Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991) – Samurai Dolph

Showdown in Little Tokyo has Swedish stud Dolph Lundgren lifting cars and throwing stars. It also has Brandon Lee showing his martial arts chops, yes the son of Bruce. There’s not much call for dramatic acting, just bring more arses for them to kick. To my delight, wisecracks and one-liners flow as if the 80s never ended, so do bullets, fists, and feet, all ending in a suitably explosive climax…

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Samurai Cop (1991) – You’d better buckle up

What better way to kick off the year than with a fantastic piece of Hollywood imitating, Japanese culture appropriating, nigh unreleased cinema by an Iranian writer-director with an American Dream? This is a wild ride complete with shootouts and fist fights aplenty, flamboyant Costa Rican waiters, and Samurai Cop making passes at any pretty woman within 100 yards…