By: John M Jerva
You can say it a million times and it still won’t be enough but there’s nothing like the golden days of action cinema in the 80’s where theaters and video stores were packed with the most unapologetic and deliciously violent action fests with some of the industry’s greatest stars.
One such film was the rapid fire slugfest Showdown in Little Tokyo which featured the epic team up of Dolph Lundgren and the late, great Brandon Lee. Filled with spectacular action beats every few minutes to go along with the outrageousness, this is a definitive film from Commando helmer Mark L. Lester. It knew what kind of film it wanted to be and in these days of politically correctness, it’s a sentimental calling card for the days of old.
It’s been 30 years since the film first came out so the crew at The Action Elite Live War Room pay long overdue respect to a movie that is just plain bad ass and quite frankly is a ten in most serious action fan’s heart. We also chat about some of Brandon Lee’s other classics like Rapid Fire and the immortal The Crow.
Check out the full conversation below!