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RIVALS OF KUNG FU Article By SILVER EMULSION REVIEWS

Rivals of Kung Fu was released in 1974, but because of the way it focuses on story over action, it feels like it could have been made a few years earlier. It is a cause-and-effect story that slowly moves forward on small details and slight...

ON THE WRONG TRACK REVIEW By Silver Emulsion Film Reviews

As I mentioned in my post about Teenage Dreamers, I'm a huge fan of Hong Kong delinquent youth films. When On the Wrong Track began with Andy Lau's face superimposed over slow-motion fire and crashing cars, I was instantly reminded of the 1973 Chang Cheh/Kuei...

WATCH CELESTIAL PICTURES’ EXCLUSIVE LO MENG INTERVIEW

The Celestial Pictures' EXCLUSIVE interview with Shaw Brothers Superstar, Lo Meng, is now LIVE on our YouTube. Watch and Subscribe now! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLevffY6p5VkpDkXpsmIqpIb--zSu7f3Us  ...

Teenage Dreamers Review By Silver Emulsion Film Reviews

Teenage Dreamers is a charming example of the Hong Kong youth film, a genre that has endeared itself to me over the years. Films about youth are common around the globe (we are all human, after all), but the movies out of Hong Kong have...

TI LUNG DOUBLE FEATURE: DUEL OF FISTS AND DESTINY’S CHAMPION

Ti Lung and kickboxing are the common threads in Duel of Fists and Destiny’s Champion. The protagonists in each could not be more different but both movies deal with the role of fighting in shaping or revealing character. And at the heart of each film...

Black Magic Article By Silver Emulsion Film Reviews

Any self-respecting fan of black magic films owes it to themselves to check out the film that spawned countless imitators and an entire sub-genre of Hong Kong horror films: Ho Meng-Hua's Black Magic. The dark arts show up here and there in earlier films, such as the incredible 1972 Sun...

CELEBRATE ALEXANDER FU SHENG’S BIRTHDAY WITH DISCIPLES OF SHAOLIN

Today is Alexander Fu Sheng’s birthday. Star of films like the Brave Archer Series and My Rebellious Son, he tragically died in a car accident in 1983 while filming Eight Diagram Pole Fighter. Today I wanted to pick a film to help celebrate his career....