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Invasion U.S.A. [DVD] [1985]

  • SKU: 4328089
  • Release Date: 11/20/2001
  • Rating: R
Joseph Zito directed Chuck Norris in the action blockbuster Invasion USA, which comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, while a French soundtrack has also been recorded in Dolby Digital Mono. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible, and the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials are limited to the original theatrical trailer. Although there is not much on this disc, the inexpensive list price and high quality picture make it worthwhile for any genre enthusiast or Norris fan.
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (50 out of 52)

    Special Features


    • Original theatrical trailer
    • English: stereo Surround
    • French: mono
    • French & Spanish language subtitles

    Synopsis


    Invasion U.S.A.
    This red-baiting action film stars Chuck Norris as Matt Hunter, a retired CIA agent who lives in the Florida Everglades. A communist invasion of Miami brings Hunter out of retirement to fight the encroaching hordes led by everyone's favorite low-budget bad guy, Richard Lynch. The film is extremely jingoistic, presenting the evil communists staging an invasion on Christmas, demolishing a church, and attempting to blow up a school bus full of children. From the same school of thinking which produced Rambo and Red Dawn, this film at least features some convincing gore by makeup wizard Tom Savini (Friday the 13th), working on his third gig for director Joseph Zito. Zito and Savini returned with Red Scorpion. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Chuck Norris
      Chuck Norris - Matt Hunter
    • Richard Lynch
      Richard Lynch - Rostov
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      Melissa Prophet - McGuire
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      Alex Colon - Tomas
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      Alexander Zale - Nikko



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 52 reviews

    96%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Oh Chuck...sigh

      Posted
      kevman79

      If you want to know why those goofy quotes about Chuck Norris are circulating in such large numbers on the internet...you know, like "many people wear Superman pajamas...but Superman wears Chuck Norris pajamas" or "Chuck Norris has counted to infinity...twice," then you need to watch this movie, which really is the epitome as to the type of caliber of productions Norris associated himself with throughout most of his film career. Awful in every way possible, this film is so poorly done that you actually will find it hysterically funny. But that is why I like this movie, and I'm sure its the same for other fans of his films as well. I'm not quite sure I'll ever understand how Chuck landed his movie roles (other than his cameo appearance in Bruce Lee's 'Return of the Dragon'), but I guess if he hadn't we wouldn't have all his atrocious movies to keep us light of humor. I really like Chuck and had my picture taken with him when I was a kid, and I think he is a genuinely good person, but I really must admit that I'm not sure if movies were what he was cut out for. Apparently, there are many movie studios, some of which I would imagine are out of business, that would disagree with me.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      It's Time To Die!

      Posted
      eckoe
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      Invasion USA is a 1985 action film made by Cannon Films starring Chuck Norris. It was directed by Joseph Zito with both Chuck Norris and his brother, Aaron were involved in the writing. The film is about a Soviet superagent Rostov leads an invasion of guerrilla squads on US soil while spreading chaos throughout the U.S. They start shooting bazookas into suburban homes, inciting race riots by impersonating the police and attacking ethnic events, and planting bombs in churches and on school buses. Soon martial law descends as the country sinks into chaos. Only retired American superagent Matt Hunter, played by Chuck Norris, can take Rostov on.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Entertaining movie

      Posted
      Chayla
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      I'm sure most people considering purchasing this movie are Chuck Norris fans. I am actually a Richard Lynch fan (Rostov, the main villain) instead. This is a fun little 80s movie, and worth purchasing for nostalgia purposes, if for no other reason. It's not a great movie compared to the newer action movies over the past several years, but these old action movies can't be expected to live up to the current special effects, etc. As a Richard Lynch fan, it's great to finally have this movie on blu ray!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      INVASION U.S.A.

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      Epman
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      Any lover of 80's action must have this in their collection. One of Chuck Norris's best. Where else could you see him wrangle alllgators, drive his pickup through a mall, or casually stroll into an office and mow down bad guys with his uzis? This movie's got it all, car chases, gun fights, karate kicks, bazookas, explosions, super evil bad guys. Very nice film like transfer with a layer of grain. The audio presentation is very solid as well. There's also a decent assortment of bonus features.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fun Popcorn Fare

      Posted
      fslug
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      You either like Chuck Norris or you don't. His movies range from fun rollercoaster rides to acting and plot disasters. This movie, thankfully, falls more in the former category where he and his band of mermen (mostly himself) fend off a planned terrorist attack, before these movies were in vogue. The Blu Ray looks good. The sound is explosive at times and can give your home theater a work out. Worth it if you are a quick paced action fan-even more worth it if you like Norris.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Solid Blu-ray from Chuck's golden era.

      Posted
      Martell
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      Chuck's films from the Golan-Globus/Cannon Films era are highly entertaining, and a wonderful example of the 80's Action Film. Invasion U.S.A. had a larger budget than most other Cannon Films, and director Joseph Zito puts the money to good use - there are some impressive action sequences. It's wonderfully over-the-top, and endlessly entertaining, with high replay value. Shout Factory's Blu-ray is fantastic - solid video, audio, and supplements. Buy with confidence.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Classic Action, Adventure Suspense Film!

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      Alone
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      This Classic Action, Adventure, Suspense film stars Chuck Norris as Matt Hunter, a retired CIA agent who lives in the Florida Everglades. A communist invasion of Miami brings Hunter out of retirement to fight the encroaching hordes led by everyone's favorite low-budget bad guy, Richard Lynch. The film is extremely jingoistic, presenting the evil communists staging an invasion on Christmas, demolishing a church, and attempting to blow up a school bus full of children

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Absolutely ridiculous fun

      Posted
      HudsonHawk
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      This film is over-the-top ridiculousness and if you're a fan at all of such B-Movie action films of the 80's, you'll enjoy this. Chuck Norris basically plays Chuck Norris and he can't be stopped, no matter how many terrorists come his way! This isn't the most "all in" release from Shout factory, but it's got a lot of great interviews with the filmmakers and the quality is the best I've seen of this insane piece of action filmmaking.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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