Double Impact

by Alan Rapp on June 22, 2017

in Home Video

  • Title: Double Impact
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Double Impact Blu-ray reviewOur Throwback Thursday post takes us back to the action of the early 90s. Double Impact is ridiculous, even for a Jean-Claude Van Damme movie. Playing twins (not the last time he would attempt this) separated for 25 years and brought back together to avenge their parents’ murder, Van Damme stars as both Kung Fu expert and Yoga instructor Chad and seedy criminal type Alex whose girlfriend (Alonna Shaw just happens to hold the keys to get their high-kicking form of justice). Along with the action and ridiculous dialogue the script also makes the most out of Chad being mistaken for Alex on multiple occasions (including by his girlfriend).

By any sensible standard the film’s plot in bonkers, with story elements that don’t really make sense as a whole, and a bizarre sex scene shot in a studio that doesn’t otherwise exist in the film. Still, there’s enough crazy here that fans of the action star (whose filmography, let’s face it, is littered with such trainwrecks) can still have a good time. Released over the years on DVD and Blu-ray, none offer any extras other than the film’s trailer.

[Columbia Pictures, Blu-ray $9.99 / DVD $9.99]

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