Midnight Ride (1990): Body Count Breakdown

Midnight Ride (1990): Body Count by Rutledal

[CHARACTER KILLS]

Justin (Mark Hamill): 12
Lawson (Michael Dudikoff): 1

[CORPSE BREAKDOWN]

“I want that!”: 1
-Justin murders a woman

“You hurt me!”: 1
-Justin cuts a woman’s throat

Taxicab Cremations: 2

-Justin pushes a cab down a hill resulting in an explosion killing two women

Off Screen: 1

-Justin kills a cop

Bus Turbulence: 2

-Justin causes two cop cars to crash killing two cops

Gas Station: 4
-Justin shoots a cop
-Justin kills another cop
-Justin blows up the gas pumps killing two more cops

Hospital Disguise: 1
-Justin kills an ambulance driver

Elevator Comeback: 1

-Lawson shoots Justin in the head

[THE FINAL TALLY = 13]

The AOBG Monthly Update: May 2010

May-Day (Get It?)

Rant here, you know the old saying: April Showers Bring May Flowers? Well, here in the mountains of Val Verde April Snow brings May Snow. There are no flowers, only continued rot and decay. So what better way to celebrate this beautiful season of continued wintery death than to keep on talking and writing about Bad-Ass Cinema. Which is exactly what I plan to do. Coming up this month, I have mucho interest in continuing to expand and better my new baby, The AOBG Podcast. And even though it’s like trying to kick water up hill, I believe my partner in audio crime, Kain, will remain by my side. ‘Cuz fuck knows with this next weekend marking the beginning of the Summer Movie Blockbuster Shitstorm Of Cinematic Overload, there’s going to be a bunch of crap up on the anvil waiting to get hammered: Iron Man 2, Robin Hood, MacGruber and ~shudder~ Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of CG, for starters. All on my list to see. All on my list to write-up. All, frankly, look like ass. Should make for an interesting month of mediocrity and bitter discussion. Anyways, that’s about all I have to say. I’m going to go back to watching movies and writing notes of things to say about them for The AOBG Podcast III: Podcast, Hot-Shot (which should be up the middle of next week).

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Chuck Wants You...

DO YOU GOTS WHAT IT TAKES!?

AOBG is always looking for new and interesting (read: funny and able) writers to aid us on our ballsy journey into the world of Action Movie obsession. So, if you have an interest in writing Reviews, Top-Ten Lists, Essays, Breakdowns, or anything else that relates to Bad Ass Cinema, let us know, as we’d love to increase our number of snarky, overtly critical commentators. Just join our forum, submit your work in a new thread HERE and your wildest dreams of joining our team may indeed come true… If, of course, we think your writing is up to par (read: at least as good as our shit). Oh, and you provide your own movie screencaps. We are WAY too lazy to be doing that bullshit for anyone else but ourselves.

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Jackie Chan killcounts

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Tiger of Canton…………………………………………..1

Ambush…………………………………………………..1

Eagle Shadow Fist………………………………………1

Facets of Love

No End of Surprises…………………………………….2

New Fist of Fury…………………………………………3

The Hand of Death……………………………………..11

Shaolin Wooden Men…………………………………..2

To Kill with Intrigue………………………………………5

Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow………………………….3

Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin……………………..4

Magnificent Bodyguards………………………………..5

Drunken Master………………………………………….1

Spiritual Kung-Fu………………………………………..2

The Fearless Hyena…………………………………….3

Dragon Fist………………………………………………3

The Young Master………………………………………1

Half a Loaf of Kung Fu………………………………..15

Fantasy Mission Force………………………………..42

My Lucky Stars………………………………………….6

The Protector…………………………………………….7

Heart of the Dragon…………………………………….4

Armour of God………………………………………….34

Project A II……………………………………………….1

Dragons Forever………………………………………..3

Police Story 2……………………………………………4

The Prisoner…………………………………………….21

The Twin Dragons……………………………………….2

Police Story 3: Super Cop……………………………..5

City Hunter……………………………………………….7

Crime Story………………………………………………9

Drunken Master II: Legend of the Drunken Master…..1

Who Am I?……………………………………………….1

Shanghai Noon………………………………………….1

The Accidental Spy……………………………………..2

Rush Hour 2……………………………………………..1

The Tuxedo………………………………………………3

Shanghai Knights………………………………………..1

The Medallion……………………………………………1

The Myth………………………………………………..57

The Forbidden Kingdom………………………………..1

Shinjuku Incident…………………………………………4

Big Soldier………………………………………………..1

1911………………………………………………………..8

Armour Of God 3: Chinese Zodiac

Police Story 2013

Skiptrace

TOTAL 274

**All counts above 9 are tentative. Until there is a video showing verification, you may take these numbers with a grain of salt.

City Cops killcount

City Cops (1989) a.k.a. Beyond The Law

City Cops

Starring Cynthia Rothrock

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Rothrock kills 19

Discuss

City Cops rights held by Hong Kong Classics.

THE AOBG PODCAST: EPISODE 2: CAST HARDER

Episode 2 - Cast Harder

Rant and Kain return, pissed off and ready for round two. In this week’s episode we discuss a shit-ton of action related news and rumors including: Bond 23, Bad Boys III, Avatar, Danger Girl: The Movie and the next wave of Bad-Ass Women: Kristen Stewart and Vanessa Hudgens…? Yeah.  Then we share our thoughts on John Woo’s next project. Discuss a little bit of WTF We’ve Been Watching (including a Double-Dose of Gary Daniels), and finish the whole thing up with a bitter discussion on this weekend’s biggest Losers–the people who paid to see The Losers (I.E. Us.).

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The AOBG Podcast Segments Of Badassitude

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THE SEGMENTS OF BADASSITUDE

Here is a brief table of our discussion topics, laid out so you’ll know what you’ll be hearing on any given podcast.

WK&R: Val Verde Action News: Recent happenings in the world of Bad-Ass Cinema.

The Trailer Park: Recent action movie trailers we have watched, and our opinions on them.

Theatrical Adventures: We review and discuss our most recent trip to the cinemas, and the film we saw while there.

Double-Dose: A spotlight on not one, but TWO films involving a certain actor, or continuing story.

What The Fuck We’ve Been Watching: We review and discuss our recent viewings of action films, television and special interest action events.

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The Expendable Expendables

The Expendables. If you’re an Action fan you’ve heard of it, and if you’re and Action star you’re probably in it. Seriously, look at this cast:

Sylvester Stallone   Jason Statham   Jet Li

Dolph Lundgren   Eric Roberts   Mickey Rourke

Bruce Willis   Arnold Schwarzenegger

Terry Crews   Steve Austin   Gary Daniels

Some might call this the “Ultimate Action Film”. Others may consider it to be a star-heavy throwback cheesefest, destined to fail. While I remain cautiously optimistic (but probably leaning a bit closer to the former choice), I can’t help but feel excited just to see a single film featuring so many awesome faces. Still, astute fans of the genre will have by now noticed at least a few names conspicuously absent from the line-up. While there are many famous names in the genre, I am speaking of course about these three big ones: Chuck Norris, Steven Seagal and Jean-Claude Van Damme.

From what I’ve heard, Norris wasn’t even offered a role. I think this is a shame because not only has he recently had something of a resurgence in popularity due to his appearances in Dodgeball and on Conan O’Brien’s late Late Show (see what I did there?), not to mention the ridiculous Chuck Norris Facts. If only for a minor cameo (we’ve got Arnie and Willis doing it, why not Chuck?), Norris seems like a logical choice. Maybe I’m that much of a fanboy, but maybe he’s just somehow been overlooked.

But Chuck was at the forefront of Action back in the day. A stay-over from the 70s, it was Norris’s An Eye For An Eye and Missing In Action that led the way for the kind of Action films the 80s would be known for. Though many credit Stallone’s First Blood for firing off the genre, it was far more of a drama than say, Chuck’s Lone Wolf McQuade. Rambo: First Blood Part II was essentially a retread of Missing In Action, but featuring a love interest, sweaty biceps and more yelling. Norris helped usher in the Ninja subgenre in 1980 with The Octagon. He’s practically the father of what Rantbo calls the Cheeseburger Deathmachine style of film (an American creation, so named in response to Spaghetti Westerns and featuring one-man armies and cartoonish violence). The guy may never have hit a stride like his younger contemporaries, but he was there earlier, paving the way. He definitely deserved to be in the line-up.

Van Damme, Sly & Seagal

Believe it or not, there was a time when all of these guys hung out together.  Somehow, during the height of their popularity, they never thought of making a film together.   “It didn’t happen because of ego, ego, ego,” Stallone said in a recent interview.  But now it seems the impossible has happened.  Perhaps egos have shrank after the weathering of age.  Whatever the case, Sly seems intent on bringing in the big guns of the past on his newest adventure, save for a few.

While Stallone tried to grab the other half of Tango & Cash, Mr. Kurt Russell, he was unable to do so, with Russell not being interested in ensemble acting. While it may be regrettable, Russell is less connected with the Action genre than you might at first think. Sure, the guy was Snake Plissken, but his name is not exactly synonymous with explosions and gunfire. The same cannot be said for Steven Seagal, one of the more curious absentees. But this one is more easily explainable.

“Seagal had complications because he was busy with his TV show,” Stallone said, speaking about A&E’s Steven Seagal: Lawman. Unfortunately Lawman‘s been postponed indefinitely due to allegations of sexual misconduct against the Aikido expert. Still, Seagal will appear in Robert Rodriguez’s Machete, later this year.

This brings us to Mr. Van Damme. A natural choice for a role in this film, it came as a shock to the Action community when it was revealed he’d turned down a slot on the roster. After the recent critical success of his movie, JCVD, it was sort of assumed perhaps the Belgian was merely attempting to branch out away from the genre that had made him famous.  It seemed odd that if Stallone was able to recruit a regular C-lister like Gary Daniels he would not be able to snare Van Damme.

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And things got even more confounding when Sheryl Main, Stallone’s publicist for The Expendables, responded to the question of Van Damme’s absence with the following statement: “My understanding is Sly sent JCVD the script and offered him a role but JCVD was making demands that Sly was not prepared to meet.”

Though this meant Van Damme was deciding not to depart from the Action genre (which fit in with his announced plans for future projects like The Eagle Path and the long-in-development The Tower), it seemed at odds with the star’s recent connection to smaller, DTV films. In fact, in a recent documentary, he revealed he prefers the DTV system to the studio one, citing the success he’s had in the market starting with Replicant‘s release.

VanDammepressconference

Eventually, the question was posed to Van Damme himself during a press conference where he told reporters Stallone was less keen on character and story, which made him turn the role down. But considering Stallone was casting Action icons by type and writing the character around their strengths, this seemed odd as well.  Van Damme’s longtime friend and frequent collaborator, Sheldon Lettich, called the rebuff of Stallone’s offer a “baffling and misguided decision,” adding “I wonder if Arnold Schwarzenegger — the Governor of California — asked “about his character” before he said yes?”

In an effort to clear things up, Sly said in a recent interview, “ lot of this has been blown out of proportion. Supposedly, he said ‘What is the character’s motivation?’ And I supposedly said, ‘Well, we’re making lots of money!’ Which I never said. I’ve never said that in my entire life! I said, ‘It’s about you and Jet Li. He defeats you.’ And he says, ‘That’s impossible!’ And I go, ‘It’s a movie.’ And he goes, ‘But it could never happen!’ And he said, ‘Why don’t you think of doing some other kind of movie? Maybe something that has to do with inner-city politics? And I go, ‘Well, that’s a little removed from where I’m at. So you hang in there and keep punching.’ A lot has been made out of it.”

Wordy though it is, his detailed response has come a long way in clearing up the situation. Lest Action fans become dubious as to the relationship between the two stars, it seems to still be amiable at the very least. Recent interviews show that Van Damme has somewhat realized his mistake in refusing to take part. He calls Sly a “smart man” and a “brilliant writer and director”, perhaps as a ploy to get back on the aging icon’s good side.

Van Damme: 2010 and still RIPPED

For his part, Sylvester Stallone recently added this bit: “He’s going in a whole different direction with his career and he just didn’t want to go there. I wish he had. There’s always a sequel, so who knows?”

~Kain

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The King Of The Kickboxers (1990): Body Count Breakdown

The King Of The Kickboxers (1990): Body Count by Rutledal

[CHARACTER KILLS]

Khan (Billy Blanks): 4
Jake Donahue (Loren Avedon): 1

[CORPSE BREAKDOWN]

“You were not suppose to win”: 1
– Khan beats Jake’s brother to death

Watching Some Snuff: 1
– Khan kills one man in the snuff film

Shooting Some Snuff: 2

– One dead woman is seen, her killer remains unknown, but it most likely is Khan’s work
– Khan kills the snuff victim

Fighting Motivation: 1

– Khan shows Jake Prang’s dead body

For a Stolen Life: 1

– Jake kicks Khan under a falling gate, killing him

[THE UNCONFIRMED AND UNCOUNTED]

At the end the police shoot around like madmen and blows up half the forest, but nobody is seen or heard dying.

[THE FINAL TALLY = 06]

Drop Zone (1994): Body Count Breakdown

Drop Zone (1994): Body Count by Gregglop09

[CHARACTER KILLS]

Ty Moncrief (Gary Busey): 4
Pete Nessip (Wesley Snipes): 2
Jessie Crossman (Yancy Butler): 1
Swoop (Kyle Secor): 1

[CORPSE BREAKDOWN]

Plane: 6
Ty’s men shoot 2 passengers
Terry and 5 other passengers are sucked out of the plane to their deaths

Power Lines: 1

Ty knocks Jagger into some power lines, electrocuting him

Wrong Parachute: 1

Selkirk falls to his death

Final Showdown: 7
Ty shoots 3 security guards
Pete breaks a bad guy’s neck
Jessie bashes Kara’s head in with a printer thingy
Swoop breaks a bad guy’s neck with a rope
Ty falls to his death after Pete opens his chute

[THE FINAL TALLY = 15]

Prison On Fire (1987): Body Count Breakdown

Prison On Fire (1987): Body Count by luvmetender009

[CORPSE BREAKDOWN]

Flashback – 1
-Street punk run over by a bus

[THE UNCONFIRMED AND UNCOUNTED]

-Many, many people are beaten up throughout the film, but none of them seemed to have died.
-Ching bites out Officer ‘Scarface’ Hung’s throat, but didn’t finish him off.

[THE FINAL TALLY = 01]