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Sudden Death [Blu-ray] [1995] [Region Free] (Get Three Selected Blu-ray Titles for £17*)

Jean-Claude Van Damme , Powers Booth , Peter Hyams    Suitable for 18 years and over   Blu-ray
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  • Actors: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Powers Booth, Raymond J. Barry, Dorian Harewood, Ross Malinger
  • Directors: Peter Hyams
  • Language: English
  • Dubbed: French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese Brazilian, Italian, Latin Spanish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: None
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 5 Aug 2013
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00CU9QHXS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,845 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Darren McCord (Jean-Claude Van Damme) must rescue his little girl from terrorists who have interrupted the Stanley Cup ice hockey final. The bad guys threaten to blow everybody up unless they get a billion dollars from the treasury by the end of the game. McCord has his work cut out if he's going to stop the explosion and retrieve his child before that final buzzer.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Van Dammes best 3 Jan 2003
Format:DVD
Jean Claude Van Damme reunites with Peter Hyams (Timecop) in this exciting action thriller set in a hockey stadium. The action is well choreographed and the acting is surprisingly top notch. If you like Van Damme or are a big action fan i recommend this.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Up there with the best van Damme movies 9 May 2003
Format:DVD
One of my personal favourites, Jean-Claude plays a fire safety officer that resorts to extreme measures when his daughter (along with the vice president or some other such political type) is held hostage by terrorists during an ice hockey match. Powers Boothe leads the terrorists in fine ruthless style while van Damme runs around the stadium (with the hockey-watching crowd blissfully unaware they're sitting on a ticking bomb) trying his hardest to take out bad guys and defuse bombs and, hopefully, rescue his daughter before time runs out and the whole stadium goes up in smoke.
Both van Damme and Powers Boothe put on a good show for the punters - Boothe is about as evil and merciless as they come, unafraid to pop a cap in one of his hostages every time something doesn't go his way; and van Damme is... well, he's van Damme. He may not be the worlds greatest actor, but he knows a thing or two about kicking bad guys butts and he gives it his all in this movie. It's all done on a grand scale by Peter Hyams, the director responsible for The Relic, Arnie's End Of Days (both underrated films) and van Dammes Timecop, and he seems to steer things in a more realistic direction - you find yourself believing that maybe a guy like van Damme's capable of taking care of a situation like this, and you get behind him all the way.
It goes without saying there's some excellent fights featured in this movie, all boasting the usual hardcore violence we expect from our Belgian boy, and it all amounts to a couple of hours of decent fairly brainless fun. The plot's got a few twists and turns too, so you can't really ask for more than that.
The DVD is pretty basic, boasting just a trailer by way of extras, but the picture's pin sharp and the sound packs a punch as big as Jean-Claude's. Can't really ask for more
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Death by chicken leg...... 1 Feb 2014
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Darren McCord takes his two kids to a Pittsburgh Penguins National Hockey League play- off game.

Unbeknown to him, the sports arena has been taken over by terrorists, who are holding the Vice President of the United States, as well as many other high-ranking officials hostage.

Darren later becomes the only one who is aware of the situation. And, the stakes are raised when the terrorists announce that they will blow-up the building at the end of the game.

Therefore, Darren must not only subdue the terrorists, but postpone the game and send it to overtime.....

Oh yes, the film is silly, and full of gaping plot holes, but for heavens sake, it's a really fun movie with a really good performance from Van Damme (his relationship with his children is spot on), and Powers Boothe, looking like he's having the time of his life as the villain.

It's a shame though that the movie was released at the time it was. The Die Hard in a..... Sub genre had been way over done, and Van Damme was becoming less successful at the box office.

As well as being very funny in places, it's also quite sadistic in the fact that the terrorists literally don't care who they kill. Elderly women, Wives, and head cooks, no one is safe.

The films edited really well, and the action scenes look good and never get too over the top, despite the fact Van Damme has a fight with a giant penguin.

In my opinion it's his best film of the nineties and it never gets boring, thanks to Boothe and a great performance from Van Damme.

If you've never seen a Van Damme film and are not Into martial arts movies, this is for you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ice ice baby. 4 Dec 2011
By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Darren McCord, a fire safety officer at a hockey stadium, takes his two kids to a major Pittsburgh Penguins game. It just so happens to be the day that extortionist/thieves kidnap the vice president and hold him hostage at the stadium, thus putting himself and his children in mortal danger.

Lets cut to the chase here, Sudden Death is a clone rip off of Die Hard, the action template movie that shines as bright as a newly formed bruise, but as copycats go {and there have been reams}, Peter Hyams' beefcake blunderbuss movie is an action junkie's delight. Jean Claude Van Damme {McCord obviously} flexes his muscles and not only beats seven bells of tar out of Powers Booth's criminal minions, he also proves to be a hero and loving father to his oblivious children. It's contrived for sure, I mean we get Jean sneaking on to the ice and taking up net minding duties, and it's certainly a script devoid of imagination. But it's got Van Damme fighting a hot kick ass babe in a penguin suit and a last fifteen minutes of high roof/dangling/swinging/exploding mayhem that does the action genre proud.

It's no Die Hard, but what genre films are? Sudden Death in spite of its contrivances, is a film that is impossible not to enjoy if you are a like minded adult. 7/10
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4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly excellent action thriller 16 Nov 2010
By Benminx
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Despite it's cheesy appearance and B-movie cast, this is a terrifically fun action thriller. Van Damme reins in his tendency to overact compared to his normal performances and delivers a surprisingly convincing turn as an ordinary guy in a bad situation, while Powers Boothe has rarely been better as a slick and charming but devilishly villainous bad guy with a shady secret background. The action is exciting and surprisingly brutal as Boothe and his bad guys gradually infiltrate a major league ice-hockey rink and kidnap the Vice President, holding the unsuspecting stadium customers and the VP to ransom for an ungodly fee, while Van Damme just tries to kep his estranged kids safe as he tries to thwart his unwanted guests.
There are explosions and shootings aplenty, vicious hand-to-hand combat with a variety of inventive weapons, and some spectacular stunts.
Far better than you might be inclined to think it will be. My other-half, who's not much of a B-movie action fan (and only a passing Van-Damme fan), loved it. Explosive fun that's even better on a widescreen than I remember it being in the cinema.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The best Van Damme movie ever made!!..
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Published 6 months ago by Alex Devereux
4.0 out of 5 stars Let's play Hockey girls!!
Great entertainment..ridiculous Van Damme as the Hero Daddy..all the same, this is a real fun thrill ride!! Read more
Published 7 months ago by Tony Fox
1.0 out of 5 stars sudden crap
Nl not good it has a poor plot and it brags on for. Ages , I hate it and it should go away
Published 11 months ago by juliedilworth
4.0 out of 5 stars Sudden Death: Van Damme ices the bad guys
Most of this film plays out like Die Hard on ice crossed with Air Force One with hints of `Allo Allo, with Jean Claude Van Damme filling the Bruce Willis role as a rogue element... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Victor
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Brilliant ! You Must Buy This Film.
[Mervyn Catley, I saw this film on Sky Last night on 27th May 2012]
It was really good, a lot better than I expected. Read more
Published on 28 May 2012 by Clint
4.0 out of 5 stars "..TOP ACTION CLASSIC.."
This has to be one of the best movies van-damme has ever made, I remember watching this at the cinema!!! loads of awesome action and fighting. Read more
Published on 24 April 2012 by S. Drury
5.0 out of 5 stars sudden death
all I can say is that it was a quick delivery, and good quality dvd, action packed and very enjoyable.
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