Follows the journey of five friends in the English countryside who fight for survival when an enormous UFO settles above a nearby city.
Those of you who took a chance on Magnet Releasing’s Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning know that not only is it pretty awesome, but it’s insanely bloody. When I finished watching the sequel, which reunites stars Jean Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren, I was incredibly displeasured to find out that I had watched an edited version of the blood-soaked thriller. In fact, there was rumor of a festival cut soaked in red.
Now you can see it! The UNRATED DIRECTOR’S CUT of the John Hyams-directed sequel is now on Amazon Instant for immediate rent!! What am I doing tonight? Well, duh…
“John (Scott Adkins) wakes up from a coma to discover his wife and daughter were slaughtered in a brutal home invasion. Haunted by images of the attack, he vows to kill the man responsible, Luc Deveraux (Jean Claude Van Damme). While John tries to piece his reality back together, things get more complicated when he is pursued by a relentless UniSol (Andrei Arlovski). As John gets closer to Deveraux and the rogue army of genetically enhanced warriors led by back-from-the-dead leader Andrew Scott (Dolph Lundgren), John discovers more about himself and begins to call into question everything he believed to be true.” READ MORE
This is my new favorite video, especially because it reeks of irony.
It’s a little known fact that the backstory to the infamous “Mortal Kombat” was to be a video game adaptation of Newt Arnold’s 1988 classic Bloodsport.
The character of Johnny Cage was inspired by Frank Dux, played by Jean-Claude Van Damme in the violent martial arts film.
So when I saw the following YouTube mash-up, I lost my shit. YouTube user “VanDammeFan2009″ created a “Mortal Kombat” spoof in which he edits in action footage from Bloodsport into the game. Here’s his description: “Van Damme plays Johnny Cage, an ego driven Hollywood superstar who decides to test his fighting skills in the deadly tournament know as Mortal Kombat!”
It’s amazing, especially if you’re as big of a Bloodport fan as I am. “You break my record, now I break you.” READ MORE
My inner 80′s child just exploded. Seriously, it was a nuclear bomb sized blast of unbridled glee. You have to understand, I grew up on 80′s action films. Commando, Predator, Rambo, Aliens, Bloodsport, Kickboxer, etc… These were the staple weekend films that my dad and I would plunk ourselves down on the family room couch to watch during my childhood. Yes, my dad is awesome.
On top of that, I loved me some 80′s power metal. Was it over the top? Sky high. Was it cheesy? Pure American cheddar cheesy. But damn was it exciting and a blast to listen to.
Why do I mention all of this? Simple. It has been announced that 80′s power metal band Manowar bassist Joey DeMaio will be composing the music for Soldier, a new Jean Claude Van Damme film set for release in 2013. DeMaio will also be bringing in Manowar songs for the soundtrack.
Read on for quotes from DeMaio and Van Damme. READ MORE
My favorite ’80s actor is Jean Claude Van Damme (Bloodsport, Kickboxer, Lionheart and Timecop), and since his crushing demise in the ’90s I’ve been praying for some sort of triumphant return. This probably isn’t it, but I can dream…
JCVD is set to star in Brit scifi pic UFO, which commenced shooting in Blighty this week, reports Variety.
The pic, which also toplines Richard E. Grant, Bianca Bree, Sean Brosnan and Simon Phillips, “follows the journey of five friends in the English countryside who fight for survival when an enormous UFO settles above a nearby city.” Dominic Burns helms the pic making it his third feature after ‘Airborne and How to Stop Being a Loser.