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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...

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 VENOM INSIDE: NIHILISM AND HOPE IN THE FIVE VENOMS

“You ask me when we can stop. [Laughs.] I might as well tell you now. You will keep doing bad things. Once you start, there’s no end…forever and ever.”   The Five Venoms, also known as The Five Deadly Venoms, remains one of the most iconic...

A SENSE OF PURPOSE: LESSONS BEYOND KUNG FU WITH SHAOLIN TEMPLE

My last article for this site was dedicated to Executioners from Shaolin, so I felt it was fitting that I follow it up with a brief look and discussion about the themes of Chang Cheh’s 1976 overlooked classic, Shaolin Temple. While the former film looked...