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A well-oiled Jean-Claude Van Damme makes his starring debut in what may be one of the few kickboxing films to be based on a true story. The Muscles from Brussels plays Frank Dux, the first Westerner ever to win the extreme "whupfest" known as the Kumatai (a long-running, no-holds-barred fighting tournament in Hong Kong). While a bit deficient in the script department (to say the least), this undeniably exciting flick succeeds by letting Van Damme play to his strengths: namely, minimal acting and a lot of impossibly acrobatic splits while kicking people in the head. A guilty-pleasure testosterone blast of the highest order, with a memorable villain (the massive Bolo Yeung from Enter the Dragon), and a multitude of well-choreographed fight scenes. An embarrassed-looking Forest Whitaker cameos as a hapless (and non-kickboxing) cop. --Andrew Wright
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possibly his best movie to date,as far as martial arts action goes.the
fights in this scene are spectacular and very violent.Van Damme stars
as Frank Dux,who (for reasons i won't give away here)decides to enter a
secret and brutal full contact fighting competition held in Hong Kong
only once every 5 years.the best of the best from all around the world
come to the event in hopes of becoming champion.Dux hopes to become the
1st westerner to win it all.but before the tournament even begins,Dux
has a complication to contend with.i won't say what that complication
is,but let's just say it provides some comic relief in the film.if you
haven't seen the movie i won't give any more of the plot away.this
movie is very entertaining,fast paced and even has some comedy(see
above)the violence as i mentioned is very graphic and there one
particularly gruesome scene,so be warned.this movie is not about the
acting,although it is actually not bad.it is all about the action.for a
martial arts movie,this is easily in the top 10.a very strong 4/5
After 30 minutes of attempted plot development, "Bloodsport" really gets going with some of the finest one-on-one fights I have seen as the Kumite competition begins. There are different fighters with all different types of styles, from brute strength, unorthodox defense methods such as hoping around like a kangaroo, and Van Damme's martial arts style. The Kumite makes up most of the remaining 60 minutes of the movie and is riveting.
Van Damme can't act to save his life (and I get a kick - no pun intended - out of his American accent), but he puts on a good show here. That's because he doesn't have much dialogue. Bolo Yeung, who plays arch-nemesis Chong Li is ripped and very convincing as the villian. Donald Gibb (Ogre from the "Revenge of the Nerds" movies) plays Van Damme's fellow Kumite participant who gets his clock cleaned by Chong Li, causing Van Damme an extra incentive for revenge.
It's cheesy, it's silly, it's poorly acted, but it is a lot of fun. A must!
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My husband loves this movie, it arrived in good condition and made him happyPublished 8 months ago by Allyalexmch
good service 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17Published on March 19 2013 by Peter irqumia
I bought this DVD as a gift for a martial-arts-fanatic friend. He seemed to be very pleased to receive the movie as apparently Bloodsport is one of his fave martial arts films.Published on Jan. 3 2012 by csm
Van Damme may be the "star" of the film, but it is Bolo Yeung (Chong Li) that really makes the movie great! He is by far the best martial artist I have ever seen on film! Read morePublished on Sept. 8 2011 by Mr. Jones
That was proven amongst the martial arts community years ago. Being a martial artist myself, I always get a laugh when I read the description of this movie on websites. Read morePublished on May 6 2004
pretty good movie old though, but its alright the acting was kind of cheap ,but what do you expect from an old movie right? its a van damme classic .Published on April 29 2004 by J. Caceres