PLEASE HELP!!! Rare/Hard To Find Movies To Own (more to come)

by m_roberts_07 | created - 05 Jun 2012 | updated - 6 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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1. Tigershark (1987)

R | 98 min | Action

A martial arts instructor sets out to rescue his girlfriend who is being held for ransom by a South American warlord.

Director: Emmett Alston | Stars: Mike Stone, John Quade, Pamela Jean Bryant, Vic Silayan

Votes: 47

2. Time Burst: The Final Alliance (1989)

93 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

Several different factions compete in the search for ancient Japanese tablets that have the secret of immortality.

Director: Peter Yuval | Stars: David Scott King, Michi McGee, Gerald Okamura, John Henry Richardson

Votes: 24

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.

Director: Antony Szeto | Stars: Josh Thomson, Juju Chan, Ellary Porterfield, Daniel Whyte

Votes: 55

4. Covert Operation (2014)

R | 89 min | Action, Thriller

A captured bounty hunter is promised his freedom if he can break several prisoners out of a North Korean military stronghold.

Director: Mathieu Weschler | Stars: Sedina Balde, Michael Chan, Sabine Crossen, Serge Crozon-Cazin

Votes: 329

5. Legendary (2009)

Not Rated | 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 »

Director: David Huey | Stars: Malaipet Sasiprapa, Nick Orefice

Votes: 8

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 »

Director: Siu-Hung Leung | Stars: Jade Leung, Russell Wong, Kenneth Chan, Miu Ting Kong

Votes: 45

8. Beings (2006 Video)

87 min

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 »

Director: Fredrick Wolcott | Stars: Christopher Dimock, Parisa Fakhri, Anatoly Kolmakova, Jonny Mars

Votes: 31

9. Final Combat (2003)

Action, Drama

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.

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Tonny White, Sonia Couling, Gary Stretch, Andrew Stehlin

Votes: 23

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 »

Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Thomas Ian Griffith, Stephanie Niznik, Rebecca Rigg, Geoffrey Blake

Votes: 22

12. Shadow of the Dragon (1992)

97 min

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 »

Director: Jimmy Williams | Stars: Robert Z'Dar, Sandy Palm, Donna Cherry, Trudy Adams

Votes: 82

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 »

Director: Kely McClung | Stars: Kely McClung, Robert Pralgo, Erik Markus Schuetz, Jim Adams

Votes: 63

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 »

Director: Daniel Lee | Stars: Vanness Wu, Hyun-joo Kim, Shaun Tam, Andy On

Votes: 286

16. The Fury Within (1998 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Family, Horror

A recently separated couple and their children are terrorized by paranormal events.

Director: Noel Nosseck | Stars: Ally Sheedy, Costas Mandylor, Jodie Dry, Steve Bastoni

Votes: 160

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.

Director: Erken Ialgashev | Stars: Cung Le, David Carradine, Eric Roberts, Gary Busey

Votes: 196

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 »

Director: Ron Pohnel | Stars: Derek Arnold, Herman Benedict, Barry Bostain, Justin Case

Votes: 11

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 »

Director: Ron Pohnel | Stars: Erik Anderson, Luis Banuelos, Phoenix Banuelos, Emily Bradford

Votes: 11

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 »

Director: Eric Jacobus | Stars: Eric Jacobus, Ed Kahana, Andy Leung, Tyler Wang

Votes: 147

23. Dogs of Chinatown (2010)

90 min | Action

A hit man must battle Italian and Chinese criminal organizations to be with the woman he loves.

Director: Micah Moore | Stars: Eric Jacobus, Huyen Thi, Ray Carbonel, Bill Oberst Jr.

Votes: 33

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 »

Director: Randy Bettelon | Stars: Chris Cones, Sean Eichenberg, Kenneth Bigbee Jr., Jimmy Campbell

Votes: 48

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 »

Director: Emmett Alston | Stars: Douglas Ivan, Patricia Ball, John Hobson, Lee Thomas

Votes: 31

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 »

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Andrew Lawrence, Khleo Thomas, Alessandra Torresani, Wayne Brady

Votes: 1,140

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.

Director: Lou Antonio | Stars: Paul Austin, Ellen Barkin, Doris Belack, Jewel Brimage

Votes: 60

29. Saigon Commandos (1988)

Action, Adventure

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 »

Director: Clark Henderson | Stars: Richard Young, P.J. Soles, John Allen Nelson, Jimmy Bridges

Votes: 43

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 »

Director: David Hung | Stars: Andrea Lamatsch, Corwin Sperry, James Gregory Paolleli, Ernie Santana

Votes: 29

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.

Director: Mark Brian Smith | Stars: Erin Beaux, AJ Wedding, Berly Ellis, Dana de Celis

Votes: 21

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.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Claudia Christian, Jeff Yagher, Jessica Tuck, Christopher Cousins

Votes: 118

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.

Director: Steven Quale | Stars: D.B. Sweeney, Diane Farr, Chad Donella, Ellen Muth

Votes: 331

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 »

Director: Len Kabasinski | Stars: Brian Anthony, Alan Bish, Sara Brooks, Darian Caine

Votes: 37

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.

Director: Robert Baldwin | Stars: Alain Moussi, Stephan Roy, Patrick Beriault, Robert Baldwin

36. Motorcycle Gang (1994 TV Movie)

R | 84 min | Action

Cal and his family are driving to their new home in California and are terrorized by a motorcycle gang along the highway.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Gerald McRaney, Jake Busey, John Cassini, Richard Edson

Votes: 281

37. The Wild Pair (1987)

R | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A strait-laced FBI agent and a hulking, big-hearted narcotics cop team up to track down a drug lord associated with a militant hate group.

Director: Beau Bridges | Stars: Beau Bridges, Bubba Smith, Lloyd Bridges, Gary Lockwood

Votes: 100

38. Lethal Games (1991)

83 min | Action, Thriller

A criminal mob hires a gang of thugs to subdue a small urban community, but the community decides to fight back.

Director: John T. Bone | Stars: Frank Stallone, Brenda Vaccaro, Dave Adams, Christopher Whalley

Votes: 39

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.

Director: Philip Marcus | Stars: Arthur Brunner, Audrey Brunner, Franco Columbu, Jerome Fauci

Votes: 290

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.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Theresa Russell, Ned Beatty, Kay Lenz

Votes: 1,275 | 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.

Director: Jim Shea | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Lou Diamond Phillips, Melanie Chartoff, Dale Robertson

Votes: 74

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.

Director: Burt Reynolds | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Reba McEntire, Kauwela Acocella, Derek Baxter

Votes: 237

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 »

Director: Clive Fleury | Stars: Burt Reynolds, William Forsythe, Giancarlo Esposito, Arye Gross

Votes: 234

44. Hard Time: The Premonition (1999 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 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 »

Director: David S. Cass Sr. | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Charles Durning, Bruce Dern, Gigi Rice

Votes: 247

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.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Charles Durning, Keith Carradine, Michael Buie

Votes: 326

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.

Director: Richard Weinman | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Keith Carradine, Hayley DuMond, Andrew Hawkes

Votes: 200

47. Waterproof (2000)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama

A mother flees to her hometown after her son gets into trouble.

Director: Barry Berman | Stars: Whitman Mayo, April Grace, Burt Reynolds, Cordereau Dye

Votes: 353

48. The Crew (2000)

PG-13 | 88 min | Crime, Comedy

37 Metascore

Four retired mobsters plan one last crime to save their retirement home.

Director: Michael Dinner | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Burt Reynolds, Dan Hedaya, Seymour Cassel

Votes: 4,189 | 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 City 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 »

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Joe Pesci, Fred Williamson, Victoria Jackson, Bubba Smith

Votes: 50

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.

Director: Fred Williamson | Stars: Fred Williamson, Christopher Connelly, Cameron Mitchell, Joe Spinell

Votes: 100

51. Down 'n Dirty (2001)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama