The African Angkorian Warrior

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Let me tell you about an amazing martial arts story. A refugee returns to a war torn country, seeking out the remaining living masters of a forgotten art. A Cambodian martial art, which is over a thousand years old; a deadly art form that survived a villainous regime. This story featured a master with worldwide notoriety, but waning interest in the art he salvaged …

Toshiro Mifune Getting Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

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On June 22nd, 2015 the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce revealed the newest honorees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and among them is one of Japan’s (and the world’s) greatest actors, the legendary Toshiro Mifune (1920-1997). Mifune is probably best known for his role in Akira Kurosawa’s classic SEVEN SAMURAI (1954) …

Los Angeles Art Exhibit Pays Tribute To Shaw Brothers

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The Q2 gallery in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles will be featuring a brand new exhibit entitled BROS VS BROS, which will feature artwork celebrating the impact and influences of two important “Bros” in the entertainment world. The first of these is a showcase for art inspired by the famous “Super Mario Bros” gaming franchise, whereas the other exhibit should be …

El Rey Network Celebrates Chang Cheh On Father’s Day

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El Rey, the cable network known to kung fu fans for airing many genre favorites, will be saluting legendary filmmaker Chang Cheh this Fathers Day (Sunday, June 21st). Chang Cheh (1923-2002) is among the martial arts genre’s most respected filmmakers, having been a strong influence on many other action directors such as John Woo, Quentin Tarantino …

THE DRAGON’S SNAKE FIST DVD Release

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UK based Terracotta Distribution, who previously released SHANGHAI 13 (1984), HERO OF SHAOLIN (1984), and THE KING OF FISTS AND DOLLARS (1979), will add 1981’s THE DRAGON’S SNAKE FIST as their fourth release in the company’s “Classic Kung Fu Collection” series. The film, which stars Bruceploitation actor Dragon Lee …

New TV Project Based on Unused Bruce Lee Material

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A brand new television project entitled WARRIOR, based on writings by the legendary Bruce Lee that were found after his death, is being developed for cable network Cinemax. The series is to be executive produced by director Justin Lin, who may also direct the pilot. The pilot script was written by Cinemax series BANSHEE (2013-) co-creator …

Ernie Reyes Jr. Needs a Kidney Transplant- You Can Help!

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No doubt you’ve seen Ernie Reyes Jr. Maybe you’ve seen him as a kid in THE LAST DRAGON (1985). Maybe you’ve seen him as a kickass youth in TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II: THE SECRET OF THE OOZE (1991) and SURF NINJAS (1993). Or maybe you’ve seen him in THE RUNDOWN (2003) kicking the stuffing out of The Rock …

SC36 Interview: HK URBEX

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Although unbeknownst to most, up on a windy hill on the eastern shore of Hong Kong is a site which played a pivotal role in the development of Hong Kong’s film industry. Built in 1961 by the Shaw Brothers, this massive moldering movie studio complex was operated by the Shaw Brothers under the guidance of the late Sir Run Run Shaw …