Bloodsport

1988

Action / Biography / Drama / Sport

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IMDb Rating 6.8 10 68,826

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Bolo Yeung as Chong Li
Donald Gibb as Ex-Convict
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23.976 fps
92 min
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Reviewed by rambofan4life 10 / 10 / 10

My number 1 personal favorite the best martial arts tournament film of all time in Van Damme style

My number 1 personal favorite the best martial arts tournament film of all time, with Enter the Dragon! The best martial arts movie from Jean-Claude Van Damme he ever did. Enter the Dragon (1973) with Bruce Lee is my second personal favorite best martial arts tournament. Bloodsport and Enter the Dragon were my inspiration on martial arts, how to defend my self against bully's. It was the first Jean-Claude Van Damme movie I watched as a kid that introduced me in to Van Damme movies. I love this film to death, this is type of my movie. I am a huge number 1 Van Damme fan. It is now 30 year anniversary since this movie come out. Bloodsport is in my top 10 Van Damme films. I grew up watching his movies, I talk with my friends about Van Damme and his movies including Bloodsport we mentioned, when I was sick in a hospital, it is really my childhood film. We can all agree Bloodsport is one of Van Damme best films, he ever did and worked on. I heard over YouTube that Hollywood was planning to reboot this film without Van Damme, but that did not work. The film stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres, Norman Burton, Roy Chiao, Forest Whitaker, Bolo Yeung, Michel Qissi and Philip Chan. Directed was by Newt Arnold. This is one of the best martial arts tournament: Frank Dux (Van Damme) enters the Kumite, an illegal underground martial-arts competition where serious injury and even death are not unknown. In town Hong Kong for the fight are number of fighters, as well as a journalist determined to get her story. Chong Li (Bolo Yeung), a particularly ruthless and vicious fighter is the favorite, but than again Dux has never fought him before. This was really a film in which was based on Frank Dux life but some people claim he lied, but I don't care. He really trained and prepare Van Damme for this film, this was really Van Damme's toughest training he ever had. The fighting styles are for real, every fighter has deadly technique using against his opponent, everything in this movie is done for real. It is bloody, you see Chong Li breaking Suan Paredes (Michel Qissi) leg really bloody gruesome. Van Damme spin kicks with his leg on his opponent in the back head knocking him down wow. I love the back story of Frank Dux from his early childhood, till his military service adult as he goes on his own to Hong Kong to honor his dying martial arts teacher Tanka (Roy Chiao) who trained him. Philip Chan is also in this movie from Hard Boiled who plays again Police Captain in this movie. I really love everything about this film, it is fast paced, entertaining goes fast around I love how they filmed this film. I love the filming locations shots in Hong Kong. I love the music theme from Paul Hertzog. I love the soundtracks in this movie: Fight to Survive and On My Own - Alone by Stan Bush and Steal the Night by Michael Bishop. I love the training sequence in the opening in the movie which some of shots are brutal on Van Damme. I love the ending fight between Dux and Chong Li in which Van Damme uses four spin kicks on Chong Li's head destroying his opponent awesome. One of the best martial arts films of all time. This is my personal favorite number 1 martial arts tournament. Enter the Dragon with Bruce Lee is the second favorite of mine that is my opinion. Donald Gibb as Ray Jackson was excellent who become Frank Dux's best friend. Donald Gibb returned with his character in the sequel. I have this movie on Blu-ray and I also still have the VHS tape at home I bought it in High School I still have it. Bloodsport is my number 1 personal favorite martial arts tournament and one of my favorite Van Damme movies. It is in my top 10 Van Damme films, this is my movie I am number 1 Jean-Claude Van Damme fan I love his movie: Hard Target, Cyborg, Universal Soldier, Bloodsport, Kickboxer, Lionheart, Death Warrant, Double Impact etc...

Reviewed by ivo-cobra8 7 / 10 / 10

A cult classic best martial arts Van Damme Style movie!

Bloodsport (1988) is my favorite action Van Damme movie. It was the first movie I ever saw about Van Damme that introduced me in to his movies. This is the film I grew up with it, I have first see it, when I was 8 years old! I love this movie to death! In my opinion is Van Damme's best martial arts film! Beside Hard Target, Bloodsport is one of his best movies till date. I Love it so much. Best martial arts movie, is never boring, is fast and entertaining and It is awesome seriously. And I still love it today, Bloodsport also introduced me in to martial arts. Jean Claude Van Damme's Bloodsport is still today it's best. After this movie there were a few copycat movies that copy the idea from this movie. Like were Bloodfight (1989) with Bolo Yeung returning, with the same name, but playing different character from the Bloodsport and Bloodfist (1989) with World Kickboxing champion Don "The Dragon" Wilson. I also love the music from this movie lately it helps me a lot the song "On My Own - Alone", I also love the song "Fight to Survive". This is my favorite tournament fighting film too. This film also inspired the video game Mortal Kombat and for that? This film is twice as awesome to me. This is a film where you see JCVD at his peak and this is my second favorite JCVD flick after Hard Target and Universal Soldier. It holds up really well to this day and it's a shame the film does not have a special edition on DVD and Blu Ray. The film does have a big cult following so it not getting any features to this day is lame. Great concept, great cast, charismatic characters, bad ass fights, and a kick ass soundtrack. This is definitely one of the best martial arts flicks ever made without a doubt for me. Fell in love with the film ever since I saw it on VHS when I was a kid. As for the Bloodsport sequels? For the most part? They all suck. They can't even hold a candle to this film. Bloodsport is a classic and a fight that is worth watching anytime, anywhere. I still own this movie on VHS and on Blu-ray. I don't have the DVD I don't need it. I am going to say it again I love this movie to death, it is my childhood JCVD film and I grew up with it. I have always enjoy it. It has a real bloody bad-ass fights. Van Damme and Yeung kicks fighters to the ground. Original this movie was almost never released, but Van Damme helped edit the film so that it could be released, this movie is praised and loved all over the World including Asia, USA and East Europe. The real Frank Dux was the fighting coordinator for this film. When Jean-Claude Van Damme was cast, Dux announced that Van Damme wasn't nearly in good enough shape, and put him through a 3-month training program. Van Damme called those three months "the hardest training of his life" - this despite being a world-championship martial artist in his own right. It does feel good to go re-watch films like this especially dealing with the very sad fact that films like this classic aren't made anymore and seeing Van Damme these days on film, he just seems to stone faced or depressed. I have enjoyed training sequences, flashback sequences on Frank Dux's earlier childhood life and a life of a young man. The chase sequences where Helmer and Rawlis are chasing Dux was hilarious and very entertaining. Chong Li, in my opinion, is one of the best non horror villains out there. My personal favorite JCVD villain and my favorite martial arts villain. Also, though it isn't the same character; almost like a bizarro world version, another Chong Li appears in a movie called Bloodfight (Bloodsport knockoff) played by Bolo Yeung. Van Damme maybe had some problems in his later years, but I always admired him for everything he did to make this movie well known back in '88, from re-editing the original cut to promoting the movie by putting posters of it himself in cinemas. This movie for me is a perfect 10, I don't care what anyone says.

Reviewed by Claudio Carvalho 7 / 10 / 10

One of the Best Van Damme´s Films

The military Frank Dux (Jean Claude Van Damme) abandons his base to participate in the Kumite, a dangerous secret competition in Hong Kong. Before embarking in the airplane, Frank visits his martial arts trainer Senzo Tanaka (Roy Chiao), who is terminal, and promises to win the tournament to honor him. Frank travels to Hong Kong and befriends the fighter Ray Jackson (Donald Gibb) that is lodged in the same hotel and has a love affair with the journalist Janice Kent (Leah Ayres). However the American officers Helmer (Norman Burton) and Rawlins (Forest Whitaker) chase him to bring home back to the base without injuries. Meanwhile Frank and the dirty Japanese fighter Chong Li (Bolo Yeung), who won the last Kumite, are winning their fights and coming to the ultimate fight. "Bloodsport" is an early Van Damme´s film and also one of his best films ever, disclosing the refuted story of the American martial artist Frank Dux. The screenplay is funny and engaging with excellent fight choreography. My vote is seven. Title (Brazil): "O Grande Dragão Branco" ("The Great White Dragon")

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