Blu-ray, DVD Release: Black Eagle

Digital Release Date: Feb. 27, 2018, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 27, 2018
Price: Blu-ray/DVD Combo $25.19
Studio: MVD Rewind Collection

MVD Rewind Collection has gone the special edition route in its re-issue of the 1988 action flick Black Eagle, a video store staple of its era starring Jean-Claude Van Damme (Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning) and martial arts superstar Sho Kosugi (TV’s The Master).

After an F-11 sporting a state-of-the-art laser tracking device gets shot down over the Mediterranean Sea, a KGB team lead by the infamous Andrei (Van Damme) attempts to beat the CIA in the race to find it. The CIA as no choice but to call in their best man, master martial-artist Ken Tani (Kosugi): code name Black Eagle. And the fight is on!

Directed and produced by Eric Karson, the film also stars Doran Clark (The Warriors), Bruce French (Jurassic Park III) and William Bassett (House of 1000 Corpses).

MVD Rewind Collection’s edition includes two versions of the film and two hours-plus of additional materials. Here’s the complete rundown:

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations of the main feature.
  • Original 2.0 Stereo Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray) and Dolby Digital 5.1.
  • Includes 93 minute theatrical version + 104 minute uncut extended version of the film.
  • Sho Kosugi: Martial Arts Legend (HD, 21:26) (featuring new interviews with Sho Kosugi and Shane Kosugi and more) MVD Rewind EXCLUSIVE!
  • The Making of BLACK EAGLE (HD, 35:50)(featuring new interviews with Director / Producer Eric Karson, Screenwriter Michael Gonzalez and stars Sho Kosugi, Doran Clark, Shane Kosugi and Dorota Puzio) MVD Rewind EXCLUSIVE!
  • Tales of Jean-Claude Van Damme (HD, 19:20) (Brand new interviews with cast and crew tell stories about working with the legendary action star) MVD Rewind EXCLUSIVE!
  • The Script and the Screenwriters (HD, 27:14) (featuring Michael Gonzales, Eric Karson and more) MVD Rewind EXCLUSIVE!
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Original Theatrical Trailer (SD)
  • Collectible Poster
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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.