Hard Target [DVD] [1993]

  • SKU: 3415879
  • Release Date: 07/01/1998
  • Rating: R
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.
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Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (21 out of 22)

Synopsis


Hard Target
John Woo's first Hollywood feature stars Jean-Claude Van Damme as Chance Boudreaux, a down-and-out Cajun merchant seaman, who, after saving a young woman, Natasha Binder (Yancy Butler), from a gang of thugs on the streets of New Orleans, agrees to help her search for her father (Chuck Pfarrer), a homeless Vietnam vet. They locate local businessman Randall Poe (Elliott Keener), for whom the vet had been working, and learn that her father has become a victim of wealthy sportsman Emil Fouchon (Lance Henriksen), who, along with his cronies, hunts homeless men as a form of recreation. After Fouchon finds out that the girl is investigating the murder of her father, he arranges for she and Chance to be ambushed, but they manage to escape into the backwoods of Louisiana -- his stomping grounds. Realizing he needs to regroup, Fouchon assembles a private army to invade the bayous. They track the pair to the rustic cabin of Chance's Uncle Douvee (Wilford Brimley), and the real fireworks begin. ~ Michael Costello, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Jean-Claude Van Damme
    Jean-Claude Van Damme - Chance Boudreaux
  • Lance Henriksen
    Lance Henriksen - Emil Fouchon
  • Arnold Vosloo
    Arnold Vosloo - Pick Van Cleaf
  • Yancy Butler
    Yancy Butler - Natasha "Nat" Binder
  • Kasi Lemmons
    Kasi Lemmons - Carmine Mitchell



Overall customer rating

4.5
96%
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Van Damme & John Woo, Explosive Combination!

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    Willo007
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    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

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    enzso
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    hard target is on the egde of your seat action surspence movie that your going to love. there's all kinds of action from gun fire to bombs going off to love. I don't want give the movie away for anyone that wants to see it. but I will say this I loved the movie and hope you do to.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Yet Another Version of 'The Most Dangerous Game'

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    kevman79

    'Hard Target,' while fairly succesful at the box-office, is one of Van Damme's more mediocre films, with some really good action sequences, and some really poor ones. Overall, the anamorphic widescreen transfer pleases on this bare-bones disc.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Old school action

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    NJDSCC
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    Classic machismo flick that requires reality to be checked at the door, as an entertaining flick should. Fans of John Woo and 80's and early 90's B-movie action flicks should enjoy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie and transfer

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    Bernfink
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    Classic 90s action film gets an excellent HD transfer, not to mention it's the extended version of the film. Would be nice to have a couple of extras though

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hard Not To Like

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    Britannicus
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    Jean Claude will never be confused with a great actor, but he sometimes ends up in action roles that are very entertaining. Hard Target is my favorite Von Damme movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Woo's best American movie

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    Brad847
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    I've felt most of John Woo's American movies to be inferior to what he did out of Hong Kong. But Hard Target is his best, of all his Hollywood movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One of the best War movies

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    Mustakrakish
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    I saw this movie when it first came out and forgot I had seen it, so I bought it. And it was still great, and I enjoy a good War film. Which this is obviously.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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