No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)

Corey Yuen is a Hong Kong action director, film director, producer and action choreographer known for doing the fight scenes for movies like Lethal Weapon 4, X-Men and plenty of Jet Li's American films like Romeo Must Die, The One and The Expendables. He's also directed Sammo Hung and Jackie Chan in Dragons Forever and helped start… Continue reading No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)

My Chauffeur (1986)

Deborah Foreman is my favorite 1980's comedy girl. From Real Genius to Valley Girl, April Fool's Day and Waxwork, she's always dependable, always cute and always real. She's the kind of girl that 80's dorks like me wish we'd get as girlfriends. And people noticed, with one critic comparing her to a "New Wave Carole Lombard crossed with early Shirley MacLaine."… Continue reading My Chauffeur (1986)

Hamburger: The Motion Picture (1986)

My wife asked me, "Why would anyone watch this movie?" She doesn't get it. She wasn't around in the 1980's, when we had no internet. She wasn't going through puberty. She'll never understand staying up until 3:15 AM to catch a movie about a Hamburger University and the joy that it can bring. Russell… Continue reading Hamburger: The Motion Picture (1986)

Night Ripper! (1986)

Back in the 1980's, you could shoot horror movies directly on video and they'd still get into video stores. Jeff Hathcock did that with two movies, this one and Streets of Death. He also created Victims! and the Troma film, Fertilize the Blaspheming Bombshell. But today, we're here to discuss his 1986 slasher film, Night Ripper. Sure, this movie… Continue reading Night Ripper! (1986)

LOST TV WEEK: The Gladiator (1986)

Here's the IMDB description of this TV movie/pilot: "A road warrior vigilante avenges his brother's death at the hands of a crazy motorist by using his souped-up pickup to apprehend drunken drivers and others who abuse their driving privileges." Sounds like a Mad Max clone, right? But what if I told you that it starred Ken… Continue reading LOST TV WEEK: The Gladiator (1986)


Back in my teenage days of haunting Prime Time Video, the case to this movie would call out to me. It featured a photo inspired by Henry Fuseli's painting The Nightmare, with a near-nude Natascha Richardson being menaced by a goblin who has decided to squat on her chest. And while this is an arty film directed by… Continue reading CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: Gothic (1986)