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two Van Damme films on Blu-ray
on 26 June 2016
This is a double feature Blu-ray - with two films on a single disc. Even so, the picture quality is still very good (and far superior to DVD). The films are: "Bloodsport" and "Timecop". These are movies starring Jean Claude Van Damme - and, for fans of action, they're a lot of fun. This item is a US import - however, I've found that it works on my region 2 player. Unfortunately there are no bonus features.
"Bloodsport" is the film that helped propel Van Damme into stardom. It's about an American army officer who goes AWOL to take part in a highly secretive, underground martial arts tournament (held once every 5 years) to determine the best fighter in the world. The fight sequences are truly amazing, and - although this is a low-budget movie (with several continuity errors) - it's a good film.
"Timecop" was made at the height of Van Damme's fame - and is a big-budget sci-fi movie. It's about a police officer who protects 'time' from changes made by criminals who seek to change the past for their own gain. While there's plenty of fighting, this film also has a decent plot. It's a shame that, following this box-office success, Van Damme's career stalled.
It's not easy to find these films on Blu-ray - so this is a handy double pack. It's reasonably priced, and I thoroughly recommend it.