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Happy Birthday, David Chiang! 生日 快乐 姜大衛

  By Kim August === David* “Da Wei” Chiang remains one of Shaw Brothers most beloved performers for his superb acting skills and whimsical, acrobatic martial arts. David Chiang’s ease on camera can be traced back to his cinematic beginnings as a child star in the 50s and...

THE SAVAGE FIVE (1974) REVIEW

By Will Kouf of Silver Emulsion Films ===== Contrary to many Chang Cheh films from this mid-'70s period, The Savage Five is not focused on kung fu. Martial arts are present and integral to the story, but those looking for unforgettable hand-to-hand battles will be better served by other...

From Wuxia to Bashers, Epics to Gimmicks: Top 15 Chang Cheh Films

By Matt L. Reifschneider of Blood Brother Film Reviews === Every year, I attempt to craft a new list dedicated to my Shaw Brothers addiction, and every year I seem to give myself an aneurysm trying to whittle down the massive Shaw Brothers catalog into a theme and...

THE FLYING DAGGER (1969) REVIEW

By Peter Altman (@misterlychee) === THE FLYING DAGGER, directed by Cheh Chang, is a Kung fu film with a deep emotional center. In the opening of the movie, Yu Ying (Pei-Pei Cheng) happens upon the scene of a rape and double murder. Outraged, she kills the perpetrator,...

THE FLYING GUILLOTINE (1975)

By Brendan Davis of The Bedrock Blog === Inventive weapons are one of the things I love in wuxia and kung fu movies. From the locking swords of One-Armed Swordsman to the Five Venom Spider of Web of Death, they come in all shapes and sizes, but...

Ramblings on Chang Cheh’s ‘THE DUEL’

By Kim August === Where else but in a Chang Cheh movie would frenemies comment on each other’s knife skills as they slice through their targets like butter? The fight in question happens early in The Duel as rival gang bloodshed turns inward toward the Ren clan. Brothers...

REVIEW OF THE NEW GAME OF DEATH (1975)

By Will Kouf of Silver Emulsion Films === Technically speaking, The New Game of Death isn't a Shaw Brothers movie. It's an independent Taiwanese production (the only film from the Yu-Yun Film Co.), but Shaw often picked up films like this for distribution, so I'm guessing that's what happened...

SHAW BROTHERS FILMS NOW AVAILABLE IN NEW COUNTRIES ON AMAZON PRIME!

❗ATTENTION SHAW BROTHERS UNIVERSE ❗ The Shaw Brothers Catalog is now available on Amazon Prime in the following countries: Canada 🇨🇦 Australia 🇦🇺 Denmark 🇩🇰 Finland 🇫🇮 Iceland 🇮🇸 Ireland 🇮🇪 New Zealand 🇳🇿 Norway 🇳🇴 South Africa 🇿🇦 Sweden 🇸🇪 Happy streaming, Shaw Brothers fans! Don't forget to use our state-of-the-art Movie Bot to help you find...

SHAW BROTHERS FILMS COMING TO A THEATRE NEAR YOU!

Hey there Shaw Brothers Superfans! We are extremely excited to be partnering with American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) to bring your favorite Shaw Brothers flicks to your city! Check out the list of upcoming screenings across North America below, and don't forget to like the Shaw Brothers' Facebook page...

THE DRAGON MISSILE, OR THERE AND BACK AGAIN: A VILLAIN’S TALE

By Matt L. Reifschneider of Blood Brothers Film Reviews === In terms of Shaw Brothers films, The Dragon Missile is about as straightforward as it gets and, for better or worse, it doesn’t necessarily strike out as particularly top notch in any of the genre categories. Even the biggest gimmick...