Jean-Claude Van Damme isn’t retiring anytime soon folks. After reporting that JCVD was set to call it quits after making one last action epic, we now have word that the Muscles from Brussels is slated to lead two new action films. The first being a film called Silent Kill which you can read about here. The second film which THR brought news of is called … Continue reading JCVD isn’t Retiring Anytime Soon as He is Set to Star in Another Upcoming Action-Thriller Called DARKNESS OF MAN
News coming out of the American Film Market has a new film starring Jean-Claude Van Damme called Silent Kill. JCVD will headline the action project chronicling the story of a group of mercenaries who find a treasure in the Congo. Of course, things go awry and I’m sure many bullets will be spent during the running time. Per Deadline: Anthony Hickox (Hellraiser III) wrote the … Continue reading SILENT KILL: JCVD Enlists for the Upcoming Mercenary Actioner Hitting the AFM this Month!
Yesterday saw the birthday hit once again for martial arts and action icon Jean-Claude Van Damme. The Muscles from Brussels, as he’s affectionately called, has been a staple in action cinema since his debut in the classic slugfest Bloodsport back in 1987. His physical prowess and graceful and balletic like martial arts moves made him an instant star and he has been so even after … Continue reading The Action Fix: Celebrating an Action Icon’s Birthday Van Dammage!
If you’re looking for some new reading material to help you better connect with your favorite genre of action, then I’ve got one for you. Newly released from Bear Manor Media, the book covers the life of filmmaker Sheldon Lettich who is responsible for such action classics as Lionheart, Double Impact, and Only the Strong. This is one in-depth book that takes the reader behind the scenes … Continue reading Explosive Tell-All Book SHELDON LETTICH: FROM VIETNAM TO VAN DAMME, About Action Star Filmmaker, Now Available from Bear Manor Media!
By: John M Jerva The Action Elite Live was in full effect this past Friday as our distinguished panel delved deep into the 1990 Van Dammage that was Death Warrant. Starring iconic action star Jean-Claude Van Damme in an action movie set within a prison and once again delivered a politically incorrect action film that only the 90’s could produce. From blistering signature Van Damme … Continue reading The Action Elite Live: The War Room- “Bring Me a Dream,” Analyzing the Van Dammage of DEATH WARRANT!
By: John M Jerva It’s time to lock and load and go to war as we delve into the special edition Blu-Ray release of JCVD’s Hard Target from Kino Lorber. I picked up this Holy Grail for serious fans for $1.25 at my local Dollar Tree. Released last December this is the definitive version to own as it contains the 4K restoration of the international … Continue reading BLU-RAY REVIEW: The Kino Lorber Special Edition HARD TARGET Release is Must Have Van Dammage for Any Serious Collector!
By: John M Jerva “Are we having fun yet?! One of the premiere action pics of the 90’s which pitted two of action cinema’s gargantuan stars is making its way to 4K limited edition Steelbook courtesy of Best Buy. That’s right! We’re talking about Universal Soldier which starred Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren. From director Roland Emmerich, came a testosterone laced action extravaganza with … Continue reading UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: Best Buy Readies a 4K Limited Steelbook Must Have Release of the 90’s Action Classic for June!
By: John M Jerva After a few months off, Eoin over at The Action Elite has returned with his live podcast The War Room. What better film to talk about on this episode then the crazy 1997 Jean-Claude Van Damme film Double Team which paired the Muscles from Brussels up with the most unlikely of partners in former NBA superstar Dennis Rodman. What could possibly … Continue reading The Action Elite Live: The War Room Returns! Let’s Talk JCVD’s DOUBLE TEAM!
By: John M Jerva Apparently, Jean-Claude Van Damme is retiring from making action movies. He’s serious this time too. This is the first I’m hearing of it but apparently, the action icon is calling it quits but not without going down fighting and taking on some of his most memorable opponents he ever centered the ring with in his filmography arsenal. Deadline is reporting that … Continue reading WHAT’S MY NAME?: JCVD Set to Fight Former Onscreen Opponents in His Final Action Movie Ever!
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 … Continue reading Special Features Announced for Kino Lorber’s HARD TARGET Special Edition 4K Blu-Ray!
By: John M Jerva Love it or hate it, JCVD’s The Last Mercenary is one of the most watched films on Netflix right now. The Muscles from Brussels is being touted for looking good in the film although some are saying that it focuses on more slapstick than action. At any rate, Van Damme gives us a special inside look at his training for the … Continue reading JCVD Gives a BTS Look at His Training for THE LAST MERCENARY
By: John M Jerva For those of you who blinked, SDCC held its 2nd annual Comic Con@Home this weekend which was mostly TV heavy with only a few films to speak of. Paramount Pictures brought Snake Eyes to the event and Netflix has shown the most presence with the panel for The Last Mercenary which features Jean-Claude Van Damme in what looks to be one … Continue reading THE LAST MERCENARY: Check Out a New Interview with JCVD & Clip from Comic Con @Home for the New Netflix Action-Comedy!
By: John M Jerva This week saw the anticipated release of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s big Netflix debut as the trailer for his righteous looking action-comedy The Last Mercenary delivered fans first look footage. The film, which was shot in French, will debut in July and from the looks of it, Van Damme is back and looking stellar in the film’s action sequences. Now we have … Continue reading THE LAST MERCENARY: The English Language Trailer Drops for Van Damme’s High-Octane Action-Comedy!
By: John M Jerva Update: To go along with the trailer reveal yesterday, Netflix has also unveiled key art for The Last Mercenary promising that JCVD is the “Daddy of All Secret Agents!” Check out the high kicking Van Dammage below! (Original Post) After years of looking like he wasn’t having any fun in his movies, Jean-Claude Van Damme looks like he’s finally channeling the … Continue reading THE LAST MERCENARY: Van Damme Kicks into Overdrive in the Slam Bang Trailer for Netflix’s Action-Comedy! (Update: Official Key Art Drops!)
By: Eoin Friel One of my favourite Jean-Claude Van Damme films is getting a new 4K Blu-ray courtesy of Kino Lorber Studio Classics. Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Hard Target from director John Woo is coming soon; it says the Unrated Director’s Cut so it would be cool if we finally got to see some of that workprint footage but it will likely just be the international … Continue reading JCVD’s HARD TARGET Getting a New 4K Blu-Ray from Kino Lorber
By: John M Jerva After Jean-Claude Van Damme’s popularity started to decline in the 90’s, the action star saw his slate of action films start to go the DTV route and while many see that as a bad thing, it doesn’t necessarily mean death to a career. It’s true that JCVD’s next wave of flicks weren’t on the same scale as his theatrical efforts but … Continue reading Van Damme’s 2004 Revenge Thriller WAKE OF DEATH Gets the UK Blu/Ray Special Edition Treatment this Week!
By: John M Jerva Van Damme is heading to Netflix for his first ever action film to hit a streaming service and JCVD has issued a new image for the project which you can see below! The new image has Van Damme all dressed up with someplace to go. The movie is a French action-comedy titled The Last Mercenary and it has The Muscles from … Continue reading JCVD is All Dressed Up in a New Image from Netflix’s THE LAST MERCENARY!
By: John M Jerva Well this was a nice surprise today as Netflix has unveiled a first look trailer for many of their upcoming films. The teaser includes footage from The Last Mercenary starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and we also get our first glimpse at Red Notice, the highly anticipated movie starring Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds. The trailer is brief and make … Continue reading Netflix Unleashes First Looks at Their 2021 Films Including RED NOTICE, ARMY OF THE DEAD and JCVD’s THE LAST MERCENARY!
By: Robb Antequera Hey guys, how’s everyone doing? I hope everyone is doing well in these troubling times. Unfortunately, I have some sad news (if anybody actually cares). This is going to be my last FOOT FIST FRIDAY for the time being. Yeah. My podcast The Action Drunkies is taking up the majority of my time, and it’s getting really hard to concentrate on this … Continue reading FOOT FIST FRIDAYS: JCVD & Bolo Yeung Center the Ring in the Classic Finale from BLOODSPORT!
By: John M Jerva Today, action and martial arts icon Jean-Claude Van Damne turns the big 6-0 and when the man who is personally responsible for rejuvenating the genre back in the 80’s is celebrating his special day, well you do a special Action Fix to commemorate the day. JCVD has had many kick ass action films and sequences throughout his career so picking one … Continue reading The Action Fix: Happy Birthday JCVD!!!