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Extortion Special Features Exclusive Clip Shows Actors Working with Phil Volken In a Race For Survival

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The DVD cover art for writer-director Phil Volken’s action thriller, ‘Extortion.’
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Saving the ones they love is turning into a fearless race for survival for the actors and filmmakers of the new action movie, ‘Extortion.’ The thriller, which is bringing the cast and crew closer together in a time of crisis, is set to be released on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand this Tuesday, May 16 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

In honor of ‘Extortion’s home entertainment release, Shockya is premiering a special features clip, which is titled ‘Working with Phil Volken.’ The video features several of the cast members, including Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi and Eion Bailey, as they talk about collaborating with Volken, who wrote and directed the adventure movie. The trio discusses the process of shooting a police chase on the water, and the logistics of filming the scene on a speed boat.

Bailey revealed that the crime drama’s cinematographer, Helge Gerull, sat with the actors in the boat. That left the only place for Volken to sit was on top of the boat, which is where he would yell his direction to the cast. Bailey praised the efforts of the helmer, who added that the experience was both difficult and exciting. Abdi also commended Volken by calling him a very good man and someone he truly respects, because of all the hard work he put into making the action film.

Lionsgate Home Entertainment has released the following synopsis for ‘Extortion’:

At a Caribbean resort, Kevin Riley (Elon Bailey) and his family take a carefree boat ride that turns tragic when they’re stranded on an island. Near death, they’re rescued by a local fisherman (Barkhad Abdi) who demands a million dollars, then vanishes. Riley must race to find his dying wife (Bethany Joy Lenz) and son on an unknown island before their time runs out. Also starring Danny Glover, ‘Extortion’ shows that even paradise can be deadly.

What other material does the ‘Extortion’ DVD special feature section include?

  • The never-before-seen ‘The Making of Extortion’ Featurette
  • Director’s Commentary

 

Extortion’ will be available on DVD for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

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Extortion DVD, Digital HD and On Demand
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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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