DOUBLE DRAGON Is Getting a Blu-ray Release for Some Reason
Video game movies are rarely any good, and it was rarer for them to even be watchable back in the 90s. That’s why I’m confused that Double Dragon is getting the Blu-ray treatment.
Does it have enough of a cult following to warrant such a thing? The cast included Mark Dacascos, Alyssa Milano, Julia Nickson, Robert Patrick, Kristina Wagner, and Scott Wolf. James Yukich directed the 1994 film.
Here’s a synopsis in case you don’t know/remember the film:
Double Dragon roars to life with amazing special effects, spectacular action sequences, and a knock-about sense of humor. It's the year 2007, and what remains of L.A. is now "New Angeles," a city ravaged by earthquakes, tidal waves and vicious gangs. The evil tycoon Koga Shuko (Robert Patrick, Terminator 2: Judgment Day) is obsessed with finding the two halves of a talisman known as the "Double Dragon," which will give him awesome mystical powers. Two teenage brothers, Jimmy (Mark Dacascos, John Wick 3: Parabellum) and Billy Lee (Scott Wolf, Party of Five) find themselves in possession of the amulet's missing half, thrusting them into the adventure of their lives. With the help of Maria (Alyssa Milano, Charmed) and her vigilante group "The Power Corps," Jimmy and Billy must summon all of their courage, resourcefulness and martial-arts skills to stop the villain's malevolent plan. Crackling with the energy and humor of its two heroes, Double Dragon is a high-octane action spectacular. Buckle your seatbelt and enjoy the ride!
That’s right, this film takes place in 2007. I’m still in shock that we’ll be able to watch this film in 1080p. Here’s a full list of Special Features that will be included with the film:
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations of the main feature
Audio: English 5.1 Stereo, English 2.0 Stereo, German 2.0 Stereo
English, French and Spanish Subtitles
NEW "The Making of Double Dragon" (full length documentary featuring interviews with stars Scott Wolf and Marc Dacascos, writers Peter Gould & Michael Davis and producer Don Murphy)
NEW "Don Murphy: Portrait of a Producer" featurette
Archival ''Making of'' featurette
Behind the Scenes featurette
1993 Double Dragon Animated Series Pilot Episode #101: "The Shadow Falls"
Press Photos, Marketing and Behind The Scenes Photo Galleries
VHS Home Video Trailer
Original Theatrical Trailer
Reversible Sleeve Featuring Alternate Artwork
Honestly, I’m not all that excited for this. I’m more confused than anything and the only way I’d pick it up is if there was a RiffTrax for it. Are you going to be picking this film up?