Hi, Buddafucco, thanks for contributing!
I don’t get El Rey Network, but those are all great movies I saw in theaters back in the day, as well as have on DVD. My favorite out of those is The Magnificent Ruffians.Buddafucco wrote: ↑Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:57 pmI found the movie theater scene... https://youtu.be/xTyc2bcgi2U... Those days are long gone.
This week's movies are...
Come Drink With Me
House of Traps
The Magnificent Ruffians
The 14 Amazons
I watched Come Drink With Me for the second time yesterday. The Golden Swallow was kind of a bad-***. I wish they would have squeezed in another dueling fight scene with her in it. Wiki says Weinstein and Tarantino were planning a remake a long time ago... I don't see that happening anymore.
Buddafucco,Buddafucco wrote: ↑Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:47 pmThe Kid With a Tattoo- I actually just watched this one. Very good. The run down temple was a great fight location, very scenic, though i wish the fight scene there between the main actor and the pole fighter was done in the daytime. I still can't differentiate time periods in China. Before the 70's they still look similar to me so i have no idea when this was supposed to be. 40's, 30's i dunno.
You’re welcome, Buddafucco.
Five Shaolin Masters is indeed a classic. It was a part of director Chang Cheh’s “Shaolin Cycle”, or series of films (mostly) dealing with Shaolin-trained rebels in resistance movements against the Manchus. Which really happened in history, though of course, not exactly as portrayed in the movies. Some martial arts, especially several kung fu systems of southern China, had associations with anti-Manchu secret societies trying to overthrow the Qing Dynasty and restore the Ming Dynasty, whose slogan was “Fan Qing, Fu Ming” (overthrow the Qing, restore the Ming). The hand salutation beginning and ending many southern-style sets (forms), with the right fist extended out next to the left open palm, signifies and resembles the Chinese characters for ‘sun’ and ‘moon’. The word Ming is written with the combined characters for sun and moon. There were more hand ‘signals’ in styles like Hung Gar and Choy Lee Fut styles. So political symbolism was intermixed with many southern Chinese kung fu systems.Buddafucco wrote: ↑Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:50 pmI just watched Five Shaolin Masters.
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The final five fights rolled into one scene was pretty great! They would have been good individually but mixing them together made for one amazing fight. There wasn't very much in the way of "movie magic" acrobatics and i think in this case, less was more. And it was nice to see a little actual ending instead of the usual cut off at the last scene.
And on a side note, I've noticed the Shaw Bros subliminal hatred towards the Manchus. They are always the villains. I don't know any Manchus but I've been predisposed to not like them. lol
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