Welcome to Oliver Harper’s Retrospectives & Reviews. Like us all at FTN, Oliver LOVES cinema, and like us, he has passions that not everyone shares, but he feels obligated to put the word out. This week Oliver looks at Bloodsport… we’ll let him tell you the aims of these videos himself. Over to you, Oliver…
Every week FTN will be hosting videos looking back at classic films from the 80s and early 90s…
“The videos will be a retrospective look back at a particular film covering all sides of the production and discussing how the film turned out. Many people on the net generally like to discuss films with a negative attitude and take joy in bashing films for comedic effect which does work but often many of the reviews aren’t researched well or films are taken out of context for the purpose of making a joke and I feel websites such as youtube have become over-saturated with these types of videos, I wanted to do something different.
“Often you come across films with no extras available on the DVD and you want to know more about it, so with some of the upcoming videos I will be discussing films that don’t get the respect they deserve or the ones that aren’t as bad as people think…”
This week’s review – Bloodsport
Van Damme kicks his way onto the big screen in his first lead role. Bloodsport was a total mess once it was finished and Cannon were just going to forget about it. Van Damme begged the Cannon duo if he could re-edit the movie so they gave him a chance and he saved it being left on the shelf. Bloodsport is incredibly cheesy and silly but so awesome at the same time. Jean Claude pulls off all his now famous moves and go heads to head with Bolo the buff henchman from Enter The Dragon. It’s a movie you must own!