Archive for the ‘Books’ Category
The Happy Chaps over at Screen Power and Jade Screen have announced their line up a magazine this October. Jade Screen interview with Lau Ching-Wan and The Life & Times of Wong Fei-hung! The Jackie Chan Magazine Screen Power are covering The Lucky Stars, Jackie Chan going green with his charity work and discussing the Golden Years of Dragons Forever. Order your copies here!
Asia On Film are pleased to announce they have gotten a small stock of the very rare book Eastern Heroes: Deadly China Dolls. Originally published in 1994, here’s the pitch from Asia On Film;
Finally this most rare 1994 book is back in stock! If one of the reasons that you have tuned into Hong Kong films is the plethora of beautiful charismatic Asian actresses, this is an essential book for you. The entire subject matter is focused on these women that so enliven the screen.
All your favoUrites are discussed here with particular emphasis on the action heroines. Many of the early action goddesses are covered such as Ivy Ling Po, Lilly Lee, Angela Mao, Judy Lee, Polly Kwan and Hui Ying Hung. Not only are their careers discussed, but information about their personal lives is also included at times.
Much space is obviously devoted to the great femme fatales of the 1980’s – Moon Lee, Yukari Oshima, Cynthia Khan, Michiko Nishawaki,The Heroic Trio – Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung & Anita Mui. And just about any other of the action starlets are in here somewhere.
A section on the subject of Category III actresses is also featured.
You can order your copy right here!
We’ve covered their Sammo Hung book “ENTER THE FAT DRAGON: THE LIFE & FILMS OF SAMMO HUNG” before.
The new Jackie Chan book from Screen Power written by Lisa Clemens came out at the end of August at £16.99. The blurb reads;
Jackie Chan is known around the world for his amazing stunts, breathtaking choreography and sense of humour. But before he became famous, he made several films while under contract with Lo Wei, the director/producer who laid claim to discovering Bruce Lee.
This new book (Colour/Black & White) examines the films of this era in Jackie Chan’s life, paying close attention to the ways in which he fought to be allowed to create characters and choreography which he knew would make him a success. But Lo Wei was a stubborn man who was trying to mold Jackie into the image of the late Bruce Lee, not the king of Kung-fu comedy. The examination of each film from New Fist Of Fury to Fearless Hyena 2 follows Chan’s rise literally from brick layer to superstar.
Now both books have been knocked down by £4 Quid! You can pick up the books here; Clicky, Clicky
Yes again Screen Power have opened up their vaults once again and they are now sending out free copies of “More 100% Jackie Chan Vol. 2″ (as long as you pay the P&P).
Volume 2 of this best-selling official companion series contains more exclusive interviews with Chan and many of his co-stars and colleagues, scores of rare and previously unseen photos, behind-the-scenes reports, and articles looking at the best of his films, from early in his career right up to date with Shanghai Knights and his new blockbuster, Around the World in 80 Days!
THAT’S A LOTTA FISH!
Erm, yes, Jackie Chans happy and so should you be. Screen Power are giving away a Free Jackie Chan book! All you need to do is pay the postage fees via PayPal. Details;
The first ever book published by the Official UK Jackie Chan Fan Club back in 2002. The book is a must for any fan of Jackie Chan and Hong Kong cinema. The book is packed with news, reviews, articles and photos from all the worldwide activites that movie legend Jackie Chan had undertaken previously over that last 18 months.
Paperback: 104 pages · Publisher: Screen Power Publishing Group (28 Dec 2002) · Language English · ISBN-10: 0954428102 · ISBN-13: 978-0954428105
If you would like a copy (first come; first served) then drop them an email stating what country you live in to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Cooper over at Jade Screen magazine has written a 150 page book on Hong Kong Legend – Sammo Hung, entitled; Enter the Fat Dragon. Here’s his press release along with cover art;
In a career which has evolved over nearly five decades, Sammo Hung has risen from his humble beginnings as a stunt-player and extra at the famous Golden Harvest Studios to become the most influential and prolific innovator the Hong Kong Film Industry has ever known, constantly discovering new stars and creating new trends in Action Cinema.
Sammo’s groundbreaking career, as actor, director, writer and producer has given birth to some of the most creative daring and exiting action-adventures ever made. His creative genius can be felt in over 160 motion pictures, and for many fans and industry critics, his intricate hi-impact action choreography and fluid hi-energy camerawork is without equal.
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