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Showdown in Little Tokyo/Bloodsport [DVD]
  • SKU: 7784711
  • Release Date: 05/02/2006
  • Rating: R
  • 5.0 (2)
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
5.0
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

  • Showdown in Little Tokyo:
  • Full-screen version
  • Bloodsport:
  • Widescreen version (16x9 1.85:1)
  • Star/filmmaker film highlights
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Languages: English & Français
  • Subtitles: English, Français & Japanese (feature film only)
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Bloodsport
Jean-Claude Van Damme makes his starring debut in the aptly titled Bloodsport. An American soldier at large in Hong Kong, Van Damme becomes involved in the Kumite (also spelled Kumatai), a highly illegal kickboxing competition. Whoever survives the bout will be crowned Kumite champion of the world-a title that has plenty of challengers with homicide in their hearts. The finale offers a duel to the death (or near-death) between Van Damme and reigning Kumite king Bolo Yeung. The script is based on the real-life exploits of martial arts champ Frank Dux (who serves as the film's fight coordinator). Denied such niceties as production values, Bloodsport scores big-time in the violent action department. A sequel followed in 1995, inventively titled Bloodsport 2. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Showdown in Little Tokyo
Director Mark L. Lester modeled this police action drama on the Hong Kong style, guaranteeing plenty of over-the-top action sequences. Dolph Lundgren stars as police detective Chris Kenner, an American raised in Japan. He is given a new partner, Johnny Murata (Brandon Lee, making his Hollywood debut), a Japanese raised in America. The two are made for each other -- Chris doesn't appreciate American culture, while Johnny doesn't much like Japanese culture. One thing they both enjoy are the martial arts, of which they are experts. The two are assigned to L.A.'s Little Tokyo, trying to nab the notorious Yoshida (Carey-Hiroyuki Tagawa), a drug manufacturer using a local brewery as his distribution center. Yoshida, a member of the Yakuza, has brought the residents of Little Tokyo to their knees. But Chris has personal reasons for wanting to get Yoshida -- as a child he witnessed Yoshida murdering his parents. When Yoshida rapes and kidnaps Minako (Tia Carrere), a beautiful lounge singer, it's the last straw and Chris and Johnny set out for Yoshida's heavily guarded home for a big showdown. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Jean-Claude Van Damme
    Jean-Claude Van Damme - Frank Dux
  • Leah Ayres
    Leah Ayres - Janice
  • Norman Burton
    Norman Burton - Helmer
  • Forest Whitaker
    Forest Whitaker - Rawlins
  • Roy Chiao
    Roy Chiao - Senzo "Tiger" Tanaka

Overall Customer Rating

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