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RIVALS OF KUNG FU Article By SILVER EMULSION REVIEWS

Rivals of Kung Fu was released in 1974, but because of the way it focuses on story over action, it feels like it could have been made a few years earlier. It is a cause-and-effect story that slowly moves forward on small details and slight...

FIVE BONE-CHILLING MONSTERS AND VILLAINS FOR OCTOBER

Here are five Shaw Brothers villains to repulse and frighten for the autumn holidays. If you are looking for something on the spooky side, this is a great selection of madmen and vengeful spirits to watch during October. Putting this list together was actually quite...

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...

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...

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...