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
Jean-Claude Van DammeChance Boudreaux
Lance HenriksenEmil Fouchon
Arnold VoslooPick Van Cleaf
Yancy ButlerNatasha "Nat" Binder
Kasi LemmonsCarmine Mitchell
Wilford BrimleyUncle Douvee
Chuck PfarrerDouglas Binder
Michael D. LeinertFrack
Willie C. CarpenterElijah Roper
Robert PavlovichPolice Detective
Eliott KeenerRandal Poe
Marco St. JohnDr. Morton
Theodore RaimiMan on the Street
Sven Ole ThorsenStephan
Dave EfronBilly Bob
Graeme RevellComposer (Music Score)
John PospisilMusical Direction/Supervision
Phil DagortProduction Designer
Philip MessinaArt Director
Moshe DiamantExecutive Producer
Robert TapertExecutive Producer
Karyn WagnerCostume Designer
Dale MartinSpecial Effects
Action and Adventure
Action Thriller,Chase Movie,Martial Arts
Year of Release
Blu-ray, Includes Digital Copy, UltraViolet
Digital Theater Systems (akin to 5.1)
Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV
Hard Target [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray] 
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.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
Great to see it on blu ray and enjoy it on home enjoy.