“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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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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Xander’s Entrance from Enemies Closer

This is easily the best scene in the entire movie but it really is Jean-Claude Van Damme in one of his best roles. As stated before he’s essentially channeling The Joker and is hilariously unhinged. I love the way he mess...
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Gas Station Fight from Homefront (2013)

“Whatever you’re thinking… rethink it!” You see, Ed Skrein? This is called a badass with screen presence and Homefront remains one of my favourite Jason Statham movies. In this short yet awesome sequence...
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Fist of Legend – Jet Li (Chen Zhen) Dojo Fight

Fist of Legend is one of my favourite Jet Li films and this scene always makes my jaw hit the floor. Li is incredibly fast and this is one of the most satisfying fight sequences you’ll ever see. In this scene Chen travels...
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Classic Action Scene: Blood & Bone Fight

If ever there’s an underrated martial arts flick from the past few years it’s this gem from Michael Jai White where he is just unbelievably badass. Blood & Bone is directed by Ben Ramsey and the fight scenes are...
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Bar Fight from Best of the Best (1989)

Ah the old movie bar fight; one of my favourite scenes from any action film. Best of the Best was a fun movie with a great cast; it had some first rate martial arts in it and maybe even made you shed a few tears of manliness by...
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Shoot-out from The Crow (1994)

Continuing “Crow Week” I thought I’d focus on one of my favourite scenes from the original classic movie. Top Dollar (Michael Wincott) is having a meeting with a large group of heavily armed badasses when a crow flies int...
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Classic Action Scene: Club Shootout from Collateral

About the film: Collateral is a 2004 American crime thriller film directed by Michael Mann from a screenplay written by Stuart Beattie, and starring Tom Cruise as a contract killer and Jamie Foxx as a taxi driver who finds him...
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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