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.
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.


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