Sunday, 15 April 2007

A clip from Rush Hour 3 was released recently It's part of the scene where Jackie and Chris fight Sun Ming Ming, the seventh tallest man on the planet, standing at an impressive 7' 9". And I'm glad to see Chris Tucker is being as cheeky as ever.

"I'm goin' to hit you in the nuts man, if you don't let me go!"
posted by Justin at 4/15/2007 07:31:00 pm | 3 comments
Saturday, 14 April 2007
I've just put up the list of Jackie's favorite ten fights, taken from his biography I Am Jackie Chan: My Life In Action, if you haven't read it yet go out and get it now, because he has had one mighty interesting life, and if you know anything of Jackie's films and co-stars, you might just be quite shocked by some of the details in that book. I've tried to find videos on Youtube to all the fights that he mentions, but unfortunately not all of them are on there, or they do not allow embedding. So as I get round to it I will upload the videos myself (from my beautiful 52 DVD Jackie Chan boxset). So go watch Jackie's most stunning moments on film, and vote for which you think are the best in Jackie's Top Ten Fights.
posted by Justin at 4/14/2007 12:07:00 am | 0 comments
Wednesday, 11 April 2007
Talking of Jackie Chan's new TV show, The Disciple, a clip of the official launch and announcement of the show has just cropped up on Youtube:

Though I'm a little dissapointed Jackie couldn't blow out all those candles on his birthday cake in one go.
Oh, and George Foreman's Lean Mean Grilling Machine is now Jackie Chan's Lean Mean Grilling Machine, in Asia at least.

posted by Justin at 4/11/2007 09:23:00 pm | 0 comments
Monday, 9 April 2007
Jackie recentley announced the search for a new Jackie in a reality TV show that will start in March next year. 10 winners will be selected to appear in films produced by Jackie Chan China Movies Corporation. Jackie seems to have some pretty steep criteria:

It is also a must to be familiar with water skiing, skiing, parachute jumping, fencing, singing, dancing, and acting. As for acting, the selected candidates have to be good at comedy, tragedy, and humor. Therefore, it is quite difficult to find the perfect candidates.

and of course martial arts too. Though as Jackie pointed out on his website this is defintley not a sign that he's thinking of calling it a day.

Note that this is NOT the signal for my retirement, I just want to find one more Jackie Chan out there in the crowds; please do not get confused with the rumors.

Though Mr. Chan won't be young forever. Last Saturday he turned 53 which is one astonishing age for somebody who is still one of the worlds biggest action stars. So a belated happy birthday Jackie!

And if you want to apply to be Jackie Chan's Disciple then the, for me at least, indecipherable website is here.
posted by Justin at 4/09/2007 07:57:00 pm | 1 comments
Wednesday, 4 April 2007
I just read a little news article about a stuntman claiming to have doubled for Jackie Chan.

A Hong Kong stuntman has said that he's doubled for Jackie Chan, sparking discussion about the action star's reputation of performing his own daredevil moves.

Stuntman Bruce Law said in his Chinese-language blog that he's doubled for stars including Chan, Chow Yun-fat, former Bond girl Michelle Yeoh and veteran Hong Kong actor Andy Lau.

He did not say in which movie he doubled for Chan.

Though it doesnt sound that unbelievable, as the article points out Jackie is forced to use a double in hollywood films due to the insurance policies of the big studios. And presumably that's when Mr Bruce Law has doubled for him. I don't really know what the hoo haa is about. And if he is saying he doubled for Jackie in his chinese films, then who would trust a man that looks like this? At least that's what Google images tells me, and I believe it.

And if you need reminding of some pure 100% delicious Jackie Chan goodness, see how he suffers for his art:

posted by Justin at 4/04/2007 02:03:00 pm | 0 comments