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Li Han-Hsaing’s The Kingdom and the Beauty Movie Review by Will Kouf

Li Han-Hsiang's The Kingdom and the Beauty is one of the best and most endearing films of the Huangmei opera genre. In 2005, the Hong Kong Film Awards compiled a "Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures" list, with The Kingdom and the Beauty coming in at #47. The film also...

May’s Master of the Month – Ken Hashibe #SBMaster

And the winner for May’s Master of the Month goes to…… Ken Hashibe! Congratulations Master Ken! Still confused on some of the answers to this month’s questions? Don’t worry, we got you covered.     1) Tianyi Film Company   2) 2000   3) The Brave Archer     Sharpen those tools and stay tuned for...

Justice, My Foot! Movie Review by Will Kouf

Stephen Chow was at the top of his game in 1992. He starred in eight films that year and seven of them made the Top 15 of that year's Hong Kong box office. That's an amazing feat, without a doubt, but even more amazing is...

Masked Avengers Review by Kim August

As the Venoms Mob filmography grew, Lu Feng employed a new weapon during the end fight which would reappear as the dominant weapon in future movies. Examples include the Sword (Life Gamble > Legend of the Fox), the Guan Dao (Shaolin Rescuers > Magnificent Ruffians)...

Men From The Monastery & Chang Cheh’s Dominance By Will Kouf

Of all the wonderful directors in the Shaw Brothers stable, Chang Cheh is my favorite. His sense of storytelling and his eye for action are impeccable, but what continually impresses me the most is Chang's artistic drive. In Chang Cheh: A Memoir he writes of...

The Assassin: A Near Perfect Wuxia Classic of Romance and Bloodshed

In 1967, the combination of Chang Cheh and Jimmy Wang Yu changed how the game was going to be won for the Shaw Brothers studio. Together they forged a dynamic relationship for the wuxia classic The One-Armed Swordsman that essentially defined how the studio was...