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Bruce Lee Fights Back from the Grave

citationneeded:

While the title and intro of the movie imply a story involving Bruce Lee returning from the afterlife in order to do battle, the bulk of the movie involves a plot having nothing to do with Bruce Lee.

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Not to be confused with The Dragon Lives Again wherein Bruce Lee (Bruce Leung Siu-Lung) goes to Hell and meets Dracula, Popeye, and Zatoichi.

citywingtsun
citywingtsun:

Honored to be hosting the films of the legendary Lau Kar Leung, one of my personal heroes.#hongkong #cinema #kungfu #action #shawbrothers

my Si-fu’s Hong Kong and Kung Fu cinema knowledge is daunting, to say the least. Just like his Wing Tsun he approaches it (and spreads the gospel) not just with understanding but with a real love for it. If you’re in NYC that weekend I’d recommend trying to get yourself a seat.

citywingtsun:

Honored to be hosting the films of the legendary Lau Kar Leung, one of my personal heroes.#hongkong #cinema #kungfu #action #shawbrothers

my Si-fu’s Hong Kong and Kung Fu cinema knowledge is daunting, to say the least. Just like his Wing Tsun he approaches it (and spreads the gospel) not just with understanding but with a real love for it. If you’re in NYC that weekend I’d recommend trying to get yourself a seat.

gutsanduppercuts

gutsanduppercuts:

If you’ve always wanted to get your hands on some of the more hard to get kung fu films and don’t really want to order DVD’s from Hong Kong then you can now buy a SHITLOAD of them fro Celestial Pictures’ official Shaw Brothers page.

You can find a list of everything they have on iTunes here while the link above will automatically open iTunes.

Unfortunately, I’m an old school guy and will continue to pick these films up on a physical format, but if you’re all snazzy and modern with your iPads and your Kindles and your X Box Stations, you might just want to take a look.

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theaudacityofswope

theaudacityofswope:

disfiguredstick:

She’s not a sidekick, arm candy, or a damsel to be rescued. Ripley isn’t a fantasy version of a woman. Ripley is pushy, aggressive, rude, injured, suffering from post-traumatic syndrome, not wearing makeup, tired, smart, maternal, angry, empathetic, and determined to save others, even at great cost to herself…

Why Ellen Ripley is clearly the greatest female character in Sci-Fi film. (x)

I’ve always been in love with Ripley. 

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E…. Ellen….

gutsanduppercuts

Kung fu cinema documentaries…

gutsanduppercuts:

Thundertijo asked me for some kung fu cinema related documentaries so I thought I’d post some…

All links lead to You Tube…

Red Trousers - A documentary focusing on the Hong Kong stunt industry.

Top Fighter 2 - A great documentary about the women of Asian action cinema.

Chang Cheh Documentary - Part 1 & Part 2 - Focuses on the life and work of the legendary director of “Five Deadly Venoms” and dozens of other classic kung fu movies.

The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies - A pretty decent look at the history of kung fu cinema. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson for some reason.

Fists of Fire - A rare 70’s documentary about the Shaw Brothers studios. Some GREAT behind the scenes footage.

Jackie Chan’s My Stunts - A cheesy but genuinely interesting look at Jackie’s style of kung fu cinema and the gimmicks he uses.

Miscellaneous documentary on kung fu cinema - The voice over is in English but, unfortunately, the subtitles aren’t.

The Best of the Martial Arts Films - Narrated by John Saxon and the first ever kung fu cinema documentary I saw. This really influenced my love of the genre. Unfortunately the picture is horrendous the sound only comes from the right channel. Fantastic watch though as it has clips from some of the greatest kung fu films ever…and some rare ones.

I hope this post helps. Enjoy!

reblogging this for future reference by myself…. I’ve seen The Art of Action and it’s alright. I really want to watch Red Trousers and Top Fighter 2 though.