Toronto JCVD Fans: Black Belt Cinema – Hard Target Screening March 4th
I was at a screening of Hard Target a few years back in Toronto and it’s nice to see it will be getting shown on the big screen again courtesy of Black Belt Cinema. I will try to be there as any excuse for Van Dammage on the big screen should not be missed.
About Black Belt Cinema: Black Belt Cinema is a DIY outdoor/mobile cinema and screening series. Live scores, DJs, sketch comedy and more are just a few of the things you might experience at a BBC screening. Initially conceived as a series of outdoor pop-up screenings during the pandemic—taking place everywhere from parking lots, beaches and backyards—the saga now continues at Revue Cinema.
About this event
Don’t hunt what you can’t kill.
A woman hires an out of work Cajun drifter named Chance Boudreaux (JCVD) as her guide through New Orleans in search of her missing father. They both get more than they bargained for when they discover a deadly game of cat and mouse is behind her father’s disappearance. Chance becomes the target of an evil mercenary (Lance Henriksen) who is recruiting combat veterans for the “amusement” of his clients—bored tycoons willing to pay half a million dollars to stalk and kill the most challenging prey of them all: Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Inspired by Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game”, 1993’s Hard Target marks not only the first U.S. film made by legendary action-director John Woo (Hard Boiled, Face/Off) but also the first major Hollywood film helmed by a Chinese director. Executive produced by Sam Raimi (Evil Dead II, Spider-Man) and starring Yancy Butler (TV’s Witchblade), Lance Henriksen (Aliens), Arnold Voslo (The Mummy) and Wilford Brimley (The Thing), Hard Target channels the raw physicality of peak Van Damme with Woo’s signature “bullet ballet” aesthetic into the quintessential 90s action film. – BRANDON LIM