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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...

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,...

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 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...

ALL MEN ARE BROTHERS (1975) REVIEW

By Will Kouf of Silver Emulsion Film Reviews === All of the Shaw Brothers films based on the classic Chinese novel Outlaws of the Marsh (AKA The Water Margin) are among my all-time favorites. The best of the bunch is probably The Water Margin, but the one that nearly surpasses it...