Robert Rodriguez Interviewed About Shaw Brothers

by Kung Fu Bob O'Brien on April 15, 2015 · 0 comments in Buddhist Blog

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 FLYING GUILLOTINE as one of his favorite Shaw Brothers films. Though it IS an awesome film, it was not released by SB Studios. Perhaps he was confusing it with SB’s THE FLYING GUILLOTINE (1975).

Excerpt of interview conducted by Gene Ching of KungFuMagazine.com

GC:  What made you want to pursue the distribution rights to Shaw Brothers’ catalog for EL REY?

RR:  I’ve loved these films for so long and I thought the collection of kickass stories and rebelliously heroic characters fit perfectly with the EL REY brand.

GC: Is there a Shaw Brothers title that you fantasize about remaking?

RR:  Five Fingers of Death (a.k.a. King Boxer) and The Five Deadly Venoms would be great. Five Fingers of Death could even be translated into modern times. And The Five Deadly Venoms are awesome anti-heroes in a world of great characters filled with shades of good and bad.

Click Here for full interview

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