Van Damme Gets His Second Retro Rewind Collection Blu-ray with 1990's Lionheart This June (UPDATE)



UPDATE: This new release will feature both the theatrical version of the film and the UNRATED version of the film that has never been released in the U.S. I have updated the specs to include that as well as the brand new artwork for the blu-ray.

Lionheart, the 1990 martial arts film, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme kicks it's way to blu-ray on June 12th as #8 in the MVD Retro Rewind Collection

Jean-Claude Van Damme (Black Eagle, Hard Target) stars as a soldier drawn into the world of modern-day gladiators fighting for the amusement of the rich in this fast moving action thriller co-written by Van Damme himself!

Upon receiving news that his brother in Los Angeles is seriously injured, Lyon Gaultier (Van Damme) Deserts the French Foreign Legion from a remote outpost in North Africa. Fleeing from two of the Legion’s security force who have orders to bring him back at any cost, Lyon reluctantly turns to the illegal, bare-knuckles underground fighting circuit to raise the money he needs to help his brother’s family.

From legendary action director Sheldon Lettich (Double Impact, Bloodsport), this riveting action adventure also stars Harrison Page (Bad Ass), Brian Thompson (The Terminator), Ashley Johnson (The Help) and a cameo appearance by Jeff Speakman (The Perfect Weapon) and combines the raw power and charisma of Van Damme with the exciting world of no-holds-barred street fighting.

SPECIAL FEATURES (tentative… subject to change)

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations of the main feature.
  • NEW-Both Theatrical and Unrated versions of the film.
  • Original 2.0 Stereo Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray) and Dolby Digital 5.1.
  • Audio commentary by Sheldon Lettich & Harrison Page
  • NEW - "The Story of ‘Lionheart’" (appx 60:00, HD) (Featuring Director Sheldon Lettich, Producer Eric Karson and stars Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard and Brian Thompson)
  • NEW - "Inside 'Lionheart' with the Filmmakers and Cast" (appx 25:00, HD) (Featuring Director Sheldon Lettich, Producer Eric Karson and stars Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard and Brian Thompson)
  • NEW - "'Lionheart': Behind the Fights" (appx 15:00, HD) (Featuring Director Sheldon Lettich, Producer Eric Karson and stars Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page and Brian Thompson)
  • "Making of" featurette (8:53) (SD)
  • Interview with Sheldon Lettich (25:52) (SD)
  • Interview with Harrison Page (13:05) (SD)
  • "Behind the Scenes of the Audio Commentary" featurette (5:40) (SD)
  • Original Theatrical Trailer (SD)
  • Collectible Poster