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Double Impact

4.4 out of 5 stars 114 customer reviews

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Good and evil twins are reunited in Hong Kong as heirs to a fortune, experts in martial arts.

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Jean-Claude Van Damme gets a kick out of himself in this clever if barely competent action thriller, in which the likable Muscles from Brussels plays twin brothers separated at birth by a murderous Hong Kong crime syndicate. While the genial Chad lives the posh life as a California aerobics instructor, his sibling Alex chews fat cigars back in China, running a mahjong parlor and making some extra bucks as a smuggler. A quarter-century after being sent to different corners of the globe, they reunite and decide to seek vengeance against the cartel that killed their parents. From there the story and action set pieces are fairly predictable, but that hardly matters since the film's real appeal is in the amusing way the two Van Dammes deal with sibling rivalry, especially where women are concerned. Van Damme, seeking his box-office breakthrough at the time, might have received more of a commercial boost had this movie simply been directed with greater professionalism. The lighting, editing, and shot selection are often ridiculously below the standard of low-budget features. But Double Impact does have its compensations, especially in the casting of leather-clad Cory Everson and exemplary villain Bolo Yeung as a pair of killers who cross the twins' path. --Tom Keogh

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  • Actors: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Geoffrey Lewis, Alonna Shaw, Corinna Everson, Philip Chan
  • Directors: Sheldon Lettich
  • Writers: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Sheldon Lettich, Peter Krikes, Steve Meerson
  • Producers: Ashok Amritraj, Charles Layton, Charles Wang
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Columbia Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: February 6, 2001
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000542CD
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,511 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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I remember this one like it was yesterday; one of the earliest Van Damme vehicles that actually involved something approaching a modest budget (well, they total two Mercedes in one scene) and a script!
What this film did right was the inclusion of multiple villains, necessary not only because there are two Van Dammes, but because all of the classic martial arts films involved many enemies as well. Recurring VD villains include Peter Malota (the Spanish fighter in later film "The Quest"), whose blue-lit kickboxing scene with Jean-Claude is one of the best in recent memory, and famed "Enter The Dragon" baddie (and longtime martial arts staple) Bolo Yeung.
It helps that Van Damme also has veteran character actor Geoffrey Lewis on board; that kind of gruff, Sam Elliott presence makes up for a lot of acting acumen that is lacking in the rest of the cast. Peter Scarfe stars as the embodiment of evil, and Alonna Shaw as the embodiment.
The pacing is good; the script has some howlers, and the shooting locations are to die for. Look for a very early cameo by Julie Strain!
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What can I say? I was a big time Van Damme fan back in the day. If you graduated high school around 1996, you know what I mean... and some guilty pleasures die hard. This was one of my favorites of his because it's just good fun. I had to order it for the nostalgia and because I get on these kicks now and then. Sometimes it's old James Bond flicks... and sometimes it's Van Damme-age. And come on... 2 x Van Damme?? What else do you need? Three would just be stupid!

For this blu-ray edition, I was quite pleasantly surprised by the video quality for such an old, for-fans-only, title. Picture is sharp as all h-e-double hockey sticks, with very vibrant colors, punchy contrast, and pretty good detail. I only wish it had true 5.1 sound, but luckily my HT receiver decoded it using Neo 6, which makes good use of my surround setup despite the disc's advertised 2.0 audio. Specs aside, it sounds fine.

Van Damme/Double Impact fans rejoice!
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Jean-Claude Van Damme was making the best of his films in the beginning to the middle of the 90's.Death Warrant started out his action hero character and after that hit box offices Van Damme went full throttle in a number of other great action adventures.So we come to Double Impact,a film directed by Van Dammes long time buddy Sheldon Lettich.Two Van Dammes are always better than one,but now in 2003 if an action star duplicates himself,it's just downright stupid,action audiences have seen that combination way to much in recent years.But Double Impact was one of the first to do it,and to this day Double Impact is one of the best downright action films.Van Dammes acting is good and his cheorographed fight scenes are clever and original.This film deserves it's props and I'm here to give Van Damme his due,way to go!
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While I realize it may be hard for most people to stomach Jean-Claude Van Damme, in this movie you get two of him. Granted it's JCVD playing two different characters in the vein of Parent Trap or Multiplicity, but he somehow manages to play two different characters well enough to make me suspend my disbelief. The movie looks like it is from the 80's even though it was made in 1991, it has odd hair styles and costume design that was prominent in 1980's cinema. As expected, there are lots of hand to hand combat scenes which are well shot, as is most of the movie. This movie was primarily shot on location in Hong Kong and at times this movie looks brilliant. Some of the acting is cheese but the main actors do a solid job, particularly Geoffrey Lewis who plays out one of his best performances to date. This movie has an awesome sex scene with female nudity, great action with hand to hand combat and gun shoot outs, as well as a foot chase (something most films don't do enough of anymore) and really stands out as an amazing 1990's B grade action film. I realize this isn't classic cinema or art, but this movie is at the other end of the spectrum of film and is as equally important, it's pure escapism and entertainment. Seeing a naked hot chick, dudes get scissor kicked in the chest, and people shot in the face by TWO Jean-Claude Van Dammes in Hong Kong, is a great way to spend two hours forgetting about how much real life is a disappointment. On Blu-Ray this movie looks better than its previous iterations on VHS and DVD. Film grain is kept and the transfer is otherwise pretty clean. There are some muddy and soft edges here and there, but the detail is great and sharp and this is probably the best this film will ever look as I don't see Criterion adding this to their catalog or anyone re-mastering restoring the original negative at any point in time.
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All apologies aside to an old gum commercial,this Aug./91 film Double Impact starring JCVD is an absolute kick! One of his more successful movies,and deservedly so,it has a solid supporting cast,is deftly directed and has good production values.
The story opens in Hong Kong where one Paul Wagner(Andy Armstrong) and his business associate Nigel Griffith(Alan Scarfe)are unveiling a new tunnel connecting mainland China to Hong Kong(FYI:this is still British controlled Hong Kong).It was built with the help of money from a local gang headed by Raymond Zhang(Philip Chan).After the ceremony is over Paul,his wife,twin boys and their nanny head home.Paul's close friend Frank Avery(Geoffrey Lewis)follows them so far in his car then heads off home alone.Paul's car is ambushed farther along by Zhang and his gang members,with an assist from Griffith.Griffith has decided to take out his partner,take control of the bridge and split the future tunnel revenues with Zhang.Paul and his wife are killed but the nanny escapes with one of the twins(Alex) and Frank who appears on the scene for a brief encounter with the gang escapes with the other(Chad).
The scene is 25 years later and in the States we find Chad who has been raised by Frank.Frank and Chad run a successful ballet and karate school.Chad is a fit young man,whose tastes are refined,especially in the clothing department where he prefers the brighter colours.Frank has never forgotten what happened and a PI has tracked down Chads brother Alex.Frank calls Chad into his office and breaks the news that he is not his uncle and that he has a twin brother in Hong Kong.Soon Frank and an incredulous Chad are off to the Orient.
It is not a great reunion in Hong Kong between the brothers.
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