Filming Wrapped on Eden Gray

I have just wrapped filming Eden Gray, a kickass new short action/thriller. In the story, soldier Eden Grey becomes the target of a shadow agency when she escapes a facility after being subjected to an off-the-record experiment. On the run, Eden must avoid capture and go public with evidence that will expose the startling truth behind the clinical trials. It is written and directed by Tyrone Samuels, a very talented young filmmaker, and stars Mhairi Calvey (Braveheart) in the title role. The whole …

Redcon-1 on the Horizon

Redcon-1 is a movie I’ve had on the radar for sometime. Touted to be an ambitious British action/horror epic, I’ve been keeping a close watch since its very early development and have been a fan of the filmmaking team for many years, even interviewing writer/director Chee Keong Cheung, actor/producer Carlos Gallardo and actor/producer Mark Strange in Life of Action. Cheung and Strange have made homegrown Brit indie action movies like 12 and Bodyguard: A New Beginning and Gallardo is best known for his famous collaborations with Robert …

Guest on Spin 1038 Radio

I joined Gordon Hayden on SPIN 1038 to talk Life of Action and all things action cinema. We also covered Scott Adkins in Doctor Strange, Donnie Yen in Star Wars: Rogue One and a range of other topics. Thanks for having me! The interview was broadcast on air and you can also listen below. If you love your action and martial arts movies then you’ll be intrigued to read Life of Action from fight choreographer and movie journalist Mike Fury. It features interviews …

Ti Lung Birthday Tribute

To celebrate the birthday of Shaw Brothers icon Ti Lung, me and a host of others writers share our favourite movies from his vast career. Thanks to Shaolin Chamber 36 for asking me to contribute. “Ti Lung is an action icon in the truest sense. In fact, listing his best kung fu flicks is extremely tough because there are so many greats, just as you’d expect from someone whose career was forged at the iconic Shaw Brothers studios. I also …

Guest on Kung Fu Movie Guide Podcast

I was very happy to chat with Ben Johnson from Kung Fu Movie Guide for Episode 2 of their new podcast. We discussed a wide range of topics including my book Life of Action, favourite movies and actors, my own on set film experiences, future projects and more. It was a lot of fun, thanks for having me! Mike Fury is an author, journalist, choreographer and action movie expert. He is also a great guest to have on the Kung Fu …

Blood Orange drops on DVD

Indie neo-noir Blood Orange is a taut and quietly tense thriller with a scene-stealing turn from music legend and Godfather of Punk Iggy Pop in (remarkably) his first ever lead. Heading up a strong cast of only four, the movie is delivered in style by debut writer/director Toby Tobias. Bill (Pop) is an ageing, half-blind, shotgun-wielding rock star who lives in a secluded Spanish villa with his promiscuous wife Isabelle (Kacey Clarke, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Green Street 3). Out of the blue, her bitter ex-flame Lucas (Ben …

Book review in Martial Arts Illustrated

It was great to see a nice, full page review of Life of Action in the June issue of Martial Arts Illustrated magazine, still the UK’s number one martial arts magazine. Writer Andrew Staton gives the book an excellent review and summarises some of his favourite action stars profiled in the book, alongside some nice images. “From beginner through to Black Belt, MAI covers all styles of martial art, from Karate, Taekwondo and Kung Fu to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Thai boxing, Eskrima and …

Book review from Outlaw Vern

I was pleased to see a great write-up for my book Life of Action courtesy of Outlaw Vern (Seagalogy, Yippee Ki-Yay Moviegoer). If you haven’t read his books or reviews, they come highly recommended. I’ve been a fan of his work for a long time so I’m very grateful and glad he liked it. He wrote: “Fury’s book will continue to be an important resource, particularly for documenting our current era of martial arts movies…” Read the full review here!

Three Days of the Condor on Blu-ray

Hollywood legends Robert Redford and director Sydney Pollack teamed up for their third collaboration, Three Days of the Condor, which incredibly gets its first ever home video release in the UK, presented as part of the Masters of Cinema series. First released in 1975, it’s a tense conspiracy tale of deceit and corruption and a great example of classic 70’s American cinema. Adapted from a novel by James Grady, Redford stars as Joe Turner, a junior analyst in the CIA who spends his days scrutinising published …

Daylight’s End is Here

Daylight’s End has been on the radar of action genre fans for some time, particular those familiar with the key players. The movie is helmed by director William Kaufman (Sinners and Saints, One in the Chamber), writer Chad Law (Six Bullets, Close Range) and leading man Johnny Strong (Sinners and Saints, Black Hawk Down). They are an exceptionally talented team with a great body of work between them. What’s crucial to note is that they really come across as old school renegade filmmakers, operating …