Friday, July 18, 2008

Pimp Villain

Wang Lung Wei looking like a gangster. We'll be seeing Wang go up against Gordon Liu next Saturday (the 26th) at the 35mm screening of Shaolin vs. Wu Tang. Don't miss it.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Monkey Fist vs. Eagle Claw

The opening credit sequence from 1977's Iron Monkey starring Chen Kuan Tai. This is a straight up revenge movie that includes one of my favorite training sequences with the Bitter Monk teaching the Monkey Fist style.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Seattle Double Feature and The Taking of Reels 1-2-3

Me and Black Rob invaded Seattle this last weekend with a carload of film to put on a Kung Fu Double Feature. The theater was filled to capacity with an energized audience, Eagle's Shadow brought the house down, and I think a couple people even liked Devil Woman. Before the show we met up with a couple of wild ass print collectors including a guy whose house is literally filled with film. The highlight was the collector who pulled some kung fu odd reels out of a closet to sell to us. The exploitation movie gods smiled upon us and we realized that the reels 1,2, and 3 matched a reels 4 and 5 we've had for a long time. Another Ng See Yuen/Woo Ping classic is saved! We set up the hand rewinds in the hotel room to inspect the fu. Check the photos (click on them for in-your-face action)

Towering 70mm makes me nervous

Home theater

Inspecting the fu at the hotel