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Exclusive Signing With Stars of British Action Films ‘Underground’ and ‘Bodyguard: A New Beginning’: Mark Strange, Nathan Lewis and Director, Chee Keong Cheung

Blockbuster Superstore, Preston – Saturday 5 December 2009, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

 

 

UNDERGROUND

Underground follows the journey of twelve fighters, hand selected to compete in a no-holds-barred martial arts competition for a £500,000 prize. With a dazzling display of unrestrained martial artistry and a wide range of disciplines on offer, Underground re-examines the ‘kumite’ martial arts genre that gained popularity during the 1980s and turns it completely on its head. The film also features some of the UK’s most impressive and exciting martial arts and action talent.

 

Underground The Movie

Underground The Movie

 

“Get Ready To Rumble in one of the toughest films of its kind!” – DVD Unlimited

 

“One of the most impressive and highly anticipated full blooded martial arts films made in the UK” – Matthew Dawson, Impact

 

BODYGUARD : A NEW BEGINNING

In Bodyguard: A New Beginning, a loyal bodyguard to a Hong Kong gang boss is sent to the UK to protect a woman amidst escalating violence between rival Hong Kong gangs. As teams are sent to intercept the pair, the bodyguard faces his greatest challenge; ensuring the woman’s safety and fulfilling his mission of escorting her back to Hong Kong. The film co-stars screen legends Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa from Mortal Kombat and Planet of the Apes and Richard Ng, best known from the Lucky Stars films starring Jackie Chan!

 

Bodyguard A New Begining

Bodyguard A New Begining

 

 

“Hong Kong style action thrown in with grainy, atmospheric British filmmaking… Bodyguard will blow you away!” – Mike Fury, Combat

 

“Sharp, tight and delivered with brutal impact” – Andrew Skeates, Far East Films

 

Both these new and exciting independent British Action Films are available on DVD in the UK on the Action Extreme label. Produced by people who are passionate about action cinema, these two independent films are not to be missed.

Mark Strange is an actor and producer gaining recognition as one of the most exciting action stars in the UK today. Having competed internationally in martial arts competitions for the past 20 years, he later worked in Hong Kong, appearing alongside Jackie Chan in The Medallion and working under Donnie Yen in Twins Effect. Following these experiences, Mark returned to the UK and completed Displaced, his first feature film as lead actor and producer. He would later appear in the Hollywood Blockbuster, Batman Begins, before starring in Underground and Bodyguard: A New Beginning. For further information please visit http://www.markstrange.com
Nathan Lewis is a three time World Kick Boxing Champion and four time British Kick Boxing Champion, as well a former British National Kung Fu Champion. He remains active in the world of martial arts and has many credits working in film and television as both a screen fighter and stuntman. Prior to working on Underground and Bodyguard: A New Beginning, Nathan fought alongside Mark Strange in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins.
Chee Keong Cheung has emerged as one of the most courageous up-and-coming directors working in action cinema today. His films, Underground and Bodyguard: A Beginning, have gained international acclaim and demonstrate his ability at pushing the boundaries on conventional action cinema and stylishly capturing raw fighting talent in cinematic glory. For further information please visit http://www.intenseproductions.co.uk
Proceeds from the signing will be donated to the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
Starlight Children’s Foundation brightens the lives of seriously and terminally ill children by granting their wishes and providing hospital entertainment to help take their minds off the pain, fear and isolation of their illness. Since beginning in 1987, the charity has changed the lives of families all over the UK.
Neil Swan Starlight CEO said:
“Starlight are delighted that Blockbuster Preston are hosting this event to help grant wishes for local children and those in Lancashire. Blockbuster have supported Starlight for many years and the money they have raised has granted 1000’s of magical wishes for children suffering from serious and terminal illnesses and helped children in hospitals all over the country. This event will enable even more children to live their dreams and offer happiness to them at a time where they often feel alone and in pain. On behalf of Starlight and the children we help I would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved!”
Visit Starlight’s website http://www.starlight.org.uk or call Starlight on 0207 262 2881 to learn more about the charity, to hear our recent news and to check ways in which you can help transform the lives of seriously and terminally ill children.
This exclusive signing with take place at:
Blockbuster Superstore, Corporation St, Preston
6:00pm – 9:00pm Saturday 5 December 2009.

 

 

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Not only is Rumble At The Reebok making waves in the Thai Boxing world, its now attracting the glamour of Hollywood !

Tonight’s show will be attended by Lancashire and Hong Kong based filmmaker producer and action actor Mark Strange. Mark will be presenting the trophies to one of tonight’s bouts.

Mark has worked with some of the best in the industry including Sir Ian McKellen, Jackie Chan, Cary Tagawa, Richard Ng, Danny John Joules , and many other established actors. He was in Batman Returns and numerous Jackie Chan films.

Mark in collaboration with director Chee Keong Cheung has just released his own UK produced independent action/martial arts move BODYGAURD A New Beginning, which has received critical acclaim at film festivals throughout the world. Bodyguard is currently available at HMV and Play.Com.

Bodyguard A New Beginning

Bodyguard A New Beginning

Mark is also about to launch a series of seminars aimed at fighters and martial artists who want to get into the film industry. Mark is currently looking for gym owners to team up with to run the seminars. So if you fancy getting into Hollywood action Mark is the guy to speak to tonight.

Bodyguard A New Beginning is proud to sponsor one of tonight’s bouts and Mark will be presenting the trophies.

More Details of Mark Strange, Bodyguard and his career and project to date visit his website
www.markstrange.net

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This is a scene taken from the British fight film UNDERGROUND, which is now available to buy nationwide in the UK at Amazon.co.uk, Play.com and high street HMV stores.

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To win a copy of the Special Edition UNDERGROUND DVD signed by the films stars Mark Strange (BODYGUARD: A NEW BEGINNING), Danny John Jules (RED DWARF), Joey Ansah (BOURNE ULTIMATUM) and the film’s director Chee Keong Cheung, enter the FightNub competition at the link below:

Win a Copy Of UNDERGROUND

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FIGHTNUB.com in association with FIGHTSHOP.com and Mark Strange are offering you the chance to win a signed copy of UNDERGROUND The Movie

In an increasingly voyeuristic and oppressive society, a new form of reality entertainment is sweeping the country. Taking place in undisclosed locations across the country, filmed and streamed over the internet and watched by a select live audience. Some take part for entertainment, some for the chance of a better life… underground, no hold barred, prize fighting.

This is reality entertainment to the extreme.

In the UK suburbs, an underground tournament is set to challenge twelve fighters from different backgrounds to compete for the prize of £500,000. They have been handpicked for a no-holds barred competition that will push each fighter to their limit.

Each fighter has their own reason for competing, and each will give everything they’ve got to take the prize…

…but there can be only one winner.

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To win a copy of the Special Edition Underground UK DVD, signed by stars Mark Strange (‘Bodyguard: A New Beginning’), Danny John Jules (‘Red Dwarf’), Joey Ansah (‘Bourne Ultimatum’) and the film’s director Chee Keong Cheung. Simply watch the trailer and answer the related question below:

Question: What is the prize money that Mark Strange’s character and the other eleven competitors are fighting for?

Please email your answers to info@fightnub.com and make the subject ‘Underground Competition’.

The runner up will receive an un-signed copy of the ‘Underground’ DVD.

The closing date is Sat 27th June 2009

Underground The Movie

Underground The Movie

For further information on ‘Underground’ and its star Mark Strange please visit the following sites:

http://www.undergroundmovie.co.uk/

http://www.markstrange.net/

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