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JCVD [2008] [DVD]

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  • Actors: Jean-Claude Van Damme, François Damiens, Zinedine Soualem, Karim Belkhadra, Jean-Francois Wolff
  • Directors: Mabrouk El Mechri
  • Producers: Sidonie Dumas
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: French, English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Revolver
  • DVD Release Date: 2 Feb. 2009
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001K50VTY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,658 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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2008 crime comedy starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. Unlike most of his other films, this is not an all-action thriller but instead an opportunity for Van Damme to play a meatier role. The role he plays is himself, but in a kind of parallel universe. Unable to find work in Hollywood, broke and involved in a custody battle for his daughter, the eponymous JCVD returns to his native Belgium, where he still enjoys hero status. Once there he finds himself caught up in the middle of a hostage drama and acting out a different sort of role to the ones he is used to playing in films.

Synopsis

A DARING HEIST. A MAN ON THE EDGE - JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME IS BACK!

Washed-up, fighting bankruptcy and caught in the midst of a desperate struggle to win his daughter back from the jaws of a bitter custody battle, Van Damme unwittingly becomes embroiled in a dangerous bank robbery led by a gang of armed and violent criminals.
Trapped inside, Van Damme is framed for the robbery and the murder of innocent hostages. Now he must win the approval of the crowd as well as the trust of the police if he is to survive this deadly heist!

With a killer mix of action, murder, mayhem and no shortage of laughs JCVD delivers with the impact of a roundhouse kick to the face! Van Damme is back and this time he’s taking no prisoners!

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''The biggest fight of his life'' proclaims the movie posters' all too sincere tagline and from the warts and all performance on display - they weren't kidding. With a craftily self titled movie and a director who understands the hollywood action movie machine, Jean Claude Van Damme's new film is an exceptionally well made production with superb acting and stylish direction combined with an engaging story and possibly one of the most stripped down and honest performances of the last few years... who knew it would come from a belgian guy mostly known for his high kicks, a string of direct to video actioners and tabloid bating substance abuse?

To begin, I am a big Van Damme fan. I know its not all that clever to admit that, but I have followed him since I was a young teen becoming enchanted by his dynamic action movies that always seemed to combine high octane balletics with a real desire to make something different within the genre (hence his insistence on bringing hong kong directors to the US) - granted, some of his movies have been less than favourable (Derailed, The Order, Second In Command, etc) but he has still delivered solid genre flicks in the form of Hard Target, In Hell and AWOL. However, after seeing this - the new film ''JCVD'', his industry perception as a one note action star may well be turned on its head...

The story has JC playing himself. He's a down on his luck, over the hill action movie star with money problems, an agent who cannot get him a decent gig and a public child custody battle which isn't going in his favour. Retreating to his home of Brussels, he is embroiled in a post office robbery where he is held hostage by a gang of crooks who are at first astounded by him, then cannily plan how his name can help them with their scheme.
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The film that turned a declining b-movie action specialist into a universally acclaimed star. His resurrection starts with this very personal action/intimate/selfbiographical film.
Probably touching the bottom of his life and careers, Van Damme abandoned any resistance and decided to stage his own drama through a very particular kind of film, where he plays himself in a sort of fictional situation that looks a lot like a drama therapy. JCVD is full of dark irony, sarcasm, bitterness and reveal the deep and existential personality and spirit of this neglected actor and man, who finally finds the strenght to put himself back on his feet.
An excellent screenwriting where you can't tell when it's real life dialogue and when it's just script, a dense directing style, with a dark photography, a good action/thrilling approach, a certain knwoledge of dramatic visual language and an intimate touch, plus a fantastic long monologue (all in one long shot and camera dolly) by Van Damme himself, where he proves some unexpected acting qualities and a unique courage in talking about himself and his misery, with a great dramatic intensity.
A film that, while talking about a star fall and redemption, that basically happens before our eyes, while it is staging it, takes this story to talk about contemporary unstable and meaningless hysteria, where everyone becomes famous for few minutes, even a falling star who is suddenly remembered by people who never even watched his film, and whose drama is to believe that this will last for a while.
Fortunately, this film helped him live a second life: without it, we would have never seen the now superpopular Volvo epic split
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I have watched JCVD more than once now, and everytime it was a pleasure to watch. Some of his earlier films had me reaching for the stop button after a good martial arts fight scene had finished. Where as this film had me watching from start to finish on my third watch!.
It amazes me, as im watching JCVD how good an actor he really is. His facial expressions transmit so well his emotions without any dialogue. The film, superbly shot and paced is what van damme has needed for so many years instead of the quick buck, straight to dvd, action films, that put action before acting.
The film is shot with a soft focus for the majority of it. Some clever angles, and very good french actors. Nice comedy scenes, and seriousness in other scenes. It's a nice telling of a situation drama with Van Damme's trademark flash kicks, coming into play in certain scenes, although it must be said, it is drama before action but the balance is about right. Blu-ray is nice and clear in some scenes, but grainy in others, but something you will overlook quite easily while watching.
If you want only the best Van Damme films to have on Blu-ray, then this should definitely be in that list. Yes it's probably 90% french, but there are subtitles, and this film is such a mesmorising and justified praise to Jean Claude that you will overlook this without even realising.
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This is not a movie for fans of martial arts, this is not a movie for people who love action (despite the criminally misleading cover art); this is a film for people who love good old fashioned, well made pictures built on foundations of a solid story and great acting. Van Damme proves that he is a superb actor; for the most part he is speaking in his native tongue which helps give his performance sincerity. This is a film which catches Van Damme with his guard down both literally and metaphorically: there are many truths within the script and at times Van Damme bares his soul. Some die hard Van Damme fans will potentially not like this film for two reasons: firstly, there are very few high kicking moments, secondly, and more significantly, the Jean Claude Van Damme we see here is vulnerable, normal even, and that is a little disturbing, kind of like when Superman loses his superpowers! But I think as long as you go into this film accepting that this is not Van Damme's usual fare then you will be far from disappointed.

The extra features add value to the film. There is an extended interview with Jean Claude Van Damme wherein he returns to Brussels and revisits childhood haunts; through the interview he gives intriguing insights into why a slightly paranoid and low on self esteem Jean Claude made the movie as well as reflecting on previous films and his personal life.
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