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    Gordon Liu update...

    yeah I alternately hear he's doing great - and seeing those pictures I don't know how recent that are just sad. The Jet Li thing sounds encouraging. I'm in for the get well soon thing, too.
  2. A hoax a dream something? For whatever reason I've got it in my head that there was a short lived TV show about a CIA or MI6 agent who retired to NYC but kept getting recruited into some international crises bc he was a very special agent. The star was a man of Indian descent. Also in the cast was one "Ti Lung". I've been googling around the past hour to see if Ti Lung is the same person we all know and love, but then I ended up googling just to make sure I haven't just made that up. Can anyone chime in? If it exists, I read about it in a recent magazine article somewhere. If not, I must have dreamt about reading about it and mistook my dream for real.
  3. Not to be confused with anti Qing rebel Hong Xiuquan who established the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom over Southern China and claimed to be Jesus's brother. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Xiuquan OT but I came upon a biography of Hong Xiuquan recently and was terribly confused.
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    Plunger: overlooked comedy martial arts weapon

    I'm still trying to track down a movie I saw as a kid, where there was a fight on a narrow bridge between an umbrella wielding 沈殿霞 Lydia Shum Tin-Ha and a plunger wielding protagonist. The plunger at one point gets stuck on Lydia's um.. endowments.
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    Interesting 8 Diagram Pole Fighter fact...

    Ha! And that kicking guy is on the US release of Taoism Drunkard or Young Taoism Fighter VHS.
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    Phillip Ko Fei

    Thanks for the tip on Cantonen Iron Kung Fu. Now I'm gonna get me some more Ko Fei & Leung Kar Yan action. Great to hear he's still working. In Vietname even!
  7. Man, the Ma Chin Ku thread got me looking up youtube clips of the guy. Couldn't identify most of the movies on this montage, but wow - is it a coincidence that fights with him make people I normally don't like look legit (e.g. David Chiang, Norman Chiu): Whoever said he's got a distinctive style of movement got it spot on. Something about the attack and decay of his shapes: watching the Norman Chiu fight immediately reminded me that Ko Fei was the baddie in The Victim.
  8. Hear hear! That's badass. Thanks, Shapes! Miracle Fighters is one of my favorites, and a great one to introduce to non kf movie fans as well. Highly entertaining.
  9. Was going to kvetch about the 2 on 1 fight being a bad example of waiting your turn and not taking advantage of an occupied opponent, but I'm not gonna
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    idea for a martial arts film festival

    I live in Ann Arbor. There seems to be a healthy kung fu fandom (based on one co-worker's account of kung fu movie nights w/ his fellow students) out in Detroit associated with the old school martial arts gyms out there. There are also folks putting on horror movie nights out in Detroit. It's a lot of work and organization, but maybe some of the theatres that host horror movie nights might be interested in collaborating. That said, I don't know what the options are out in Grand Rapids compared to Detroit.
  11. Looks great! Nice touch on the new wave style choreography.
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    What Books Are You Currently Reading or Read?

    Just finished reading Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks, and Stalin - Breaker of Nations by Robert Conquests. Now reading The Emperor of All Maladies - A Biography of Cancer. All pretty heavy stuff, good reads, but heavy. So I've been reading Calvin and Hobbes and Krazy Kat on the side.
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    Musicians topic

    Cool - if you can find them, the Vietnamese music series on the UNESCO/Phillips label or the Ocora/RadioFrance label are top notch. The album that turned my interest back to traditional acoustic music from the whole Black Sabbath - Motorhead - Carcass death metal trajectory was a compilation of Vietnamese artists who sought refuge in the US after the war - it was called Eternal Voices.
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    Cliches of kung fu movie COLLECTORS...

    Can't follow plot or dialogue? not a problem Can't follow a fight bc of editing? man, that's #@%!