Sometimes a beloved action hero has to get their start working as a bad guy. Such was the case when Chuck Norris had to have his body hair yanked off his my Bruce Lee in Way of the Dragon. Turns out that once upon a time Jean-Claude Van Damme had to uses his muscles from Brussels in service of the Soviet Union. When Black Eagle hit the screens in 1988, fans were rooting for Sho Kosugi (Ninja III: The Domination) since he was the good guy in this Cold War flick. It was like a martial arts version of King Kong Vs. Godzilla. Now this film that was a hot title in VHS is joining the MVD Rewind Collection with two different cuts. Here’s the press release from MVD with details of the bonus features:
2-Disc Special Edition on Blu-ray + DVD coming February 27th
Classic Jean-Claude Van Damme with legendary action director Eric Karson
MVD Entertainment Group is proud to announce MVD Rewind Collection #3 BLACK EAGLE in a two- disc Blu-ray + DVD Special Edition combo pack coming February 27, 2018.
A video store staple back in the 1980’s features action film star Jean-Claude Van Damme (Bloodsport, Kickboxer) going head to head with martial arts legend Sho Kosugi (Enter the Ninja, Pray for Death)!
SYNOPSIS: After an F-11 gets shot down over the Mediterranean Sea, The U.S. government cannot afford to lose the top-secret laser tracking device that was on board. But unfortunately, the KGB team lead by the infamous Andrei (Jean-Claude Van Damme, The Expendables 2, Universal Soldier) are beating the CIA in the race to find it. The CIA has no choice but to call in their best man, master martial-artist Ken Tani (Sho Kosugi, Ninja Assassin, Revenge of the Ninja), code name… BLACK EAGLE. In response, the KGB resorts to an all-out war, with powerful Andrei matching Ken blow for blow. From legendary action director Eric Karson (The Octagon), Black Eagle also stars Doran Clark (The Warriors), Bruce French (Jurassic Park III) and William Bassett (House of 1000 Corpses).
MVD Rewind Collection’s release of BLACK EAGLE is the definitive edition of this 80’s action classic that includes two versions of the film and over two hours of additional material including deleted scenes and all-new interviews produced exclusively for this release.
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SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations of the main feature.
Original 2.0 Stereo Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray) and Dolby Digital 5.1.
Includes 93 minute theatrical version + 104 minute uncut extended version of the film.
Sho Kosugi: Martial Arts Legend (HD, 21:26) (featuring new interviews with Sho Kosugi and Shane Kosugi and more) MVD Rewind EXCLUSIVE!
The Making of BLACK EAGLE (HD, 35:50)(featuring new interviews with Director / Producer Eric Karson, Screenwriter Michael Gonzalez and stars Sho Kosugi, Doran Clark, Shane Kosugi and Dorota Puzio) MVD Rewind EXCLUSIVE!
Tales of Jean-Claude Van Damme (HD, 19:20) (Brand new interviews with cast and crew tell stories about working with the legendary action star) MVD Rewind EXCLUSIVE!
The Script and the Screenwriters (HD, 27:14) (featuring Michael Gonzales, Eric Karson and more) MVD Rewind EXCLUSIVE!
Original Theatrical Trailer (SD)
As with all MVD Rewind Collection releases, this Blu-ray + DVD Special Edition combo pack is housed in a limited edition “retro style” slipcover with the film’s original 80’s artwork. The slip will only be available on the first pressing and once MVD runs out… it’s gone (the slipcover… not the release).
Item # MVD0763BR
Running time: 94 mins
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Audio: 2.0 Stereo, 5.1 Dolby Digital
Tags: Black Eagle, Jean-Claude Van Damme, MVD Rewind Collection, Ninja III: The Domination