Good To Be Bad: Roy Cheung – Jade Screen

The Best of the Hong Kong Movie Villains Roy Cheung is one of the best recognised stars of the Hong Kong gangster genre and built his early career almost solely playing nasty gang bosses or villainous, corrupt cops! Starting out as a model, he was a big movie fan throughout his life but never considered entering the business until he was cast by director Yeung Fan to appear in Lost Romance in 1986, along with Chow Yun Fat and Maggie …

Jackie Chan’s Armour of God 3: Looking Back, Moving Forward – Screen Power

Jackie Chan fans all over the world will remember the original Armour of God as a film that redefined the Hong Kong action genre. Not only was this movie a spectacular, cinematic piece of filmmaking by any standard, it also reaffirmed Jackie’s reputation as a world class action star and stunt performer. In the now-legendary sequence which almost cost Jackie his life, the film stands as one of bravest, most daring pieces of action entertainment: a testament to getting the …

Fighter’s Legacy: Interview with Donnie Yen – Jade Screen

Donnie Yen is an undisputed legend of action cinema and remains one of the most highly regarded Martial Arts movie stars in the world. Through his lifelong passion for Martial Arts, the young Donnie entered the film business working with master director Yuen Woo-ping, setting him on a path to become one of the most recognised physical action stars of all time. Today he has starred in nearly 50 films, as well building an unparalleled reputation as an Award Winning …

Mark Strange: New Blood On The Rise – Martial Arts Illustrated

Cover interview and feature produced for Martial Arts Illustrated March 2011 issue… Mark Strange is the new blood on the action cinema stage; a former martial arts champion turned action star with extensive experience across the martial arts, earning titles as the Euro-British Full Contact Champion and the MAI National Chinese Forms Champion. Emerging from a strong fighting background having competed all over the world, Mark pursued a lifelong passion in film and would subsequently work on films like Batman …

Street Fighter Legacy feature – Martial Arts Illustrated

Street Fighter is one of the most popular, enduring action video game series the world has ever known. Whether it played the centrepiece of entertainment on the Sega Megadrive in the early 1990s or recently recaptured the imagination of fans on the Xbox360 and PlayStation 3 consoles, almost everyone of a certain generation battled their friends on Street Fighter. Street Fighter Legacy is the result of real fans staying true to the source material and delivering something fresh and exciting …

Street Fighter Legacy Interviews – Jade Screen

This was a cover feature for Jade Screen magazine. Street Fighter is one of the most popular video game series the world has ever known. Whether it played the centrepiece of entertainment on the Sega Megadrive in the early 1990s or recently recaptured the imagination of fans on the Xbox360 and PlayStation 3 consoles, almost everyone of a certain generation battled their friends on Street Fighter. To find out more about Street Fighter Legacy, the promo movie that’s taken the …

Interview with Action Director, Leo Au-Yeung – Jade Screen

Leo Au-Yeung is a renowned Wing Chun Master with the unique credentials of being the only appointed Wing Chun instructor for the hugely popular Ip Man movies. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Leo later travelled to the UK to study at University. As a heavily devoted practitioner of Wing Chun, he was able to train under some of the best instructors in the world today. It was through his connections and impressive teaching abilities he was invited to assist …

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, …

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 …

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