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Robot Ninjas (1989)

The movie Robot Ninjas (1989) is a science-fiction and kung-fu film. It is an extremely low-budget movie starring Michael Todd, Burt Ward, James L. Edwards, Bogdan Pecic, Maria Markovic and Linnea Quigley. The movie is widely considered one of the worst films of all time. Plot Summary An artist named Leonard Miller (played by Michael… read more »

Knightriders (1981)

Knightriders is a 1981 George Romero action film starring Ed Harris, Tom Savini, Stephen King and Patricia Tallman. Plot Summary The film revolves around a group of performers who go to renaissance faires and joust on motorcycles. King William (also known as King Billy, played by Ed Harris) leads the group in a romantic King… read more »

Cobra Nero (1987)

The 1987 film Cobra Nero, also known as Black Cobra, is an Italian ripoff of Cobra starring Sylvester Stallone. The Italian version has an identical plot, and stars Fred Williamson and Sabrina Siani. The movie series is four blaxploitation films directed by Stelvio Massi, Edoardo Margheriti, and Umberto Lenzi. Plot Summary A police detective, Robert Malone (played… read more »

2020 Texas Gladiators (1982)

The film 2020 Texas Gladiators, known in Italy as Texas 2000, is a 1982 post-apocalyptic film shot in Italy. It was directed by Joe D’Amato and written by George Eastman. The movie stars Sabrina Siani, Al Cliver, Harrison Muller and Daniel Stephen. Plot Summary After wars and disasters, the world is destroyed, and in typical… read more »

Daughter of the Jungle (1982)

The 1982 film Daughter of the Jungle is an Italian action and romance film directed by Umberto Lenzi. The movie stars Sabrina Siani and was filmed in the Dominican Republic. Plot Summary The film opens with two university students, Butch (played by Renato Miracco) and Ringo (played by Rodolfo Bigotti) who are taking a vacation in… read more »

Thunder Run (1986)

Thunder Run is a 1986 action movie directed by Gary Hudson and released by the Cannon Group. The film saw heavy rotation on television throughout the 80s and 90s, and developed a cult following. Plot Summary An old trucker named Charlie Morrison (played by Forrest Tucker) is a retired Korean War vet. He spends his… read more »

Black Scorpion (1995)

Black Scorpion is a 1995 comedy action movie produced by Roger Corman, starring Joan Severance and Bruce Abbott. The movie was followed in 1997 by a sequel called Black Scorpion II: Aftershock. Plot Summary The film draws inspiration from Batman, in that the superhero Black Scorpion is a vigilante with no actual superpowers. Darcy Walker (played… read more »

Red Scorpion (1988)

The 1988 film Red Scorpion is an action film starring Dolph Lundgren. The movie has since become a cult classic and is shown regularly on television. Typical of many low-budget action flicks during the 80s, the strong Reaganesque political overtones don’t stop this film from being an enjoyable watch. Plot Summary A Soviet special ops… read more »

Miami Connection (1987)

The 1987 film Miami Connection is a kung-fu action film. It has become a cult classic, famous for being blissfully un-self-aware and renowned for the in-movie band, Dragon Sound. The movie was produced and directed by Y.K. Kim, a Korean martial arts personality, and he also starred in the main role. Y.K. Kim mortgaged his taekwondo… read more »

Surf Nazis Must Die (1987)

The 1987 film Surf Nazis Must Die is a classic B-movie from director Peter George and starring Gail Neely, Joel Hile, Robert Harden, Tom Shell and Barry Brenner. The movie is a campy horror film from Troma Entertainment about a woman whose son is murdered by Nazi punk surfers. The film was considered a failure… read more »

The Mighty Peking Man (1977)

The 1977 action/kung fu film Mighty Peking Man is a remake of King Kong starring Evelyne Kraft. The film was released in the US in 1980, under the name Goliathon. Plot Summary A group from Hong Kong, lead by Johnny (played by Danny Lee) is exploring the Himalayan mountains. They discover the “Peking Man”, who… read more »

Hard to Die (1990)

Hard to Die is a 1990 horror movie produced by Roger Corman and directed by Jim Wynorski and stars Karen Mayo-Chandler, Gail Thackray, Deborah Dutch, Kelli Maroney, Melissa Moore, Peter Spellos, Bridget Carney and Toni Naples. After seeing Sorority House Massacre II (a movie produced by his wife) the famous B-movie producer Roger Corman tasked… read more »

Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle (1984)

The 1984 film Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle is a fantasy action film, inspired by the Tarzan stories. It was directed by John Guillermin and stars Tanya Roberts in the lead role. The movie was a box-office failure and won several awards for the worst film of 1984. The film was critically panned as well, but has… read more »

Ninja III: The Domination (1984)

The 1984 film Ninja III: The Domination is a horror–kung fu film released as the third part of the Ninja trilogy by the Cannon Group. It was directed by Sam Firstenberg. Although critically panned, it has since become a cult classic martial arts film. Movie Plot The film begins with a ninja exploring a cave, finding weapons… read more »