This June, World Movies presents Action, a selection of the best cult action films filled with the slickest crime-solving detectives and action heroes for your viewing pleasure every Thursday night.
Thursday 2 June 8.30pm (Australian Television Premiere)
SPL2: A Time For Consequence (2015, China)
When undercover cop, Kit, gets too close to revealing the mastermind of a drug syndicate, his cover is blown. Double-crossed and under a false identity, he’s thrown into a Thai prison, where a guard discovers Kit is a bone marrow match for his dying daughter. But Kit’s warden has an even deadlier operation hidden within the prison walls – secretly working for Mr Hung, the mastermind Kit has been looking for, Ko want’s Kit dead so Mr Hung’s organ trafficking business can keep running.
Thursday 9 June 8.30pm (Australian Television Premiere)
Lupin The 3rd (2014, Japan)
The grandson of a legendary gentleman burglar assembles a team of thieves to steal a Cleopatran necklace from two parties – an ally-turned-rival, and an underworld tycoon.
Thursday 16 June 8.30pm (Australian Television Premiere)
009-1: The Beginning of the End (2013, Japan)
Mylene Hoffman, a beautiful cyborg spy with the codename 009-1, lives in an alternative world where the cold war never ended, continuously going on for 140 years. This world is split into two blocks, the Western Block and the Eastern Block. Serving as a border zone between the two is J-Country. In her newest mission assigned by the 00 Agency, Mylene must rescue Dr Klein who was abducted by the Eastern Block, and who was in charge of the Faust Project and the technology that made Mylene a cyborg. An adaptation of Shotaro Ishinomori’s classic spy heroine manga for the 75th anniversary of his birth.
Thursday 30 June 8 (Australian Television Premiere)
Hentai Kamen (2013, Japan)
Kyosuke still wears Aiko Completo’s panties to battle evil, but Aiko has mixed emotions and decides to get her panties back from Kyosuke, who suffers from the loss of her panties, and disappears.