By: John M Jerva The 80’s were a marvelous time to be an action fan with one after another of bombastic action flicks coming out every week starring some of the genre’s larger than life stars like Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris and, of course, Dolph Lundgren who first made waves when he took on Sly in Rocky IV as the menacing Ivan Drago. … Continue reading RED SCORPION Celebrates its 33rd Anniversary as the Film that Announced Dolph Lundgren as an Action Legend!
By: John M Jerva Back in 1982, the guiltiest of guilty pleasures was released when Flash Gordon was unleashed to an unsuspecting world. Starring newcomer Sam J. Jones and featuring some of the most insane dialogue, situations, special effects and over the top acting, this Sci-Fi opera was poised to make Jones a star in Hollywood. Even with its severe production problems that plagued it. … Continue reading Review: SILENT ASSASSINS- Looking Back at the Time Tommy Lee Teamed with Flash Gordon for Glorious 80’s Action Excess!
By: John M Jerva I love a good movie that delivers an action vibe that rivals anything we’ve ever gotten from the lost era of VHS. Movies like that will always be inviting and bring me back to a simpler time when all I had to worry about was teaching the Martial Arts and watching anything that went boom or kicked you square in the … Continue reading Review: The 2004 Actioner MOSCOW HEAT Channels RED HEAT and Throws it Back to the VHS Heydays of the 80’s & 90’s
By: John M Jerva It was the early 80’s when I started to develop my love for Marvel Comics anti-hero gun toting vigilante The Punisher. From his debut in The Amazing Spider-Man to his subsequent break out mini-series, younger me was hooked pretty much from the get-go. The character came into my life at the perfect time as I was starting to develop my love … Continue reading Action Rewind: Dolph Lundgren’s THE PUNISHER (1989)-The Essential Umbrella Entertainment Special Edition Blu-Ray Review
By: John M Jerva I was thinking a while back about certain action stars who haven’t received enough love on my site and one name that immediately came to mind, and I apologize on my knees for neglecting him, was the Aussie powerhouse Richard Norton. A staple in countless action films like Kickfighter, Rage and Honor and my personal favorite Under the Gun to literally … Continue reading ACTION REWIND: Richard Norton is No Holds Barred in the 1993 DTV Martial Arts Actioner DEATH FIGHT!
By: John M Jerva I’ve been watching a lot of old school action films lately for my Action Rewind section on the site and it’s been one nostalgic hit after another. I’ve made a detour as today is the 34th anniversary of Chuck Norris’ final entry in his Missing in Action series. When it concerns Chuck Norris, all other movies can wait and it’s been … Continue reading ACTION REWIND/ESSENTIAL ACTION: Chuck Norris is a One Man War in BRADDOCK: MISSING IN ACTION 3!
By: John M jerva First of all, I must send out a very heartfelt thank you for my brother in action Eoin Friel of The Action Elite for getting me a copy of Vinegar Syndrome’s new 4K restoration of the cult 90’s martial arts franchise Tiger Claws which just recently hit. To say that I’ve had struggles last year and into 2022 would be a … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review: Vinegar Syndrome’s TIGER CLAWS Trilogy is a Must Have for Fans of 90’s Martial Arts Action1
By: John M Jerva It recently dawned on me that I have never done a review for any of the seasons of the hit Netflix series Cobra Kai. Maybe I didn’t because I was such a fan of the show that I wanted to watch it for the sheer fun of it without having to dissect it for the site. This show which brings back … Continue reading Review: COBRA KAI Season 4 Continues the Near Perfect Mix of Nostalgia, Humor, Heart and Action!
By: John M Jerva It’s Christmas Day and my family is finally done shredding open their tons of presents and even though I’ve taken a few days off for the holidays, I figured I’d send some holiday cheer to everyone in the form of a special Action Fix. When we all think of Christmas action movies, Die Hard and Lethal Weapon always take the lead. … Continue reading The Action Fix: Merry Christmas! It’s Dolph Lundgren Vs Matthias Hues from I COME IN PEACE (DARK ANGEL)!
By: John M Jerva While we wait for more 411 from some of Alexander Nevsky’s future projects including Assault on Rio Bravo and the just recently announced Savage Attack, we’ve got the skinny on Nevsky’s inaugural film debut Moscow Heat. First released back in 2004, Nevsky made a name for himself in the realm of action with the thriller which had him starring alongside Michael … Continue reading The Action Film MOSCOW HEAT with Alexander Nevsky gets Reissued from ITN!
By: John M Jerva Back in the ‘90’s, the pay cable channel HBO unleashed monthly world premieres for a variety of action films starring some of the greats from that era including Don “The Dragon” Wilson, Gary Daniels and Mark Dacascos to just name a few. These select movies would hit the channel before eventually coming to home video and it truly was a great … Continue reading Action Rewind: Peter Weller & Robert Patrick Unleash DTV Hell in the High-Octane 90’s Actioner DECOY!
By: John M Jerva I wonder what this newer generation thinks of when they watch an action movie from the 80’s. I’m sure there are those politically correct morons out there that totally miss what the film is going for and then proceed to try to cancel it because, you know, they know what’s good for us. I feel sorry for youngsters nowadays as they … Continue reading Action Rewind: Martin Kove is a Sword Wielding Action Hero Bad Ass in the Gloriously Over the Top STEELE JUSTICE
By: John M Jerva A lot of times I get screeners for movies that I unfortunately have to watch on my phone because my laptop was old and has since bought the farm and I can’t cast them to my TV. Even on the laptop which was slightly bigger, it still doesn’t do some films justice. Some movies were just made for a large screen … Continue reading Essential Action: Revisiting Donnie Yen’s Visceral Instant Classic RAGING FIRE, Now Available on HI-YAH!
By: John M Jerva Back in 2019, director Jesse V. Johnson delivered one of the best action films in a long time as the Expendables of the East arrived in Triple Threat. The movie which originally started off as The Makeshift Squad which was an original concept of martial arts star Tiger Hue Chen brought together some of the most explosive martial arts talent the … Continue reading Essential Action: Revisiting the Greatness of the “Holy Grail of Action Films”TRIPLE THREAT!
By: John M Jerva I don’t know how many times I’ve said growing up in the 80’s was a fantastic time to be an action lover but, HEY!, let me say it one more time. During that marvelous decade, Cannon Films was the leader in over the top, exploitive action fare with company gurus Meneham Golan and Yoram Globus leading the charge. Watching the documentaries … Continue reading Tubi Top Pick: “Everyone Goes Home” in Cannon Films’ Flag Waving 1986 Vietnam Actioner P.O.W. THE ESCAPE with David Carradine!
By: John M Jerva Since I’ve been down for the count and no real or legit action films have seen a new release this week, I’ve been dabbling in my classic and vintage action section of my movie collection empire here at home. Out of the blue while I was strolling through my titles of limitless action greatness, one film from the 80’s screamed out … Continue reading Action Rewind: The Late, Great Rutger Hauer is the Epitome of Cool in 1987’s WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE
By: John M Jerva It’s time to Action Rewind once again and in this installment of my action trip down memory lane, we’re kicking it with former champion kickboxer turned DTV action star Don “ The Dragon” Wilson. With action maestro Jesse V. Johnson unleashing his newest WWII action epic Hell Hath No Fury next month, I’ve been gearing up for it by watching some … Continue reading Action Rewind: Don “The Dragon” Wilson Fights a Bloody Future War in Director Jesse V. Johnson’s Sci-Fi Actioner THE LAST SENTINEL
By: John M Jerva “What we have here gentlemen is a real clusterf@ck.” With a quote like that, it must be time to Action Rewind once again and since I’ve been down for the count with medical issues I’ve had a lot of time on my hands and thus have been dusting some massive dust of some oldies but goodies in the action genre. I’m … Continue reading Action Rewind: WHITE GHOST- William Katt Turns Bad Ass Action Hero in 1988’s Bullet & Blood Splattered Kill Fest!
By: John M Jerva It’s time to Action Rewind and wipe the dust off of another forgotten action gem and this one is really forgotten as it never had a proper release here in the states. Action star and martial arts phenom Gary Daniels was a staple in the DTV action craze of the 90’s but we all had to get our start somewhere and … Continue reading Action Rewind: Gary Daniels Levels a Country in the Lost ‘80’s Action Gem FINAL REPRISAL!
By: John M Jerva It’s time to Action Rewind and this time we’re turning back the clock to 1994 which was the height of the DTV action craze. Every week, numerous action filled titles filled video store shelves featuring some of the best and most lethal action stars the time had to offer. One of the best was Jerry Trimble who was a champion kickboxer … Continue reading Action Rewind: Jerry Trimble Kicks it Die Hard Style in the 1994 Action Fest STRANGLEHOLD from the Late, Great Cirio H. Santiago!