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Blood Ring (1991)

Max, a prize boxer who has developed a drinking habit after his girlfriend Susan left him, gets involved in dirty business once she asks him to help her find her missing husband.

Director:

Teddy Page (as Irvin Johnson)

Writer:

Ron Davies
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dale Cook Dale Cook ... Max Rivers
Andrea Lamatsch Andrea Lamatsch ... Susan Dalton
Don Nakaya Neilsen Don Nakaya Neilsen ... Don Carlio
Steve Tartalia Steve Tartalia ... Philip Dalton
Jim Gaines Jim Gaines ... Stevens (as James E. Gaines)
Ned Hourani Ned Hourani ... Madigan
Norman Howard Norman Howard ... Dingo
Nick Nicholson Nick Nicholson ... Mr. Gordon
Richard Olney Richard Olney ... Rodrigo
Cris Aguilar Cris Aguilar ... D'Excutioner
Louie Katana Louie Katana ... Opponent
Ramon Jiminez Ramon Jiminez ... Carlio's Goon
James Brewer James Brewer ... Carlio's Goon
Darwin Combs Darwin Combs ... Carlio's Goon
Joseph Al Joseph Al ... Carlio's Goon
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Max, a prize boxer who has developed a drinking habit after his girlfriend Susan left him, gets involved in dirty business once she asks him to help her find her missing husband. Written by Homme A. Piest <piest@pobox.leidenuniv.nl>

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Only The Toughest Get Out Alive!

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Action

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

23 October 1991 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Bloodfight 4 See more »

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Production Co:

Davian International Ltd. See more »
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Stereo

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Color
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The 18-rated UK release of this film was cut by 29 seconds by the BBFC. See more »

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Followed by Blood Ring 2 (1995) See more »

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Decent BLOODSPORT wannabe
12 June 2011 | by udar55See all my reviews

Drunk kickboxing hustler Max Rivers (Dale "Apollo" Cook) finds himself up against a crime syndicate when his ex-girlfriend Susan (Andrea Lamatsch) asks for help in locating her missing boyfriend. After all, that is what drunk kickboxing ex-boyfriends are for. Seems said boyfriend was doing illegal underground fights for crime boss Don Carlio (Don Nakaya Neilsen) and got killed when he tried to run out. Naturally, this all leads to Max being forced to fight in the next tournament.

Believe it or not, this is my first "Apollo" Cook movie and, for a BLOODSPORT ripoff, it was pretty entertaining. Of course, most of that entertainment comes from the budget starved production and brain dead direction. For example, Max and Susan escape and he decides the best place to get sober and train is in the forest. He literally stops their truck and says, "This will be a good place." Later, his plan to get revenge on Carlio is to sneak into the illegal fights and sit in the crowd in a hat and sunglasses, where he is spotted immediately and forced to fight again. Cook is a former WKA kickboxing champ so he definitely has the fighting skills and he is okay as an actor. There was this one small bit I thought was pretty good where he was fighting a guy and would do all these different styles. Like he would say, "Bruce Lee!" and imitate him and then say, "How about a little Steven Seagal?" and do him. Anyway, it was funny because he named all these famous fighters and then ended it by kicking the guy in the head and says, "And now some "Apollo" Cook!" So his character referenced his real life self. Awesome. Love interest Lamatsch has one hell of an accent (German I think). Look for Filipino action staples Jim Gaines and Nick Nicholson in supporting roles.


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