KICKBOXER: VENGEANCE COMING TO UK CINEMAS
No rules. No ref. And the chance to be remembered for a lifetime
IN CINEMAS & ON PREMIUM VOD 30th SEPTEMBER.
Revenge is the name of the game, as martial arts legend Jean-Claude Van Damme and Guardians of the Galaxy and Spectre superstar Dave Bautista team up for the ultimate tag team smackdown in this bone-crunching action spectacular.
Key talent:Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, Spectre, WrestleMania)
Jean-Claude Van Damme (Double Impact, Universal Soldier, Bloodsport, Timecop, Hard Target)
Gina Carano (Deadpool, Heist, Fast & Furious 6)
Georges St-Pierre (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, three times UFC World Champion)
Alain Moussi (Warcraft, X-Men: Apocalypse)
John Stockwell (Director, Blue Crush, Into the Blue, Turistas,Cat Run)
After witnessing his brother being killed in the ring in a brutal bout in Thailand, young kickboxer Kurt decides totrain under the tutelage of his brother’s legendary, no-nonsense coach Durand, in order to take-on Tong Po, theman responsible for his brother’s death. Durand doesn’t feel Kurt has what it takes to defeat the awesome strength of Tong Po. But Durand doesn’t reckonon Kurt’s powerful and unquenchable thirst for vengeance.
We like it because:
In 1989 the legendary Jean-Claude Van Damme starred in the original Kickboxer. Now he’s back in this reworkingof that classic film, and, in his Fifties, is still in as good a shape as his younger counterparts.
A martial arts movie line-up doesn’t get much better than this. Aside from JCVD, there is also Guardians of theGalaxy and Spectre star Dave Bautista, fast becoming the big screen’s next Dwayne Johnson, and, in the lead role, Hollywood stunt performer Alain Moussi; three time UFC champion Georges St-Pierre; as well as Fast & Furious 6’s Gina Carano.
Combined, they make KICKBOXER: VENGEANCE a must-see for action movie fans.
Chock full of insane fight scenes, culminating in a superb showdown between Moussi and Bautista, intense (and occasionally humorous) martial arts training sequences at the hands of JCVD, exotic locales, and kept at athundering pace with the relentless revenge plot, KICKBOXER: VENGEANCE is a no-holds barred-slice of slambang cinema directed with explosive flair by John Stockwell.
Veteran chop-socky star JCVD, in shades and fedora, and Moussi (in his first lead role) are perfect in the roles ofteacher and student, and Bautista flexes his formidable big screen chops as the villainous, seemingly unstoppableTong Po.This is bone snapping, knuckle smashing action cinema at its best, combining a top quality cast with breathtakingstuntwork to provide a knockout entertainment.
“Van Damme is so much fun in the role” JoBlo.com