IAR POSTER PREMIERE: 'John Doe Vigilante'

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 14:30 Written by  iamrogue
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IAR POSTER PREMIERE: 'John Doe Vigilante'

Australia has a rich, bountiful history of hardcore kickass cinema, from Mad Max Rockatansky blasting across the outback blacktop to Chopper's mustachioed snarl to Crocodile Dundee's phallic-metaphor mega-knife.

The latest addition to the canon of Aussie R-rated hardasses is John Doe, and IAR is pleased as punch to introduce you to John Doe Vigilante by way of a brand new poster.

Jamie Bamber, best known to Stateside audiences as Captain Apollo Adama on Battlestar Galactica, stars as the title character in John Doe Vigilante, a man pushed beyond the edge, Punisher-style, and starts a controversial and dangerous D.I.Y. justice movement in the process.

As the official synopsis explains: "Frustrated with a failing legal system that allows violent criminals to go free, John Doe begins exacting justice the only way he know how – by killing one criminal at a time.  Soon he becomes a media sensation and inspires a group of copycat vigilantes, but who is the real John Doe – a pillar of justice or a cold-blooded murderer?"

Bamber leads an ensemble cast that also includes Daniel Lissing (The Last Resort), Lacy Hulme (The Matrix Revolutions), Louise Crawford (Neighbours), Ditch Davey (Spartacus: War of the Damned), and Sam Parsonson (Terra Nova).

John Doe Vigilante is the latest from director Kelly Dolen (The Gates of Hell), who you may know thanks to his 2008 fan film Star Wars: Wrath of the Mandalorian.  The John Doe Vigilante script, meanwhile, is written by Stephen M. Coates (next year's Bound), who cooked up the story with Dolen.

This searing thriller hits DVD on April 14th thanks to Arc Entertainment.  In anticipation of John Doe Vigilante's American debut, we're showing off the key art exclusively here at IAR:

The DVD comes loaded with a full-length audio commentary by Dolen, Coates, and, of course, Apollo himself Bamber.  Behind the scenes featurettes, meanwhile, include Courthouse Explosion, Gang Fight, and "I'm Not John Doe."

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