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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Firecracker (1981) – A fistfull of awesome

Firecracker aka Naked Fist, both sound like a hell of a good time, but I’m going with the former because this is one dynamite movie. Filmed on location in the Philippines, you can practically feel the humidity suffocating our black belt heroine as she delves into a twisted world of drugs and blood sport in search of her missing sister. Plenty of blood and clothes are shed along the way in this action packed display of excess…

Angel of Destruction (1994) – Crazy for action

Angel of Destruction, how could you possibly pass up a movie with a title that good? It has everything you could want too, from kickboxers in comically intense fight scenes, to a weird Cold War undercurrent, and pop star strippers performing original songs. It is a cheesy, seedy, and dark film where justice gets served hot, and the women do a lot of arse-kicking…

Miami Connection (1987) – Retro overload

Let me introduce you to a corrupt, 1980s Florida with beaches and neon as far as the eye can see. Here, a spirited Tae Kwon Do band fights a camp, camo-wearing street gang and a horde of drug-dealing motorcycle Ninjas. They do so only with the power of friendship and martial arts, all backed by a deliciously cheesy, original soundtrack…