Bloodsport

Bloodsport (1986)  Dir. by Newt Arnold Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb and Bolo Yeung  Plot Captain Frank Dux goes AWOL from the U.S. Army to represent his ailing martial arts instructor at the Kumite, an invitation-only underground fighting tournament held in Hong Kong. There he befriends both a fellow competitor and an American reporter attempting to … Continue reading Bloodsport

The Last Dragon

The Last Dragon (1985) Dir. by Michael Schultz Starring Taimak, Vanity and Julius J. Carry III Plot An African-American martial artist, “Bruce Leroy” Green, must rescue a popular video DJ from a corrupt video game entrepreneur and his henchman, a rival martial artist/gang leader called the Shogun of Harlem. Nostalgia Like The Beastmaster, this must have been … Continue reading The Last Dragon

Cloak & Dagger

Cloak & Dagger (1984) Dir. by Richard Franklin Starring Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman and Michael Murphy Plot A kid obsessed with secret agent tabletop RPGs and video games finds himself in a real spy adventure when a murdered government agent gives him classified documents disguised as a video game just before dying.  Chased by spies and mercenaries, … Continue reading Cloak & Dagger