80s/90s martial arts movies

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  1. Sylo

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    I'm wanting to watch some cheesefest martial arts movies..

    I've seen ALOT of them, but I know there are some I haven't seen..

    can you guys name any 80s/90s martial arts movies you've seen? I'm not too interested in anything older. Something about the 80s and early to mid 90s.
     
  2. David Weatherly

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    That's still a big time frame and a broad area. That period is filled with Chuck Norris, JC VanDamme and Steven Seagal in US flicks just for starters. Hong Kong was busy, Jackie Chan and Jet Li put out lots of material in this same time frame.
    Can you narrow down what you'd like to see?
     
  3. IcemanSK

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    If really chessy is what you're looking for, I can honestly recommend anything by Sho Kosugi. "Ninja 3: The Domination is my personal favorite.

    I was the guy that looked for bad MA flicks in the video store. Former kickboxers thought they'd cash in so they'd make a flick. Dale "Apollo" Cook, Jerry Trimble, Keith Vitale (point fighter), Anthony "Amp" Elmore, & a bunch more. They were all terrible, & so awesome at the same time.
     
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    We have a local Chinese 99c store...they sell tons on DVD's with 2 movies on each. A lot of them are early 1980's, and I've found 3 Jackie Chan oldies among them.

    Cheesy does not begin to adequately describe most of these, but at 50c a movie you are only killing brain cells and not your budget. Many of these are unintentionally funny and my kids love them.

    They do compare favorably, however, with most of what's on American TV!
     
  5. exile

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    Steven Seagal. Jake Hopper, in Belly of the Beast. By the Eyes of the Living Toad, there is nothing, nothing on earth cheesier than that. I'm not kidding: this is the truth—nothing is cheesier.
     
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    One word:

    Gymkata
     
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    That was a bad movie.
     
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    I still love Big trouble in Little China-lol "You know what Jack Burton says at a time like this?" (bad guy) "Who?" "Jack Burton! Me!" [​IMG]
     
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    How about I give you a rough idea of what I have seen..

    Gymkata (I want to own this.. this was a staple of mine growing up.)
    BloodSport 1-4? I think there's 4.. whichever has daniel berndhart in it.
    Kickboxer 1-5
    Only the Strong
    Karate Kid 1-2-3
    Best of the Best 1-2-3
    Ninja Turtles 1-2-3
    American Ninja 1-2
    Missing in Action 1-2-3
    the Octagon
    Lonewolf Mcquade
    Superfights
    King of the Kickboxers
    No Retreat No Surrender 1-2
    Shootfighter 1-2
    American Kickboxer
    Savate
    The Quest
    Double Impact
    Cyborg
    Kickfighter
    Martial Law
    Perfect Weapon

    so...

    we've got..

    JeaN Claude, Richard Norton, Jeff Speakman, Keith Vitale, Benny The Jet, Jeff Wincott, Cynthia Rothrock, Chuck Norris, Michael Dudikoff, Daniel Berndhart, Mark Dacascos, Sasha Mitchell, Jerry Trimble, Brandon Gaines.
     
  10. Hand Sword

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    No Don "The Dragon" Wilson Bloodfist movies?
     
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    Gymkata is certainly at the top of any such list!
     
  12. Hand Sword

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    Hey! The princess was hot! [​IMG]
     
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    the last dragon is, in my humble opinion, simply the finest blaxploitation kung fu movie produced in 1987.

    jf
     
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    Yep! It's considered a cult classic now. Vanity too! [​IMG]
     
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    "i was thinking you could be my bodyguard...you know, you could...guard my body..."

    ah, vanity.

    jf
     
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    Sho Nuff! Would've loved to have done that!
     
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    I've been trying to find the movie American Shaolin. No one seems to have it anywhere. Oh well, my dvd player broke yesterday. So no movies for me for awhile.
     
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    Wow! I remember that one. Try Ebay or Amazon.
     
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    Oh come on now LOL
     
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    good sir, i challenge you to name a better one!

    jf
     

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