JCVD DVD (2009) Jean-Claude Van Damme, El Mechri (DIR) cert 15 Title: JCVD Leading Actor: Jean-Claude Van Damme Duration: 96 mins Format: DVD / Normal Type: DVD Studio / Publisher: Trinity Creative Partnership UK Release Date: 23 Mar 2009 Edition: Normal 2008 crime comedy starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. Unlike most of his other films, this is not an all-action thriller but instead an opportunity for Van Damme to play a meatier role. The role he plays is himself, but in a kind of parallel universe. Unable to find work in Hollywood, broke and involved in a custody battle for his daughter, the eponymous JCVD returns to his native Belgium, where he still enjoys hero status. Once there he finds himself caught up in the middle of a hostage drama and acting out a different sort of role to the ones he is used to playing in films.