The Good, the Tough & the Deadly: Action Movies & Stars 1960s–Present

David J. Moore

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This massive study on action movies and stars from around the world, from the 1960s to the present, is filled with more than a thousand in-depth movie reviews that cover every action star who's crossed over from the world of martial arts, sports, professional wrestling, and stunt work. Exploding with beautiful images, exclusive interviews, and a thorough action star index, this one-of-a-kind movie reference book and comprehensive fan guide features reviews by the author, Zack Carlson (Destroy All Movies!!! The Complete Guide to Punks on Film), Vern (Seagalogy: A Study of the Ass-Kicking Films of Steven Seagal and Yippie Ki-Yay Moviegoer!), Mike McBeardo McPadden (Heavy Metal Movies and Going All the Way: The Ultimate Guide to Teen Sex Comedies of the VHS Era), and several others. It is a quintessential tribute to the men and women who have left their mark in the action and martial arts film genres.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 773 color images | 560 pp
ISBN13: 9780764349959

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david j. moore is the author of World Gone Wild: A Survivor's Guide to Post-Apocalyptic Movies. He has written for Black Belt Magazine, Kung Fu Tai Chi, Fangoria, FilmFax, VideoScope, L'Ecran Fantastique, Ultra Violent, Lunchmeat, Flickering Myth, and Outlaw Vern. He has visited movie sets around the world and continues to work as a freelance film journalist.

"You won't want to stop once you start. It's very easy to get caught up in a feeling of "what else did moore and his contributors look at for this book? And what the hell is that movie? What haven't I ever heard of that?" -Bryan Kristopowitz, 411Mania.
br> "These good ol' fashioned Q&As discuss everything from film history to anything worth discussing. Some fans will be interested in reading interviews with big names like Scott Adkins, Mark Dacascos, Kane Kosugi, Dolph Lundgren, Cynthia Rothrock, Darren Shahlavi and Tony Jaa to name a small percentage." - Wade McMaster, Martial Arts Action Movies

"...the most expansive exploration of action and genre cinema to date." - Zach Nix, City on Fire.