Information Exchange => Reader Comments => Topic started by: DC on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM

Title: Bloodsport
Post by: DC on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Bloodsport is one of Van Damme's best movies ever to date. I mean, it was based on a true story of Frank Dux who founded a ninjitsu system: Dux-ryu. The Fight scenes were awesome. I like the last fight scene during the Kumite between Frank and Chong Li. Personaly I like all of Van Damme's Movies. In Hell had an awesome story line. Haven't seen any of his other newer movies yet, but I'm pretty certain I will.

Title: Bloodsport
Post by: Steve on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Other terms for an Asian mullet:  Ho Chi Mane, Mekong Mudflap.

The best bloodsport would be a clip of Van Damme getting beat down by Chuck Zito at Score's.

Has anyone else heard the stories that claim Van Damme would unexpectedly kick stuntmen full-force in the actual take to make himself look better on camera?

His best movie: Timecop.  Think about it.  A mulletted Jean Claude goes back in time to save his family and his weaker, un-mulletted self.  

Title: Bloodsport
Post by: Asha on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
The best movie I've ever seen, I love it!

Title: Bloodsport
Post by: Jim Hepler on February 27, 2003, 02:22:46 AM
People rarely mention this is based on a true story.  I wonder how loosely.  Where is the real Frank Dux now?

Title: Bloodsport
Post by: Ricky on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I really like Blood Sport, it is probably the best Van Damme movie ever.It started the whole under ground fighting tournament movies.I guess I just like watching people of different fighting styles fight.And who could ever forget that kid that played a young Van Damme,"I wasn't going to steal it"!ha,ha,ha,! If you want to see a cool tournament fighting movie check out American Samurai great early Mark Dacascos movie,plays the villian.

Title: Bloodsport
Post by: yannick on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
Since i add seen Van Damme in No retreat no surrender i always new he would make it big.

I add goose bumps when i saw the trailer for Bloodsport on tv.

I saw Bloodsport about 5 or 6 times in theatres and saw it not long ago on Showcase action, i have seen this movie so many times and still find it very good.

Its was the stepping stone for all the crap that came out after, Bloodfight,, Bloodfist, and all the rest of the s**t.

Its a shame that Van Damme isnt what he was, i always liked him and used him has my role model when i did martial arts younger.

Title: Bloodsport
Post by: Jeff on February 19, 2003, 04:02:40 PM
This is a great Van Damme movie. I really dont think it needs to be in this site. If you want to review a bad Van Damme movie - do STREET FIGHTER or DERAILED.

Title: Bloodsport
Post by: Steven Millan on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
         Just what the hell happened to this guy's career,for once he started making bigger budgeted movies,he suddenly took a direct downslide straight toward the barrel's bottom("Sudden Death","Derailed",and "The Order",anyone?!)
          Anyway,this is one of Van Damme's much better outings,since it openly displays all of the martial arts skills that made Van Damme the at-the-time exciting pre-Jackie Chan superstar to look forward to(before his  
incredible massive fall),and helped pave the doorway widely open for the Hong Kong martial arts/action film genre and Jackie Chan(and those who followed him:Jet Li,Chow Yun Fat)to take over,and change the entire structure of the (then-dying)American action film.        

Title: Bloodsport
Post by: Trish on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
One beef on the review:

Frank DID finish his fight with Chong Li virtually blind from the powder. The Zombie yell was his Manly Cry of Helplessness, which was overcome with The Flashback of Supreme Truth. The flashback, as you'll recall, recapped scenes from his training to fight while blindfolded. Now that he faced the real deal, Frank had to Reach Deep Within Himself, recall his blind fighting skills, and employ them to defeat Chong Li.

To wit, had Frank not remained virtually blind from the powder, Chong Li would never have pushed the referee toward Frank - attempting to bait Frank into hitting the ref and leave himself open to some Man-Breaking.

Also, during the remainder of the fight, Frank never looks at Chong Li directly whilst kicking his ass, and kept the referee behind him to keep the ref from getting HIS ass kicked on accident. Frank wouldn't have done either of those things had he not remained virtunally blind from the powder.

Title: Bloodsport
Post by: Jordan on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Yeah... This movie is great! I would say this is one of the best movies I've ever seen, because I am really into this Martial Arts Stuff,...
I wonder if we ever started up a petition for J.Claude to do another good Martial Arts movie, and thousands signed, if it is possible some producers would start thinking about it?...

Title: Bloodsport
Post by: Todd Phillips on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
After re-reading my work after a long while, I realize that I forgot a good quote:  Ray saying to Helmer and Rawlins, "I ain't your pal, dickface!"

Title: Bloodsport
Post by: batonlady on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
Frank Dux is a good friend of mine.  He is currently in Seattle as i write this and doing well...{a reply to the above inquiry). Go to his website and contact him, he will get back with you.


Title: Bloodsport
Post by: 413x on October 19, 2003, 01:52:44 PM
BEST MOVIE EVER! Me and my friends watch it a few times a week. Its like an addiction.

Title: Bloodsport
Post by: Luke John Berg Lund on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
It really impressed me watching jean claude van damme's aesthetic and beutifully choreographed fight scenes, aswell as his intense acting skills and dramatisation.

Title: Bloodsport
Post by: cafe creme on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Ahhhhhhh that's more like it...go to even if it's in french...there is a beautiful picture in the first page which speaks for itself...the guy is a genius...and u luke john berg lund (It really impressed me watching jean claude van damme's aesthetic and beutifully choreographed fight scenes, aswell as his intense acting skills and dramatisation.) U should really got an education...

Title: Bloodsport
Post by: John Wayne Gacy jr. on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Bloodsport is a good movie. I especially like the little kid who plays Van Damme "What kind of a Deal?"              

Title: Bloodsport
Post by: yannick on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
Van Damme was my mentor, man this guy was so amazing what ever happened to him, guess that he took it too far that gayish look and that played against him.

Bloodsport was and still is an amazing movie

Title: Bloodsport
Post by: Simon on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Bloodsport was and still is definatley one of the best classic martial arts movie of all time (hopefully his next movie kumite will overcome bloodsport's success and rep, and reignite his career). Another thing i personally think is that jcvd is the one of the best action hero's around due to the amount of training one has to do to maintain muscular physique and be totally flexible at the sametime. Its HARD!!
Bloodsport and kickboxer are both cool.

Title: Bloodsport
Post by: tom on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Great review!  I love Bloodsport--it's just the kind of movie you love to see come on TBS on a Saturday afternoon after taking a shower.  You sit there in a towel eating peanut butter and flipping back and forth between cheesy martial arts and college football.  Hot s**t.


Title: Bloodsport
Post by: Medweasel on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Well, for all of you'll wondering what happened to Jean Claude VanDamme, he got hooked onto Cocaine like alot of actors do, he probably started using it for pain, I'm sure alot of those action sequences do hurt, and he spiraled downhill. He lost alot of his body weight and physique from it. You'll notice in some of his newer movies how much skinnier he is. It's not all from getting older. He eventually got off the crack and started his career up again. It might take him a while if ever. I'm sure he burned alot of bridges with his addiction, hence the cheesy cheep movies. But the important thing is that he's off the dope. He has admitted that he is a true martial artist but alot of the stuff he does on camera wouldn't be practical whatsoever in a real fight. He's had to learn camera martial arts. But anyone who can do the splits like that must've had real training. When I was younger. I used to flex my body for hours a day and I never could get close to doing the splits like that, not do I think I wanted to, it looks painful, hehe.
Anyway, that's what happened to him, do a search about it. Hes doing good now but his career isn't. Hopefully, he's still got alot of money left, it doesn't take long to spend even millions on cocaine. Trust me, I know. It's a horrible addiction, just like any addiction. Hopefully, he'll have one or two more good movies in him. Unless he's going to be in Scooby Doo 3 or Scream 82 then he should be okay.

Title: Bloodsport
Post by: Kevin on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Hey man, awesome site, Bloodsport is so much fun to watch, I've probably watched it a million times with my buddy.  Always quoting classic lines like "You Jackson?  You look like a Jackson, that must make you Frank Ducks"  Or my personal favorite "What the hell is a Dim Mack!"  "Death Touch", so anyways, just wondering if maybe you can post some quotes in sound waves from Jackson like, "First time in the Kumite and he breaks the world record" or "What the Hell is a Dim Mack", just some classic Jackson lines

Title: Bloodsport
Post by: review on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Ever wonder why van damme got to make so many crappy movies.  Well here it is.  I just saw this little gem and it's quickly making it's way to the top of my all time favorite martial arts movies.  Too bad he went downhill so fast.  And to address the reviewer, Frank didn't shake off the blindness he fought in spite of it incase you didn't catch that part.

Title: Bloodsport
Post by: Pete on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Bloodsport is one of the best martial art movies from the 80's.It was sad to see him derail his carrer.The good news is Van Damme has come back to Quality Movies like Replicant,In Hell,and Wake of Death.He seems to have grip on things now.His upcoming flicks sound good.In Till Death,he'll play a herion-addicted-cop oppisitte Stephen Rea.He has a part in a 70-million Dollar french movie.Asterix 3.He also Has the Hard Corps due for theater release this year.And an offical Sequel to Bloodsport to film in the summer or fall.He might be back indeed.

Title: Bloodsport
Post by: Mark on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Just watched Bloodsport again tonight.  It may be a cheesy 80's movie but i still thinks it rocks! I seriously am starting to have a crush on the chick who played Janice, she is so hot!!!!!!!!!  The film also brings back personal memories for me because i lived in hong kong during the same time period the movie was filmed.  My favorite part of the movie is the scene in the hotel with Hussein and Frank fighting for Janice. ''You are coming upstairs with me for an interview" hahahaha

Title: Bloodsport
Post by: Adam on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Blood Sport is by far one of Van Damage's best movies but just out of a bit of interest did anyone ever notice a very young Van Damme in 1984's Breakin. Van Damme dancing it up whilst watching the break dancers is truly one of the funniest things I have ever seen.

Title: Bloodsport
Post by: Zift on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This movie was pretty good, i liked it. What's not to like, it had Bolo Yeung and Van Damme. The story was okay, and the action was great. Chong Li's the best "bad" guy ever. So if you like martial arts, watch it, you'll really like it.

"You break my record, now i break YOU, like i break your friend"

Title: Bloodsport
Post by: Francois on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
The Whole Chuck Zito thing kind of p**ses me off. people keep saying Chuck beat Van-damme up, or that he beat him down. when in actuallity he sucker punched him, and only hit him twice. If Chuck Zito thought he could truelly kick Van-damme's ass in a fair fight he wouldn't have sucker punched him. To me Zito sucker punching Van-damme only proved Van-damme right by saying "Chuck Zito, has no heart!", because sucker punching someone is a truelly chicken s**t thing to do.

Now about the movie:

Bloodsport, was one of my favorite Van-damme movies, and I used to watch at least somewhat frequently. Bolo plays chong Li very well. Bolo was actually a martial arts champion in real life. Plus for those of you who do not know, Van-Damme was not simply a balet Dancer. Van-damme used to own and operate him own karate Dojo in belgium, where he trained before gettng the acting bug, so yes he is a real martial artist.

Title: Re: Bloodsport
Post by: stu on February 25, 2007, 05:23:12 PM
a good film, most of the acting in it is bad but the fights make up for it, and the cheesy music tops it all. i got the chong li bit where he is on about breakin his record on my phone as my text alert, aswesome

Title: Re: Bloodsport
Post by: Neville on October 12, 2007, 08:18:03 AM
Saw it again recently, easily one of Van Damme's best, after all this years. For a late Cannon film, it's damn well done, from the exotic locations, the pulsating synth ascore and the wise use of stereotypes (remember the bar fight transformed into an arcade competition?).

And the cheese is there to be found. Although Van Damme delivers one of his best performances, I found his Bruce Lee-ish gesturing absolutely hilarious. And Bolo Yeung? Priceless?! And Forest Whitaker in a Van Damme flick? How cool is that, uh? And the brutish sidekick?

On the minus side I didn't like the portrait of Hussein, it stinks of racism even through the years.

Title: Re: Bloodsport
Post by: Trevor on February 20, 2014, 01:20:19 AM
Chong Li - "Very good, but brick not hit back!"

 :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle:

Title: Re: Bloodsport
Post by: Parralax view on May 20, 2016, 08:39:11 PM
To me personally, there are only two Van Damm movies worth the price.  Bloodsport and JCVD.  In blood sport we get the innocent badass hero avenging his stupid American friend, and in JCVD, you get the broke, out of work, still recognized enough to be arrested for a hostage situation he didn't commit, and in black and white.  In it he basically bares his soul to the audience about all his failures, that takes stones. 

Title: Re: Bloodsport
Post by: Felicity on November 22, 2017, 02:05:06 PM
I love this movie! Thanks for writing a review of it.

It’s hard to tell for sure, because he talks fast and his accent slurs his words, but I think Lin says “You don’t look like a Jackson.” In other words, he thought it sounded like a black guy’s last name. I could be wrong though.