Robert Rodriguez Interviewed About Shaw Brothers

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Here is something that will be of interest to our readers- a wonderful little interview with director Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY, MACHETE) where he talks about his love of the Shaw Brothers films, and why he brought them to his El Rey Network. (Note: Just so our readers aren’t confused, Rodriguez lists MASTER OF THE …

Lone Wolf and Cub “The Cut” Print & Poster

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The Lone Wolf & Cub (or “Babycart”) films (1972-1973) are an incredible series of six movies (based on a Japanese manga) that redefined samurai cinema. Even the film SHOGUN ASSASSIN, which is a US reedit of the first two films (and rewrites the story considerably), is still movie gold with its inspired narration from “Cub” Daigoro …

Brett Ratner Wants To Remake ENTER THE DRAGON

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Brett Ratner, the director behind the RUSH HOUR movies (1998-2007), recently attended a screening of the first film at The Beverly (aka. The New Beverley), L.A.’s historic movie theater, where he expressed an interest in remaking the Bruce Lee classic ENTER THE DRAGON. According to aintitcool.com who spoke to attendees …

New Bruce Lee Biopic In Development

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A brand new autobiographical film about the life of the legendary Bruce Lee was announced by his daughter Shannon Lee in February this year. Ms. Lee told the Hollywood Reporter that earlier projects about the life of her father “lacked a complete understanding of his philosophies and artistry.”, continuing “They haven’t captured the essence of his beliefs …

New Anthology Film With Top HK Directors

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A new anthology film was recently announced by Media Asia entertainment; a project that aims to tell stories of Hong Kong’s history as interpreted by eight of the country’s most famous and important directors. Each of the filmmakers will be responsible for one segment of the film focusing on a specific era. Among the talented directors …

Mike Tyson Joins IP MAN 3

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Boxing legend “Iron Mike” Tyson, a former heavy-weight champion of the world and occasional actor (THE HANGOVER), has joined the cast of the final installment of Wilson Yip’s IP MAN trilogy. Donnie Yen will reprise his role as the historic Wing Chun master, well known as the real-life sifu of martial arts cinema icon Bruce …

TVB Announces Return Of SB Film Production

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Hong Kong’s leading broadcaster TVB, (which is owned by Shaw Brothers) recently announced the Shaw Brothers Studios’ return to film production. So far seven projects have been announced, which includes FROM VEGAS TO MACAU 3 (a gambler action/comedy) starring Chow Yun Fat, and a feature length film based on the TVB series …

IRON FIST Gets His Own TV Show

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In 2013 Marvel Studios announced several upcoming films as part of their Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as revealing their slate of upcoming TV series. The small screen titles include DAREDEVIL, JESSICA JONES, and perhaps of most interest to martial arts cinema fans was the announcement of a TV series based on the Kung Fu practitioner …