Six Gary Daniels Movies That Will Knock Your Teeth Out

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Gary Daniels isn’t a name you hear tossed around the water cooler these days. Although the talented martial artist has starred in several action-packed direct-to-video “classics”, even the hardest of hardcore film fanatics aren’t overly familiar with the man’s less-than-incredible body of work. At their very best, Daniels’ low-budget endeavors are still several hundred light years away from the stuff Steven Seagal and Jean Claude Van-Damme are churning out these days. And while his recent efforts are largely considered to be the cinematic equivalent of a hard, dry bowel movement, I find them to be oddly enduring and totally satisfying. Feel free to toss my credibility into the nearest waste bin should the urge suddenly strike you. I won’t judge you.

Since Mr. Daniels is scheduled to return to the big screen in Sylvester Stallone’s 2010 action epic “The Expendables” this August, not to mention the forthcoming “Tekken” flick, I thought it was only fair to give the much-maligned action star the credit he rightfully deserves. Below you’ll find the cream of Gary Daniels’ admittedly wonky crop, arranged in a manner that’s both visually stimulating and incredibly informative. Well, as stimulating and informative as this sort of eccentric list can be. Do keep in mind, however, that these films are not intended for viewing by anyone who demonstrates a low tolerance for incoherence, goofy plotting, and wretched acting. You have been warned, my friend.

You. Have. Been. Warned.

Honorable mentions include: Charla Driver’s “Deadly Target”, Richard Pepin’s “Firepower”, and Joseph Merhi’s “Riot”. Valiant efforts all around.

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Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at) beyondhollywood.com.
  • Prinze

    Can’t believe ya never mentioned Cold Harvest! im still waiting for Issac Florentine to team Scott Adkins and Gary Daniels together. Bloodmoon was pretty good too!

  • Prinze

    Can’t believe ya never mentioned Cold Harvest! im still waiting for Issac Florentine to team Scott Adkins and Gary Daniels together. Bloodmoon was pretty good too!

  • justjoe

    Yeah, finally someone give the dude credit. :-) BTW is was pretty much shocked when I´ve seen Daniels alongside Ray Liotta and Andy Garcia in the crime thriller/drama “La lines” aka “the Line”. Ok, alongside may to big of a word, but he had a nice little role as a mobster henchmen (no martial arts in this one, just a shootout). And as far as I´ve seen he will be in the next Wesley Snipes flic “game of death” as well. This guy seems to be on a roll lately and I can´t wait to see him in “the expendables”.

  • justjoe

    Yeah, finally someone give the dude credit. :-) BTW is was pretty much shocked when I´ve seen Daniels alongside Ray Liotta and Andy Garcia in the crime thriller/drama “La lines” aka “the Line”. Ok, alongside may to big of a word, but he had a nice little role as a mobster henchmen (no martial arts in this one, just a shootout). And as far as I´ve seen he will be in the next Wesley Snipes flic “game of death” as well. This guy seems to be on a roll lately and I can´t wait to see him in “the expendables”.

  • Anomaly

    Where is BLOODMOON? That’s showcases Daniels at his BEST.

  • Anomaly

    Where is BLOODMOON? That’s showcases Daniels at his BEST.

  • elysium

    what about white tiger that was a good cop action thriller nice explosion at the end of a big boat not cgi either top body with Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and he has a love scene with the lovely julia nickson seoul nice .

  • elysium

    what about white tiger that was a good cop action thriller nice explosion at the end of a big boat not cgi either top body with Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and he has a love scene with the lovely julia nickson seoul nice .

  • Jarrad

    Rage and Recoil are 2 fun films and what I used to love about PM Entertainment :)

    • JK

      Worked at PM for eight years… Great place to learn the movie makeing process….

  • Jarrad

    Rage and Recoil are 2 fun films and what I used to love about PM Entertainment :)

    • JK

      Worked at PM for eight years… Great place to learn the movie makeing process….