Falcon Rising: Interview with Michael Jai White

Falcon Rising, a true passion project from action star and filmmaker Michael Jai White, is finally arriving on UK DVD. In the film, John “Falcon” Chapman (MJW) is an ex-marine anti-hero plagued with guilt and trauma after returning home from conflict. On a self-destructive edge, he learns his sister has been brutally beaten in the favelas of Brazil and travels there to hunt down her attackers, waging war on all criminals and corrupt cops he encounters during his new, self-proclaimed mission. Michael Jai White visited …

Life of Action – Official Press Release

New book “Life of Action” offers insight into the world of action genre filmmaking and has already been applauded by both readers and industry professionals. Three years in the making by martial arts and film journalist Mike Fury, the book features interviews with the men and women of action genre cinema and is available as a paperback, with an ebook edition to follow soon. Featuring an iconic cover image of British action star Scott Adkins as his popular character, Yuri …

Darren Shahlavi passed from natural causes

The family of the late martial arts actor, Darren Shahlavi, has confirmed that he tragically died of natural causes on 14 January 2015, a sudden and fatal heart attack. I was (and still am) extremely saddened about Darren’s passing. He was a wonderful person, a great talent and real source of inspiration for many. What’s more, he was just reaching the cusp of greatness, having recently appeared in several prolific films and increasingly strong roles, which reaffirms the tragedy of this great artist lost far too …

Midnight Run: Interview with writer George Gallo

George Gallo is a highly accomplished writer and filmmaker, best known for his work on major box office hits and fan favourites like Wise Guys, Midnight Run and Bad Boys. Beginning as a successful screenwriter, he also transitioned into filmmaking when he wrote and directed 29th Street which kicked off a new chapter in his career. He has since produced and directed a number of prolific projects, while pursuing art and music. As a writer, Gallo’s scripts are sharp, punchy and, for anyone who has seen the films listed above, …

Midnight Run arrives on Blu-ray

The classic 1988 road movie, Midnight Run, makes its much awaited arrival on Blu-ray for the very first time. Never missing out on the chance to revisit an all-time favourite, this new release comes with a range of brand new extras including newly filmed interviews with the cast and crew, giving fresh perspective on the making of a much-overlooked modern classic. For fans of this buddy comedy/road movie gem, this version presents the best opportunity to catch it in all its glory. For anyone who never saw the …

Jason Momoa on the Road to Paloma

I’m a big fan of Jason Momoa. The star of Conan the Barbarian, Game of Thrones and Bullet to the Head has more than proven his acting and action chops and played an interesting range of roles throughout his career, from heroes, villains, barbarians, even warriors with a vulnerable side. Plus, the props he’s received from action teams like 87Eleven really cements the image of true, hardworking talent. It’s great to see someone with that mindset and work ethic doing so well and it …

Terracotta’s Classic Kung Fu Collection

Terracotta Distribution is going from strength to strength with the next release in their relatively new “Classic Kung Fu Collection” already announced. The label has been filling something of a void right now, unearthing forgotten gems from the vaults of late night Kung Fu cinema, and in some cases giving these titles official DVD releases for the very first time! Previous releases include Hero of Shaolin (starring Alexander Lo Rei) and The Shanghai 13 (starring Jimmy Wang Yu and Andy Lau). The third title …

My “Best Action Hero of All Time”

Michael Beck in The Warriors

Big thanks to The Action Elite for including me in their feature “The Best Action Heroes of All Time”. They asked many different people about their favourite genre protagonists and, of course, I have so many. I could easily list John McClane, The Terminator, Dutch from Predator and countless others. However, wanting to be a bit more niche and unusual than that, I opted for main man Swan from my all-time favourite film, The Warriors. You can see the original piece and full list here …

RIP Darren Shahlavi (1972-2015)

I am extremely shocked and saddened to hear about Darren’s passing. He was a great and genuine person, a true talent and a real source of inspiration. He was always very kind and supportive of me and my projects. I was (and am) exceptionally proud to have him included in Life of Action. Now, I’m saddened that I won’t get to share the finished book with him. His work and accomplishments will always remain his legacy and I only hope he …

“Life of Action” Latest News

In the lead up to the release of my forthcoming book, “Life of Action”, each week I announced a new name from the world of action cinema who is interviewed in the book. The full list is now featured below and comprises a wide range of actors, filmmakers and stunt personnel from the East and West. The book will be released as a paperback and e-book in early 2015, with more info to follow soon. As for the above image from Ninja: Shadow of a Tear, both …