By Newt Arnold

  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Release Date: 1988-02-26
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 32min
  • Director: Newt Arnold
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99


Jean-Claude Van Damme makes his starring debut in the descriptively titled Bloodsport. An American soldier at large in Hong Kong, Van Damme becomes involved in the Kumite, a highly illegal kickboxing competition. Whoever survives the bout will be crowned Kumite champion of the world…a title that has plenty of challengers with homicide in their hearts. The finale offers a duel to the death between Van Damme and reigning Kumite king Bolo Yeung. The script is based on the real-life exploits of martial arts champ Frank Dux, who serves as the film's fight coordinator.


  • Kumite

    By Chadochocunco
  • Soundtrack

    By 10?-stars
    Cannot find any songs off the soundtrack on iTunes, please make them able to purchase. Great work done by Paul Hertzog!
  • Kung Fun

    By Jbinindy
    1988’s Bloodsport checks all the boxes for enjoyment- original story, rich scenes and locations, likable heroes and villains, and highly rewatchable. Of course this is a JCVD centered piece but acting hidden gems are abound- Donald Gibb (“Ogre” from Revenge of The Nerds) and Saw Gerrera (Lies! But hey at least Forest Whitaker is) and Chinese Hercules himself Bolo Yeung as the timeless antagonist Chong Li (he was 42 when this was released!). I enjoy Rotten Tomatoes ratings as much as any film 🎥🎞📽 aficionado, but for a movie like this throw out the ratings and grab the popcorn 🍿. Let yourself escape to Kowloon Walled City for 92 minutes of pure enjoyment. After watching you long for more JCVD fighting against tough odds then check out 1989’s Kickboxer where JCVD confronts Tong Po!
  • Unbelievable

    By Fffffuiugfrfhjohgf
    Even to this day I can’t recommend a movie even more that this one. I have watched it many times and can say it is worth every penny spent to buy it. Great to watch for movie night or road trips. Great action film staring Jean Claude.
  • Soundtrack ?

    By Big Cockkkk
    Please come out with the soundtrack. Would like to purchase it.
  • Great classic

    By Hat123456789
    Must buy !!
  • Van Damme is wonderful

    By 18holliday92
    This movie was great when it first came out and is still awesome. Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 33%. Simple - this person, who doesn't know movie quality just saw it. It is to be appreciated only when a person has developed life skills necessary to judge movies properly. A 20 something who hates a movie is simply stuck in their own chunky Coke and couch routine. Thank you for having this wonderful movie available to all who know quality.
  • I can finally buy this movie!

    By The Nerdlinger
    This is a movie to own, not rent. You never know when you'll be struck with the urge to see monkey man slice a coconut with one chop of his hand. Or be shocked by how deep the voice is of Chun Li's twelve year old looking trainer. For me, the decision to buy instead of rent was based on Van Damme's decrescendoing agonal gasp after he's blinded by Chun Li's fairy dust and catches a proper beating. Either way, I was not content to simply rent this movie. I needed to own it. Amazon did not allow a purchase option but itunes did. And now I own this movie forever.
  • Payam

    By Payam29
    Hi I live in Iran I can't paid 14$ please for we that live in Iran is very expensive I love jean c van dam so please it's cheaper as I can buying it
  • Kumite

    By CleetusKlump
    One of the best martial arts full contact movies ever created.