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The Hard Corps

3.8 out of 5 stars 39 customer reviews


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Jean-Claude Van Damme and Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill Vo. I, Independence Day) star in this hard-hitting action film about justice and revenge. Van Damme stars as former Desert Storm special forces solider Phillip Sauvage. Sauvage is hired by a retired World Heavyweight champion turned wealthy entrepreneur, Wayne Barclay, to protect him and his family against a powerful rap music mogul and thug who has just been released from prison and is out to seek revenge against Barclay- the person that put him behind bars. To assist in the protection of the family, Sauvage sets up a team of young fighters and former soldiers who become "The Hard Corps."

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Product Details

  • Actors: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raz Adoti, Viv Leacock, Peter Bryant, Adrian Holmes
  • Directors: Sheldon Lettich
  • Producers: Brad Krevoy
  • Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    R
    Restricted
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: August 15, 2006
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000GDH9IW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,504 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Hard Corps" on IMDb

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By Jason VINE VOICE on October 4, 2008
Format: DVD
The Jean Claude Van Damme Review Matrix (JCVD-RM)

1. Who is he? He's a hallucination-prone, recovering alcoholic, troubled former U.S. soldier Phillippe Sauvage who served in Afghanistan and a few times in Iraq.
2. Which family member/friend must be avenged? His former Sergeant Major, with whom he served multiple tours, was killed in a shootout.
3. Does he take his shirt off? Unbelievably, it doesn't happen.
4. Does he have sex with a C-List actress? It was probably a deleted scene (or will be in the sequel), but JCVD hit the jackpot in this one and he hooked up with Tamara Barclay (Vivica A. Fox). C-List? Pshaw!!
5. Is there a tournament? He trains several novice bodyguards like there is going to be a tournament, but it's just to protect the champ.
6. Is training needed for this tournament? In a surprise twist, JCVD trains others!
7. Does he do the splits in training or in the tournament? The actual splits aren't done, but in the penultimate battle, he does a kick that exposes "Big Jim and the Twins" to the enemy - close enough.
8. Does he punch someone in the balls? No, but one of Wayne's booty-call girls field-goals a thug's balls somewhere near his esophagus.
9. Does he do a series of flying or 360 kicks? Good ol' JCVD, he had me going for a while. He saved the 360-goodness for the very end.
10. Is his enemy unbeatable? Hardly. A group of ignorant thugs who hold their pistols sideways do not a formidable enemy make.
11. Does he overcome an injury or other hindrance? Aside from being fragile and suffering from PTSD, there are no real injuries of which to speak.
12. Does he win? He basically assassinates everyone; so, I'd call that a win.
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I agree with one of the other reviews that says that to many fight scenes would have been unfit for the character. I really like this movie. Even though I wouldn't consider it one of my favorites, it was definately worth watching. I truly reccomend this movie to anyone who like van damme.

Thanks for reading my review.
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Jean Claude Van Damme plays an ex-soldier who takes a job as a bodyguard for an ex-boxer and businessman who is threatened by a rap artist who has just been released from prison.

While this is not a great movie, not as good as "In Hell", it's entertaining enough and a step up from Van Damme's previous movie, "Second in Command". Van Damme fans should enjoy it.
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this very enjoyable jean claude van damme movie he is playing a combat vet who just spent the last 3 years fighting in afghanistan and iraq the action scenes are better than his last movie .acting is good a lot more martial arts oriented good action over all must see for van damme fans .
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I humbly admit that I am one of Jean Claude's biggest fans. From Cyborg to Replicant, I've stood by him and his array of slightly predictable yet wildly entertaining films. There were hiccups along the way such as Universal Soldier 2, Knock Off and Street Fighter, but overall, JC has put out some of the best action films of the late eighties and nineties.

Unfortunately, I think it's time he throws in the towel and retires from the cinematic limelight. Compared to some of his recent flops, The Hard Corps isn't horrible; it's just bad. The movie is a stretch to hold your attention. You really don't care due to the poor acting, poor script and poor direction of Sheldon Lettich. (BTW, Mr. Lettich knocked out such classics as Bloodsport and Kickboxer, but he has hit the wall in terms of creativity.) Van Damme is known for his martial arts, but the last several films have portrayed him as too old to do what got him to where he is. Maybe he can't do the splits anymore; maybe he can't do a roundhouse anymore, and maybe we just couldn't care less anymore. Where are the vintage scenes from Timecop or Hard Target? These low-budget, B-movie excuses for plot-line are not only painful but boring. It's not even action any more when you can predict the next scene before it happens.

JC, you are an icon. You're one of the best. I implore you to either return to your roots or give it up before you've ruined your reputation beyond repair.
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With "The Hard Corps", Jean-Claude Van Damme continued his trend of being a step above Seagal and Lundgren when it came to the technical and dramatic quality of their vehicles. In what would be his last film to-date to be directed by longtime collaborator Sheldon Lettich (Lionheart), Van Damme made his somewhat-overdue venture into "urban" film - a movie with a predominantly black cast and an environment wherein he is the minority - with pleasantly smooth results. The only major drawback is that the even storyline and decent acting seem to have come at the expense of the movie's action content, which isn't nearly as abundant as I would've preferred.

The story: veteran soldier Philippe Sauvage (Van Damme) is employed as the bodyguard of a charismatic boxer-turned-entrepreneur (Raz Adoti, Amistad) threatened by a vengeful music producer and crime lord he helped incarcerate (Viv Leacock, I Spy).

The movie opens with a bit of gratuitous slow-motion, and the occasional flashbacks to Philippe's army memories have a vaguely out-of-place feel to them, but beyond that, the film definitely looks better than a lot of other DTV offerings. For a low-budget production, the script by director Lettich and George Saunders (Bloodsport 4: The Dark Kumite) is remarkably big on character examination and relationship development, particularly between Van Damme's and Raz Adoti's characters.
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