Hard Target

Seagal, Steven

SKU: 025192187186

UPC 025192187186
Release Date 2015-10-13
Studio Universal Studios Home Video
Discs 1
Length 100
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis In his Hollywood debut, Hong Kong directing sensation John Woo styles this action movie about a simple Merchant Marine who seeks to protect a beautiful woman and avenge the death of her father. The killers are the arrangers of human safaris that provide sport for the very rich.A young woman searching for her missing and homeless father in a seamy section of New Orleans is saved by a martial arts fighter, sometime merchant seaman, when a gang of thugs try to rob her. She hires the man to help track down the lost parent, and they both end up being the targets for a vicious gang of human hunters. Chance Boudreaux, a brawny merchant sailor who has come up on hard times saves doe-eyed Natasha Binder from a gang of thugs and she offers him a proposition; she'll pay him well if he'll help find her missing father in New Orleans. But her father may already have been killed by wealthy thrill-seeking businessmen who have made a sport of hunting forgotten, homeless, veterans, and if Chance and Natasha discover this deadly scheme, they just might, be the next victims.Color by DeLuxe; Eastman film, Foto-Kem processing, in New Orleans, Louisiana, John Woo has quickly become the king of Hong Kong's cult cinema. But Hard Target, Woo's long-awaited American directorial debut, opened to mixed reviews. For example, one reviewer called the film a compromised work, a stylistic hybrid of American and Hong Kong action pictures. However, the fact that the film had a hard time getting past the Motion Picture Association's NC-17 rating, it's likely the director's work was adulterated considerably. There are even rumors it's not a Woo film. Though Hard Target, is not a remake, it is based on the 1932 film The Most Dangerous Game, which comes from a classic story by Richard Connell. This picture was scripted by screenwriter Chuck Pfarrer. Other films shot in New Orleans include: The Big Easy, No Mercy, Tightrope, JFK, Belizaire the Cajun. Additional credits: Michael St. Hilaire and Peter Krause (camera operators), Tim Simonec (orchestrator), Kodo (music performer), Craig Hosking and Cliff Fleming (helicopter pilots), Jules Sylvester and Jim Brockett (snake wranglers), Michele Poulik (set decorator), John Pospisil (special sound effects), Weddington Productions Inc. (sound effects) and Rick Alexander, Michael C. Casper and Jim Bolt (rerecording mixers). Production services provided by Alamagordo Production Contractors. Titles and opticals by Pacific Title. Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Classification. Available to buy in the UK (widescreen version)....Enough heart-stopping set pieces for three such movies....Peculiar visual poetry. -- Rating: A...Briskly vigorous....Woo helps his star display his specialty -- high-powered martial arts skills -- with greater panache and stylization than before......Woo is such a dynamo, utilizing multiple moving cameras and ghostly effects, he can make the ejection of a shotgun shell a thing of beauty and wit...
Cast John Woo (Director)
Yancy Butler (Star)
Jean-Claude Van Damme (Star)
Wilford Brimley (Star)
Lance Henriksen (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: DTS - English, French DTS HD Master Audio - English, French Subtitles - English
Language English
Weight 0.15000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.00000
Depth 7.00000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Action Adventure
Attribute Includes Digital Copy,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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