Kickboxer

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Overview

When a Thai kickboxing champion paralyzes his American opponent, the fallen fighter's determined brother vows revenge in this classic martial arts opus starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. Presented in 1.33:1 pan-and-scan and offering audio in closed-captioned English Dolby Digital Stereo with optional English subtitles, this release offers absolutely no extra features to speak of.
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Overview

When a Thai kickboxing champion paralyzes his American opponent, the fallen fighter's determined brother vows revenge in this classic martial arts opus starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. Presented in 1.33:1 pan-and-scan and offering audio in closed-captioned English Dolby Digital Stereo with optional English subtitles, this release offers absolutely no extra features to speak of.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; 4 x 3 Full-frame; English subtitles
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
This early effort by Jean-Claude Van Damme sparked an entire series of sequels and remains one of the "Muscles from Brussels"' most recognized slices of martial arts madness. The young international action star dishes out repeated slow-motion kicks to the face like a pro while offering up his goofy charm with many hastily pronounced bits of dialogue genius, making Kickboxer a highly digestible man-movie spectacular primed for mid-day cable programming and video racks everywhere. Also of interest is the strange patriotic undertone that pops up most randomly with shots of a bald eagle edited in for no reason at all while constant reminders of Van Damme's American citizenry are shoved in the audience's face time and again. Besides the sweaty fights, the best thing that Kickboxer has to offer has to be the moment where Van Damme gets down with not one but two young maidens in a butt-shakin' dance scene made infamous by viral videos spread throughout the Internet some 16 years later.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/15/2003
  • UPC: 031398837121
  • Original Release: 1989
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lions Gate
  • Sound: Dolby Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:37:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 23,831

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jean-Claude Van Damme Karl Sloane
Dennis Alexio Eric Sloane
Dennis Chan Xiao
Tong Po Tong Po
Haskell V. Anderson Winston Taylor
Rochelle Ashana Mylee
Nickolas James US Reporter
Amnart Komolthorn Ancient Warrior
Pairat Lavilard Gym Officer
Stephen Lee Freddy Li
Sin Ho Ying Huge Village Man
Montri Vongbuter Ancient Warrior
Richard Foo Tao Liu
Ricky Liu Big Thai Man
Tony Chan Huge Village Man
Brad Kerner US Announcer
Dean Harrington US Announcer
Mark di Salle US Reporter
Richard Santoro US Reporter
Louis Roth US Reporter
John Ladalski US Referee
Mathew Cheung Surgeon
Mandy Chan Nurse
Zennie Reynolds US Fighter
Kanthima Vutti Eric's Girl
Michael Lee Old Man in Village
Technical Credits
Mark di Salle Director, Original Story, Producer
David Worth Director
Shay Austin Production Designer
Lennart Bang Special Effects
Glenn Bruce Screenwriter
David Chackler Musical Direction/Supervision
Chunsuttiwat Chaiyan Art Director
Tommy Chan Makeup
John Cheung Stunts
Yves Dagan Special Effects
Earl C. Ellis Jr. Makeup
Paul Hertzog Score Composer
Jon Kranhouse Cinematographer
Tuffy Lau Special Effects
Samrit Sripaitakkulvilai Special Effects
Jean-Claude Van Damme Original Story
Wayne Wahrman Editor
Dr. Charles Wang Associate Producer
Sita Yeung Art Director
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Champion [5:33]
2. Training [5:43]
3. First Match [3:59]
4. No Help [7:05]
5. I Want Him [1:59]
6. A Mellow Place [2:57]
7. Xian [4:51]
8. mylee [4:36]
9. You Will Stay [2:06]
10. Breathe [2:52]
11. I'm Sorry [4:12]
12. Stretching [3:33]
13. Kick the Tree [3:39]
14. Good Timing [4:49]
15. What Happened [3:46]
16. Harry Returns [4:29]
17. Don't Fight [1:29]
18. Challenged [2:04]
19. Good News [6:45]
20. Tong Po [2:25]
21. Broken Glass [6:06]
22. Kill Him [3:43]
23. Final Round [4:50]
24. End Credits [3:44]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Subtitles
      English: On/Off
      Spanish: On/Off
   Trailers
      The Redemption: Kickboxer 5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2002

    One Of Van Damme's Best!

    I feel compelled as an avid Van Damme fan to make some points of clarification to Paul Brenner's assessment of the movie. 1) Eric Sloan does not win the fight. Tong Po never let him into the fight...It was one sided all the way. 2) Tong Po's co-horts do not rape Van Damme's girlfriend in the movie, it is Tong Po himself who does this...and 3) The dog is merely injured with a knife and is not killed, and is there along with all of Van Damme's friends to watch the ultimate victory. That was not meant to slight Mr. Brenner's fine review, but to clarify it. This was perhaps Van Damme's biggest box office success. After the very noticeable ''Bloodsport'', fans flocked to the theaters to watch Van Damme portray Kurt Sloan. The training sequences in the movie were excellent and the fight scenes were choreographed beautifully. By film's end, you are among all others standing in the middle of your living room floor shouting at the TV screen as Van Damme ultimately triumphs over Tong Po. A high recommend...Enjoy!

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