I haven’t done one of these in a while and this is one of my favorites. One of many scenes that proves The Story of Riki is the best kung fu film ever. Enjoy.
Lately I’ve really been into Asian magic films. From Eternal Evil of Asia to the Boxer’s Omen, magic films get to the heart of a culture’s taboos and superstitions. Unfortunately Black Magic only got to the heart of my boredom. In this very 70′s shaw film we have a black magic sorcerer whom can make [...]
I love foreign horror films steeped in culture in which it was made. The best foreign horror flicks are those meant for the people of the country, not for the world at large. When this happens, we get to see directly into the culture’s values, superstitions, social issues, and possibly political issues as well. Although [...]
As I’ve stated before, I love Shaw Brothers films. Its my go-to place for great kung fu. Towards the end of their run they tried to experiment with new styles to help bolster the company. Mainly they experimented with hororr martial arts films. Some were hit, some were misses. The Boxer’s Omen is a big [...]
Shaw Brothers kung fu films are my favorite. With high flying super kung fu master stunts, blood, Gordon Liu, The Venoms, they had it all. What I didn’t know up until a couple of years ago was that they didn’t just do straight up Kung Fu films, they also tried to infuse horror in to [...]