The Thompsons arrives on DVD through Lionsgate

Following a successful premiere and great response at Film4 FrightFest this year, The Thompsons DVD and soundtrack has been released by Lionsgate. The film has also earned great reviews and an excellent fan response so be sure to pick up your copy! Myself and Mark Strange are heavily featured in the DVD special features discussing how we constructed the movie’s fight scenes, so take a look. (From the DVD) “In The Butcher Brothers’ award-winning original film, ‘The Hamiltons’ were a dysfunctional, …

Confine at Raindance Film Festival

Confine has been nominated for ‘Best UK Feature’ at the Raindance Film Festival 2012! I had a great time working on the stunts and action for this with a talented team. “Director and screenwriter Tobias Tobbell has created a tense, claustrophobic thriller with a talented and stylish young cast. We find anxious former model Pippa (Daisy Lowe) pottering around in her spacious London flat in four-inch heels, supported by a walking stick. It is clear that she has been through a lot, but she is about …

Ip Man: Final Battle – Interview with Leo Au-Yeung

Leo Au-Yeung is a Martial Arts instructor with the unique credentials of being the only appointed Wing Chun instructor for the hugely popular Ip Man movies: Wilson Yip’s Ip Man, Herman Yau’s prequel, Ip Man: The Legend is Born and now the forthcoming Ip Man: Final Battle. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Leo subsequently travelled to the UK in order to study at University. As a keen and heavily devoted practitioner of Wing Chun, he was able to train …

No Turning Back article from Eastern Film Fans

I’d like to say a huge thanks to Eastern Film Fans for their support! Their write-up is printed below.   “The artwork for the forthcoming action short, No Turning Back, has recently been released online. The film marks the directorial debut of action choreographer and film journalist, Mike Fury. No Turning Back is reported to be an action drama which follows a Martial Arts instructor who fights back against gangsters who kidnap his son. Featured in the cast is British …

The Expendables 2 in UK Cinemas

The Expendables 2 hits UK cinemas today on 16 August! Please go support the film guys! No piracy, no downloading, just enjoy the big screen experience! Trust me, this is a great action trip that delivers the goods. I was lucky enough to attend the UK premiere and can honestly say it pulls no punches and raises the bar set by the first film! In addition to the already-legendary star ensemble of Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, …

The Expendables 2: They’re Back!

They’re back and action fans around the world can hardly wait! With the theatrical release getting closer by the day, action cinema comes a step closer to total reignition from another spectacular lineup of genre legends, featuring the returning original all-star cast alongside some exciting new additions – kicking ass on both sides of the law! Lionsgate reveal that in this sequel: “The Expendables are reunited when Mr. Church enlists them to take on a seemingly simple job. When things …

Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist Announced

Comic Con is without doubt one of the world’s prime hotspots for announcing exciting news and major breakthroughs in the world of comics, video games and films. With major stars and personalities in attendance, the event is a fan’s dream come true and says a huge amount for the passion and enthusiasm displayed by audiences – which stands stronger than ever. In addition to the major film appearances and panels (such as The Expendables 2 and others), from a grassroots …

Action Goes Full Circle

Seeing the asskicking new teaser trailer for Yuen Woo-ping‘s latest project, Once Upon a Time in Shanghai, was not only extremely impressive and enjoyable, but for those of us who grew up on action movies – really delivered a hard-hitting ‘blast from the past’. For me (and hopefully others as well) it gave memories of the old-school Kung Fu seen on late night TV and VHS while growing up. Yuen Woo-ping, the legendary director and action choreographer best known for …

Yakuza Weapon – Blu-ray Review

Directors: Tak Sakaguchi & Yudai Yamaguchi Cast: Tak Sakaguchi, Shingo Tsurumi, Akaji Maro, Jun Murakami Run Time: 106 mins Distributor: Bounty Films / Eureka Entertainment Discs: 1 Cert: 18 Synopsis Working as a hard-to-kill mercenary in South America, ex-yakuza Shozo Iwaki (Tak Sakaguchi) is informed of the death of his gang boss father, Kenzo (Akaji Maro). Returning home after four years, Shozo discovers that his father’s number-one man, Kurawaki (Shingo Tsurumi), has double-crossed and assassinated Kenzo, leaving Shozo not only …

Sinners and Saints (aka Bad Cop) – DVD Review

Director: William Kaufman Cast: Johnny Strong, Kevin Phillips, Costas Mandylor, Sean Patrick Flannery, Tom Berenger. Run Time: 100 mins Distributor: Anchor Bay Entertainment Discs: 1 Cert: 18 Synopsis Detective Sean Riley (Strong) is a tough cop investigating a series of brutal murders in his hometown of New Orleans. But when a clue leads Riley to a troubled friend from his past, he’ll uncover a shocking military conspiracy that triggers a war between local gangs and an international team of mercenaries …

Dragon Eyes – DVD Review

Director: John Hyams Cast: Cung Le, Peter Weller, Crystal Mantecon, Jean-Claude Van Damme. Run Time: 92 mins Distributor: G2 Entertainment Discs: 1 Cert: 18 Synopsis In New Orleans, Hong (Le) a mysterious man with a shady past looks to unite to warring gangs against the lawmen who have been using them to advance their corrupt agenda. Drawing on the morals, skills and fighting talent taught to him in prison by his old cellmate and mentor, Tiano (Van Damme), Hong sets out to …