Introducing reluctant superhero Max Fist!

True Blood’s JOE MANGANIELLO is fighting crime one bad guy at a time
Out on:DVD 22nd Feb. 2021
Download 22nd Feb. 2021

Fast sell:

Max Fist is the hero we all need in these troubled times in Altitude’s extraordinary sci-fi action adventure ARCHENEMY, released 22nd February on DVD, Altitude.Film and other Digital platforms.

Elijah Wood’s SpectreVision, the studio behind sensational hits Mandy and Color Out of Space, delivers another slice of genre excellence, in conjunction with Legion M (the first fan-owned film company), with a fantastically colorful and entertaining blend of epic superhero mythology and modern noir, recalling Sin City, Hancock and Watchmen, from writer director Adam Egypt Mortimer, the red hot talent behind 2019’s acclaimed psychological horror Daniel Isn’t Real.


Max Fist was the greatest hero of a vast city in another universe. He saved his world from destruction but crashed through space and time... and wound up here - a desolate American suburb. Or so he says.

Powerless and a broken drunk, no one believes Max’s stories about his glory days until he meets a kid called Hamster. When the mob comes after Hamster’s family, Max must learn what it means to be a hero — here, now, without superpowers — one brutal blow at a time.

We like it because:

A gritty and moody masterwork of urban mayhem featuring, “Outstanding performances, and stunning set-pieces” (Starburst) ARCHENEMY is a truly original superhero story for the 21st century.

Featuring a throbbing synth score (from composer Umberto) and stylish visuals that mix in striking animated sequences, the film features a host of remarkable performances from a truly diverse cast - including True Blood’s Joe Manganiello as the mysterious Max Fist, Zolee Griggs (Wu-Tang: An American Saga), Skylan Brooks (TV’s Empire), Jessica Allain (from the forthcoming Texas Chainsaw Massacre) - and unexpectedly nasty, against-the-grain appearances from comedy superstars Paul Scheer (The League) and Glenn Howerton (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia).

Hot Quotes:

“A super-violent, crazily creative take on the superhero genre” LOOPER

“The perfect punk-rock palette cleanser to the Marvel norm” THE HOLLYWOOD NEWS

“One of the most original films of the year and a thrilling cosmic adventure” SCREENANARCHY

“Truly memorable - likely to delight comic book fans” STARBURST

Editor's Notes:


Altitude Media Group is the independent UK based studio led by Will Clarke chairman and joint-CEO with Andy Mayson, comprising of Altitude Film Production, Altitude Film Sales with Managing Director Mike Runagall, Altitude Film Distribution with Managing Director Hamish Moseley and Altitude Factualwith Managing Director Paul Sowerbutts. In February 2020 US based investment group 30WEST took a significant minority stake in the group.

Since launching in 2013 Altitude Film Distribution have proudly supported talented filmmakers and given their films the dynamic and bold releases they deserve.

To date Altitude have championed over 100 films, ranging from the Academy and BAFTA award winning Moonlight, 20 Feet From Stardom, Amy, I Am Not Your Negro and through to critically acclaimed The Florida Project, Lady Macbeth, Beast, The Rider, Whitney, Busby and more.



Altitude Film Entertainment
Release date
22nd February, 2021
Digital release
22nd February, 2021


Adam Egypt Mortimer
  • Joe Manganiello
  • Zolee Griggs
  • Skylan Brooks
  • Jessica Allain
  • Paul Scheer
  • Glenn Howerton