Looking for a Particular Film. Help required

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  1. crazy_1201

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    Recently I watched the film Bloodsport which stars JCVD. I was interested in a similar film I watched ages back which has the same theme but cannot remember its name. I do remember that the star/hero of the film was a fighter from America who took the place of somebody else in the martial arts tournament in which they fight to the death. I also clearly remember one fight in which a sumo wrestler fights the 'baddie' of the film and the sumo wrestler ends up being killed by just two punches one in the stomach and one in the neck. Any help would be appreciated in naming the film.
     
  2. IAN P

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    Kickboxer.:thumbsup:

    It's a JCVD classic,along with Cyborg.
     
  3. AnthonyG

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    Could be Bloodfight.

    This has Bolo Yeung in it fighting a Sumo wrestler and killing him by strangling him with his undergarments (not sure what they are called on Sumo Wrestlers).

    But basically in the 80's there were hundreds of knock offs of Bloodsport, so finding it is like a needle in a the haystack.

    Other possibility is Bloodfist, with Don the Dragon Wilson.

    Or the Cage with Reb Brown, and Lou Ferrengo (the guy who plays the hulk).

    There are a lot more!

    Might sound rediculous but could it be Bloodsport 2 you are talking about, its been a while but that may happen in the sequel (I know he replaces somebody for instance).
     
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    Sounds like if could be The Quest.

    Then again, that storyline sounds like most JCVD movies
     
  5. crazy_1201

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    Thanks for the replies guys but unfortunately its none of them. I guess I will keep looking.
     
  6. PoochJD

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    Hi,

    It's not one of those straight-to-video/DVD titles is it, like "No Surrender, No Retreat", or something starring Cynthia Rothrock, per chance?


    Pooch
     
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    An unlikely one but Mortal Kombat?

    Cheers
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    Street Fighter or AWOL ?
     
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    No Retreat No Surrender?
     
  10. xit2050

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    Let's start naming all Van Damme movies... :D

    Legionnaire?
     
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    Or why not Bloodsport 2... or 3... or 4?
     
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    I quite enjoyed a sci-fi spin on these films...think it was called Arena.
     
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    Just don't mention Wake of Death.


    Dammit i promised myself not to mention that crock o' crap ever again.;):D
     
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    Okay, I hereby promise I won't mention Wake of Death for the benefit of Ian P's mental health.

    :D
     
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    Was the one you cant remember a van damme film ? There were loads of this type of film around at that time, best of the best, legionarre, etc etc. Most of them probably starred van damme anyway :)
     
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    Are you absolutely sure it wasn't 'The Quest'? The thing you described about the sumo wrestler is exactly what happens in that film iirc.
     
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    And are you sure it wasnt Bloodfight

    I believe on VHS it was on a double bill tape with Bloodsport, due to it staring Bolo Yeung seemingly playing the exact same character.

    In this he fights a sumo wrestler in a fight to the death.

    Here is a review of it on imdb

    If it were this, you'd remember if a sumo wrestler sat on someones face or not too. (surprisingly I didn't but hated the film).
     
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  18. crazy_1201

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    Nor Bolo Yeung or JCVD are in the film I have mentioned. It is an American who takes the place of somebody else in the tournament as they cannot do so. Thanks for helping guys.
     
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    You can't remember any more detail or unusual characters ?
     
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    I only remember it so well because of the sumo wrestler who comes up against the 'baddie' The setting is similar to that of Bloodsport i.e. there is an area in the middle and people around it. No cages or boxing rings etc. Basically in that fight the sumo comes running to the 'baddie' to knock him down but he gets puched in the stomach as he comes running and then is finished off by a killer punch to the throat killing him. All the fights are to the death. The fighter is an American replacement to someone who cannot make it. The competition is between different members of the world i.e. one representing each nation.
     
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    I know you have said it definitely is not The Quest but you are describing it word for word. :D
     
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    Hi mate it seems you are right (Boy do I need glasses LOL :rotfl:) the film is The Quest, rented it and its the one- thought I should let you know before I continue watching it. Cheers for all who helped. :clap:
     
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    I just dug this out after seeing this thread.

    Bad but good.
     

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