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Some of the best action films around on DVD (in no order)

Mr. M. Finch
 
Hard Boiled [DVD]
Hard Boiled [DVD]
"Seriously, this is the best action film of all time. This DVD release is a bit naff (although it is uncut), but nevertheless, a must-have for any action film enthusiast."
Die Hard (Two Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [1989]
Die Hard (Two Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [1989]
"Die Hard injected some much-needed adrenaline into the stale Hollywood action genre in the late 80's, and this is still one of the best action movies around."
Blown Away [DVD] [1994]
Blown Away [DVD] [1994]
"Despite the awful Oirish accents, this has some of the best explosions ever committed to celuloid, and is - all in all - a very intense movie."
True Lies [DVD] [1994]
True Lies [DVD] [1994]
"As much as I hate saying it, I just can't deny that James Cameron is a very talented director. Here he blends action and comedy without a fault. BEWARE: this R2 version has been cut by the BBFC!"
Desperado/El Mariachi [DVD] [1996]
Desperado/El Mariachi [DVD] [1996]
"El Mariachi is 1 of my favourite films; shot on 16mm with a tiny budget, it just goes to show what you can do with some imagination; Hollywood should be ashamed. In comparison Desperado was a let-down"
The Killer [DVD]
The Killer [DVD]
"This is another example of how Hollywood have it all wrong. The Killer has multi-layered characterisation that's seriously lacking in modern American action movies."
The Matrix / The Matrix Revisited (Deluxe Box Set) [DVD] [1999]
The Matrix / The Matrix Revisited (Deluxe Box Set) [DVD] [1999]
"Not an original choice but you can't deny the impact that this film has had in the sci-fi/action movie market. Shame that the sequel was so awful; let's hope the third instalment isn't a let-down also"
Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey/Enter The Dragon [DVD]
Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey/Enter The Dragon [DVD]
"THE classic Bruce Lee movie, finally uncut, here in a double pack with a pretty cool documentary."
Face/Off [DVD] [1997]
Face/Off [DVD] [1997]
"The only decent action movie John Woo has directed since his departure to Hollywood; only a lack of extras makes this release a disappointment."
Con Air [DVD] [1997]
Con Air [DVD] [1997]
"Silly as hell and laden with plot holes big enough to fly a prison convoy plane through, yet it is still one of the most entertaining action films in recent years."
The Rock (2 Disc Collector's Edition) [1996] [DVD]
The Rock (2 Disc Collector's Edition) [1996] [DVD]
"A great action film with a little more characterisation than most; only the very badly shot (and edited) car chase lets it down."
Predator (2 Disc Special Edition ) [1988] [DVD]
Predator (2 Disc Special Edition ) [1988] [DVD]
"Typical 80's action/sci-fi film: big men with big guns shooting everything around them while smoking big cigars bigger than their bloody big biceps. Still, probably Arnie's greatest movie."
The Terminator (Special Edition) [DVD] [1984]
The Terminator (Special Edition) [DVD] [1984]
"The other contender for Arnie's Best Movie, this sci-fi/shoot 'em up made him a star, and got James Cameron a place in Hollywood too. Far better than any of the sequels this has spawned."
Robocop (Special Edition)[DVD] [1988]
Robocop (Special Edition)[DVD] [1988]
"Not sure if this is the Director's Cut version or not, but nevertheless this is still a brilliant action/sci-fi movie that only Paul Verhoeven could make. The sequels, however, were AWFUL."
Total Recall [DVD] [1990]
Total Recall [DVD] [1990]
"Again, another sci-fi/action flick, again with Arnie and again Verhoeven directing. But, seriously, this one pushes all the right buttons (and removes a tracker device from your nose too)."
Blade [DVD] [1998]
Blade [DVD] [1998]
"Good merge of action and horror, Stephen Norrington proving again, after Death Machine, that he can handle action and horror in equal doses."
Blade II [DVD] [2002]
Blade II [DVD] [2002]
"A sequel that surpasses the original? You betcha. Guillermo Del Toro takes the helm and injects more scares, gore and horror, but still this remains an action film. Pure class."
The Crow : Special Edition [DVD] [1994]
The Crow : Special Edition [DVD] [1994]
"I guess you could class this as an action film. Still, it's beautifully shot, and dark dark dark. Strangely, Brandon Lee's death makes the film's ending even more poignant."
X-Men 1.5/X-Men 2: 4 disc doublepack [DVD] [2003]
X-Men 1.5/X-Men 2: 4 disc doublepack [DVD] [2003]
"X Men wasn't bad, but X2 really pushed the boat out, and despite plot holes and a disappointing ending, still managed to entertain. Hugh Jakcman is perfect as Wolverine."
Assault On Precinct 13 [DVD]
Assault On Precinct 13 [DVD]
"More thriller than action, still, one of John Carpenter's earlier efforts remains as one of his best also. This awful DVD release doesn't do the film any justice; even the screen ratio is wrong!"
Big Trouble in Little China -- two-disc Special Edition [DVD] [1986]
Big Trouble in Little China -- two-disc Special Edition [DVD] [1986]
"Great merge of supernatural/action genres, John Carpenter again proves that  he was once a master of his craft. We miss you, John!"
The Hunt For Red October [DVD] [1990]
The Hunt For Red October [DVD] [1990]
"Another film that's more thriller than action. Great performances from everybody (especially Connery, who sounds about as Russian as Clancy Brown did in Highlander) and tense action scenes."
Cliffhanger [DVD] [1993]
Cliffhanger [DVD] [1993]
"The film that restored everyone's faith in good ol' Sylvester Stallone. Despite the silliness of the film (Stallone climbing a mountain in a t-shirt), the action is superb and more than compensates."
Rambo: First Blood [DVD]
Rambo: First Blood [DVD]
"It's difficult not to associate this film with the terrible sequels that followed. However, this movie (actually called First Blood, not Rambo: First Blood) is an original and tense piece of cinema."
The Adventures of Indiana Jones: The Complete Movie Collection [DVD]
The Adventures of Indiana Jones: The Complete Movie Collection [DVD]
"Great action/adventure trilogy in one superb boxset. However, sources tell me that on the R2 release The Temple of Doom may have been cut by the BBFC! We can only hope that this won't be the case..."