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Kickboxer [1989] [DVD]

Jean-Claude Van Damme , Dennis Alexio , David Worth , Mark DiSalle    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Alexio, Dennis Chan
  • Directors: David Worth, Mark DiSalle
  • Format: Anamorphic, PAL, Widescreen
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Prism Leisure Corporation
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Jan 2003
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005NCZB
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,909 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harold Diamond Eric Sloane is crowned the World Kickboxing Champion following his tremendous victory in the US national competition. Proclaiming that he will now take on the best in the world, Eric and his brother Kurt head to the Far East for a showdown with the legendary Tong Po. As the bout begins, Eric is outclassed by the vicious Thai. To assert his dominance Tong Po cripples Eric in a horrifying and unnecessary act of gratuitous violence. Kurt swears revenge, but the only way to avenge his brother is to tackle Tong Po in the ring. This sets Kurt on a journey of new discovery to learn the unorthodox methods needed to take on the invincible Thai killer and become the legendary Bak Shung: The White Warrior.

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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars enter the dragon meets saturday night fever 16 Nov 2005
Format:DVD
where do i begin? a classic van damme masterclass and no mistake. a highly original plot where jean-claude must take revenge on the fighter who crippled his brother. to do this jean must learn the art of muay thai. but orthodox training will not do, for this he must have large coconuts dropped on him, having meat attached to his legs and getting chased by ravenous dogs and have his legs pulled apart by ropes. there are several true moments of genius in this epic film. firstly the subtle manner in which we find out why jean has a european accent and his brother, who looks like slater from saved by the bell, has an american accent. beautiful. secondly the sheer evil of the villain in this motion picture, tong po, makes the film such a winner. imagine if you will general zod from superman 2 with a ponytail and you will have a fair idea of the evil jean must tackle to avenge his pimp moustached, perm-mulleted brother. jean-claude gives one of his best perforamces ever in kickboxer and surely at least deserved an oscar nomination. in terms of performance it matches anything by day-lewis, pacino or de-niro.
but the greatest moment in this film and perhaps in the history of film is the scene in the bar where jean dances. he gets drunk and performs a classic, beautiful and life affirming groove. its all there-the boogle grind, the splits and the random hand claps. you would think you were watching an mc hammer video. i have many times tried to emulate his dancing techniques but have never come close.
so dont delay, add kickboxer to your collection today you wont regret it. if nothing else it will show how high up a gentleman can wear his trousers.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars revenge is a dangerous motive! 28 July 2006
By sean paul mccann VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
Kickboxer is a film that is still brilliant after all these years,its a film that cant caim to have the best script,or the best acting but in terms of sheer entertainment and with some amazing fight scenes ,kickboxer is indeed a cracking film.

At its most basic the film is a straight forward revenge movie,something that van damme has done many times in his career but this is one of his best.His kickboxing skills are sublime and his training regime harps back to the rocky movies,you watch him grow and develop his skills until he is a mean killing machine.

All in all this is a movie that asks for little but your will to watch it,there isnt a complex plot or anything like that,just the desire to entertain and have you cheering for van dammes character and cheer you will.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars kickboxer uncut 14 April 2014
By robbie
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
this is my personnel favourite van damme film of all time and for years I had to make do with the british region 2 cut version so imagine my delight when I finally found a kickboxer uncut version I ordered it immediately so what can I say about kickboxer uncut version well basically its kickboxer cut version yes that's right cut version the labels that distribute these titles have loads of plausible reasons they give for these so called uncut versions ranging from the film has been reedited or former version was from another region or scenes have been lost in time etc but when you take away all the crap it means the films have been cut to pieces I don't really care what their reasons are I think if the version that is released is not the original film it should be so stated I really hate these misleading statements I found the same with another favourite film of mine an eye for an eye with chuck Norris although it did not say uncut it was advertised as 106 mins running time the actuall full length but alas yet again it was nothing of the sort it was just another cut to pieces 99 min version and I have found more so called uncut versions very much cut very dissapointing
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Blu Review 6 - Kickboxer 31 May 2010
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Kickboxer Blu Ray Review

Distributor Lionsgate US

Remember the late 1980's?

Music and film was changing forever, television was becoming less interesting and we had Jean Claude Van Damme kicking his way through every bad guy who was sillyenough to get in his way (well, he was starting to at least)

Yes, this was the film that put Van Damme firmly on the road to all martial arts fans front rooms and although one of his first films, it was also one of his best films which now reaches US blu ray from Lionsgate, which thankfully in this case is not region locked.

Kickboxer on blu ray is presented in a 16x9 1080p transfer which states that it has been newly remastered. Well, the film has in fact been remastered and it looks a LOT better than the DVD issues which all had horrible transfers to begin with, but don't go expecting to see a Dark Knight quality transfer in this release. Due to original film elements etc.. I do actually think that this is the best this film will ever look, the only way to upgrade this print would be to strike a new digital transfer from the original negatives and I honestly cannot see any distributor seeing that as a worth while investment.

On the other hand do not be put off by this review, I did like the transfer to this film, I just wasn't blown away by it, but again this film never was a special effects laden reference quality movie to begin with

The audio offered here is 5.1 DTS which again is adequate for the movie although the rear speakers will not have a lot to do here and again it is a big improvement over earlier DVD releases.

Extras wise it's a let down, that is unless you consider English and Spanish subtitles worthy as an extra feature which is all that is on offer here.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Brilliant
Published 3 days ago by Anthony Simpson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
enjoyed this dvd
Published 29 days ago by carol
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Timeless Classic but too many of these film carry the same sort of storyline with Van Damme.
Published 1 month ago by luke oliver
4.0 out of 5 stars classic 80s fighting, very good
this has to be one of my favourite van damme films. the plot and the soundtrack work well and the fighting scences are awesome. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mrs D Simmons
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Film
Superb product, brilliant picture quality, Excellent sound quality, very speedy delivery. Would highly recommend this product to anyone who likes this film.
Published 5 months ago by Chris Willoughby
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Love this film, very happy with this purchase, happy with everything, I would recommend this to anyone else who likes these sort of films
Published 10 months ago by Ryan Pearson
5.0 out of 5 stars KickBoxer!! :)
The movie that made go to practice KickBoxing!! Ooh the old days...Good image and sound!! Van Damme is the BEST!! THANK YOU SO MUCH AMAZON!!!
Published 14 months ago by Joćo Albino Pedrinho Avó
5.0 out of 5 stars good deal
this was a great deal , i haven,t watched it i got it for my grandson great price speedy deliverey and good condition what could be better thankyou from a happy grandson
Published 14 months ago by mick cade
3.0 out of 5 stars Kicking and screaming!
Although made on a shoestring, this is a classy affair in terms of fight choreography and it makes excellent use of some colourful locations. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Mr. S. Storey
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
this has to be one of the best martial arts movies ever made, second only to bloodsport. if you have not seen this film before then you really need to, the storyline behind the... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Josh
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