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    The Shaw Brothers Van & Other Related Randomness

    Here is the English title blown up a bit:
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    The Shaw Brothers Van & Other Related Randomness

    Great picture @DragonClaws The poster on the right is for Adultery Chinese Style (1973). I see Betty Ting Pei but don't know who the guy is suppossed to be. Doesn't look like Lo Lieh or Alan Tang. The poster on the left says "Little Adventurer". It is probably this 1973 Japanese film starring Chung Hua https://www.filmaffinity.com/us/film308285.html Great film, it's worth a revisit.
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    The Shaw Brothers Van & Other Related Randomness

    That's Chu Te Hu who usually plays villians. Is that Martial Club?
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    The Uncompleted Shaw Brothers Movie Thread

    Red Line 7000 Been watching some of the Bond / 60's crime Shaws films lately and I came across this unreleased / unfinished Lo Wei film that I hadn't seen before. The title had been used before in 1965 for a racing film starring James Caan which seems unrelated to the plot of this film although it's hard to tell. As this article states, Paul Chang Chung came back to Shaws at Lo Wei's request to do this film. Speculation on HKMDb is that it might have been unfinished because Lo Wei left for Golden Harvest.
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    Shanghai Lil & the Sun Luck Kid (Shaws?)

    Thanks @Asmo
  6. You haven't seen any of them? If not, you shoud!
  7. I received a release date on the Fate of Lee Khan blu-ray of August 31 - October 3.
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    Loved Ones Lost

    Sorry to hear what you are going through @SMK. Sending you positive thoughts in this tough time. Thank you so much for this site, and how you kept the kung fu cinema/fandom alive. I'm sure your new site will be a great success!
  9. I just saw that 'The Wheel of Life' was shown at a film festival in Italy earlier this year. Previously only available on a Taiwanese VHS, it looks a lot better now! Looks like the Taiwan Film Institute did the restoration as they did with 4 other King Hu titles. (Dragon Inn, Four Moods, A Touch of Zen, Legend of the Mountain) Only the first section of the film was directed by King Hu, the other 2 sections by 2 directors who were also involved in Four Moods (1970). There is not a lot of martial arts in the film, but King Hu's section is similar to his other work. Here's the trailer:
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    Shaw Brothers Photo's & Poster's (1951 - Present)

    My rough order best to worst of the east / west co-productions. Good: The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires Shatter Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold OK: Virgins of the Seven Seas Bad: The Stranger and the Gunfighter Supermen Against the Orient Supermen Against the Amazons This Time I'll Make You Rich
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    Shaw Brothers Photo's & Poster's (1951 - Present)

    I don't know how I would describe the film. It is a HK-US co-production so there are elements of both late 70's Hollywood and Shaw Brothers styles mixed together. Closest Shaw co-production I can think of off the top of my head would be Shatter. It's like if Cleopatra Jones was in place of Bruce Lee in ETD as the agent who has to go from the US to HK and infiltrate the crime syndicate. But there is not the same level of kung fu in Casino of Gold. Still there are some great action scenes. Norman Fell from Three's Company is in it so it has a very late 70's TV movie feel to it in some of the scenes, and Cleopatra Jones delivers a lot of one-line snappy comebacks. It is not a martial arts masterpiece, but there are some great scenes, and I think Tanny gets the opportunity to show what she was capable of as an actress more than any other film of hers that I know of. She doesn't end up with her top coming off as in the poster, but there are a few exploitation scenes involving the casino owner's servants.
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    Shaw Brothers Photo's & Poster's (1951 - Present)

    If you get a chance, check out 'Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold'. She has a large part and you get to see a different side of her than in any other film I know of. Her character is really lively and she speaks English and it's not dubbed.
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    Shaw Brothers Photo's & Poster's (1951 - Present)

    This shot was taken in 1975 during the original production of Heaven and Hell, when it was just known as 'The Hell'. Here's an outtake: One of my favorite shots of Shih Szu. She was playing the character 'Red Dress' that Lin Chen Chi ended up playing in the finished version.
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    Asian DVD Club is no more...

    This was just posted 10 minutes ago by the board owner of asiancinema.me: Hi all, I will be opening AsianCinema.me for registration in 1-2 hours and it will stay open for 1 day to allow those who haven't joined us yet to register without having to fill out the application. Pass the word around so everyone who was a member of ADC doesn't miss this news. This will probably be the last open-registration we will have for a while.
  15. US posters for all but Shaolin Incredible Ten. LOL, 1984.