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TI LUNG DOUBLE FEATURE: DUEL OF FISTS AND DESTINY’S CHAMPION

Ti Lung and kickboxing are the common threads in Duel of Fists and Destiny’s Champion. The protagonists in each could not be more different but both movies deal with the role of fighting in shaping or revealing character. And at the heart of each film...

Black Magic Article By Silver Emulsion Film Reviews

Any self-respecting fan of black magic films owes it to themselves to check out the film that spawned countless imitators and an entire sub-genre of Hong Kong horror films: Ho Meng-Hua's Black Magic. The dark arts show up here and there in earlier films, such as the incredible 1972 Sun...

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...

THE DEADLY BREAKING SWORD, STATUS IS THE BIGGEST PRIZE BY KIM AUGUST

In The Deadly Breaking Sword, director Sun Chung places reputation above all else. This desire for rank and status ripples off the quartet of men who dominate this tale.   For Tuan Chang-Qing the Deadly Breaking Sword, his many duels are a minor war against any who...