East Meets West: Stamping British Action On The Map – Jade Screen

The influence of Asian action cinema has long been felt far and wide. Fans and filmmakers from all over the world who grew up with Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan or ‘Beat’ Takeshi Kitano will always cite inspiration as these movie legends became integrated in our daily lexicon. Therefore it is particularly exciting when we in the UK, a market not yet renowned for its action output, begin creating quality action cinema citing the best influences from our eastern heroes. I …

Good To Be Bad: Bolo Yeung – Jade Screen

The Best of the Hong Kong Movie Villains A man widely known for his contributions to action cinema, Bolo Yeung, the real-life Chinese Hercules, was born in China in 1946. He pursued a strong interest in Martial Arts training from a young age which paralleled his other major passion: bodybuilding. He became known as the Chinese Hercules after he won the Hong Kong Bodybuilding Champion title in 1967 and went on to appear in films like Enter the Dragon, Bloodsport, …

True Justice: Deadly Crossing – DVD Review

Director: Keoni Waxman Cast: Steven Seagal, J. Anthony Pena, Kyle Cassie, Gil Bellows Run Time: 90 mins Distributor: Optimum Releasing Discs: 1 Cert: 15 Synopsis A point to clarify: these are the first 2 episodes of the new Steven Seagal action-drama TV series, True Justice (aka Southern Justice), edited into a movie for the UK DVD release. Elijah Cane (Seagal) heads up a tough squad of undercover cops on the streets of Seattle as a mysterious murder and influx of …

Heart of a Lion: Interview with Martial Arts actor, Don Niam

A very extensive interview I did with legendary Martial Arts movie villain, Stingray, from Undefeatable! Don Niam is an American Martial Arts actor, best known from his work opposite Cynthia Rothrock in the movie, Undefeatable. The film features one of the most popular fight scenes of all time, a clip that would become an undisputed YouTube hit! In the movie, Don played the terrifying villain, Stingray, and utilised his lifelong training in Martial Arts creating one of the most memorable …

The Expendables – 3 Disc Steelbook Preview

Movie Info Director: Sylvester Stallone Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, David Zayas, Mickey Rourke, Gary Daniels, Giselle Itie, Bruce Willis & Arnold Schwarzenegger Run Time: 99 mins Distributor: Lionsgate Discs: 3 Cert: 18 Synopsis: You know the story already but lets revisit the concept: Action Movie Monarch Sylvester Stallone delivered genre fans a nostalgic and much-needed ‘blast from the past’ when he constructed an old-school action epic in the vein …

Lessons From Lee Marvin

Any film fan who has ever felt that kinship with the coolest, most admirable movie badasses will have surely seen the amazing work of Mr. Lee Marvin, one of the greatest and most iconic actors of his generation. As a defining ‘tough guy’ of cinema, he was arguably one of the first to embody the hardest, moodiest and most edgy character traits which would carry over to the toughest stars of the new generation. Mr. Marvin’s hard-nosed approach to acting …

Good To Be Bad: Frankie Ng – Jade Screen

The Best of the Hong Kong movie villains… Frankie Ng is a real-life badass of the highest order! A triad up until the age of 28, he earned the tattoos and look of a genuine tough guy which bode well for his subsequent transition to cinema.  After getting married and deciding to quit the Triad lifestyle, he took small jobs before finding a home in the movies. He made a living as a consultant on the Triad film genre and …

Interview with Taiwanese Director, Yu-Hsien Lin – Jade Screen

Yu-Hsien Lin is an acclaimed Taiwanese director whose creative filmmaking style has been picking up new fans all over the world. His documentary Jump Boys! portraying child gymnasts struggling to succeed in their budding careers, remains one of Taiwan’s most popular documentaries and elevated his status from new filmmaker to national talent. I caught up with Lin when he visited the UK to attend the European Premiere of his latest film, Sorry I Love You. Download the interview here!

Good To Be Bad: Chan Chi-Fai – Jade Screen

The Best of the Hong Kong movie villains… Chan Chi-Fai is a hugely underrated Hong Kong character actor, well known among fans for his slimy, loathsome villains. Having acted for some 30 years (first appearing onscreen in 1981), he has enjoyed a hugely successful career as a strong supporting player, best known from films like A Better Tomorrow, As Tears Go By and Return of the God of Gamblers. Download the article here!

Life Lessons From An Action Star with Scott Adkins – AskMen.com

Written with Scott Adkins A new entry into The Expert 10 series from popular online men’s magazine, AskMen.com, written with British action star, Scott Adkins. He is best known from his unique, otherworldly brand of physical action and roles in popular films like Undisputed II and III, Ninja and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Having just finished filming his latest movie: Weapon, starring alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott was kind enough to share some unique action star lessons all men can learn …

Path of a Warrior: Interview with Martial Arts actor, John Miller

Extensive interview with John Miller, Undefeatable’s famous good guy and co-star to the Queen of Martial Arts movies, Cynthia Rothrock! This is my complete, uncut interview with Martial Arts actor, John Miller, best known from his starring roles in the Cynthia Rothrock movies, Honor and Glory and Undefeatable. John’s final fight in Undefeatable against arch-villain Stingray, played by Don Niam, has even become a YouTube hit and features some of the most quoted one liners in Martial Arts movie history! In …

The Expendables: Uncut Interview with The Brit, Gary Daniels

Here is my full, uncut interview with British action legend, Gary Daniels, on his recent work in Sylvester Stallone’s star-studded epic, The Expendables. In this exclusive chat, Gary talks in-depth about how he came to co-star in one of the biggest action movies ever made. He also shares unique experiences working alongside  Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, Eric Roberts and many more, plus teaming up with the world-famous 87Eleven Action Design. Best known in the movies for City Hunter, Bloodmoon …