hitman versus hitman, as One In The Chamber, gets its UK release
on DVD and Blu-ray this week. Pitting
Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding Jr, against the Expendables’ Dolph
Lundgren, this explosive thriller sees two of Hollywood’s hottest action
stars go mano-a-mano in a tale of a mob war gone bad. To
celebrate, FilmJuice takes a look some of the action legends that Dolph has
gone up against and asks: Which dust up do you rate as the best?
ONE IN THE
a case of who will be last man standing as Dolph ‘The Wolf’ Lundgren squares up
against arch-assassin Ray Carver (Cuba Gooding Jr.). However,
it’s not so easy to take down a fellow hitman, even for ‘The Wolf’, and it’s
not long before the streets start to run red.
this monster action franchise, Dolph plays mercenary Gunnar Jensen in an
all-star line up of action greats including Sly Stallone, Jason Statham and
Mickey Rourke. But he doesn’t go head to head with these guys’, we hear you
cry! Ah, you must be forgetting Dolph’s fight scene with martial arts master Jet Li as Gunnar goes rogue! Watch it
this 90’s action movie Dolph plays Andrew Scott, a member of the army killed in
action in Vietnam. Alongside his colleague Luc Deveraux (Jean-Claude Van Damme) the duo are entered into a secret project
reanimating the dead as near-perfect super soldiers. Who could forget the epic
final fight scene between Dolph and Jean-Claude?
SHOWDOWN IN LITTLE TOKYO
alongside Dolph is the late, great Brandon Lee in his first American film role. Set in Los Angeles, California, two police officers attempt to take down a new and
deadly Japanese drug gang. Watch these two masters take out the bad
guys in this classic action movie, which shows just how a movie mash up is
supposed to be done.
Apollo Creed is killed in a match against a powerful Soviet boxer, Rocky
decides to challenge him himself. Rocky IV sees Dolph Lundgren wade into the
franchise that Sly ‘The Italian Stallion’ made his own. It was a pairing that gave us some of
the ‘80’s most memorable fight scenes and which, arguably, led to the birth of
the Expendables some 20 years later.
the Russian Premier is taken hostage at a rock concert in Moscow, it’s up to
Joe – a drummer and ex-biker – to save him. This rock-musical epic showcases
Dolph at his finest as an action hero tour de force, taking on a swathe of bad
guys with an effortless swagger. His final fight scene with Dave Legeno is not to be missed.
MEN OF WAR
former Special Ops soldier Nick Gunar, Dolph leads a group of mercenaries to an
island in the South China Sea: their mission to obtain the rights to the
unusual treasure that the island beholds. Featuring an old school,
bare-knuckled head to head against the rock-hard Trevor Goddard, Men of War proves Dolph can kick ass without the
THE PUNISHER (Main Picture)
an army of masked ninjas, Dolph puts his martial arts skills to the test in
this ‘80s classic, which culminates in an epic one-on-one with the formidable Jeroen Krabbé – a man who refuses to go
down quietly (even after being shot!). Has Dolph finally met his match?
stars as Mike Anderson, a tough American reporter on a dangerous foreign
assignment, who finds his own life in jeopardy when he uncovers a deadly labyrinth
of political intrigue. Fending off one particularly determined assassin in his
hotel room, Dolph proves himself a force to be reckoned with.
BRIDGE OF DRAGONS
an explosive head-to-head rematch with his Showdown In Little Tokyo nemesis, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa,
Dolph stars as ice-cold mercenary, Warchild, in this action-packed military
classic. Dolph’s roundhouse kick to Tagawa’s head alone makes Bridge of Dragons
worthy of a Top Ten spot!
Anchor Bay UK releases ONE IN THE CHAMBER
on DVD and Blu-ray on 27th August.