DOUBLE IMPACT
1991, Park Circus/MGM, 110 min, USA, Dir: Sheldon Lettich

Get two Jean-Claude Van Dammes for the price of one! Twenty-five years after their parents were killed by a business partner in league with a crime lord, long-separated identical twins Chad and Alex Wagner return to Hong Kong to settle the score. Playing two different characters, Van Damme gets to flex his acting muscles as well as his biceps, but rest assured, DOUBLE IMPACT has plenty of martial arts mayhem (including a climactic battle with BLOODSPORT antagonist Bolo Yeung).


UNIVERSAL SOLDIER
1992, Sony Repertory, 102 min, USA, Dir: Roland Emmerich

Two of the 1990s’ biggest action stars - Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren - do battle in this highly entertaining sci-fi film. Luc Deveraux (Van Damme) and Andrew Scott (Lundgren) are Special Forces operatives shot dead in Vietnam and resurrected by a Pentagon program to create superhuman fighters. The reanimated soldiers are drugged to suppress past memories … but that doesn’t quite erase the fact that Deveraux and a deranged Scott had killed each other.


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