Special Features Announced for Kino Lorber’s HARD TARGET Special Edition 4K Blu-Ray!

By: John M Jerva

I’ve said it many times in the past but I’ll reiterate it for this post as JCVD’s Hard Target is my favorite film from the Mussles from Brussels. Yes I love this film more than Bloodsport and Kickboxer and the mix of high-octane firefights compounded with Van Damme’s patented slo-mo martial arts prowess and rapid fire direction by the great John Woo, make this one an easy top five pick and number one in my book.

Kino Lorber Studio Classics has announced the special features for the film’s 4K release which include the US theatrical edition as well as the uncut international version. Alas the elusive work print will probably never see the light of day but, hey, at least we get a solid Blu-Ray edition. Check out the details below!

The legendary “Muscles from Brussels” Jean-Claude Van Damme (No Retreat, No Surrender, Kickboxer) teams up with world-famous action director John Woo (The Killer, Hard Boiled, Face/Off) and executive producer Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead, Spider-Man) for this electrifying thriller. Chance Boudreaux (Van Damme) is the target of an evil mercenary (Lance Henriksen, Aliens) who recruits combat veterans for the “amusement” of his clients—bored tycoons who will pay a half a million dollars to stalk and kill the most challenging prey of them all: Man. So when beautiful Natasha Binder (Yancy Butler, TV’s Witchblade) hires Chance in search of her missing father, she gets more than she bargained for. Screenwriter Chuck Pfarrer (Darkman) takes “The Most Dangerous Game” and laces it with dark humor and slam-bang action for the hard-hitting Hard Target, featuring Arnold Vosloo (The Mummy), Kasi Lemmons (The Silence of the Lambs) and Wilford Brimley (The Thing).

Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Yancy Butler, Arnold Vosloo, Wilford Brimley, Kasi Lemmons, Willie C. Carpenter, Ted Raimi and Sven-Ole Thorsen

Directed by John Woo

This edition is locked and loaded with some amazing special features including new interviews with Woo, Henriksen, Butler and more!

Blu-Ray Extras Include:

Brand New 4K Restoration of the Unrated International Cut – From a 4K Scan of the Original Camera Negative!

NEW Interview with Director John Woo

NEW Interview with Actor Lance Henriksen

NEW Interview with Actress Yancy Butler

NEW Interview with Stunt Coordinator Billy Burton

NEW Audio Commentary by Action Film Historians Brandon Bentley and Mike Leeder

Theatrical Trailer (Newly Restored in HD)

The street date for the release is just in time for Christmas as it will hit the shelves on December 7th which is the same day as One Shot with Scott Adkins so my birthday and Christmas is all set for me!

Special pre-orders are live at the official site and they say that the product will be shipped ahead of street date so get yours in today!

Source: Kino Lorber

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