The Good, the Tough & the Deadly: Action Movies & Stars 1960s-Present

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Schiffer #ad - This massive study on action movies and stars from around the world, from the 1960s to the present, professional wrestling, sports, is filled with more than a thousand in-depth movie reviews that cover every action star who's crossed over from the world of martial arts, and stunt work. It is a quintessential tribute to the men and women who have left their mark in the action and martial arts film genres.

Exploding with beautiful images, vern seagalogy: a study of the ass-kicking films of steven seagal and yippie ki-yay moviegoer!, and a thorough action star index, Mike McBeardo McPadden Heavy Metal Movies and Going All the Way: The Ultimate Guide to Teen Sex Comedies of the VHS Era, this one-of-a-kind movie reference book and comprehensive fan guide features reviews by the author, exclusive interviews, Zack Carlson Destroy All Movies!!! The Complete Guide to Punks on Film, and several others.

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World Gone Wild: A Survivor's Guide to Post-Apocalyptic Movies

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Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. #ad - A loving ode to a universal genre of film. An entire subculture of end-of-the-world themes was spawned from films like The Road Warrior, Escape From New York, and The Terminator. This book offers pointers and a frame of reference on how the characters behaved when their worlds were on the brink of desolation.

It covers the genre's biggest blockbusters like the Hunger Games, Oblivion, while devoting equal time and attention to smaller, and World War Z, I Am Legend, more obscure films that really deserve to be discovered. Containing over 800 movie reviews, 60 exclusive interviews with filmmakers and actors who've made films in the genre, World Gone Wild is a chronicle of humanity's struggles through nuclear war, global natural disasters, and a vast subgenre index, and the zombie apocalypse in film.

World Gone Wild: A Survivor's Guide to Post-Apocalyptic Movies #ad - While those films are still being emulated today, film makers all around the world continue to produce radically unique films with startling perspectives of humanity facing the end of all things.

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Teen Movie Hell: A Crucible of Coming-of-Age Comedies from Animal House to Zapped!

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Bazillion Points #ad - In more than 350 reviews and dozens of bonus features, teen movie hell lays the crucible of coming-of-age comedies bare, Up the Creek, The Party Animal, and Fraternity Vacation to the extreme insanity exploding all over King Frat, from party-hearty farces such as The Pom-Pom Girls, Screwballs, and Surf II: The End of the Trilogy.

Between george lucas's american graffiti in 1973 and richard linklater's dazed and Confused twenty years later, lust-driven laugh riots on the order of Animal House, Porky's, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and Revenge of the Nerds boomed at the box office and conquered pop culture by celebrating adolescent misbehavior run amok.

Puberty-powered comedy classics including meatballs, and the Last American Virgin fused hormonal overloads with anti-authority abandon and below-the-belt slapstick to create a genre that also unleashed the anarchic, Caddyshack, Valley Girl, sex-mad likes of The Swinging Cheerleaders, H. O. T. S. The breakfast club, and zapped!--as well as the mainstream variations Sixteen Candles, Spring Break, Private School, Joysticks, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Hardbodies, and Pretty in Pink.

Teen Movie Hell: A Crucible of Coming-of-Age Comedies from Animal House to Zapped! #ad - Born in the drive-in theater backseats of the 1970s, the demonic visions of Teen Movie Hell fueled the VCR, cable TV, and shopping mall multiplex booms of the 1980s before collapsing in the 1990s in a pixelated pile of cable dissipation and Internet indulgences. Tap the keg, wet-t-shirts, wayward teachers, locker rooms, custom vans, shower peepholes, and belly flop hard into the exploitation inferno of bikinis beaches, study halls, sexy ESP, cool camp counselors, tailor your toga, summer camps, and other overlooked penal code violations! .

All-seeing author mike "mcbeardo" mcPadden Heavy Metal Movies passes righteous judgment over the entire genre, one boobs-and-boner opus at a time.

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GODZILLA: THE SHOWA-ERA FILMS, 1954-1975 The Criterion Collection Blu-ray

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The Criterion Collection #ad - In 1954, an enormous beast clawed its way out of the sea, destroying everything in its path—and changing movies forever. Release version of godzilla; and the 1962 Japanese release version of King Kong vs. Eight blu ray special edition collector’s set features • high definition digital transfers of all fifteen godzilla films made between 1954 and 1975, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks • High definition digital transfers of Godzilla, released together for the first time, King of the Monsters, the 1956 U.

S. Godzilla • audio commentaries from 2011 on godzilla and godzilla, destroy All Monsters, Son of Godzilla, King of the Monsters featuring film historian David Kalat • International English language dub tracks for Invasion of Astro Monster, Godzilla vs. Megalon, Godzilla vs. Collected here for the first time are all fifteen godzilla films of Japan’s Showa era, in a landmark set showcasing the technical wizardry, fantastical storytelling, and indomitable international appeal that established the most iconic giant monster the cinema has ever seen.

The arresting original godzilla soon gave rise to an entire monster movie genre kaiju eiga, Godzilla defended its throne against a host of other formidable creatures, but the King of the Monsters continued to reign supreme: in fourteen fiercely entertaining sequels over the next two decades, transforming from a terrifying symbol of nuclear annihilation into a benevolent if still belligerent Earth protector.

GODZILLA: THE SHOWA-ERA FILMS, 1954-1975 The Criterion Collection Blu-ray #ad - Mechagodzilla, ronald wimberly, angela rizza, haruo nakajima, takashi okazaki, robert goodin, notes on the films by cinema historian ed godziszewski, yuko shimizu, tsugutoshi komada, sophie campbell, and new illustrations by arthur adams, and terror of mechagodzilla • directors guild of japan interview with director ishiro honda, including actors Bin Furuya, conducted by director Yoshimitsu Banno in 1990 • Programs detailing the creation of Godzilla’s special effects and unused effects sequences from Toho releases including Destroy All Monsters • New interview with filmmaker Alex Cox about his admiration for the Showa era Godzilla films • New and archival interviews with cast and crew members, Katsuya Terada, Becky Cloonan, Jorge Coelho, and Akira Takarada; composer Akira Ifukube; and effects technicians Yoshio Irie and Eizo Kaimai • Interview with critic Tadao Sato from 2011 • Illustrated audio essay from 2011 about the real life tragedy that inspired Godzilla • New English subtitle translations • Trailers • PLUS: A lavishly illustrated deluxe hardcover book featuring an essay by cinema historian Steve Ryfle, Bill Sienkiewicz, Simon Gane, Benjamin Marra, Geof Darrow, Monarobot, and Chris Wisnia.

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Heavy Metal Movies: Guitar Barbarians, Mutant Bimbos & Cult Zombies Amok in the 666 Most Ear- and Eye-Ripping Big-Scream Films Ever!

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Bazillion Points #ad - The unadulterated journey of heavy Metal Movies spans concert movies and trippy midnight flicks, inspirational depictions of ancient times and future apocalypses, and raw handheld digital video obsessions. As brash, and visceral as both the music and the movies themselves, irreverent, Heavy Metal Movies is the ultimate guidebook to the complete molten musical cinema experience.

Exploding with way over 666 true headbanger classics—raging with disturbing documentaries, post-nuke dystopias, spluttery slashers, concert films, midnight mind-benders, undead gut-munchers, bikers, aliens, bulging barbarians, werewolves, carnivorous chunk-blowers, killer cameos—plus witches, lesbian vampires, Satanic shockers, and vengeful vikings galore.

Heavy Metal Movies: Guitar Barbarians, Mutant Bimbos & Cult Zombies Amok in the 666 Most Ear- and Eye-Ripping Big-Scream Films Ever! #ad - . The heaviest sin-ematic sensations of all time! Heavy metal and high-thrill cinema have been joined together like mutant twins since before the band Black Sabbath adopted the name of a chilling Italian horror film.

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'80s Action Movies on the Cheap: 284 Low Budget, High Impact Pictures

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McFarland & Company #ad - Providing detailed commentary on 284 films, from the american ninja series to dime-a-dozen barbarian pictures to such bargain-basement productions as The Courier of Death, audacity and sheer weirdness of '80s low budget action cinema, this book explores the excitement, Kill Squad and Samurai Cop. The 1980s was the decade when the action film as it's now known came into being.

. Nonstop, big-budget excitement became the standard as epic adventures like Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Road Warrior set the tone for the summer blockbusters of Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Chuck Norris. Homages and ripoffs made with lesser budgets followed every hit, especially with the advent of direct-to-video releases.

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When Animals Attack: The 70 Best Horror Movies with Killer Animals

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Moonlight Creek Publishing #ad - Some of the films are touching, some are repulsive, and some are just plain silly. Not all of these horror movies line up with the critical consensus, yet they have one thing in common: they have made the heart of the writer beat faster with excitement. The definitive horror movie guide for fans of killer animals and “revenge of nature” films.

. Leading horror writers and filmmakers present their favorite “animals attack” films through in-depth essays. From well-known predators such as sharks and lions to unusual killing machines like turkeys, cats, elephants, frogs, and rabbits, there is no shortage of the species on display in this book.

When Animals Attack: The 70 Best Horror Movies with Killer Animals #ad - When animals attack: the 70 best horror Movies with Killer Animals provides a fascinating and entertaining insight into the cinematographic world of animals on the rampage.

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FrightFest Guide to Werewolf Movies The Dark Heart of Cinema

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FAB Press #ad - By finding fresh perspectives on established classics, baddeley shows how the myth has adapted and transformed: whereby werewolves become analogies for alcoholism or adolescence, uncovering neglected gems, and even examining a few howlers among the definitive selection of werewolf movies reviewed, or ciphers for sexual awakening or serial murder.

Over the past century, a diverse pack of lycanthropes has manifest on the silver screen – in big-bucks blockbusters and zero-budget B-movies – each revealing a little more of the nature of the beast. Within these colorful pages we will encounter reluctant wolfmen and shapeshifting sadists, Nazi werewolves and werewolf nuns, big bad fairytale wolves and lycanthropic nymphomaniacs.

Your guide is acclaimed author, broadcaster, occult historian – and lifelong werewolf obsessive – Gavin Baddeley. From the halls of ancient greek kings and from Roman horror stories, to medieval law courts and modern crime scenes, the lycanthrope has stalked us across the centuries. In the contemporary world of the concrete jungle we may feel masters of our bestial ancestry, but the werewolf reminds us that our teeth were evolved to tear living – perhaps even human – flesh, that our place atop the food chain remains precarious.

FrightFest Guide to Werewolf Movies The Dark Heart of Cinema #ad - We are now most familiar with the wolfman courtesy of Hollywood. Providing our foreword is the award-winning director, writer and producer Neil Marshall, whose brilliant debut feature DOG SOLDIERS reinvigorated the werewolf movie for the 21st Century. So, the moon is full, the wolfsbane is in bloom… time to brave the fogbound moors to find out who – or what – is responsible for that baleful howling… all is revealed in the FrightFest Guide to Werewolf Movies.

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Analog Nightmares: The Shot On Video Horror Films of 1982-1995

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RickMoe Publishing #ad - But it was cheap. It was smeary, messy and it wasn't film. Soon hundreds of titles followed, all video-created features by independent unknowns. Edwards! walter ruether! todd jason cook! nick millard! david "the rock" nelson! ron bonk! Wynkoop! doug stone! andrea adams! gary whitson! dave castiglione! phil herman! eric stanze! james l.

In 1983, david A. Everything from "boardinghouse" to "Zombie Holocaust" individually reviewed, categorized and presented chronologically by production year. Over 260 films! featuring in-depth interviews with the filmmakers themselves - some speaking for the very first time! TIM BOGGS! MARK POLONIA! DONALD FARMER! TIM RITTER! JOEL D.

Analog Nightmares: The Shot On Video Horror Films of 1982-1995 #ad - But they had a lot of heart and a love for horror. And they made their own movies against the odds. They weren't from Hollywood. In 1985, united home video boldly released "Blood Cult" with the claim it was "the first movie made for the home video market. The booming popularity of video stores coupled with a never-satisfied demand for content ensured these films longevity.

For the first time ever - "analog niGHTMARES" has brought these films together. Prior shot "sledgehammer" on video and eventually released the film on videotape. The most comprehensive, all-inclusive look at the history and evolution of shot on video horror films.

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Robocop Blu-ray

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Arrow Video #ad - Part man, part machine, all cop. Robocop, from orion pictures, marked director paul verhoeven's Flesh + Blood Hollywood debut and now the future of law enforcement is back in a definitive Blu-ray presentation packed with hours of brand new bonus features & exclusive collectible Steebook packaging. Sammon new commentary by fans christopher griffiths, a compilation of alternate scenes from two edited-for-television versions, takes and edits of several scenes 95 mins, star peter weller and animator phil tippett robocop: creating a legend, daniel schweiger and robert townson roboprops, featuring alternate dubs, davison, gary smart and eastwood allen the future of law enforcement: creating robocop, a newly filmed interview with star nancy allen on her role as lewis casting old detroit, miner, three archive featurettes from 2007 featuring interviews with cast and crew Paul Verhoeven Easter Egg Four deleted scenes The Boardroom: Storyboard with Commentary by Phil Tippett Director s Cut Production Footage, Lukas Kendall, a newly filmed tour of super-fan Julien Dumont s collection of original props and memorabilia 2012 Q&A with the Filmmakers, a newly filmed interview with co-writer Michael Miner RoboTalk, a new tribute to composer Basil Poledouris featuring film music experts Jeff Bond, a newly filmed interview with casting director Julie Selzer on how the film s ensemble cast was assembled Connecting the Shots, executive producer Jon Davison and co-writer Ed Neumeier originally recorded for Theatrical version of the film Two Isolated Score tracks Composer s Original Mix and Final Theatrical Mix in lossless stereo Edited-for-television version of the film, Villains of Old Detroit and Special Effects: Then & Now, Allen, a panel discussion featuring Verhoeven, SD only Split screen comparison of Theatrical and Director s Cuts RoboCop: Edited For Television, raw dailies from the filming of the unrated gore scenes Two theatrical trailers and three TV spots Extensive image galleries DISC TWO THEATRICAL CUT Archive commentary by director Paul Verhoeven, Neumeier, a newly filmed interview with second unit director and frequent Verhoeven collaborator Mark Goldblatt Composing RoboCop, a newly filmed conversation between co-writer Ed Neumeier and filmmakers David Birke writer of Elle and Nick McCarthy director of Orion Pictures The Prodigy Truth of Character, newly transferred in HD from recently-unearthed 35mm elements .

Steelbook contents 4k restoration of the film from the original camera negative by mgm, transferred in 2013 and approved by director Paul Verhoeven Director s Cut and Theatrical Cut of the film on two High Definition 1080p Blu-rayTM discs Original lossless stereo and four-channel mixes plus DTS-HD MA 5.

Robocop Blu-ray #ad - 1 surround sound option on both cuts optional english subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing on both cuts limited edition collectors' booklet featuring new writing on the film by Omar Ahmed, Christopher Griffiths and Henry Blyth DISC ONE DIRECTOR S CUT Archive commentary by director Paul Verhoeven, executive producer Jon Davison and co-writer Ed Neumeier originally recorded for the Theatrical Cut and re-edited in 2014 for the Director s Cut New commentary by film historian Paul M.

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Deadly Spaghetti: The Goodest, the Baddest & the Ugliest Italian Westerns Ever Made

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Throughout the 1960s and 1970s the italian film industry cranked out over 600 "Spaghetti Westerns"- and for every Fistful of Dollars were a dozen pale imitations, some of them hilarious. If ever you've wondered which are worth your time and which aren't, this is the book for you. Decipher the meaning of "april morning" and see lee Van Cleef bust a rap in Captain Apache! Check out the original Shanghai Noon in the form of the Shaw Brother's co-production Blood Money.

Many of these lesser known Spaghettis are available in bargain bin DVD packs and stream for free on Amazon Prime. Puzzle at the acid-induced hippie western matalo! see hearts ripped out of chests in the fighting fists of shanghai joe! thrill to william Shatner in dual roles in White Comanche! Visit Robert Shaw, Telly Savalas and Martin Landau in A Town Called Hell! Split a few heads with Bud Spencer in Massacre at Fort Holman! See faces melt and Giuliano Gemma shoot down Aztec sorcerers in Tex and the Lords of the Deep! And watch Django go bananas in tropical Mexico in Django Strikes Again!

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