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  • TechnoHippy 2 Dec 2019 08:53:22 15,635 posts
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    Another vote for Kickboxer over Bloodsport - it felt that he had to work at his victory more and was more coherent approach. They're both fun to watch though.

    Cyborg is still the greatest JCVD film, although I wish the TV series JCVD had gone somewhere :-)
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 2 Dec 2019 08:56:03 21,771 posts
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    Universal Soldiers is also great despite a glaring lack of roundhouse kicks.
  • smoothpete 2 Dec 2019 09:00:41 36,193 posts
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    Does Universal Soldiers have a Hulk Hogan style comeback late in the final fight scene? Because that's traditionally required along with roundhouse kicks
  • nickthegun 2 Dec 2019 09:03:58 79,448 posts
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    He roundhouse kicks Dolph into a thresher, if memory serves.
  • fontgeeksogood 2 Dec 2019 09:05:05 7,787 posts
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    Load_2.0 wrote:
    Even in my preen teen naivety I recognized that Dudikoff was no student of the martial arts.
    That's kinda the point of the story. I'm starting to question your dedication to the genre
  • nickthegun 2 Dec 2019 09:06:17 79,448 posts
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    Model turned Martial Artist. Thatís why heís always in Ninja gear. No roundhouse kicker is Dudikoff.
  • TechnoHippy 2 Dec 2019 09:14:18 15,635 posts
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    I'd forgotten Universal Soldier - gruff Dolph and light footed Claude complimented each other.

    "Are we having fun yet?"

    Yes we were :-)
  • JamboWayOh 2 Dec 2019 09:29:49 16,042 posts
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    I'm surprised you cunts have omitted this brilliant JCVD scene from the archives.

    https://youtu.be/ZgitIMSgKT8
  • drhickman1983 2 Dec 2019 10:36:38 6,178 posts
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    If we're talking JCVD Hard Target is an overlooked classic imo.
  • Deleted user 2 December 2019 10:42:07
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JCVD_(film)

    This was a weird one. Watched it years ago, might give it another try.
  • Mola_Ram 2 Dec 2019 10:48:16 21,876 posts
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    The Universal Soldier sequels (the two most recent ones) are absolutely amazing, though not in a "so bad they're good" kind of way. They're just really, really good.
  • Rhaegyr 2 Dec 2019 10:58:47 4,874 posts
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    AWOL/Lionheart/Wrong Bet is easily his best film imo.
  • challenge_hanukkah 2 Dec 2019 12:31:30 11,710 posts
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    Every time I see his name contracted to JCVD it makes think of some shitty proprietary video format that never took off.

    Jean Claude Van Betamax.

    Edited by challenge_hanukkah at 13:13:47 02-12-2019
  • SuperSoupy 2 Dec 2019 12:46:36 145 posts
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    The Irishman

    Takes Scorsese's plot structure and pacing of his mob epics, crosses it with the mortality-heavy undertones of Silence, to make what is one of his most endearing films to date.

    Also it is SOOO good to see Joe Pesci on the screen again.

    9/10
  • SuperSoupy 2 Dec 2019 12:48:01 145 posts
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    Also, if we're talking Van Damme, I've got a soft spot for The Quest. It's a better Street Fighter movie, than his actual Street Fighter movie!
  • racing_fan 2 Dec 2019 12:52:20 202 posts
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    Let's not forget Timecop. Quite like Double Impact also.
  • Kay 2 Dec 2019 13:04:51 20,303 posts
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    SuperSoupy wrote:
    Also, if we're talking Van Damme, I've got a soft spot for The Quest. It's a better Street Fighter movie, than his actual Street Fighter movie!
    I remember once when we were supposed to be doing a GCSE study session, a few friends and I ended up watching a crazy film where JCVD takes part in a secret fighting tournament with a bunch of exotic characters from around the world. It was great fun, and we even took bets during the film on who'd win each fight. I'd forgotten the film's name and thought it might have been Bloodsport, but a bit of googling shows that it most likely was The Quest.

    Edited by Kay at 13:05:31 02-12-2019
  • richarddavies 2 Dec 2019 13:07:37 6,895 posts
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    SuperSoupy wrote:
    The Irishman

    Takes Scorsese's plot structure and pacing of his mob epics, crosses it with the mortality-heavy undertones of Silence, to make what is one of his most endearing films to date.

    Also it is SOOO good to see Joe Pesci on the screen again.

    9/10

    Can you keep this kind of shit in another thread? This is the Jean Claude Van Damme appreciation society.
  • elstoof 2 Dec 2019 13:32:38 24,526 posts
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    Right Iím sticking Bloodsport on now. Just seen Road House is on Netflix as well
  • askew 2 Dec 2019 13:42:17 20,324 posts
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    Swayze != JCVD
  • nickthegun 2 Dec 2019 13:45:52 79,448 posts
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    Iíll try and find the link but the story of Street Fighter is amazing. JCVD was ripped off his tits 24hrs a day and kept going missing to score more coke.
  • Deleted user 2 December 2019 13:46:32
    nickthegun wrote:
    Iíll try and find the link but the story of Street Fighter is amazing. JCVD was ripped off his tits 24hrs a day and kept going missing to score more coke.
    Was it this one?

    https://www.theguardian.com/games/2018/jul/16/inside-street-fighter-movie-jean-claude-van-damme-kylie-minogue

    Funny as fuck
  • nickthegun 2 Dec 2019 13:53:59 79,448 posts
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    Thatís the one!
  • Deleted user 2 December 2019 13:57:21
    You can tell JCVD is completely phoning it all in.

    God bless Raul Julia. That film would have been completely worthless without him.
  • richarddavies 2 Dec 2019 14:05:48 6,895 posts
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    Great read.
  • SuperSoupy 2 Dec 2019 14:13:23 145 posts
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    richarddavies wrote:
    SuperSoupy wrote:
    The Irishman

    Takes Scorsese's plot structure and pacing of his mob epics, crosses it with the mortality-heavy undertones of Silence, to make what is one of his most endearing films to date.

    Also it is SOOO good to see Joe Pesci on the screen again.

    9/10

    Can you keep this kind of shit in another thread? This is the Jean Claude Van Damme appreciation society.
    Sorry, I didn't realise.

    So.. how about that Legionnaire, huh!?
  • JamboWayOh 2 Dec 2019 18:54:17 16,042 posts
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    Peter Bradshaw is out of his fucking mind making High Life one is his best films of the year nominations. Out of his fucking mind.
  • BinaryBob101 2 Dec 2019 18:56:17 27,186 posts
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    Yeah, I lasted about 30 minutes. Terribad.
  • beastmaster 2 Dec 2019 22:01:32 19,577 posts
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    JamboWayOh wrote:
    Peter Bradshaw is out of his fucking mind making High Life one is his best films of the year nominations. Out of his fucking mind.
    WHAT? WHAT?? WHHAAATTT???? WHATTTT???

    THE SECOND WORST FILM I'VE EVER SEEN TYPE WHAT????!!!???!!
  • beastmaster 2 Dec 2019 22:50:27 19,577 posts
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    The Irishman - 9/10

    I do kind of wish I'd gone to the Everyman cinema to watch this but the running time is a bit too long for that. Even with those incredibly comfortable seats.

    I think this is Scorsese getting back to his very best although I still think Goodfellas and Casino are better films.

    Everyone is in top form but it's so damn good to see Joe Pesci back on screen. He takes this film to another level and I think that without him, the film would have suffered greatly.

    I've got to say something about the de-aging effects. Yes there great and all that but there is a big problem with them when used for anything that involves action or physical work. I thought this was really apparent in a scene outside a bakery. Although youthful in the face, he still moves like a 76 year old. Don't think they can really "fix" that. I saw it a little bit in Captain Marvel as well.

    But that doesn't stop this film from one of the masters of cinema being one of the most compelling and enjoyable films I've seen this year.

    The Nightingale - 10/10

    Holy fuck! This second film from Jennifer Kent, who also directed the The Babadook, is just one pure soul crushing hammer blow after another. I don't think I've seen a film so relentlessly grim since The Whistleblower with Rachel Weisz. It's also utterly brilliant.

    I'm not sure I'd classify this film as a horror film even though the film is full of utterly horrific acts. It makes The Whistleblower look utterly tame by comparison.

    The entire cast are brilliant but it's the main trio that I think are truly exceptional. Especially Aisling Franciosi. She's made her name doing TV series and had a very brief stint as Lyanna Stark in Game of Thrones. The way things seem to work these days, she'll probably be in the next Star Wars film in three years time.

    I think this is one of those truly unforgettable films that I found deeply disturbing, It's the sort of film that even though the subject matter and what happens is shocking, it's so well shot, superbly acted, gripping and terrifying, it's kind of a joyous experience to have watched it.
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