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Come Drink With Me Review by Silver Emulsion Film Reviews

Come Drink With Me is widely regarded as the kung fu movie that kick-started the martial arts genre as we know it. At the time of its release, the Shaw Brothers studio was only a few months into their new direction of producing color martial...

Bastard Swordsman Review by Silver Emulsion Reviews

I first saw Bastard Swordsman a few years back when a new theater in town attempted to jump-start a revival film community. They presented the film via the only surviving 35mm film print, and it was glorious. The theater's plans would eventually fail due to...

Celestial Pictures’ Shaw Brothers Top Ten Wuxia Films

Perhaps the most daunting aspect about the Shaw Brothers catalog is how ridiculously massive and impressively diverse it is. Martial arts films and their ilk were not the only genre that the studio dabbled in with their robust filming schedules and fast-paced release dates, but,...

HEROISM TO THE SECOND POWER: The Duality of The Deadly Duo

Chang Cheh is an icon for a reason. While so many film makers in their careers try desperately to make entertainment out of the art of cinema, Chang Cheh set a standard to make art out of cinematic entertainment. It’s this approach that has heavily...

Shaw Brothers’ Costume Exhibition Facebook Live Stream is Today!

The Shaw Brothers Costume Exhibition Facebook live stream is TODAY, May 31! Join us on Facebook today we showcase the history of Shaw Brothers' illustrious films through their exceptional costumes! Shaw Brothers films are known for their creative stories lines, exciting visual effects, and wondrous characters. Like...

Li Han-Hsaing’s The Kingdom and the Beauty Movie Review by Will Kouf

Li Han-Hsiang's The Kingdom and the Beauty is one of the best and most endearing films of the Huangmei opera genre. In 2005, the Hong Kong Film Awards compiled a "Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures" list, with The Kingdom and the Beauty coming in at #47. The film also...

May’s Master of the Month – Ken Hashibe #SBMaster

And the winner for May’s Master of the Month goes to…… Ken Hashibe! Congratulations Master Ken! Still confused on some of the answers to this month’s questions? Don’t worry, we got you covered.     1) Tianyi Film Company   2) 2000   3) The Brave Archer     Sharpen those tools and stay tuned for...