Life of Action – All Press

Here is a selection of the great press received for Life of Action so far! I am truly grateful that so many different people, from casual and avid film fans, through to young filmmakers, stunt guys, writers and academics, have embraced the book and really got on board with what it’s all about. It has made the whole journey and process totally worthwhile. Thanks so much for all the great support. PODCAST Kick Back with Chris (17th September 2018) PODCAST I Must …

Guest on Kick Back with Chris Podcast

I was pleased to be invited to join episode 17 of Kick Back with Chris, the martial arts podcast, hosted by British martial arts instructor and screen fighter / stunt performer Chris Jones. In the episode, we discuss my own martial arts training, first interests in film and, of course, the origins and evolution of my book Life of Action, leading through to the second book. We also discuss the Fighting Spirit Film Festival which I had just appeared at …

Redcon-1 panels at MCM Comic Con

I’ll be hosting exclusive cast and filmmaker panels at both MCM Glasgow and MCM London for new action-martial arts-horror hybrid, Redcon-1. It’s released in UK cinemas from 28th September and on Blu-ray and DVD in February 2019. In Redcon-1, after a zombie apocalypse spreads from a London prison, the UK is brought to its knees. The spread of the virus is temporarily contained but, without a cure, it’s only a matter of time before it breaks its boundaries and the …

Fighting Spirit Film Festival 2018

The Fighting Spirit Film Festival is back with a great lineup of films, and I will be hosting a special free seminar for festival goers. This year’s lineup includes big screen premieres of Jesse V. Johnson’s The Debt Collector, starring Scott Adkins and Louis Mandylor, Ross Boyask’s Vengeance starring Stu Bennett and Gary Daniels (both with Q&As), classic screenings of Enter the Dragon, The Karate Kid 2 and a great selection of short films, in and out of competition. Plus, I …

Jackie Chan’s Police Story Box Set on Blu-ray

Action and martial arts movie fans have been spoiled once again as Jackie Chan‘s classic Police Story and Police Story 2 drops on UK Blu-ray for the first time, presented from awesome new 4K restorations… Jackie Chan is one-in-a-million and second-to-none for his totally unique, stunt-fuelled brand of action-comedy, with an immense and almost immeasurable body of work. Following his varied but flourishing kung fu output of the 1970’s, finding his feet and voice, his work arguably reached another benchmark during the …

Iron Monkey, A Classic Reborn

Surprisingly, some of us are still reminding people that long before Donnie Yen was rocking Hollywood in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and xXx: Return of Xander Cage, he was already a legend setting the bar high in his versatile period kung fu and modern action work. Often teamed with notable collaborators, these forged some truly great movies, especially with legendary filmmaker Yuen Woo-ping. Going back quite a few years, these included early highlights like Drunken Tai Chi, Tiger …

Adkins and Johnson team on a roll with The Debt Collector

The latest collaboration between leading man Scott Adkins and writer/director Jesse V. Johnson (following Savage Dog, Accident Man, Triple Threat, and Pit Fighter if you count the latter for Adkins’ cameo), The Debt Collector is another winner and refreshingly different at the same time. It may have also become my new favourite film from both men’s respective careers… In addition to Adkins and Johnson, I’ve been a huge fan of co-star Louis Mandylor since The Quest, Martial Law, and his lesser known …

Nightshooters panel at MCM Comic Con

I’ll be hosting an exclusive cast and filmmaker panel for new UK martial arts movie Nightshooters at MCM London Comic Con, where we’ll exclusively unveil the trailer. It’s released in UK cinemas from 27th July 2018. In Nightshooters, a group of filmmakers find themselves on the run from a violent horde of criminals after witnessing a brutal gangland execution. Unable to flee the building they have been shooting in, the hapless film crew use their technical skill and knowledge to survive …

Frank Grillo and more in Life of Action Vol. II

I’ve started unveiling featured names in my upcoming next book, the second volume of Life of Action. To kick things off, I officially announced actor Frank Grillo in the book, who is exclusively interviewed. Keep an eye on the Facebook page here to track the weekly announcements. Born in 1965 in New York, Frank Grillo is now recognised as one of the busiest and hardest working action actors today. Combining his passion across different art forms, he has forged a successful …

Accident Man is one of Scott Adkins’ best yet

Ever since Brit action star Scott Adkins announced plans to adapt his dream project for the screen, and planned to co-write, produce and star, action fans were keen to see the results. First printed in early 1990’s comic Toxic! – based on a character from a series of strips by Pat Mills (Judge Dredd) and Tony Skinner – Accident Man makes for highly original source material. As a starter, it gave Adkins and co-writer Stu Smalls a blank filmic canvas from which …

Guest on I Must Break This Podcast

I was happy to be invited to join episode 11 of I Must Break This Podcast, currently the only podcast dedicated to the career of action star, Dolph Lundgren who Mike also interviewed for his book, Life of Action. “On this month’s episode, we’re discussing the 1994 sports drama / action thriller Pentathlon. In this film, Dolph Lundgren played Eric Brogar, an East German Olympic athlete who defects to America in order to escape his sadistic coach.  Yet his violent …

Re:Born hits hard in the UK

Re:Born starring Tak Sakaguchi (Versus, Yakuza Weapon) and directed by Yuji Shinomura had its UK premiere at the The Fighting Spirit Film Festival in 2017 followed by Eureka Entertainment’s 2018 home release. Immediately below is my original write-up after seeing the film on the big screen, followed by my thoughts on re-visiting the action on Blu-ray. So what’s Re:Born? For those familiar with Tak’s work, Re:Born‘s early trailers teased a return to his tough, full-contact style of action which puts both himself and his …

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