‘Kickboxer: Vengeance’ Review

Stars: Dave Bautista, Alain Moussi, Gina Carano, John Claude Van Damme, Georges St-Pierre, Darren Shahlavi, Sara Malakul Lane, T.J. Storm, Matthew Ziff, Sam Medina, Hawn Tran | Written by Dimitri Logothetis, Jim McGrath | Directed by John Stockwell

A remake of the film that turned Jean Claude Van Damme into an action-movie megastar, Kickboxer: Vengeance retreads the story of the brothers Sloan – the only difference here is that the the stakes are higher, the action is more brutal (the glass-on-gloves fight is certainly a Lot more bloody than in the original film) and this time round the bad guy is former WWE man-beast turned actor Dave Bautista and the Muay Thai expert that trains Kurt Sloan to face Tong Po is Van Damme!

For those unfamiliar with the plot, Kickboxer: Vengeance tells the story of Kurt Sloan, younger brother to medal-winning martial artist Eric Sloan. The younger of the two, Kurt has
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Kickboxer: Vengeance Exclusive Clip Shows Martial Artists Paying the Price

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Kickboxer: Vengeance Exclusive Clip Shows Martial Artists Paying the Price
The need for many people to find atonement and retribution against the enemies who have wronged them is a compelling motivation in their people’s lives. That’s certainly the case for the protagonist in the martial arts film, ‘Kickboxer: Vengeance,’ who’s on a quest for restitution for his brother. In honor of the action movie’s home release today, Shockya is premiering an exclusive clip from the drama, which is titled ‘Pay the Price.’ ‘Kickboxer: Vengeance,’ which is a reboot of directors Mark Disalle and David Worth’s 1989 martial arts film, ‘Kickboxer,’ is now available on Blu-Ray and on Dvdb from Rlj Entertainment. The Blu-Ray is retailing for an Srp of $29.97, [ Read More ]

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Film Review: ‘Kickboxer: Vengeance’

Film Review: ‘Kickboxer: Vengeance’
After a summer notable for many expensive action-movie disappointments in which even concepts traditionally associated with hands-on stuntwork (i.e. “The Legend of Tarzan”) were overwhelmed by CGI, there’s something refreshing about the admittedly dopey but good-natured, straightforward mano a mano of “Kickboxer: Vengeance.” This de facto remake of the 1989 martial arts favorite, with Jean-Claude Van Damme returning a quarter century later (albeit this time as the hero’s wise elder trainer), improves on the boilerplate original without really changing its essentials.

This revamp (which ignores several interim direct-to-video sequels Van Damme did not participate in) is a bit shorter, a tad more stylish, and utilizes the same clichés a little less ponderously. Brainiacs need not apply to this otherwise unreconstructed testosterone-a-thon, but of its type, “Vengeance” is well-crafted good fun — and good proof that you don’t need more than two hours or $100 million to give ticket buyers
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VOD Vault #2 – Ratter / Hazard Jack

Welcome to the second installment of VOD Vault, where we take a look at another bunch of direct-to-market releases, many of which hit iTunes and the supermarket shelves without fanfare, walking you – our readers – down the fine line between spending your money wisely, or throwing it away on another slice of Dtv dross. Up this week are Ratter, and Hazard Jack


Stars: Ashley Benson, Matt McGorry, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Alex Cranmer, Michael William Freeman, Kaili Vernoff | Directed by Branden Kramer

Starring Ashley Benson and Matt McGorry, Ratter is the latest in an ever-increasing list of techno-horrors focusing on modern technology being used a tool for evil… The film tells the story of New York graduate Emma (Benson), who is excited about finally getting her own place in the city despite her parents expressing their worry about her living on her own. However when Emma starts receiving weird text messages from an unknown number,
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Exclusive: David Oman Talks Real Life Haunting and House at the End of the Drive

Inspired by true events that shocked the world and to this day still frighten and fascinate, The House at the End of the Drive was shot on location on Cielo Drive… just a knife’s throw away from the site of the Manson/Tate murders.

Produced by the homeowner David Oman, the movie blends fact with fiction as supernatural forces from the past transport he and his dinner guests through time -- back to the night of the original murders.

The movie recently enjoyed a big red carpet gala premiere in Hollywood at Shockfest (where it took home “Best Writer” honors in the closing Awards). We were lucky enough to catch up with Oman for this exclusive interview.

Dread Central: I’ve been hearing about your haunted house for years, but I never did have the, er, pleasure of visiting. I recall, a few years back, you used to host film screenings and tours.
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Afm 2013: First Details and Artwork for Hazard Jack

Another new film heading to this year's American Film Market crossed our desks, and we have the first details and another bit of small, somewhat blurry sales art to share for David Worth's Hazard Jack, which is currently in post-production.

The film stars Amanda Maddox, Alison Lani, Macauley Gray, and Kevin James Sporman. It is directed by David Worth, written by Worth and Doug Vandegrift, and produced by Sheldon Silverstein.

Look for more soon!


A group of college friends decide to have a weekend of fun and war games at an abandoned hospital which has become the sanctuary for a now transformed horror, and his name is Hazard Jack.

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Kickboxer Remake Lands Director Stephen Fung

Kickboxer Remake Lands Director Stephen Fung
Just hours after we reported that Jean-Claude Van Damme's 1988 breakout hit Bloodsport is getting remade by Relativity Media, Radar Pictures is developing a reboot of the action star's 1989 thriller Kickboxer.

Hong Kong filmmaker Stephen Fung (Tai Chi Hero) has signed on to direct, working from a screenplay by Jim McGrath and Dimitri Logothetis. The original Kickboxer centered on Kurt Sloane (Jean-Claude Van Damme), who trains in the art of Muay Thai kickboxing to take on a brutal champion who severely injured his brother.

Dimitri Logothetis is also producing alongside Radar's Ted Field and Nick Celozzi, with Mike Weber and Peter Meyer executive producing. Casting is currently under way, with the filmmakers hoping to get production started either this fall or in early 2014.

Kickboxer spawned four straight-to-video sequels, none of which starred Jean-Claude Van Damme. Sasha Mitchell starred in Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991), Kickboxer 3: The Art of War
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More Van Dammage As ‘Kickboxer’ Remake Moves Forward With Stephen Fung

Coming pretty swiftly on the heels of the confirmation James McTeigue will helm the big screen remake of the corny-yet-rousing 1988 Jean-Claude Van Damme martial-arts hit Bloodsport (and earlier last month a Timecop reboot), we have news of another Van Damme ‘cliched action classic’ headed to the big screen.

Kickboxer, which originally arrived a year after Bloodsport and was directed by Mark Disalle and David Worth, is to get the reboot treatment courtesy of Radar Pictures and director Stephen Fung. Again, we’re still unsure how much it will stick to the plot of character Kurt Sloane, who trains in the art of Muay Thai to avenge his brother’s death.

Rising filmmaker Fung, whose most recent directing effort was the well-recieved Tai Chi Zero, will work from a script by Dimitri Logothetis and Jim McGrath.

Tomorrow, expect a re-imagining of Van Damme’s directorial debut dud The Quest (I tremble
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Two Jean-Claude Van Damme films set for remakes

News Simon Brew 25 Jul 2013 - 07:30

Both Kickboxer and Bloodsport are set for the remake treatment, it's been revealed.

You might not have thought that the world was crying out for a reboot of Jean-Claude Van Damme's Kickboxer, but it's damn sure looking like it's going to get one.

The 1989 original, which was directed by David Worth and Mark Disalle, is getting a new take thanks to director Stephen Fung. He's landed the job of bringing a new Kickboxer film to the screen, working from a screenplay by Jim McGrath and Dimitri Logothetis. The latter is one of the film's producers too.

But Kickboxer isn't the only Van Damme remake on the cards. As it turns out, a new Bloodsport film is also set to head for production. James McTeigue, of V For Vendetta fame, is directing that one.

There's no sign of any Van Damme involvement that we
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Stephen Fung to Direct Kickboxer Reboot

On the heels of news this morning that V For Vendetta director James McTeigue has signed on to helm a big screen reboot of the 1988 martial arts actioner Bloodsport comes word, via Deadline , that another Jean-Claude Van Damme original is headed back to the big screen. A new take on Kickboxer is in the works from Radar Pictures and director Stephen Fung. The 1989 film, directed by Mark Disalle and David Worth, starred Van Damme as Kurt Sloane, a man out to avenge his brother by learning the Muay Thai fighting style. Fung, best known for helming the recent Tai Chi Zero , will work from a script by Dimitri Logothetis and Jim McGrath. Logothetis will also produce with Nick Celozzi and Ted Field with Peter Meyer and Mike Weber serves as executive producers. The original...
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Schlock Value: Issue #1

Schlock Value: Issue #1 – December 2007 Edition by Danny Price

G’day mate. That’s not a knife, this is a knife. I’ll get my boomerang so we can rustle up some tucker, cricky put another shrimp on the barby while you’re at it. You get the vegemite and we can ride our Kangaroos home. Okay, now that I’ve gotten all the clichés out of the way let me introduce myself, I’m your Aussie messiah and spiritual leader through the world of B-Movie cinema, there are places where you could get lost amidst the sea of schlock, so I shall endeavor to bring to you, good folk, some must see (or at least must know) pieces of cheesy movie crap. The world of schlock awaits, you are its bitch.

To kick things off I wanted to include some of my favorite bad movies, each one stood out to me in some way,
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Exclusive Images: Real Life Haunting at the Center of The House at the End of the Drive

Here at Dread Central filmmakers often approach us with projects that were filmed at haunted locations. Rarely, though, does anyone offer up any real proof of strange things going on; and it's that very proof that has piqued our interest in The House at the End of the Drive.

The film, directed by David Worth (The Man with the Screaming Brian), stars James Oliver (Our Fathers, Rescue Dawn), Angela Jones (Pulp Fiction), Jonathan Mangum (Raising Helen, The Bucket List), and Alison Raimondi (Club Dread), co-starring Jessica Szohr ("Gossip Girl") with a special guest appearance by Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Pumpkinhead, Near Dark).

The film is a part-fact/part-fiction story based on producer David Oman's experiences living in one of America's most haunted houses, which sits right down the drive from where the Manson Family murders took place 43 years ago. Sound interesting? You bet it does. Check out a few exclusive
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Forgotten Action Cinema: Lady Dragon

While other savvy web-oriented reviewers are spending their oh-so precious moments viewing critically-acclaimed, life-affirming, award-winning motion pictures in exquisite art house theaters around the globe, I prefer to expend my lazy days off watching profoundly awful martial arts movies in my underwear. Director David Worth’s 1992 fisticuff extravaganza “Lady Dragon”, for example, is just another notch on my diseased cinematic bedpost, a wholly forgettable yarn about one woman’s quest to avenge her charming husband’s untimely death. The lady with the lethal limbs, of course, is none other than Cynthia Rothrock, star of such outstanding cinematic disasters as “China O’Brien”, “Undefeatable”, and the legendary Corey Haim caper franchise “Fast Getaway”. The only reason anyone would bother to partake in this obscure serving of generic foolishness is to witness the climatic showdown betwixt the aforementioned Rothrock and fluid Australian brawler Richard Norton. Unfortunately, “Kickboxer” mastermind David Worth has seemingly
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