YouTube, MySpace and their cousins have made it all the easier for action heroine fans to get their entertainment fix. Each month, we pick one clip to feature: this is the archives of the previous nominees.
With Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained opening last week, seems appropriate to go back to his 1997 film Jackie Brown, starring GWG icon, Pam Grier, and give you the full promo video for the fake Chicks Who Love Guns video. Though it's really not too far from certain offerings out there!
"The year is 2013 in a Zombie Post-Apocalyptic Earth...Join Deadly Delia's Dozen--a group of sexy zombie slayers who are destined to lay everyone of those zombie bastards to rest--permanently!" They've just started their Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a trailer they can use to pitch the concept to distributors and producers. Needless to say, we are very much down with this concept. :) Also, check out their website at deadlydelia.com.
What happens when you take Buffy, Lisbeth Salander, Katniss Everdeen and other favourite action heroines - along with the whiny Bella from Twilight! - and make them live together in a house? You get the BAMF Girls Club...
We reviewed season 2 of Nikita this month, so it seems appropriate to make the trailer for the next series, our video highlight. The new season starts October 19 on the CW.
Things you won't see in American wrestling, #29. This Japanese tag bout features Manami Toyota and Tsukasa Fujimoto. But their partners are aged eleven and fourteen years old respectively. And you thought Hit Girl was an invention of fiction...
05. Fujimoto & Tsukushi (c) vs Toyota & Kurumi -... by SenorLARIATO
The Assassin Next Door, reviewed this month, has Olga Kurylenko as a gangland assassin, forced into killing for the Israeli mob with the lure of being able to return to her child in Russia. Here's one of her jobs, featuring some impressively Palma-esque camerawork.
The winner of last month's poll, for most anticipated action-heroine film of 2012, was Haywire. So, to mark its victory, here's the first five minutes of the movie.
If you read last month's review of Angel - and if you haven't, go do so and we'll wait! - you'll know it was one of the formative influences of the genre. The clip below shows you exactly why, as Moon Lee (with support from Elaine Lui) and Yukari Oshima go toe-to-toe. Almost 25 years later, it's still up there in terms of hard-hitting F/F action. No subs. But trust us: it doesn't need them.
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