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Bloodsport [DVD] [1988]

  • SKU: 4799098
  • Release Date: 10/01/2002
  • Rating: R
Jean-Claude Van Damme tars in Bloodsport, which comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Mono. English, French, and Japanese subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the theatrical trailer. This is a decent disc from Warner Brothers that will satisfy genre enthusiasts and fans of the Muscles from Brussels.

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (11 out of 11)

    Special Features

    • Interactive menus
    • Star/filmmaker film highlights
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Scene access
    • Languages: English & Français
    • Subtitles: English, Français & Japanese
    • Closed Captioned


    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

    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

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of Van Damme's Best


      Although very cheesy in its own right, 'Bloodsport' is probably singlehandedly responsible for both launching the career of Jean Claude Van Damme into superstardom, as well as create the spark for what is now known as MMA (mixed martial arts) fighting. While we could easily do without the primitive, unecessary, and barbaric sport in real life, the movie itself is actually quite fun to watch and at many times humorous as well. As far as features are concerned, a good widescreen transfer and trailer is all you will find on this disc, which is more than one would actually expect for a movie of this caliber.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Decent Sunday afternoon movie

      • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

      Van Damme is a tough military guy who wants to fight in the Kumite so he goes AWOL to go fight in it. It has a decent story. The acting leaves a little to be desired but it is a good guy movie on a Sunday afternoon. What I think is really cool about it is that the Kumite is real and it is based on a true story about a man named Frank Dux. It is worth 5 bucks as you will probably watch it at least once a year.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Movie for Guys who Like Movies.


      The launching pad film for Van Damme is a great action movie. Mindless and full of action it can greatly help pass the time of any dull afternoon. The age of the film is its only detriment as movies from the 80's have that special horrible kind of feel. But it also works in its charm favor.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      jean is the next champion

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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Anyone who likes kick boxing and fighting movies this movie is for you. Ladies who hate fighting movies. Jean plays a great character. So ladys give Jean a chance and watch him fight and how his style is the movie is super great..

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great classic movie

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      My daughter wanted to see this awesome classic movie and I could only find it at Best Buy

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I love this movie... I probably watched it 10 times already.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie and Great Price

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I love this movie! I'm glad this classic movie was able to be made on DVD!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Karate Movie


      I played it on the play station 3 On a 1080p TV really made a different Was a regular DVD

      I would recommend this to a friend

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