Michael Worth and Matthias Hues Kill in ‘Fists of Iron’

Fists of Iron deserves to be talked about as one of the crowning achievements of 90s martial arts action! The other night, I was in...

The Ultimate Significance of the Watch in ‘Die Hard’

Did you catch the whole thing with the watch in Die Hard? Like many members of the Ultimate Action Movie Club, I’ve probably seen Die...

The Origins of Stallone’s Rambo Franchise and its ‘First Blood’

The story of how 'First Blood' went from a novelized script in production hell, to a mega-blockbuster action franchise! It seems almost unbelievable that we...

Lyle Alzado is a Lost Action Star in Destroyer (1988)

The world simply wasn’t ready for Lyle Alzado and the slasher classic Destroyer (1988). In 1988, a low-budget horror, action, slasher movie starring Lyle Alzado...

The Last Dragon: How to Remake a Martial Arts Classic in 6 Ultimate Steps

In which we breakdown how the UAMC would remake 'The Last Dragon' step-by-step. Once a coworker of mine discovered that I was writing for the...

How Mark Dacascos Paved the Way for John Wick in ‘Sanctuary’ (1997)

Before there was Keanu Reeves as John Wick, there was Mark Dacascos as Father Luke. One of my favorite straight to video titles of the...
The Terminator Harlan Ellison Origins

The Dark Conspiracy Behind The Terminator’s Origins

How the sci-fi influences of Harlan Ellison helped shape the iconic action sci-fi franchise... The Terminator (1984) is an important movie and here's why. Not...

Knightriders: Remember George A. Romero’s Motorcycle Renaissance Film

The odd - but still ultimate - action of George A. Romero's 'Knightriders' (1981). The close of the 1970s gave us a movie about a...

UAMC Investigates: The Story of Jean-Claude Van Damme as the Original Predator

The story of JCVD's rumored involvement in Arnold's original Predator (1987). Think of Jean-Claude Van Damme and movies like Timecop, Kickboxer, Universal Soldier and Bloodsport...

Charles Bronson Goes Full Arctic Rambo in ‘Death Hunt’

Lee Marvin and Carl Weathers against Charles ‘The Mad Trapper’ Bronson! The proper way to watch any action movie screening is on a 16mm print...