true identities of the women are revealed, Steele realizes he’s caught in the middle of something far bigger than he had imagined. Fists will fly and bones will shatter as the situation escalates with every passing minute.”
In addition to Steven Seagal and Steve Austin, Maximum Conviction features Streets of Fire star Micheal Pare, Aliyah O’Brien, and Days of Our Lives alum Bren Foster. According to Best Movies Ever, the film is slated to hit DVD and Blu-ray on November 6.
Unfortunately, there’s still no word when the third season of Steven Seagal: Lawman will hit the airwaves. According to Wikipedia, several episodes were slated to air earlier this year, though they mysteriously vanished from the schedule without an official announcement from A&E.
The latest clip from Steven Seagal’s Maximum Conviction is embedded below. Are you a fan of the 80s action star’s work?