值得一提的是Cinematography和Editing，前者是罗素·卡朋特(Russell Carpenter)后来给《泰坦尼克》也是他摄像的，后者是前几年《蜘蛛侠》系列的Editing,Bob Murawski(代表作品还有 The Evil Dead)。
编剧 Chuck Pfarrer曾经是美国海军特种部队海豹特遣队(Navy SEAL)队员。
PS: 男主人公 Chance Boudreaux的姓氏来源不明，并不像William,Bush,Washington这样有历史渊源，可能是编剧自己造的，或者是从“错误的发音”中借过来的，但是我注意到我们的中文字幕给这部电影里的云顿先生一个很有意思的名字 -- 包意外；比利时人Jean-Claude Van Damme，绰号The Muscles from Brussels。
以下是《纽约时报》影评：Hunting to the Death When the Prey Is Human
Swishing, whooshing, lovingly photographed weaponry. Nasty gurgles from the wounded. The clonking sound of a head hitting wrought iron. A bullet in the eye. These are the cornerstones of "Hard Target," one of this summer's few super-bloodthirsty action films, and the one that actually stood a chance of rising above its genre.
"Hard Target" was an opportunity for both John Woo, the Hong Kong-born action-film director with an ardent cult following, and Jean-Claude Van Damme, the self-appointed Muscles From Brussels, to reach a mainstream audience. "Hard Target" had a hard time getting past the Motion Picture Association of America's rating board without an NC-17 rating. But even in this somewhat adulterated form, Mr. Woo's film remains overwhelmingly violent and not always stylish enough to give its excesses the appearance of wit. Not even when its star bites the tail off a rattlesnake and then slugs the snake for good measure.
Mr. Woo's obvious gusto and his taste for myth making are readily apparent. But so is his fondness for the slow, lingering death scene coupled with sickening sound effects. Presenting Mr. Van Damme as reverentially as Sergio Leone did the young Clint Eastwood, Mr. Woo displays a real aptitude for malignant mischief, which is this story's stock in trade.
Derived from the 1932 film "The Most Dangerous Game," from a story by Richard Connell, "Hard Target" tells of wealthy thrill-seekers who pay large sums of money to stalk human prey. Right after it opens vividly with one such hunt-to-the-death, the film presents a perfect B-movie conversation. "It's like a drug, isn't it -- to bring a man down?" observes the entrepreneur who arranges this blood sport. "Was it worth it?" he asks his client. "Every nickel," the client solemnly replies.
The screenplay by Chuck Pfarrer (who appears in this sequence as the ill-fated victim) concentrates most of its creativity on the characters' names, which include Pik Van Cleaf (Arnold Vosloo), Emil Fouchon (Lance Henriksen) and Chance Boudreaux (Mr. Van Damme). The film does have one first-rate rejoinder, when Mr. Henriksen's rich, jaded entrepreneur asks Chance why he insists on spoiling all the fun. "Poor people get bored, too," Chance replies.
Speaking of bored, Mr. Van Damme has still not broken the habit of his own blank-faced posturing, although Mr. Woo films him in the most aggrandizing style imaginable. From the first tight close-up of the star's brooding eyes to the loving images of his feet kicking various faces, "Hard Target" does what it can to present Mr. Van Damme in a bold new light. Curiously, the film's neo-Peckinpah taste for slow motion gives Mr. Van Damme's stunts a balletic quality that diminishes their spontaneity. It's necessary for Mr. Woo to place his star standing on the seat of a moving motorcycle, for instance, and send him catapulting over the hood of an oncoming van to create the requisite high excitement.
Mr. Van Damme's Chance (who is said to have been "raised in the bayous," in this latest on-screen effort to explain his accent) is supposed to be a derelict, which allows Mr. Woo the opportunity for occasional flashes of social commentary. The film's glimpses of the homeless are sharp and unexpectedly substantial, which makes its frivolous ugliness that much more unfortunate. The plot involves Chance's being recruited by long-haired, wide-eyed Natasha Binder (Yancy Butler) to find her father, who is of course well past finding.
"Hard Target," which is set in New Orleans, also includes a warehouse full of Mardi Gras floats and Wilford Brimley, who rides a horse and tries out a conspicuous Louisiana accent. Clearly, Mr. Woo's sense of humor is as perverse as his other talents.
"Hard Target" is rated R (Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian). It is extremely violent.
Directed by John Woo; screenplay by Chuck Pfarrer; director of photography, Russell Carpenter; edited by Bob Murawski; music by Graeme Revell; production designer, Phil Dagort; produced by James Jacks, Sean Daniel, Mr. Pfarrer and Terence Chang; released by Universal Pictures. Running time: 92 minutes. This film is rated R.
POLICE LINE DO NOT CROSS
The Cayman Islands 36’21
This is New Oreleans, not Beirut.53'
1993 Varese Records Released VSD-5445
Music Composed and Produced by Graeme Revell
Music Conducted by Tim Simonec
Orchestrations by Tim Simonec and Graeme Revell
Music Mixed by Dan Wallin
Featuring Musicians : Kodo
01. Hunting Season Opens http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDnpa54qJIs
03. Chance and Carmenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FYYsdkqfWI
04. Streetfighting Van Damme http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYwsKEmVQSM
06. Lark Descending
07. Won't You Let Me Go? - Buckwheat Zydeco
08. Dove and the Garotte
09. Motorcycle Chase http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70uYr_XSlY4
10. New Orleans Mission
11. On the Docks
12. Mardi Gras Graveyard
13. Miles to Go
14. Fouchon's Death
15. Epilogue http://koalalin120674.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!BF086A8923D42155!185.entry