John Woo directs the Muscles from Brussels, Jean-Claude Van Damme, in the action film Hard Target, which comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. An English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. Spanish subtitles are accessible, and the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include production notes, biographies of people associated with the production, and production notes. This is a fine disc Universal that will satisfy genre enthusiasts and fans of Van Damme.
One of my favorite Van Damme movies. This movie is action packed and the audio is excellent. Only down-fall is that this Blu-ray does not include the international version (that has extra footage), only theatrical version.
This is one of my favorite action films of all time!! Jean Claude is awesome, excellent musical score, fantastic direction!! This Blu-ray has a slightly longer cut with more blood that was cut for the theatrical version.
Jean Claude Van Damme has been responsable for bringing the Asian action style from Hong Kong actioners to the US market, he brought in Tsui Hark (1997's Double Team & 1998's Knock-Off) and Ringo Lam (1996's Maximum Risk, 2000's Replicant). But in 1993 JCVD decided to give 1989's The Killer director John Woo a chance. Hard Target is a magnificent action opera that delivers for all fans of the action genre, and even includes another magnifect performance by Lance Henriksen as the heavy of the film.
The Blu Ray comes with the international cut of the film as well as an Digital Copy.