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Sunday, August 28, 2005
 

I was going through some old videotapes and re-discovered the hilarity of American Kickboxer 1, an anemic 1991 release from Global Pictures, the company Yoram Globus formed after his split with Menahem Golan. The movie is a rather tiresome affair notable only for its title, which is not a joke. Amazingly enough, hardcore fans of AK1 would have to wait two years for the inevitable American Kickboxer 2, which apparently bears no relation to the first one other than its title. You'd think if you named a movie American Kickboxer 1 that you'd have the second one waiting in the wings. Interestingly, Globus would try the same recipe--take a semi-successful Cannon movie, slap "American" before the title and make a terrible knockoff of said film--to limited effect in 1993 with American Cyborg.

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