What the critics say: “Waterworld is ugly, loud, stupefyingly absurd.” (Barbara Shulgasser San Francisco Examiner)
What the critics say: “Scary to think that a movie this bad could make anyone a star.” (Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum)
What we say: Bloodsport is non-stop fun from beginning to end. This slice of eighties action is packed with cinematic cheese from Van Damme’s often amusing performance to the power-rock tracks that make up its soundtrack. Throw in some genuinely impressive martial arts work, courtesy of the tremendously skilled JCVD and you have a thrilling watch.
Death Wish 3
What the critics say: “So, so bad, it’s hardly worth mentioning.” (Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum)
What we say: Carl Weathers has always impressed in supporting roles in a number of action classics, and one of his first lead roles is no different. Teamed-up with Sharon Stone and Vanity, Weathers shines in the film’s fast-paced action spectacles throughout the tense Action Jackson.
Universal Soldier: Day or Reckoning
What we say: Blistering action spectacle, brutal visuals, and hard-hitting performances, Day of Reckoning is the finest moment in the Universal Soldier franchise since its first outing. With up-and-coming action star Scott Adkins leading the cast and sinister supporting turns from Van Damme and Lundgren, John Hyams crafted a modern action masterpiece.
What we critics: Marking a slight change from Stallone’s normal film-choices, D-Tox is an intriguing blend of horror-action. Set in a remote snow-covered rehab facility, ex-cop Stallone must hunt down a killer who is bumping off patients. Stallone as always is the quintessential action star, and there is also top-notch support from Robert Patrick and Kris Kristofferson here.
You can watch Waterworld, D-Tox, and a variety of other exciting flicks on PictureBox – a new service that presents several classics from Universal’s back-catalogue for your viewing pleasure. Some of our favourite titles like In Bruges, Seed of Chucky, and The Hard Way are all up there – as well as a few other forgotten gems.