Kickboxing champion Jake Raye thought his fighting days were over, until a call from an old friend draws him to the Far East and into the hands of a madman. This time Jake's fighting for ...
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Don Wilson plays retired kickboxer Jake Raye, who travels to Manila, where his brother is favored to win a kickboxing competition. His brother is killed, and Jake realizes he must enter the... See full summary »
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Kickboxing champion Jake Raye thought his fighting days were over, until a call from an old friend draws him to the Far East and into the hands of a madman. This time Jake's fighting for his life!Written by
Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).
Jake Raye's nickname is stated in the film as 'The Dragon'. This is also the real nickname of the actor who portrays him, Don Wilson. See more »
When the fighters for the tournaments are having a fight with the guards when they first arrive to the island, some of the guards sticks can be seen bending back and forth, obviously made of rubber. See more »
All the people's names listed in the opening credits (Don Wilson, Maurice Smith, Timothy Baker, James Warring, Richard Hill) are karate champions, and below them are the titles they hold. There are no supporting players listed in the opening credits. See more »
The 18-rated UK release of this film was cut by 9 seconds by the BBFC. See more »
...And perhaps deservedly so? OK, so any movie, especially a martial arts movie starring "B"-movie Kickboxing phenomenon Don "The Dragon" Wilson, with backing by Roger Corman, is bound to not be good, right? Yeah, pretty much. I'll admit to watching and video-recording the first two "Bloodfist" movies that feature "The Dragon" as American Kickboxing champ Jake Raye, who's kicking the bad guys' butts in the Phillippines. In both movies, Raye has to fight in brutal martial arts tournaments and also get out of some sort of convoluted mess of a plot. But in "Bloodfist II," Raye returns to Manila, this time to help out a friend named Vinny Petrello (former UFC champ Maurice Smith) who is in some sort of trouble. It turns out to be a trap, and Raye is kidnapped along with six other martial artists (whose styles range from Greco-Roman Wrestling to Judo to Shotokan Karate) and forced to fight a group of chemically enhanced brutes in a series of Roman-style, to-the-death gladiator fights arranged by Su (Joe Mari Avellana). Now with the rising popularity of mixed martial arts all over the world and my own personal interest in this sport, it would make sense that a movie like "Bloodfist II" would get some more attention, since it deals with fighters of different styles coming together to show whose style is the best. (But didn't they do that in 1988 with Jean-Claude Van Damme's movie "Bloodsport"?) Yet, this entry, by director Andy Blumenthal, has pitiful acting, lousy dialogue, Jake's poorly timed relationship with Su's daughter Mariella (Rina Reyes) and just about everything else, except the fights, with the actual tournament not starting until the third act of the picture. The illegal underground martial arts tournament story has been done to death already. How about fighters competing in a legal martial arts tournament for once? And lastly, there's Wilson. He's far from a great actor, but his performance is pretty much limited to his Kickboxing skills, which shows that his title as "The Dragon" seems rightful. Too bad, he could've been a great cult movie martial arts star if his career and "B"-movie choices had panned out a little better.
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