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Bloodsport
     

Bloodsport

4.0 7
Director: Newt Arnold

Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres

 

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Jean-Claude Van Damme tars in Bloodsport, which comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Mono. English, French, and Japanese subtitles are accessible.

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Jean-Claude Van Damme tars in Bloodsport, which comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Mono. English, French, and Japanese subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the theatrical trailer. This is a decent disc from Warner Brothers that will satisfy genre enthusiasts and fans of the Muscles from Brussels.

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All Movie Guide - Michael Costello
Yet another chapter in the endless tussles of the Muscles from Brussels, Bloodsport may be short on characterization and dialogue, but it boasts some excellent martial arts footage. Based on the true story of an American intelligence officer who trained to enter the "Kumite," a vicious martial arts championship shrouded in mystery, the film traces his path as he goes AWOL in order to compete. Aside from straining credibility by giving Van Damme a job in defense intelligence, the film is a fairly typical outing for the Belgian native. The most interesting part of the story, the efforts of the officer to elude the agents (Forest Whitaker and Norman Burton) who have been assigned to capture him and prevent him from fighting, is treated in a predictable and perfunctory manner. However, fans of the genre should enjoy the almost documentary style of the competition, which, if nothing else, proves that Van Damme can really fight.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/01/2002
UPC:
0085393774424
Original Release:
1988
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
1:32:00
Sales rank:
10,162

Special Features

Closed Caption; Interactive menus; Star/filmmaker film highlights; Theatrical trailer; Scene access; Languages: English & Français; Subtitles: English, Français & Japanese

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jean-Claude Van Damme Frank Dux
Donald Gibb Ray Jackson
Leah Ayres Janice
Norman Burton Helmer
Forest Whitaker Rawlins
Roy Chiao Senzo "Tiger" Tanaka
Philip Chan Capt. Chen
Bolo Yeung Chong Li
Michael Paul Chan Yasuda
Chung Shun Tak Policeman
Kimo Lai Kwok Ki Hiro
Samson Li Prang
Wayne Morris Actor
Saheed Sahabuddin Syrian Fighter
Joshua Schroeder Chuck
Tom Tam Young Tough
Tsui Siu Hung Policeman
Wong Tak Ming Flagman
Bill Yuen Ping Kuen Oshima
Pierre Rafini Young Frank
Ken Siu Victor
Bernard Mariano Hossein
Lily Leung Mrs. Tanaka
Keith Davey Eddie
Sean Ward Shingo
Johnny Lai Desk Clerk
Henry Ho Official
Thomas Lam Official
Simon Lai Official
A.P. George Referee-Judge
Charles Wang Chinese Doctor
John Foster Gustafson
John Cheung Toon
Dennis Chiu Chuan
Michel Qissi Parades
Nathan Chkueke Parades' Opponent
Geoff Brown Parades' Friend
David Ho Pumola
Eric Neff Morra
Rick Erikson Cocard
John Law Luu
Paolo Tocha Paco
Greg Richardson Aussie
Rocky Jasminder Singh Syrian Fighter
Wilson Lee Chong Li's Trainer
Mark di Salle Boxer
Edward E. Ketterer Aide
Ken Boyle Col. Cooke
Claude Heme Mr. Dux
Mandy Chan Janitor
Susan Sheers Mrs. Dux
Christopher Lay Butler
Andrew Rule Guard
Wayne Archer Fighter
Victor Wong Fighter
Eric Ng Fighter

Technical Credits
Newt Arnold Director
Burt Bluestein Production Manager
Tommy Chan Makeup
Jennie Chui Makeup
Christopher Crosby Screenwriter
Miriam Cutler Songwriter
John E. Davis Score Composer
Steve Lee Ka Ding Stunts
Chan Man Fai Makeup
Mel Friedman Screenwriter
Paul Hertzog Score Composer
Deborah Holland Songwriter
Carl Kress Editor
Sheldon Lettich Original Story,Screenwriter
Wei Sau Ling Costumes/Costume Designer
Mark di Salle Producer
Carl Sealove Songwriter
David Searl Production Designer
Shandi Songwriter
Frankie "Blue" Sposato Songwriter
David Worth Cinematographer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. World's Warriors [2:58]
2. Dux Ducks Out [1:21]
3. A Mentor: Tanaka [6:13]
4. Training [7:02]
5. Ray Jackson [3:00]
6. No Man's Land [4:22]
7. Death Touch [3:02]
8. Bet on a Woman [3:23]
9. The Mightiest Prevail [4:16]
10. First Bouts [6:30]
11. Fight to Survive Montage [2:00]
12. Hong Kong Chase [3:41]
13. Under Covers, Undercover [4:32]
14. Second Rounds [7:43]
15. Ray vs. Chong Li [2:28]
16. Being the Best [4:22]
17. Nearly Zapped [2:21]
18. Dux vs. Paco [3:24]
19. Short work for Chong Li [2:25]
20. Championship [6:18]
21. Victory out of Dust [3:45]
22. Goodbye [2:32]
23. Coda and End Credits [4:19]

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Bloodsport 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
SleepDreamWrite 7 months ago
This was interesting. Especially the fight scenes and the soundtrack.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love van dam movies. I have seen every one. But this one was the best in my opinion. SHOULD NOT BE RATED ''R'' SO I CAN BUY IT!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the full of action scenes movie, i like the fighting thrills they use in it, The peoples who love the martial arts have to see it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the movie that made Jean-Claude Van Damme a star, contrary to belief. It has been said that ''Kickboxer'' was the film that got him noticed. I beg to differ. Any Van Damme fans will tell you, that this was his finest hour. Whenever talking to anyone about martial arts movies, ''Bloodsport'' always gets a favorable nod. Whenever talking to anyone about Van Damme movies, ''Bloodsport'' is always mentioned first. THIS is the one to watch if you have never watched Van Damme before. All the rest are just gravy. Based on the true life accounts of Frank Dux, this film scores. The acting left something to be desired...but since when could anyone act in a martial arts film? Buy it and enjoy it today. You won't regret it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bloodsport features Jean Claude Van Damme as American Frank Dux in arguably his best film ever. This martial arts masterpiece rivals some of the best martial arts movies ever made. Van Damme adds his own personal style to the film, and his incredible kicks will put anyone in awe. I just want to know when this is going to come out on DVD! A definite must buy for any martail arts enthusiast.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think Chris Tucker was a funny person and ,a good actor.Jackie Chan also was a good person who play a good part in this movie to.