Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Half Past Dead (2002) starring Steven Seagal

Steven Seagal made his film debut in 1988 with "Above the Law" and brought prominence to the Martial Art of Aikido, being a 7th-dan black belter himself. As he got older, his waist got wider and his films had fewer martial arts scenes. I only watched Half Past Dead (his last film to be released in movie theatres) because of Nia Peeples, who starred as Four-niner Six, part of a group of terrorists who parachuted onto the newly reopened Alcatraz prison (The Rock) to find Lester McKenna (Bruce Weitz), the first prisoner scheduled to be executed. Lester had stolen $200,000,000 worth of gold bricks in a heist that resulted in five deaths and the terrorists want him to give up the location of his hidden stash of gold. In a scene where she fights with Ja Rule (American rapper) starring as Nick Frazier (buddy to Sascha, Seagal's character), she is kicka** cool, the femme fatale (much like Famke Janssen was as Xenia Onatopp in Golden Eye as a lust murderer and Trevelyan's henchwoman who enjoys crushing and asphyxiating her enemies between her strong thighs - hubba! hubba!)

In this film, Steven has a bandana over his head (presumably to cover his receding hairline) and wears prisoner's overalls (to cover his expanding waistline).


Anonymous said...

Awesome collection. Can you tell me where you can buy this figure?

alex teo said...

hi there, this figure was a kitbash figure, meaning that i took a customized Steven Seagal head, plonked it onto a Dragon body and put on the coveralls from Saturday Toys. This figure isn't sold anywhere as it's customized. Thanks for looking :)