BLOODSPORT (1988 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.6|5.0 Starsììì

Bloodsport may not be an A+ film, but it marks itself as worth watching on three counts. 1) First-rate, realistic fight scenes 2) Interesting insight on secret Hong Kong fighting tournaments and 3) Shows a young Jean Claude Damme at the top of his martial arts game. The film is worth a watch.

Storyline

A United States Army Captain, who has been trained in ninjutsu since his youth, enters an illegal martial art tournament.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Newt Arnold for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Mark DiSalle, Yoram Globus, and Menahem Golan for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Frank Dux (Jean-Claude Van Damme), Ray Jackson (Donald Gibb), Janice Kent (Leah Ayres), Helmer (Norman Burton), Rawlins (Forest Whitaker), Senzo Tanaka (Roy Chiao), Captain Chen (Philip Chan), Young Frank (Pierre Rafini), Chong Li (Bolo Yeung), and Victor Lin (Ken Siu).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The movie shows Director Newt Arnold’s directing skills. The movie made about $35 to $1 on the market. A good watch for martial arts fans.

Ben Meyers

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