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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...

HEROISM TO THE SECOND POWER: The Duality of The Deadly Duo

Chang Cheh is an icon for a reason. While so many film makers in their careers try desperately to make entertainment out of the art of cinema, Chang Cheh set a standard to make art out of cinematic entertainment. It’s this approach that has heavily...