Donald Gibb is excellent and brings humour to the role as well as some excellent and sometimes hilarious no nonsense fighting! Van Damme is excellent, his fighting manoeuvres are breathtaking, the range of different styles of fighters is great and well know martial artist Bolo Yeung's destruction of all opponents is wonderfully filmed, and as Van Dammes main contender we have a great adventure. Frank decides to go despite being told by his superiors in the army that he can't because they need him. Bloodsport was inspiration for a whole generation to start learning martial arts. Synopsis Frank Dux has spent most his life being trained by Tanaka to participate in the Kumite, the ultimate martial arts tournament. I remember watching this with friends and going out in the garden for some Bloodsport kicking and punching well not each other, thin air! All the fighters give great performances and the fighting scenes are superb. . If you are after a good quality martial arts film, and you haven't seen Bloodsport, then this is the one for you.
A winner in all departments. Reviewed by australianfreak1 9 I love this man. Two army officers are sent to get him and the trail leads to Hong Kong but Frank eludes them. But that is the beauty of it. While Frank advances, he knows that he may have to face Chong Li, the defending champion, who has killed a few participants.
Hiden in the depths of Hong Kong badlands. If you have seen it, then you will know why it deserves the title of 'best martial arts film of the century'. In fact the whole movie is simple and has even a nice tidy cliché structure: Man starts terribly, improves through tough training and develops into sexy fighting machine. One of my favourite movies it also provides the Rocky pump, as in like Rocky it has the emotion both in action and through the films music and the fighting makes you want to get up and starting punching and kicking anything! His running punch on his first opponent is worth watching for that alone! After enduring a difficult training and beginning a romance with journalist Janice Kent Leah Ayres , Frank is given the opportunity to fight. Okay its not an Oscar winner for acting, but who cares! He acts about as cruel and heartless as one can get, and he makes the perfect climax for the film. This film deserves a much more higher rating. The story too is superb, the kumite bringing the worlds greatest fighters together and by invitation only and the location also brilliant.
He is somebody from a western country trying to measure up and fit into the eastern culture. Bolo Yeung also makes a spectacular appearance as the evil one in the tournament. Anyone at all that doubts Van Damme's talent as a fighter, should see this film. Reviewed by Deceiver 7 Bloodsport is, and always will be, Van Damme's greatest display of his martial talent. After enduring a difficult training and beginning a romance with journalist Janice Kent Leah Ayres , Frank is given the opportunity to fight. Not many films do that.
Rocky had it and Bloodsport has it, and if a fighting film makes you get up and fight your living room wall then its a winner! His acting wasn't very good. After enduring a difficult training and beginning a romance with journalist Janice Kent Leah Ayres , Frank is given the opportunity to fight. Frank Dux has spent most his life being trained by Tanaka to participate in the Kumite, the ultimate martial arts tournament, where participants are seriously injured, even killed. I do think though it improved over time. After enduring a difficult training and beginning a romance with journalist Janice Kent Leah Ayres , Frank is given the opportunity to fight. While it seems to have a similar storyline to other martial arts films, this one differs in that it is based on the true events of Frank Dux, who also assisted the fighters for this movie. Some people who commented on this movie said he is no Bruce Lee.
Great performance from big Donald Gibb as the hilarious Ray Jackson. . . . . .
. . . . . .
. . . . .