Day 9, as the continuation of looking at the MVD Rewind Collection and we have a notable title. Released in 1994, Double Dragon, is supposed to be based on the video game from the 1980s.
I say that, as although the characters are used (Billy, Jimmy, Marian) thats sort of where the comparisons end. Now granted adapting a side scrolling beat em up that had a simple story, into a more fully fleshed out and expanded plot, was not going to be easy, the issue I saw was adapting the story towards a more kid based audience.
Now this is not a terrible movie, certainly it has its funny and unique moments, but since it is adapting a video game story, its probably the weakest of the video game movies of the 90s (not sure if I would put Wing Commander or Mortal Kombat Annihilation there but its close)
That being said again MVD comes through with a comprehensive package, featuring a nice documentary with most of the principal actors and team members, interviews, reversible movie cover, this is a guilty pleasure for sure. While it may not compare to Mortal Kombat the movie, Double Dragon still has its place among the other video game titles of the time, as a lesson of what to do and not do when adapting a video game franchise to the big screen. #bluray #martialarts #action #mvd #videogames #BluRaycollection #retro #90s #billy #jimmy #lee #marian #talisman #abobo #dvd #reversiblecover #miniposter #fighting - 10 days ago