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“Shaolin and Wu-Tang” & Wu-Tang Clan: 36 Styles of Danger by Dan Simolke“Shaolin shadowboxing, and the Wu-Tang sword style…”-- “Shaolin and Wu-Tang” sample from “Bring Da Ruckus”When the sequel to 1978’s “The 36th Chamber of Shaolin,” entitled “Return to the 36th Chamber,” was released as a comedy, star Gordon Liu decided he disagreed with that approach. Since Gordon Liu does what he wants, he subsequently directed what he determined would be a proper follow-up: 1983’s “Shaolin and Wu-Tang” (which is playing at NYC’s Anthology Film Archives in a 35mm print as a part of the Old School Kung-Fu Fest). You might recognize Liu from the “Kill Bill” films, where he played multiple roles »
- Dan Simolke
New contributor to this blog, Daniel Simolke, will be penning a piece on Kung Fu movie classic, Shaolin and Wu-Tang, and it's connection to hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan's debut album, which he'll be posting some time over the weekend. That debut album was Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), in reference to the 1978 kung fu film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, widely considered to be one of the greatest, and most influential kung fu films ever made. And in anticipation of Daniel's piece, those in NYC should be aware that, taking place over the weekend, April 19 - 21, at the Anthology Film Archive cinemas is the Old School Kung Fu Fest, during which Shaolin »
- Tambay A. Obenson
In August 2011, Gordon Liu, Hong Kong martial arts legend and star of The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, Kill Bill 1 & 2 plus numerous other classic films, suffered a major stroke that left him completely paralyzed on the right side of his body. It appears that his condition has deteriorated over time and now he is not talking or moving as well as he was six months ago. Since the stroke, he has lost almost 20kg in weight. The Hong Kong media has also reported that he has used up most of his savings on medical therapy, and is considering selling his only property (his old home) to cover the costs of ongoing treatment. Mr. Liu recently allowed a visit at the hospital by reporters from...
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AstroFlix is the only DVD sales and rental store in St. Louis that caters to the obsessive and elaborate subculture of fandom known as Cult Movies. Say you got an itch to watch Russ Meyer’s Mondo Topless. Netflix doesn’t carry it and you sure won’t find it at the Red Box. You can buy it from the manufacturer, but that will set you back too much hard-earned scratch. You can wistfully recall the days when there were video stores all over St. Louis, shops carrying all manner of sleazy eurohorror, kung fu flicks, anime, and softcore sex romps, but you know these establishments are all long-shuttered. Stepping into AstroFlix at 7215 Manchester Road in Maplewood is like hopping into a time machine and going back to the heyday of the independent video store. Russ Meyer has his own section in AstroFlix! So do the crazies at Troma Studios, »
- Tom Stockman
The best part of many epic action sagas is the training montage. My favorite ones are in Rocky and The Karate Kid. The team over at SlackStory put together this epic montage of montages.
Here are the movies they used for the video:
Rocky I, II, III, IV, Bloodsport, Bring It On, Chariots of Fire, Cool Runnings, The Cutting Edge, Footloose, Full Metal Jacket, Highlander, Snake in Eagle's Shadow, Kill Bill (vol. 2), Mulan, No Retreat No Surrender, Ratatouille, Regular Show (Ep. 4 "Death Punchies"), Run Fatboy Run, Step Up Revolution, Team America: World Police, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, The Incredibles, and X-Men: First Class.
Watch the video and see the awesomeness for yourself:
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- Jim Napier
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