Bloodsport 4: The Dark Kumite

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Bloodsport 4: The Dark Kumite
Directed byElvis Restaino
Produced byAlan Mehrez
Written byGeorge Saunders
StarringDaniel Bernhardt
Stefanos Miltsakakis
Michael Krawic
Derek McGrath
Lisa Stothard
Music byAlex Wurman
CinematographyGeorge Mooradian
Edited byFrank Sacco
Distributed byAvalanche Home Entertainment
Lions Gate Entertainment (DVD)
Release date
February 15, 1999
Running time
100 mins
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Bloodsport 4: The Dark Kumite is the fourth and final film in the Bloodsport franchise. It was released direct-to-video in 1999 and stars Daniel Bernhardt as police officer John Keller.

Plot[edit]

Agent John Keller (Daniel Bernhardt) goes undercover into the tough prison known as Fuego Penal to find out about the corpses of prisoners disappearing without a trace. There he gets involved in a dangerous tournament arranged by a man named Justin Caesar (Ivan Ivanov), where the prisoners are forced to fight to the death. The tournament has only one rule: There are no rules.

Cast[edit]

  • Daniel Bernhardt – Agent John Keller
  • Ivan Ivanov - Justin Caesar
  • Lisa Stothard – Blaire
  • Stefanos Miltsakakis – Schrek
  • Michael Krawic – Winston
  • Derek McGrath – Warden Preston
  • David Rowe – Billings
  • Elvis Restaino – Dr. Rosenbloom
  • Dennis LaValle – Files
  • Christine Marais – Regina
  • Jeff Moldovan – Captain Anderson
  • Mike Kirton – Prison Guard
  • Mitko Kiskimov – Tongo
  • Linda Kouleva – Rita
  • Stefan Valdobrev – Gills

Production[edit]

The prison sequences were shot at a real prison in Bulgaria and actual prisoners were extras in the scenes. Although the film was shot in Bulgaria, Bloodsport 4 is set in the United States. This not only makes it the only Bloodsport movie set there, but the only Bloodsport movie to not be set where it was shot. Though Daniel Bernhardt stars in all Bloodsport films except the first, his character is not Alex Cardo from Bloodsport III but it is now John Keller in this film.

Reception[edit]

The film was panned by critics. Robert Pardi of TvGuide gave the film one star and said: "The good news is that you needn't bother watching the first three BLOODSPORT flicks in order to make sense of this sequel. The bad news is that it's pure Grade-Z schlock." [1]

International titles[edit]

  • Argentina: Bloodsport: Matar O Morir (Bloodsport: Kill Or Die)
  • Brazil: O Grande Dragāo Branco 4: O Capítulo Final (The Great White Dragon 4: The Last Chapter)
  • Lithuania: Кровавый Спорт IV: Цвет Тьмы
  • Portugal: Bloodsport IV: Condenado À Morte (Bloodsport IV: Condemned To Death)
  • Spain: Contacto Sangriento 4: El Kumite Oscuro (Bloody Contact 4: The Dark Kumite)
  • UK: The Final Chapter: Bloodsport 4

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