Another big thank you to the awesome Wes Ray for sending us the information that Mill Creek Entertainment will be releasing an all new Jean-Claude Van Damme 5 movie Blu-ray collection which is due out on March 15th, 2016.
The movies include:
THE HARD CORPS, KNOCK OFF, MAXIMUM RISK, SECOND IN COMMAND and UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: THE RETURN.
It’s described as “an action-packed compilation of movies starring the actor/ martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme. Whether he’s playing a criminal or fighting the bad guys he’s sure to keep you on the edge of your seat with martial arts and action galore.”
“…immediately establishes itself as.. flat-out entertaining..” – DVD Talk/Ian Jane
A former Desert Storm special forces soldier is assigned the task of protecting a retired World Heavyweight champion turned powerful entrepreneur when the thuggish rap mogul he put behind bars comes gunning for revenge in this bullet-riddled action entry starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Vivica A. Fox. When Wayne Barclay testified against music industry heavy Terrell Singletery (Viv Leacock), he made an enemy for life. Now Terrell is being released from prison, and his time behind bars has only fueled his hunger for revenge. Vengeance won’t come easy for this embittered ex-con though, because when Philip Sauvage (Van Damme) sets up a special team of vicious fighters and former soldiers to protect Barclay, the determined thug is will be forced to defeat a seasoned team of warriors with enough combat experience to wage a small war.
(1998) – Color – Rated R
Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rob Schneider, Lela Rochon, Paul Sorvino, CarmenLee, Wyman Wong
“…race, speed, shoot, chop, and zip through scenes of such festive mayhem..” – Entertainment Weekly
Hong Kong action genre craftsman Tsui Hark directed this martial arts tale, his second collaboration with actor Jean-Claude Van Damme after Double Team (1997). Van Damme stars as Marcus Ray, a Hong Kong fashion designer who specializes in “knock-offs,” cheaply produced jeans and sneakers meant to look like major-label merchandise. With his new partner Tommy Hendricks (Rob Schneider), Marcus hopes to go legit and put his shady past behind him, but Tommy is really an undercover CIA agent investigating the smuggling of mini-bombs in Marcus’ products. An unwitting pawn in a scheme concocted by the KGB and Tommy’s CIA superior Johanson (Paul Sorvino), Marcus must clear his name and save his company. His quest to do so becomes even more complicated when local authorities link him to a murder and a vice-president, Karen (Lela Rochon), arrives from Marcus’ parent company to investigate discrepancies in his bookkeeping. Knock Off is based on a script by Steven E. de Souza, author of 48 Hrs. (1982) and Die Hard (1988)
(1996) – Color – Rated R
Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Natsha Henstridge, Jean-Hughes Anglade
Retired French soldier Alain Moreau (Jean-Claude Van Damme) never knew he had a brother, much less a twin, until he found him lying dead on the streets of his European hometown. To find out who his brother was, he must follow his footsteps back to New York’s tough Little Odessa and into the same shadowy underworld that swallowed his brother.
Universal Soldier: The Return
(1999) – Color – Rated R
Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Michael Jai White, Heidi Schanz, Bill Goldberg
Prepare to become obsolete.
“Jean-Claude Van Damme is one of the best martial artists and fighters of all time!” – IMDB.com
Luc (Jean-Claude Van Damme), is about to be thrown into action once again. The entire Universal Soldier team is facing elimination, including SETH, the super-computer that controls the ultra-warriors. Knowing that his days are numbered, SETH decides to seek revenge by destroying his creators. By morphing into human form he begins to unleash his wicked plan. As Luc faces SETH, a battle pitting man against machine and good against evil ensues, offering the kind of high-intensity sci-fi action you’ve come to expect from Van Damme in a story you won’t soon forget!
Second in Command
(2006) – Color – Rated R
Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Julie Cox, Alan McKenna, William Tapley
It’s Time To Take Charge!
“Jean Claude Van Damme’s output continues to impress..Second In Command is a thoroughly enjoyable..” – DVD Talk, Ian Jane
In this action-packed, edge-of-your-seat film, Jean-Claude Van Damme plays an official who’s just been appointed as Second in Command to the U.S. Ambassador at an American Embassy in a, turbulent Eastern European nation. When local insurgents attempt a coup d’etat, the nation’s President takes refuge inside the embassy. The embassy is then besieged by the well-armed insurgents. Now it’s up to Van Damme and the embassy’s small detachment of U.S. Marines to fend off the attackers.
Source: Mill Creek Entertainment