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7 MAN ARMY REVIEW BY WILL KOUF OF SILVER EMULSION FILMS

By 1976, Chang Cheh had become tired of making almost nothing but back-to-back Shaolin movies since 1974's Heroes Two. Looking for something fresh to sink his teeth into, he decided on a genre you don't see a lot in Hong Kong film: the war film....

KEMBUCHI AND THE ART OF CONQUEST: A TRIBUTE TO FIVE ELEMENT NINJAS’ BIG BAD

By Kim August In 1982, director Chang Cheh unleashed one of his greatest examples of super-heroic mayhem with Five Elements Ninjas. Calling back to a favorite theme of China vs. Japan, this no-holds-barred example of Peking Opera acrobatics and traditional Japanese ninjutsu remains a fan favorite...

Review of RZA: LIVE FROM THE 36TH CHAMBER

By Matt L. Reifschneider Blood Brothers Film Reviews === The scene was much more electric than I could have imagined. People were spilling out of the front of the Paramount Theater, just off of one of the iconic pieces of downtown Denver that is 16th Street, and the energy...

Your Guide To RZA: LIVE FROM THE 36TH CHAMBER

Hey there loyal Shaw Brothers Fans! RZA has officially kicked off his LIVE FROM THE 36TH CHAMBER Tour! The Denver show was a smash, and we can't wait to see more of you in April! Tickets are still available for this kick-ass show, you definitely don't want to...

THE PROUD YOUTH: REVIEW BY BRENDAN DAVIS

“Living isn’t that important, but drinking is.”   The Proud Youth is director Sun Chung’s take on Jin Yong’s The Smiling, Proud Wanderer. This is a movie I was half expecting not to like. The source material is long, with lots of characters, and an hour and...

An Oil Slick Between Villainy and Heroism: The Oddity of Oily Maniac

As a fan of both Shaw Brothers and horror films, digging into the combined forces of style is always a treat. Whether its black magic, ghosts, or other horrific sights, the Shaw Brothers provides a lot of fun in their exploitative leaning horror films. When...

THREE DAY KUNG FU MARATHON AT THE CALGARY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL

Shaw Brothers fans! The Shaw Brothers are taking over Calgary's Underground Film Festival this May 24-26! This Three Day Kung Fu Marathon features eight of the coolest, craziest and most exciting Kung Fu produced by Shaw Brothers. It hits harder than a roundhouse kick to...