Dec 19 2012

Movie Recommendation of the Week: No Retreat, No Surrender

Published by at 9:00 am under Columns,Movies

I’d like to start off this small little post by making an apology to Jean Claude Van Damme.  Because while I’m a huge fan of his, somehow, in some way, this movie slipped my radar.  I never even bothered to do the IMDB search which is usually the first place I go when I want to see movies I haven’t seen of certain actors.

So the fact that I muffed up No Retreat, No Surrender is completely unacceptable.  That said, at least we’re here now right?  Anyway, here’s the plot for yet another 80s masterpiece.  Jason Stillwell, a Bruce Lee fan, is beaten numerous times and trains from the ghost of Lee. Jason then must use his newly acquired skills to save Seattle from a crime syndicate, whose top martial artist is the deadly Ivan.

You basically had me at “deadly Ivan.” Plus Van Damme is Ivan!  Check out the trailer after the jump….

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRk5AVF7vXA

Ivan! Ivan!





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7 responses so far

  • http://www.torchship.at Aether McLoud

    One of my favorite movies as a kid.

  • Bedig

    My uncle gave me this VHS when i was a kid, and it was my first movie ever. I always thought that the guy playing Jason was Michael J Fox!

  • Nigma

    I still have VHS cassette somewhere… :) Used to love watching this movie as a kid over and over. Ghost of Bruce Lee, come on, that was epic :)

  • Mike

    Wow! Talk about blast from the past! My friend and I must have tried to recreate the backflip kick training scene numerous times to obviously failed and hilarious results!!

  • PartyPaul

    This movie, arguably, is the best “so bad its good” movie ever made. Theres a scene where the boom mic comes down into frame. Its phenomenal. This should be the movie recommendation every week.

  • Gordon Daniels

    Actually just watched this movie again for the first time in years. It’s hilarious. For anyone interested the entire movie is on youtube.

  • Steve2

    The song “Hold onto the vision” during the training montage is one of my FAVORITE songs to work out to. Seeing VD play a bad guy was fun. So glad he was the villain in Expendables 2…as VILAIN!!!

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