The following press release was issued today:
KNOCKOUT family action film stars Steve Austin, on April 26
Phase 4 Films is pleased to announce the Blu-ray, DVD and VOD release of “Knockout” on April 26, 2011. “Knockout” stars wrestler-turned-movie-star Steve Austin (“The Expendables,” “Damage,” “The Longest Yard”), a pop culture icon with a huge fan following from his vitalrole in the World Wrestling Entertainment arena.
The direct-to-DVD and VOD film brings Steve Austin back to the ring to train a rising boxing star, played by Daniel Magder (“Life with Derek”). “Knockout” is an inspiring story in the vein of under-dog classics such as “The Karate Kid” and “Rocky.”
Outsider and new kid Matthew (Daniel Magder) desperately wants to join his high school´s boxing team, but resident bully and boxing champion Hector stands in his way. Facing constant torment, Matthew finds an unlikely ally in Dan (Steve Austin), the school´s janitor and one-time amateur boxer. Despite Matthew´s overprotective parents and unimposing size, Dan sees potential in him. Together, they train for the biggest boxing match of Matthew´s life and discover what it truly means to be a winner.
Phase 4 Films will release “Knockout” on April 26, 2011. The Blu-ray and DVD are available for $29.99 SRP at all major retailers.