Today: April 19, 2024
Bloodsport (1988)Directed by Newt ArnoldShown: Jean-Claude Van Damme (as Frank Dux)

Bloodsport Unboxing

The definitive Jean-Claude Van Damme action movie – and, by extension, one of the definitive action movies full stop – 1988’s Bloodsport is a blood-soaked cult classic that launched a film franchise and influenced an entire sport. Cited as instrumental in developing and popularizing MMA, Bloodsport’s legacy is enormous. The iconic fighting flick has been treated with enormous respect by Altitude Films, who recently gave the film its UK 4K UHD debut with a sparkling new Dolby Vision transfer and oodles of special features. If that wasn’t enough, the film is available in a stunning Steelbook and a Mediabook release – with the latter even having two artwork variants! 

This is massive. Fans of the film will celebrate the release as an annual national holiday going forward. Collectors will treat their copies like sacred, holy texts – handling them with incredible care and worshipping at the altar of Frank Dux (Jean-Claude Van Damme’s bad-ass lead). This is the definitive release of an essential film in action cinema history, and it demands a place on every home collection shelf. Or Frank Dux will batter you.

Bloodsport

The cult film with martial arts legend Jean-Claude Van Damme now in a newly restored version.

In his youth, American Frank Dux (Jean-Claude Van Damme) was taught the art of ninjitsu by Japanese martial arts master Senzo Tanaka. When he finds out Tanaka is dying, Dux travels to Hong Kong in his honor to participate in the Kumite – a secret full-contact competition in which fighters from all over the world put their lives on the line. He has only one goal in mind; to leave the arena as the winner…

Special Features

  • An Uppercut Into the Action Movie A-List – A Knock out Interview with Jean-Claude Van Damme
  • Blood Writes – Writing a Cannon Classic with Sheldon Lettich
  • Wham! Bam! Thank You, Van Damme! – Back in The Ring with Director of Photography David Worth
  • A Sporting Chance – Blood, Sweat, and Stunts with Paulo Tocha
  • Tunes to Tap Out to – The Music of Paul Hertzog
  • Audio Commentary with Sheldon Lettich, Paulo Tocha and James Bennett
  • Theatrical Trailer
Previous Story

The Sinner: Complete Series

Next Story

Inland Unboxing

Latest from Blog

Memory

Memory (2023)

Memory is an exquisite American drama in the tender embrace of Michel Franco’s cinematic prowess.

Kind Hearts & Coronets

75 years after its release, StudioCanal’s crisp and bright 4K UHD restoration makes the prefect gift to mark the film’s Anniversary and the lasting legacy of the Ealing Comedy. Kind Hearts &

The Lavender Hill Mob

There are restorations … and then there are restorations … And, when it comes to 4K, StudioCanal are amongst the very best in the business. So, it should be no surprise that

Jack Ryan Complete Series Unboxing

The casting of John Krasinski – The Office’s Jim Halpert – as CIA analyst-turned-hero Jack Ryan certainly came as a surprise to those who were only familiar with Dunder Mifflin’s sarcastic, floppy-haired

Peter Doherty: Stranger in My Own Skin

Infamous Libertines and Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty – uncommonly going by ‘Peter’ in this film’s title – has had a turbulent career and personal life that seldom saw him far from the
Go toTop