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Enter the Fat Dragon: The Life & Films of Sammo Hung

Publisher: Screen Power Publishing Group Year: 2009 Editor: Richard Cooper Description: In a career which has evolved over nearly five decades, Sammo Hung has risen from his humble beginnings as a stunt-player and extra at the famous Golden Harvest Studios to become the most influential and prolific innovator the Hong Kong Film Industry has ever known, constantly discovering new stars and creating new trends in Action Cinema. Sammo’s groundbreaking career, as actor, director, writer and producer has given birth to …

Bruce Lee’s 10 Greatest Hits – Jade Screen

I wrote this article analysing and dissecting some of Bruce Lee’s very best fight scenes and what made them special After our look at Bruce Lee’s now-famous use of the nunchaku in the last issue, it is also important to remember the range and diversity of Bruce’s fight scenes. Through this he explored many different techniques and methods in a tragically short filmmaking career. Bruce was widely renowned for addressing complex, often challenging issues in his film work, contributing ideas and …

Jackie Chan’s Police Story trilogy examined – Screen Power

This is an article I wrote on the original, classic Police Story trilogy, still among my favourite Jackie Chan movies and arguably some of the best Hong Kong action films ever made! This was written for Jackie’s official Screen Power Magazine. Jackie Chan’s Police Story is not simply one of his most memorable and iconic films, but also one of the most important pieces of 20th century action cinema. The 1985 original influenced action filmmakers around the world and set new …

Sex and Serial Killers: A Brief Guide to Category III Horror

This was originally written back in 2010 to be featured in a (sadly) discontinued new book on horror cinema from around the world. I wrote this short chapter to give genre fans an insight into the crazy world of Hong Kong’s Category III horror! As the publisher never completed the book, here’s my self-published chapter for your enjoyment! Hong Kong cinema is widely known for its high-octane Martial Arts and action titles. However, any hardcore fan will testify to the …

Bruce Lee’s Enter The Nunchaku – Jade Screen

An article I wrote on Bruce Lee’s use of the nunchuku weapon in his films and how it propelled into popular culture. Traditional martial arts weapons have always played an integral part in teaching and practice. For centuries this has been moulded by rigorous training, discipline and an understanding of their origin, purpose and significance. This article examines Bruce Lee’s now-legendary use of the nunchaku in his film and TV work… Read the article here!

Interview with Robin Shou – Jade Screen

Looking back to his humble beginnings as a stuntman in Hong Kong, Robin Shou made a strong impression from the very start of his career – battling some of cinema’s best known action stars and cementing his reputation as a hard working and highly dedicated master of his craft. What’s remarkable is that his film career took off almost by accident, and led to him starring in the film adaptations of the hugely popular Mortal Kombat franchise. Since then, Robin has continued expanding his portfolio of work …

Interview with Mark Strange – Martial Arts Illustrated

Mark Strange is fast becoming one of the most highly regarded action stars on the British circuit. With a growing portfolio of impressive work to his name, he constantly reaffirms his status as one of the brightest and most hard working stars in the industry today. In addition to his years spent in filmmaking, Mark’s fighting experience spans over 24 years and traces a genuine passion for the martial arts back through his childhood. Download the interview here!

Donnie Yen’s Fist of Fury TV Series – Jade Screen

Article I wrote a while back on Donnie Yen’s Fist of Fury TV series made back in the 90s. Since then the show was re-edited for two DVD movies and found a cult following among Yen’s modern day fanbase. For fans of both Bruce Lee and Donnie Yen, ATV’s Fist of Fury series is an impressive and admirable accomplishment and holds a strong foundation as one of the landmark action series of the 1990s… Read the article ????????