Nov 122016
 

Kickboxer: Vengeance is not exactly the great follow-up to the 1989 classic but at least Jean-Claude Van Damme is back and his appearance alone might make it a worthwhile watch, but otherwise the film is filled with bad acting, terrible dialogue and even the fight sequences are uninspiring.

 

 

Kickboxer: Vengeance
(2016)

Genre(s): Martian Arts, Thriller
RLJ Entertainment | NR – 90 min. – $29.97 | November 8, 2016

Date Published: 11/12/2016 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
John Stockwell
Writer(s): Mark DiSalle & Jean-Claude Van Damme (characters); Dimitri Logothetis and James McGrath (screenplay)
Cast: David Bautista, Alan Moussi, Gina Carano, Cain Velasquez, Fabricio Werdum, Sara Lane, Georges St-Piere, Jean-Claude Van Damme
DISC INFO:
Features:
Featurette, Photo Gallery
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.40
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
Disc Size: 19.9 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


Kurt Sloane (ALAIN MOUSSI) has always been there for his brother, Eric (DARREN SHAHLAVI), who’s known in the martial arts world as a modern-day warrior. But when the ruthless and undefeated fighter Tong Po (DAVID BAUTISTA) brutally ends Eric’s life in a no-holds-barred match in Thailand, Kurt devotes himself to training with a master (JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME) in a quest for redemption… and revenge.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.0/5


This release comes with a title-embossed slip cover. The features are, unfortunately, a tad light. There’s a Making-of (6:11; HD) featurette providing behind-the-scenes footage and cast/crew interviews and a Photo Gallery.

 


VIDEO – 3.75/5


Kickboxer: Vengeance arrives on Blu-ray through RLJ Entertainment presented with a 2.40 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer (MPEG-4 AVC codec). Detail looks pretty sharp and colors were generally bright though the fight scenes were more natural tones. The transfer looks clean, free of artifacts and aliasing. That said, it does have a made-for-TV kind of look…

AUDIO – 4.0/5


The disc includes a decent DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track which provides for clear dialogue levels and when the fights kick in, so to speak, there’s some nice depth with each channel being utilized. As with most of these types of releases, it’s not amazing but at least it sounds good even if doesn’t have the wow factor.

 


OVERALL – 2.0/5


Overall, Kickboxer: Vengeance is not exactly the great follow-up to the 1989 classic but at least Jean-Claude Van Damme is back and his appearance alone might make it a worthwhile watch, but otherwise the film is filled with bad acting, terrible dialogue and even the fight sequences are uninspiring. The Blu-ray released by RLJ offers good video/audio transfers while the bonus material is basic.

 

 

 

 

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