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.
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…
- 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