An “extravagant, non-stop-thrill-a-minute adventure” – Nikolay Lebedev’s ‘THE CREW’ lands in the US for its VOD release exclusively from TriCoast Entertainment.

Los Angeles, CA – June 25, 2018 ‘THE CREW’ is an “extravagant non-stop thrill-a-minute adventure (from Russia, surprisingly) will come as a welcome addition to the grouping that once caught the fancy of every disaster flick aficionado,” praised Mid-Day’s Johnson Thomas.

Highly acclaimed writer-director Nikolay Lebedev’s (‘Legend No. 19’, ‘The Star’)exciting, disaster blockbuster ‘THE CREW’ finally touches US ground for its VOD release this week by TriCoast Entertainment exclusively. Watch ‘THE CREW’ today on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2yHmujV.

The adventure-disaster drama, ‘THE CREW’ follows Alexey Gushchin (Danila Kozlovsky), a pilot recently discharged from Russia’s military service and aircraft school, whom is awarded with a second chance to redeem his pilot career. He is accepted to Russia’s passenger airplane program alongside his new, stern commander, Leonid Zinchenko (Vladimir Mashkov) and the beautiful co-pilot, Alexandra (Agne Grudyte). From the start, the new flight crew doesn’t see eye-to-eye, but their conflicts become the least of their problems when they’re in flight over Asia. The crew receives a sudden radio notice of an erupting volcano, as they set out for a rescue mission to evacuate survivors from a natural disaster far worse than they imagined – a lava-flowing nightmare that “renders almost the entire runway inaccessible for take-off and then post that gets into a thrilling mid-air rescue that beats all imagination,” wrote Thomas, adding, “The action is laid on thick and fast and you are bound to get immersed in the subsequent rescue theatrics that defies all expectation.”

The flight crew must work together to attempt the impossible, and ultimately save the lives of the island’s 200 inhabitants. “Will it be a success? Will they survive the disaster? They have a single chance to find that out: by being a team and sticking up for one another,” reviewed The Action Elite.

‘THE CREW’ was awarded seven prestigious awards at the 2017 APKIT Awards, became Russia’s best-performing homegrown film of 2016 and the third top-grossing movie in Russia overall. As the second-ever Russian film shot using a 3D IMAX camera, ‘THE CREW’ used two planes – the Tupolev Tu-204SM (RA-64151 board) and the decommissioned Tupolev Tu-154 of Kosmos Airlines (RA-85796 board) – which resulted in top-notch special effects, with spectacular VFX graphics and GFI stunts, elevating the action-adventure, resulting in a thrill-of-a-lifetime. Mid-Day added, “The special effects as impressive, if not better than any Hollywood blockbuster.”

‘THE CREW’ is a “well knit, interestingly structured genre movie that incorporates all the best genre elements to get to its final high,” added Thomas

TriCoast Entertainment has brought it to VOD platforms for US movie-lovers to finally indulge in. Thomas concluded, “Thanks to the able performances, cinematography and economical edit, this is one joy ride you might not want to miss. Be the first to watch ‘THE CREW’ on VOD platforms including Amazon today: https://amzn.to/2yHmujV.

‘THE CREW’ featuring an authentic and fantastic Russian cast with “wonderful performances” by Danila Kozlovsky, Vladimir Mashkov (‘Mission: Impossible’, ‘Daddy’), and Lithuanian actress, Agne Grudyte (‘Nyukhach’, ‘Single Valentine’). Alongside, supports Sergey Gazarov (‘Revizor’, ‘12’), Katerina Shiptsa (‘Metro’, ‘Project’, ‘Gemini’), Sergey Shakurov (‘Brezhnev’, ‘Velikaya’) and Sergey Romanovich (‘Pitch’).

THE CREW (2018, 101 min.) Directed by Nikolay Lebedev. Editor: Aleksey Bobrov. Cinematography: Irek Hartowicz. Original Music: Artem Vassiliev. Russia, Cambodia, French, Russian, English. Three T Productions, Vserossiyskaya Gosudarstvennaya Televizionnaya i Radioveshchatelnaya Kompaniya (VGTRK), Central Partnership, TriCoast Entertainment.

Production companies: Three T Productions, Vserossiyskaya Gosudarstvennaya Televizionnaya i Radioveshchatelnaya Kompaniya (VGTRK).

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