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Rest in peace, Chin Ping!

Rest in peace, Chin Ping! Shaw Brothers actress Chin Ping passed away earlier this week. She began her career with the Shaw Brothers actor training class at 14 years old, and appeared in many beloved films including "The Crimson Palm," "The Bells of Death," and "The...

Golden Swallow Review by Silver Emulsion Film Reviews

Chang Cheh's Golden Swallow is a sequel to King Hu's Come Drink With Me, but it is most certainly not more of the same. It is a film defined by Chang's artistic drive more than anything else. In Chang's memoir he called the The One-Armed...

One Armed Swordsman Review By Silver Emulsion Film Reviews

This year marks the 50th anniversary of The One-Armed Swordsman, so it's a great time to re-examine Chang Cheh's early masterpiece. The film's legacy has never been in question; it was the first Hong Kong film to gross over HK$1 million, and it launched the career of the...

Celebrating Ti Lung on his Birthday with Kim August

生日快樂, 狄龍!   Many happy blessings to Ti Lung on his birthday! Building upon last year’s celebratory article; this piece explores a few of the many martial arts forms and moves Ti Lung performed throughout his swordplay filmography at Shaw Brothers. Superb execution of kung fu is why...

Amazon Prime and Shanghai Tan CONTEST ALERT!

Calling all Celestial Pictures Shaw Brothers fans! We have a contest featuring Amazon Prime and Shanghai Tang that’s just for you! Do you want to watch over 120 Shaw Brothers films at the click of a button? Or rock your own exclusive Shanghai Tang designed Shaw...

THE DEADLY BREAKING SWORD, STATUS IS THE BIGGEST PRIZE BY KIM AUGUST

In The Deadly Breaking Sword, director Sun Chung places reputation above all else. This desire for rank and status ripples off the quartet of men who dominate this tale.   For Tuan Chang-Qing the Deadly Breaking Sword, his many duels are a minor war against any who...

Top 5 Wuxia Villains of Shaw Brothers by Far East Films

Nothing in world cinema is as wonderful, as maddening, as electrifying, as absurd, as oblique or as intoxicating as the Wuxia film. Bathed in colour, populated by galactic-sized super characters who are so flamboyant that they make Western superheroes look like food health inspectors, Wuxia...