Hard Target 2 | Blu-ray & DVD (Universal)

"Hard Target 2" Blu-ray Cover

“Hard Target 2” Blu-ray Cover

RELEASE DATE: September 6, 2016

A Jean-Claude Van Damme-less sequel to 1993’s Hard Target is making its way on Blu-ray and DVD on September 6, 2016.

Martial arts star Scott Adkins (Close RangeZero ToleranceWolf Warrior) is filling in Van Damme’s shoes for the sequel; and filmmaker Roel Reiné (Death Race 2-3) is taking over directing duties for renowned Hong Kong filmmaker, John Woo, who directed the original 1993 classic.

Hard Target 2 (read our review) will continue “the human hunt” in the jungles between Burma and Thailand. “What an honor to work for one of your idols. Hard Target 2 should be an ode to the old films John Woo made in Hong Kong,” said Reiné (via Manly Movie).

The film also stars Robert Knepper (Prison Break), Rhona Mitra (Shooter), Ann Truong (Sonnigsburg), Temuera Morrison (Green Lantern), Adam Saunders (A Heartbeat Away), Jamie Timony (The Hunter), Peter Hardy (Chopper), Sean Keenan (Lockie Leonard), Michael Dudikoff (American Ninja), Sahajak Boonthanakit (Zero Tolerance), Patrick Kazu Tang (Dragonwolf) and Anteo Quintavalle (D is for Detroit). Yanin Vismitananda (Chocolate) is also attached to appear.

In a recent interview, here’s what Adkins had to say about Hard Target 2: I guess I am continuing to walk the path previously walked by JCVD (laughing) It’s just a coincidence I promise you, but yes, I do keep getting involved with projects that are sequels to his earlier work or I am co-starring with him… the director really knows how to shoot action and get the best look and epic production value for his movies… there are moments that pay homage to the original and we are doing everything we can to deliver a worthy sequel… and a hell of an action film in its own right.”

Hard Target 2: Unrated Edition (pre-order from Amazon.com) premieres exclusively on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD on September 6, 2016 from Universal 1440 Entertainment.

Blu-ray & DVD Special Features:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Hard Target 2: Through the Lens
  • Deleted Shot Montage
  • Into the Jungle: On Location of Hard Target 2
  • A Fighting Chance: Behind-the-Scenes of Hard Target 2
  • Thrill of the Hunt – Learn more about the characters in the film and their backstories
  • Feature Commentary with Director Roel Reiné and Stars Scott Adkins and Robert Knepper, Composer Trevor Morris, and Camera Operator Rolf Dekens

Pre-order Hard Target 2 from Amazon.com today!

Updates: Watch the new trailer for Hard Target 2.

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23 Responses to Hard Target 2 | Blu-ray & DVD (Universal)

  1. AmericanNinja81 says:

    Some movies need a sequel, Hard Target is not one of those movies.

  2. HKFanatic says:

    I haven’t seen “Death Race 2” or “3” so perhaps I should withhold comment, but at first glance I’m surprisingly okay with this news…if (and this is a big ‘if’) director Roel Reiné can live up to his promise of delivering an ode to John Woo’s Hong Kong heyday.

  3. Ningen21 says:

    It could work if they get the other Hemsworth as the lead, Liam.

  4. DougWonnacott says:

    If there’s no Van Damme and no John Woo, the only thing that makes it a sequel is the name. There are loads of films with a similar plot. I think of the 1994 film ‘Surviving the Game’ with Ice T, Rutgar Hauer and Gary Busey as a sort of spiritual sequel (or rip off if you prefer) to Hard Target.

    There is an old Cannon film from the mid 80s with Michael Dudikoff called Avenging Force which follows a similar pattern in the second half of the film. I think it’s a bit better than Hard Target. I’m probably the only one who thinks that though.

  5. AmericanNinja81 says:

    Avenging Force is better than Hard Target, in its sturdiness of plot. I like em both though.

  6. Zach says:

    Yes, this is a sequel in title only, but John Woo returning as producer is quite exciting. Also, Adkins is our contemporary Van Damme (and he’s been in several of his films and even took over the UniSol franchise), so it makes sense for him to be the new star of the series. Plus, he’s great and has a huge fan base so he’s better than some throwaway WWE actor like Ted DiBiase. My only worry with this sequel is Reine’s involvement. Reine can direct good action, but his films typically have low budgets and dull color schemes. His films are slightly better than Ernie Barbauchs’ films (both have drab color palettes). I have seen The Marine 2 and thought it was pretty lousy, although there is some decent action. Therefore, if Woo can amass a budget for this, than it should be good. I assume this is DTV? Prob not a theatrical release, but that’s fine by me if Adkins kicks butt. Also assuming Vinnie Jones is the villain? We’ll see.

  7. DougWonnacott says:

    Scott Adkins being the star changes everything. Now I’m looking forward to it. For some reason Adkins’ best films tend to be sequels (Undisputed 2 & 3, Ninja II: Shadow of a Tear). Quite frankly, I think I’d prefer it to star Adkins than have JCVD come back (sorry Jean-Claude).

  8. Jerry says:

    I pray every night before bed that John Woo say’s screw it and takes over directing this possible beast of a movie. Call’s up Van Damme and does this shit proper. He then wraps filming and moves on to the American version of The Killer and makes a “sequel” instead of just remaking it. The 4 yrs from now we are finally given what we all have been waiting for….Hard-Boiled 2 with Chow Yun-Fat finally back with the man who made him who is today. Saving Fat from his dumpy Wong Jing crapfests. Pray with me friends together we can make it happen.

  9. Zeno Bresson says:

    Photos of the production of “Hard Target 2” with Robert Knepper in Thailand.

    Robert Knepper in Thailand. Production of the new movie “Hard Target 2”

  10. Weak Cast says:

    Great concept if it had a couple of stars with box office power but it’s completely ruined with a cast of ‘no name’ ‘neverwasbeens’.

    • Zach says:

      Dude, this movie is filled with a number of name people. Scott Adkins right off the bat is a star, haven been in both theatrical and DTV films of great quality. Than you have Robert Knepper, who was the villain of Transporter 3, and also the slimey T-Bag from Prison Break. You also have Rhona Mitra, from Doomsday and The Descent, she’s great. And than Temeura Morrison from Attack of the Clones and The Marine 2, Sahajak Boonthanakit from Only God Forgives, and than Michael Dudikoff from American Ninja. For a direct to video sequel, this has one of the more impressive casts I have ever seen.

  11. Zach says:

    Wow, now that we have a trailer, this looks better than I expected. It looks to be theatrical quality, with a fine color palette, some great looking action, and a good ensemble of character actors. I cannot wait to check this one out.

  12. Ningen21 says:

    He said the title of the sequel in the movie. =p

  13. JeanClaudeVanDamn says:

    HT2 sucks. No doubt Adkins could do the duty and he looks the part but the action is lacklustre. Also it makes no sense – the first hunter he beat had a knife and a rifle – surely he’d have kept them and used them? no – that would spoil the already flimsy hole-filled plot. In the original there was a feeling that JCVD became the hunter – not here he just wanders around in a daze without even any cool lines to say. They have to get in girl in to kill another girl. Lazy film making with over use of slow motion. Sentimental plot. They can’t even do scattering doves very well. Typical Direct To DVD fodder. Go see Statham instead.

  14. opiumkungfuasshole says:

    Does Van Damme make a cameo?

  15. K:K says:

    Yeah Great movie i did like it.

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