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Transporter 3

Transporter 3He will transport any package for any-
  one for a price and he will get it there —
  whatever it takes. Jason Statham is cool;
  Jason Statham is Frank Martin. And
  Frank Martin is The Transporter

BLASTING BACK ON THE SMALL SCREEN, the latest in the Transporter series, Transporter 3, is determined to be noticed not least of all because of some creative and amazingly-effective special effects that go one step beyond. Get ready for the ride of your life!

Frank Martin (Jason Statham — need we say more?), a former Special Forces mercenary, has relocated his business to Paris where he will continue to deliver packages without asking questions. The difference is that this time someone else is calling the shots and Frank finds himself up to all sorts of tricks as he attepts to deliver his latest consignment — which is not what it appears to be.

Never a man to do things by halves, Frank's peaceful evening is shattered as a wounded fellow 'transporter' crashes back into his life with a young Ukrainian woman in tow — the sexy and enigmatic Valentina (Natalya Rudakova), who will prove to be a whole truck load of trouble.

And Valentina is to become more of a liability as Frank tries unsuccessfully to offload her when he is forced to take on a job he has already turned down — to deliver a package to an unknown destination for merciless mystery man Johnson (Robert Knepper: Prison Break, Hitman), who is an ex-Delta Force criminal mastermind.

Frank burns his own rule-book as, with booby-trapped cuffs locked to both his and Valentina's wrists — rendering them unable to venture more than twenty metres from the car without being blown to pieces — he finds himself racing against the clock to complete his mission. But just who is Valentina? And how, or where, does she fit into the plot?

From the Riviera to the Baltic Sea via Stuttgart and Budapest and on through to Odessa, Frank does über-impressive things with his car and with his body that you wouldn't believe possible as he blazes a trail through Transporter 3. OTT and proud of it! Fabulous scenery whizzes past as he piles on the pressure, little knowing that to fail could mean global devastation.

What is the mystery package that Frank needs to deliver? And will he meet his match with his latest enemy? Refusing to pull his punches and armed with his spectacular gift for martial arts, Frank is the central figure in Transporter 3 where the explosions are bigger, the stunts are dynamic and the cars are scorchingly faster than ever before.

Aided by his reluctant side-kick, the French Inspector Tarconi (the wonderful Francois Berleand: Tell No-One), Frank Martin is ice-cool and dangerous. Also starring is the ever-watchable Jebben Krabbe who plays the Ukrainian minister whose signature might spell disaster for the future of our planet.

The outstanding fight sequences are choreographed by Cory Yuen, who worked on films with Jet Li and Jackie Chan before moving West to choreograph Lethal Weapon 4, X-Men and Transporter 1 and 2. A perfect example of Yuen's amazing fight choreography is shown to effect during the 'strip' fight [Frank uniquely uses his clothes as weapons!] which allows Jason Statham to parade his rippling muscles.

Jason put himself through a strict diet and exercise routine in the months before filming. "In the last year, Jason's worked hard to sculpt an exceptional body shape," says director Olivier Megaton. "The loss of weight shows in his face and heightens his charisma. We tried to make the most of his athletic physique. "The big step forward in this third instalment is the genuine danger that hangs over Frank," Olivier observes. "For the first time in his career, Frank faces a fearsome adversary who truly raises the bar. He also falls in love for the first time, which results in putting himself in even more danger."

When he was unattached, Frank was a cool machine. In love, he's much more vulnerable. He allows himself to express emotion and above all refuses to leave Valentina at the side of the road to save his own skin. The stakes are raised, which adds a new dimension to the character, and in this triangular face-off we are truly locked into the codes of a great action movie.

Produced and co-written by the award-winning French film director Luc Besson (Leon, The Fifth Element, La Femme Nikita), this exciting third instalment in the mega-successful Transporter action franchise includes some of the most explosive, fast-paced and over-the-top action car chases and martial arts fight scenes in years. Don't blink.

Transporter 3 features an Original Score by Alexandre Azaria; Written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen; Based on characters Created by Luc Besson & Robert Mark Kamen; Director of Photography is Giovanni Fiore Coltellacci; and the film is Produced by Luc Besson and Steven Chasman. Directed by Olivier Megaton.

Icon Home Entertainment is thrilled to announce Transporter 3, the third in the series starring Jason Statham, will be released on 20 April, 2009. An adrenaline-pumped action film, Transporter 3 will be available in three formats: DVD (£19.99), Blu-ray (£24.99) and a Special Edition DVD Box Set (£29.99) that includes The Transporter TrilogyTransporter 1, 2 and 3. Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound | Dolby Digital 2.0 | Subtitles: Hard Of Hearing | BBFC Certification: 15 | Running Time: 100 Minutes.

Special Features

The Making Of Transporter 3 Documentary | Four Featurettes with Audio Commentary by Director Olivier Megaton | Storyboard/Feature Comparisons | Special FX, Production Design and Car Stunts.

The Transporter Trilogy DVD Box Set

T1 Special Features: Audio Commentary by Jason Statham and Producer Steven Chasman | Making Of Featurette | Extended Fight Scenes featuring Audio Commentary by Jason Statham, Steven Chasman and stunt choreographer Corey Yuen | T2: Special Features: Eleven Deleted Scenes | Blooper Reel | Two Featurettes including Making The Music and The Making Of Transporter 2 | T3 Special Features: The Making of Transporter 3 Documentary plus Four Featurettes with Audio Commentary by Director Olivier Megaton | Storyboard/Feature Comparisons | Special FX, Production Design and Car Stunts | Combined Running Time: 273 Minutes.

"Fast, fun and thrilling" — News Of The World

"More macho action and stylish car chases than the two Bond movies put together" — Sunday Mirror

"Hugely entertaining high speed caper" — Time Out

"Awesome over the top action scenes, featuring an explosive finale that's well worth the wait" — Zoo

"Frank does über-impressive things with his car and with his body that you wouldn't believe possible as he blazes a trail through Transporter 3: OTT and proud of it!" — Maggie Woods, MotorBar