Blindspotting: The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin and Five Deadly Venoms

Blindspotting: The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin and Five Deadly Venoms

When I think of Kung Fu, I think of desaturated videotape stock, people being cut out of the frame and halting English dubbed in an attempt to match the characters’ mouths. Oh, and enough whooshing and whacking sounds to make a foley artist break into a sweat.

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DVD Review: Dragon (a.k.a. Wu Xia)

Director: Peter Chan Screenplay: Joyce Chan, Oi Wah Lam Starring: Donnie Yen, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Wei Tang, Jimmy Wang Yu Producers: Peter Chan, Jojo Yuet-Chun Hui Country: Hong Kong/China Running Time: 115 min Year: 2011 BBFC Certificate: 15 With Jackie Chan taking fewer and fewer leading roles and Jet Li jumping in and out of retirement, it’s Donnie Yen...

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Weekend of Trash X

With the 10th Weekend of Trash (backstory and previous write-ups can be found here – I, II, III & IV, V & VI, VII, VIII & IX) we pulled out all the stops, with a couple of films on the Friday as well as a record-breaking seven whole films on Saturday. We got a nice range of B-movies watched and picked wisely, with the only real dodgy titles being...

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Weekend of Trash VII

The Weekend of Trash is back (backstory and previous write-ups can be found here – 1, 2, 3 & 4, 5 & 6). The guys visited me for the first time, saving me the trip down to Bristol. We didn’t all get together until the Saturday, but I snuck in a trash-classic on Friday to make up for it. There were no horrors this time around, but we got plenty of...

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Don’t Interrupt his Kung Fu in any Media Format! Black Dynamite to Kick Comic Book Ass and TV Too.

  A note from Scott Sanders, director of Michael Jai White’s wonderful blaxploitation homage/parody, Black Dynamite (Kurt’s Review) that we fell in love with last year sees the eponymous hero taking it to the Man in Comics and Animation on the TeeVee. If you haven’t caught up with this film, which is very much in the vein of Edgar...

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