Classic Action Scene: Teahouse Shootout from Hard Boiled

Hard Boiled is without a doubt John Woo’s masterpiece; it’s a glorious ballet of violence with well-fleshed out characters, an engaging story and guns that fire endless bullets without ever needing to get reloaded. ...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

“I Was Making a Sandwich” – Death Wish 4

If there’s one thing you should never do, it’s interrupt Charles Bronson when he’s making a sandwich. Clearly he gets a little cranky and will throw you around the room like rag doll and then you’ll ever...
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Nightclub Shoot-out from John Wick

I never grow tired of watching this movie and this scene just completes it for me; why is the sequel not out yet? In case you’ve been living under a rock and have never seen this movie Keanu Reeves plays John Wick, a ret...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Classic Action Scene: The Gauntlet from ‘Mission of Justice’ (1992)

Mission of Justice is arguably Jeff Wincott’s best movie with some stunning action scenes; this one is the stand-out and features Wincott taking on several men at once. Before this movie, apparently Wincott had not receiv...
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Dojo Fight from The Perfect Weapon (1991)

Today marks Legend of Action Jeff Speakman’s 59th Birthday so I thought it would be a good time to revisit one of my favourite fight scenes from The Perfect Weapon. In this scene Jeff Sanders (Speakman) wanders into a doj...
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Classic Action Scene: Anybody Seen Richie? – Out For Justice

This is the best scene Steven Seagal ever has done or ever will do; everything about it is pure badass. The sheer ballsiness of his character Gino, walking into a bar and pretty much beating up everyone is beyond cool. I love h...
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Stairwell Fight from Firestorm (2013)

Andy Lau stars in this underrated actioner where he plays a cop who battles robbers in the streets of Hong Kong as a typhoon hits the city. The action scenes are really well done for the most part but there is the odd noticeabl...
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Bruce Lee vs. a Dojo in Fist of Fury

Good on Shout! Factory for their remastering of the Bruce Lee Legacy Collection; the picture and sound are far better than any other versions of these films which makes this pretty definitive. It’s coming up to Bruce Lee&...
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Classic Action Scene: Ip Man Final Fight

I remember the first time I saw this movie, I was blown away by the fight scenes, but not just that; I actually cared about the characters and I really think this is Donnie Yen’s most iconic role. He makes Yip Man look to...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Classic Action Scene: Subway Fight – Ninja (2009)

I actually saw this move before the Undisputed sequels and it was my first introduction to the awesomeness of Scott Adkins. In this clip, Adkins (playing Casey Bowman along with Mika Hijii, playing Namiko Takeda) are trying to ...
by Eoin Friel