PLEASE HELP!!! Rare/Hard To Find Movies To Own (more to come)by m_roberts_07 | created - 05 Jun 2012 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
We have lost so many of those great B-Grade action/martial arts American movies that I grew up watching which were made in the 80's and 90's before the change over from VHS to DVD. These films seem to get harder and more difficult to find. If you can help, can you please let me know? Cheers guys.
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3. Fist of the Dragon (2014)
85 min | Action
Damon, an MMA fighter retires and goes to China to meet his new love, Meili. But things take an immediate turn when he inadvertently takes a package sought by an underground arms dealer. Now he must fight to save himself and his loved one.
5. Legendary (2009)
107 min | Action
An inspiring true story that spans eight years & five continents. Malaipet retires after losing his championship title to live with his father on his struggling rice farm. For this Thai ... See full summary »
6. Zhong jin shu (1994)
85 min | Action
Jade Leung, who delivers a lethal kick, the deadly and awesome cop who teams with policewoman Anita Lee track an arms dealer in Singapore. The fighting and stuntwork in this action film has... See full summary »
8. Beings (2006 Video)
In 2000 a UFO crashed into the Kara Sea in Russia leading to the most horrifying scientific discovery in the history of mankind... The recovery of a microchip revealing terrifying footage ... See full summary »
9. Final Combat (2003)
After the tragic loss of his wife, Tonny must use all his impressive martial arts skills to fight in the vicious Octagon tournament and defeat the deadly feared warrior, Kasu.
10. The Guardian (1997 TV Movie)
95 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
Known as "The Guardian," renowned cat burglar and sixth-degree Kenpo Karate black belt Ray Angelotti, emerges from prison a changed man, determined to right wrongs and make up for his past ... See full summary »
12. Shadow of the Dragon (1992)
Tony Baker (Jimmy Williams), a Viet Nam vet who is now an L.A. detective is on the trail of the 'Mekong Dragon', assisted by his partner Brian O'Malley (Sandy Palm) and police Captain ... See full summary »
14. Blood Ties (I) (2007)
Not Rated | 93 min | Action
Ex Governmental Operative Jack Davis is being manipulated in a life and death struggle by warring factions within the covert arms of the Homeland Security Agency in a fight for ... See full summary »
15. Siu nin a Fu (2003)
PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Get ready for the ultimate martial arts competition, where anything goes and lives are bought and sold. Tank is the celebrated Champion Star Runner and is deemed invincible among the ... See full summary »
17. Blizhniy Boy: The Ultimate Fighter (2007)
105 min | Action
The son of a rich businessman who has ties with the Russian mob. But the mob sets up his family and forced the young guy at fighting in martial arts tournament.
19. Safety Zone (1996)
End of Loren Avedon wants
20. Thunderkick (2008 Video)
72 min | Action
Sean Kane embarks on a quest to reunite with his martial arts mentor, Master Wong to present him with a coveted Hall of Fame award.Kane diligently seeks Wong only to find him trapped in ... See full summary »
21. Drifter TKD (2008)
100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Jesse Tyler, a martial arts enthusiast who lives in Los Angeles, California, and enjoys success in local karate competitions, faces turmoil in his life as a young business executive. The ... See full summary »
End of my Ron Parnel wants
22. Contour (2006 Video)
R | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
After blowing a big time heist, thug-for-hire Law, must resume his day job as a shady San Francisco tour guide. Before he knows it, Law and his unsuspecting group of tourists are in a race ... See full summary »
25. Bound by Blood (2007)
Not Rated | 1 min | Action
BOUND BY BLOOD follows the lives of three men, bound by family, who are split apart by tragedy. Trevor Thomas is the rebellious kickboxer and childhood friend of Johnny Choi. He is married ... See full summary »
End of my Eric Jacobus needs.
26. Force of the Ninja (1988)
93 min | Action
In the Arizona desert, during attack to military convoy, mercenaries keep young Kasuko, from the Japanese royal family, as a hostage. While the Yakuza tries to gather the money asked, her ... See full summary »
27. Going to the Mat (2004 TV Movie)
G | 120 min | Drama, Family, Sport
Jace Newfield has a problem. Besides being blind and being the new kid at school, his problem is that the kids at his new school thinks he's a jerk. Jace has to find a way to be accepted ... See full summary »
28. We're Fighting Back (1981 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Drama
A group of city youth decide to form a neighborhood watch and clean their streets and the subway from criminals who rob and abuse the good people every night and day.
29. Saigon Commandos (1988)
A series of drug-related murders haunt Saigon. Ex-Green Beret Mark Stryker and his MP's must find the culprits. With the help of Jean Lassiter, a nosey reporter covering the crime beat, ... See full summary »
30. Sudden Thunder (1990)
92 min | Action
A Miami cop learns that her father, who was the sheriff of her small hometown, has been murdered by an armed gang that has taken over the town. She brings four of her Miami cop friends to ... See full summary »
31. Stranglehold (2009)
Unrated | Action, Drama
A silver spoon cocaine addict is propositioned by two Irish mobsters after messing with the boss' daughter. He is given an unbearable choice, instantly sobering him and the two girls he's partying with.
32. A Wing and a Prayer (1998 TV Movie)
93 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
An air-traffic controller (Claudia Christian) faces the challenge of her career when she is forced to guide a disabled airplane to safety, unaware that her husband is aboard.
33. Superfire (2002 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 210 min | Action, Thriller
A firefighter pilot blames himself for the death of his previous colleagues and gets a new assignment with a raging forest fire in Portland, Oregon, that has the whole city in jeopardy.
34. Ninja: Prophecy of Death (2011)
90 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A top female ninja assassin (Renee Porada) is left for dead by her own Sect when she opposes the execution of a young female. Surviving the attack, she joins forces with mafia trackers (... See full summary »
35. NX Files: Discover the Secret (2005 Video)
Not Rated | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A group of 8 young martial artists must fight to protect a mysterious source of power from a band of ninjas lead by an evil Dark Lord.
39. Taken Alive (1995)
PG-13 | Action
In this intense action adventure filmed on location in Sardinia, a beautiful secret agent (Barbara Niven) recruits a local sculptor (Franco Columbu) to aid her in rescuing a presidential candidate's kidnapped mistress.
40. Physical Evidence (1989)
R | 99 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance
A police officer suspended and now accused of murder is forced to join forces with his court-appointed attorney to assemble the pieces of a deadly puzzle to find the missing link before time runs out.
Votes: 1,246 | Gross: $3.56M
41. Wind in the Wire (1993 TV Movie)
Comedy, Drama, Western
In this comedy drama country singer Randy Travis befriends a runaway orphan and also gets to live his long time dream by landing a role in a movie about the untamed West.
42. The Man from Left Field (1993 TV Movie)
96 min | Comedy, Drama
After taking a job managing a little league team, a homeless man inspires the kids to reach for it all and they inspire him to reclaim his life.
43. Big City Blues (1997)
R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A collection of characters threaten to cross paths, unknowingly, during a night in the big city. The film focuses on two hit men (Reynolds and Forsythe) who are bound to collide with Cates,... See full summary »
44. Hard Time: The Premonition (1999 TV Movie)
100 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Burt Reynolds plays Logan McQueen, the hardest and most fearless cop in Florida. A series of attacks begins to happen in Miami, everyone of them meticulously carried out by a person who ... See full summary »
45. Hard Time: Hostage Hotel (1999 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Final story in the Logan McQueen (Burt Reynolds) series finds the ex-cop having to rescue a congressman, his family, and Logan's ex-partner from a kidnapper who has taken the group hostage in an old hotel.
46. The Hunter's Moon (1999 Video)
R | 104 min | Drama, Action, Romance
A violent and dangerous tyrant who dominates the inhabitants of a mountain sees his authority threatened by the arrival of a World War I veteran and decides to hunt and kill him.
48. The Crew (2000)
PG-13 | 88 min | Crime, Comedy
Four retired mobsters plan one last crime to save their retirement home.
Votes: 4,140 | Gross: $13.02M
The end of Burt Reynolds wants.
49. Half Nelson (1985 TV Movie)
120 min | Comedy, Drama
Rocky Nelson is a New York cop, who after making a major bust and selling the rights of his story to Hollywood decides to try his luck out as an actor. However, when he gets there, the ... See full summary »
50. The Messenger (1986)
R | 95 min | Action, Drama
When his girlfriend dies of a drug overdose, a former Green Beret decides to take vengeance on the drug gangs responsible for her death.
51. Down 'n Dirty (2001)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama
Dakota Smith is an experienced policeman with a problem: his partner was shot dead, and corrupt cops are responsible. Dak's investigation leads him to widespread corruption in the ... See full summary »
52. On the Edge (2002)
R | 97 min | Action
Dakota Smith is an ex-cop and former private eye with a proclivity for community service. When a young basketball player entangles himself with drug dealers, he turns to Dak for help. ... See full summary »
53. The Kill Reflex (1989)
R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Williamson plays a cop called 'Soda Cracker', whose partner was killed in a mysterious assassination. He is convinced that the murder was committed by his old enemy, Ivan Moss, played by Bo... See full summary »
The end of my Fred Williamson wants.
55. The Highwayman (1987– )
60 min | Action, Sci-Fi
Series starring a big high-tech 18-wheeler. The driver, the title's 'Highwayman' was one of a team of federal marshals empowered to right wrongs "where ordinary laws do not reach" - and to ... See full summary »
56. Under the Gun (1988)
86 min | Action, Comedy
Mike Braxton (Sam Jones) a St. Louis cop, receives an urgent call from his brother Tony (Nick Cassavetes), a small time thief in Los Angeles. The call ends abruptly and Mike rushes to LA to... See full summary »
57. Driving Force (1989)
In a futuristic time, a fierce band of marauders, the Black Knights, rule the road - and everyone on it. Into this chaos comes a fearless warrior to challenge them. Together with a tough, ... See full summary »
58. Night Rhythms (1992 Video)
R | 99 min | Mystery, Thriller
A radio talk show host is accused of murdering one of his fans while on the air and he must go on the run to somehow prove his innocence.
59. Texas Payback (1995)
R | 96 min | Action, Drama
A ruthless killer (Gary Hudson), hell bent for revenge, escapes prison and vows to kill the Texas Ranger (Sam Jones) who sent him there. With the aid of his two brothers, he set off on an ... See full summary »
End of My Sam J Jones needs.
62. Legacy of the Tengu (2014)
Action, Family, Fantasy
In 15th century Japan, Asura is given a magical sword by a half human/half crow creature known as a Tengu. This sword bestowed the gift of immortality, but it also came with a price. Asura ... See full summary »
63. Frogmen (1994 TV Movie)
91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A team of Navy SEALs take on special assignments for the government and the private sector, the operation is fronted out of a dive shop in Malibu. Their leader, John "Bullfrog" Burke, ... See full summary »
64. The Set Up (1995)
R | 93 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Charlie Thorpe, a security systems expert, gets caught during a robbery. When he is released from jail he is hired by a bank owner to design a fool proof system during the refurbishing of a... See full summary »
End of my Louis Mandylor needs.
65. Outta Time (2002)
R | 94 min | Adventure, Crime, Action
A handsome and talented college student, David Morales, is devastated when a bum knee causes him to lose his scholarship to the University of San Diego. Unwilling to disappoint his proud ... See full summary »
Votes: 208 | Gross: $0.00M
66. Reflex Action (2002 Video)
R | 98 min | Action, Adventure
Special Forces demolition expert Quinn Taylor returns home to the Arizona desert after a botched assignment in a tunnel during the Gulf War led to the death of his partner. While his father and brother are happy to see him.
68. Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (1980 TV Movie)
196 min | Action, Drama, Crime
Somewhat fact-based story of the lives and attempted 1962 escape of several inmates in the famous correctional facility. Young inmate Clarence Carnes masterminds a grand escape involving ... See full summary »
69. Strike Zone (2000 Video)
111 min | Action
In Sofia, Bulgaria, Lt. Col. John Hart, Lt. Rick Burns and an elite team of Navy SEALS are on a mission to stop the transfer of missile guidance technology to a Mid-Eastern country. The ... See full summary »
End of my Richard Lynch needs.
70. Never Say Die (1994)
R | 99 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
The peaceful existence of boat repairman Blake (Frank Zagarino) is destroyed when the Reverend James (Billy Drago) shows up with his disciples. Back in the days when Blake had been a member... See full summary »
71. Shattered Lies (2002)
R | 95 min | Action, Thriller
A private detective, a young woman, bank robbers and crooked cops all embark on a chase for a piece of paper that will lead them to three million dollars.
74. The Protector (I) (1998)
90 min | Action
A man of mystery with no memory is haunted by a vicious crime lord and a band of lethal assassins from a secret government agency. A "Protector"...from an unlikely source joins the man in ... See full summary »
The end of my Frank Zagarino needs.
75. The Waterfront (1998)
A man infiltrates the Los Angeles underworld, which is controlled by mobsters who will stop at nothing to exploit the weak and overpower the strong.
76. White Light (1991)
R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
An undercover cop gets killed, goes to heaven, meets a beautiful woman there, then inexplicably returns to life. There he is haunted by visions of this woman and her death, and tries to ... See full summary »
End of Martin Kove needs.
77. The Real Thing (1996)
R | 89 min | Action, Crime
Rupert is a small time crook trying to do the right thing. But when his younger brother gets in trouble and needs a new liver, Rupert gets together his old gang and they plan a heist on New... See full summary »
80. Wild Texas Wind (1991 TV Movie)
96 min | Drama, Music, Thriller
Superstar singer-entertainer Dolly Parton stars in a dramatic role as a Texas Swing band singer caught in a violent, destructive relationship that leads to suspense and murder. Thiola ... See full summary »
82. Suspicious Minds (1997)
R | 95 min | Thriller
Detective Jack Ramsey is hired to follow Isabelle, the beautiful, but unfaithful wife of a millionaire industrialist. As Jack works the case, he is uncontrollably drawn to Isabelle, and they begin a passionate affair.
83. Rough Draft (1998)
R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller
A struggling freelance writer, while investigating the transvestite night life, stumbles across a serial killer in action. The two then strike up a bizarre partnership to document the ... See full summary »
84. Detour (1998 Video)
R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When Danny and his gang attempt to rob the warehouse of a mob boss, they find themselves on the run. Danny goes back to his hometown to find his mother has recently died leaving him the ... See full summary »
85. The Girl Next Door (II) (1998 TV Movie)
R | 100 min | Thriller
There's someone peeping through windows so Arthur has been asked to watch the neighbour's eighteen year old daughter while her parents are away. Soon their mutual attraction develops into ... See full summary »
86. Border Blues (2004 Video)
R | 86 min | Thriller
Moskow police detective Andrei Somov resigns and emigrates from Russia, but has to accept a menial job in a restaurant while his adolescent son and pregnant daughter-in-law are denied exit ... See full summary »
87. Lady Samurai (2007)
After her master is killed, a rogue FBI agent goes under cover into a world of violence, motorcycles, and deceit to discover the truth behind her samurai master's death. Not only does she ... See full summary »
88. Down and Distance (2010)
An immature football coach's life is falling apart. Marital problems, mounting gambling debts, unemployment, two children who are distancing themselves from him and an aging father. He has ... See full summary »
End of my Gary Busey wants
89. On the Line (I) (1984)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama
A Border Patrol agent is determined to catch his old nemesis, an American criminal who successfully smuggles illegal aliens across the border from Mexico.
90. Midnight Fear (1991)
89 min | Thriller
A sheriff has to track down a killer who skinned a woman alive before he does it again. Meanwhile, the killer and his unhinged brother take a young woman hostage in her pool house.
91. Run for Your Life (1988)
90 min | Drama, Sport, Thriller
Major Charles Forsythe (Carradine) is a Vietnam veteran U.S. Army officer stationed near Rome. He is a brutal, if effective, commander who was "fragged" by his own men in Vietnam. When he ... See full summary »
92. Night Children (1989)
R | 90 min | Crime, Drama
A veteran cop (David Carradine) investigates the crimes of an anarchist street gang that causes chaos wherever they go. Meanwhile, his wife (Nancy Kwan), a police counselor, investigates a ... See full summary »
End of David Carradine needs.
95. Bad Guys (2000)
Two undercover cops accidentally find themselves in the middle of a small-town bank robbery.
End of Michael Madsen wants.
96. No Safe Haven (1987)
R | 95 min | Action
When his family is murdered by members of a drug gang, an undercover CIA agent tracks them down, but they escape and flee to their hideout, a fortress in South America. Knowing he can't ... See full summary »
97. Guns and Lipstick (1995)
96 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A female private investigator's latest client turns up murdered, and she is thrust into a deadly underworld of bi-sexual strippers, a Chinese Godfather with a taste for young girls and the ... See full summary »
99. The Long Hot Summer (1985 TV Movie)
200 min | Drama, Romance
End of my Wings Hauser needs.
100. Search for Grace (1994 TV Movie)
96 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A woman haunted by disturbing flashbacks discovers through hypnotherapy that she and her boyfriend led parallel lives with a doomed couple from 1927.
End of my Ken Wahl needs.