Celestial Pictures | Gordon Liu
107
archive,tag,tag-gordon-liu,tag-107,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-title-hidden,qode-theme-ver-9.1.3,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.0.1,vc_responsive
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....

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...

The Shaolin Mantis, a Kung Fu Period Thriller By Shannon Roxborough

  Directed by the legendary Lau Kar-leung, the 1978 film “The Shaolin Mantis” (a.k.a. The Deadly Mantis) blends elements of an espionage thriller, domestic drama and period martial-arts action film at its traditional best, deftly balancing the always-exceptional Shaw Brothers studio physicality, not skimping on weapons-play,...

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin Article by Silver Emulsion Film Reviews

Lau Kar-Leung's The 36th Chamber of Shaolin is one of the greatest films to come out of the Shaw Brothers studio, if not the entire genre. It also has the distinction of being the first Shaw film I saw (sometime in the mid-'90s). It left an indelible...

Clan of the White Lotus Review by Silver Emulsion Film Reviews

It's back to school time, so it's a great time to Get Schooled with some Shaw Brothers training films during Shawtember (as if you needed an excuse to watch your favorite Shaw films!). Today's film is Lo Lieh's Clan of the White Lotus, and for...

Movie Pick Of The Week: Challenge of The Masters

Students! Class is officially in Session! My movie pick of the week is The Challenges of The Masters. I chose this movie because it tells the origin story of Chinese martial artist and folk legend Wong Fei-Hung. Wong Fei-hung was considered by many an expert in...