a close second would be troma
they had the best movies back in the day.
they were high on action, low on budget, high on cheese, but super high on awesome.
they dominated the 80's with action and nijna movies....as a kid in the 80's i thought this stuff was the best ever.
if you watch them for the first time now, they will suck...no question.
if you grew up with them though, nothing compares to these flicks......these were before budgets were inflated....before special effects were awesome
and they were before the scripts were fabulous.....all kinds of one liners laced in these....
still, theyre the best
they had the biggest stars of the day..
charles bronson, chuck norris, michael dudikoff, sho kosugi, sylvester stallone, van damme....
check out this list.....this is just some of their stuff
this was my parents first date...a drive in theater in detroit.
the no mercy man...1973
A decorated Vietnam War vet returns home to his small southwestern town, only to find carnies and bikers are stepping all over it, prompting him to
enter the ninja....1981
After just completing his training at a ninja school, an army vet travels to the Phillippines and finds himself battling a land grabber who wants his
war-buddy's property. He must also fight his rival.
death wish 2....1982
Architect Paul Kersey once again becomes a vigilante when he tries to find the five street punks who murdered his daughter and housekeeper, this time
on the dark streets of Los Angeles.
revenge of the ninja...1983
After his family is killed in Japan by ninjas, Cho and his son Kane come to America to start a new life. He opens a doll shop but is unwittingly
importing heroin in the dolls. When he finds out that his friend has betrayed him, Cho must prepare for the ultimate battle he has ever been involved
ninja 3: the domination.....1984
An evil ninja attempts to avenge his death from beyond the grave, by possessing an innocent woman's body.
missing in action...1984
Colonel James Braddock is an American officer who spent seven years in a North Vietnamese POW camp, then escaped 10 years ago. After the bloodiest
war, Braddock accompanies a government ..
missing in action 2: the beginning...1984
Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his
captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.
American soldier, obviously very skilled in martial arts, single-handedly takes on mercenaries in the Philippines.
A one-man army comes to the rescue of the United States when a spy attempts an invasion.
death wish 3...1985
Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey arrives back in New York City and is forcibly recruited by a crooked police detective to fight street crime caused by
a large gang terrorizing the neighborhoods.
the delta force...1986
A 707 aircraft jetliner on its way from Athens to Rome and then to New York City is hijacked by Lebanese terrorists. The terrorists demand that the
pilot take them to Beirut. What the terrorists don't realize is that an elite team of commandoes led by Major McCoy (Norris) and by Colonel Alexander
(Marvin) as been called into service to eliminate all terrorists on the jetliner and who's involved in the hijacking and try to retake the plane
before the terrorists kill all the hostages
A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.
over the top...1987
Lincoln Hawk (Stallone) is a struggling trucker who arm wrestles on the side to make extra cash while trying to rebuild his life. After the death of
his wife, he tries to make amends with his son who he left behind 10 years earlier. Upon their first meeting, his son does not think too highly of him
until he enters the World Arm Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas. His hope is to receive the grand prize of $100,000 and an expensive current custom
semi-truck and thus start his own trucking company.
american ninja 2: the confrontation
On a remote Caribbean island, Army Ranger Joe Armstrong investigates the disappearance of several marines, which leads him to The Lion, a
super-criminal who has kidnapped a local scientist and mass-produced an army of mutant Ninja warriors.
deathwish 4: the crackdown....1987
Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey takes on the members of a vicious Los Angeles drug cartel to stop the flow of drugs after his girlfriend's daughter
dies from an overdose.
braddock: missing in action 3....1988
Colonel James Braddock has a Vietnamese wife who was supposed to leave Vietnam with him when they evacuate. But she loses her papers and wasn't
allowed in the embassy. Braddock went looking for her and her friend took the bracelet Braddock gave his wife and was in an explosion. When Braddock
finds the body with bracelet, he assumes it's his wife so he leaves Vietnam. 12 years later a Reverend in Vietnam who was visiting the States
approaches Braddock telling him that his wife is alive and that he has a son. Braddock doesn't believe him at first but when a man at the CIA asks him
to meet with him, Braddock realizes it's true. So he tries to get them out. So he contacts a friend in Thailand to get what he needs. As they are
about to leave, the CIA tries to stop him but Braddock gets away, gets his equipment and heads to Vietnam. When he arrives he goes to the orphanage
for Amerasian children, where the Reverend works. He takes him to them and is surprised to see them and his son resents
Frank Dux has spent most his life being trained by Tanaka to participate in the Kumite, the ultimate martial arts tournament, where participants are
seriously injured, even killed. Frank decides to go despite being told by his superiors in the army that he can't because they need him. Two army
officers are sent to get him and the trail leads to Hong Kong but Frank eludes them. While Frank advances, he knows that he may have to face Chong Li,
the defending champion, who has killed a few participants.
hero and the terror...1988
Danny O'Brien is back in action fighting the notorious Simon Moon, also known as The Terror. Three years earlier O'Brien had single-handedly captured
The Terror and was called Hero by the people of L.A. Now Simon has escaped and has started killing women again, and O'Brien is the only man who can
A martial artist hunts a killer in a plague-infested urban dump of the future.
that is such an awesome list.....some of those movies are not very well known at all.
i remember back in the day, going with my mom to the video store to rent these on VHS.
we used to get dominos pizza and rent these tapes....she must have got so tired of them but she always let me get them..
cable tv was just gaining momentum....no internet...
i used to have to go to different video stores and look at all the boxes to see if my favorite stars were in anything else.....there was nowhere to
get that info....now, go to imdb you know.
anyway, just wanted to start a thread and represent the best production company of all time....if you were a kid in the 80's and did not live under a
rock, chances are youve seen at least some of these movies
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