2 Preposterous “Bloodsport” Rip-Offs
Each film grossed ten times its budget, so unsurprisingly the wily producers at IFD wanted a piece of the action. They put away the colorful ninja costumes and built a boxing ring in their studio where they churned out a dozen kickboxing flicks in two years. Two standouts were Kickboxer King and Kickboxer the Champion. The former mashes up the story of a steroid-addicted boxer with an incoherent but spectacular stunt-filled Thai action flick. The latter, in what might be an IFD first, collides its modern-dress kickboxing story with TWO period kung-fu films.
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