Bloodsport (1988)

Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres, Norman Burton
Frank Dux has spent most his life being trained by Tanaka to participate in the Kumite, the ultimate martial arts tournament...
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  • R Rated:
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  • 26 Feb 1988 Released:
  • 01 Jun 2004 DVD Release:
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  • Sheldon Lettich, Sheldon Lettich Writer:
  • Newt Arnold Director:
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'best martial arts film of the century'5/10

Bloodsport is, and always will be, Van Damme's greatest display of his martial talent. While it seems to have a similar storyline to other martial arts films, this one differs in that it is based on the true events of Frank Dux, who also assisted the fighters for this movie.

Anyone at all that doubts Van Damme's talent as a fighter, should see this film.

Bolo Yeung also makes a spectacular appearance as the evil one in the tournament. He acts about as cruel and heartless as one can get, and he makes the perfect climax for the film.

If you are after a good quality martial arts film, and you haven't seen Bloodsport, then this is the one for you. If you have seen it, then you will know why it deserves the title of 'best martial arts film of the century'.
Greatest movie of all time... fighting that is10/10
Honestly... this is my favorite movie of all time. I'm a huge action fan and this movie remains to this day my favorite fighting movie... nay, favorite movie period, of all time. Granted, there is no good acting and there was no reason for all the splits the man performs, but damn it the tournament was the greatest in-movie fighting tournament I've ever seen. Never duplicated or improved upon. Yes, they did stereotype everyone in the world.... literally, but boy was it funny... and oh so entertaining to see how they put the fights together.

Greatest fighting movie of all time... a perfect cult classic... and the ultimate treat for the Van Damm fan
Van Dammes VS Bolo Yeung for the first time.5/10

This movie all about fighting,and the fact that it is based on a true story just makes it better. This is the first time Van Damme fights Bolo Yeung and it is a spectacular fight he also fights him in Double impact. Bolo is the perfect evil guy and his fighting style is one of a kind.

They dont make movies like this anymore. Bad acting and story,but you gotto love it anyway.
bloodsport cured my mother's cancer10/10
My mother was on the verge of death a few years ago( boob cancer). In her hospital room there was TV and VCR, so i thought to bring her some movies. Well, I accidentally brought my copy of BloodSport-along with Fried Green Tomatoes. I left the videos with her, and when I returned the next day I was surprised to see her cheering along with Van Damme as he was beating the large Asian Man.

A few days later, she was walking around and trying to perform some of the stunts she saw in her new favorite movie. I even saw the copy of Fried Green Tomatoes in the trash bin.

The next week the Doctor came to me and said he witnessed a miracle. It seems my mother's cancer had disappeared.

She checked out of the hospital and told me she had to meet the man who cured her of her wicked disease: Van Damme.

So me and my mom set out in a beat up VW Bug and headed towards Hollywood. But that's a different story all together.
Great Martial Arts Movie from the 80's10/10
I had never seen a van Damme-movie before this one. And oh boy, I was surprised in a really positive way. The best thing about this movie is that it's from the 80's. That means really GREAT music, and in this movie, the music makes up a really magnificent atmosphere for the viewer through the whole film. Of course, the fighting is good. It's not just good, it's great. It was really exciting to see different fighting styles from all over the world. And Bolo Yeung did a really great job as the villain. He barely talks, but shows with his behavior that he is Mr. ruthless himself. The final fight with van Dammes trademark, the 360-kick, shown several times in slow motion, is a feast for the eye. Hong Kong is the location for the movie, and the city fits perfectly for it. Enjoy!