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!!!
By: John M Jerva Martial arts and action film buffs surely remember a time when Jean-Claude Van Damme was a martial arts star in films. From Bloodsport to Kickboxer, JCVD was the pinnacle of brutal and ballistic fisticuffs in his movies and even when he ventured into more action-thriller roles, he still incorporated moves that made him the star that he was. For a long … Continue reading HEADLOCK: JCVD Wants to Make One Last, Epic Martial Arts Movie!
By: John M Jerva Just the other day, action icon Jean-Claude Van Damme posted a cryptic picture of an image of himself doing the splits on top of the official Netflix logo and while I was intrigued, I decided to wait and post until we had further info on the project. Now the time has come as The Hollywood Reporter is bringing word that JCVD … Continue reading JCVD is THE LAST MERCENARY for Netflix!
By: The Cinema Drunkie Welcome to FOOT FIST FRIDAYS! A weekly dose of fight action where the Action-Flix.com experts share their thoughts on some of the greatest scenes of fisticuffs in action cinema history! With the release of the trailer for Michael Jai White’s reboot/remake of Welcome To Sudden Death, resident Action-Flix badass The Cinema Drunkie pays homage to the original 1995 classic Sudden Death … Continue reading FOOT FIST FRIDAYS: JCVD Does Van Dammage DIE HARD Style in SUDDEN DEATH!
By: John M Jerva Action star Scott Adkins is back and he’s making the most of his time in isolation as filming has stopped on his latest action film Castle Falls. Adkins posted a video on social media this week where he began to countdown his top 5 favorite films that he has ever done up to this point. Number 5 was Ninja 2: Shadow … Continue reading Scott Adkins Personally Ranks His Favorite Films Ever! Number 4- UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING!
(Original Publication Date: March 1st, 2019) By: John M Jerva REVIEW: WE DIE YOUNG STARRING: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Elias Garza, David Castañeda, Nicholas Sean Johnny, Kerry Bennett, and Joseph Long DIRECTED BY: Lior Geller OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: When ruthless drug lord Rincon (Castañeda) and his MS-13 gang recruit 10-year-old Miguel to work as a runner, big brother Lucas (Rodriguez) is desperate to keep Miguel safe. Fleeing for their lives, the … Continue reading REVIEW: JCVD’S WE DIE YOUNG Delivers a Powerful if Downbeat Message of Life’s Harsh Realities (Reprint)
By: John M jerva Welcome to FOOT FIST FRIDAYS! A weekly dose of fight action where the Action-Flix.com experts share their thoughts on some of the greatest scenes of fisticuffs in action cinema history! This week in the first edition of FOOT FIST FRIDAYS for 2020, I break from the norm and deliver to you the epic and brutally satisfying finale from Universal Soldier: Day … Continue reading FOOT FIST FRIDAYS: Scott Adkins Delivers the Brutal and Satisfying Goods in the Epic Finale from UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING!
If anyone could pull off a BLOODSPORT or ENTER THE DRAGON Remake… it’s these two guys! Continue reading JOHN WICK Creators David Leitch and Chad Stahelski are Eyeing BLOODSPORT and ENTER THE DRAGON Remakes!
(Original Publication Date: September 27th, 2016) By: John M Jerva REVIEW: KICKBOXER: VENGEANCE STARRING: Alain Moussi, David Bautista, George St.-Pierre, Gina Carano and Jean-Claude Van Damme DIRECTED BY: John Stockwell What’s It About: Kickboxer: Vengeance opens with Kurt Sloan (Moussi) arriving in Thailand to train at the camp of the Thai champion Tong Po (Bautista). After going through a gauntlet of fighters to prove himself, … Continue reading KICKBOXER: VENGEANCE The Action-Flix Review (Reprint)
(Original Publication Date: July 1st, 2018) By: John M Jerva In the film industry, it’s the stars of the films that get all the glory but we all know that without the hard working men and women behind the camera, these great movies would never get made. One of the most important, if not most important, group are the writers. Without these hard working folks … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Writer/Producer Chad Law Talks BLACK WATER with JCVD and Much More! (Reprint)