Friday, October 28, 2011

Kung Fu Fridays in November

Tonight is the gut-ripping madness that is Five Shaolin Masters, but next month, what can my pack of Kung Fu-crazed friends in line to see when they crash my place on Friday nights? Click the poster above for a closer look, or read below.

Mulan - Disney comes to KFF?!? It's a nice change of pace, don't you think? And an opportunity to put the famous Chinese folk heroine on a KFF poster! Plus, come on, Ming Na! I've had a crush on that girl since The Single Guy. (Yeah, I remember that.)

Killer Clans - What kind of film do you show on the Armistice? Answer: Fist of Legend, with Donnie Yen martial artsing his way through WWI Europe. But we've already seen that, so it's gonna be a good old-fashion, gut-spurting, accidentally homoerotic, classic clan war movie.

True Legend - Yuen Woo-Ping's most recent epic, it features a revenge story between a drunk fighter and one armed with Five Venom Fists. You had me a hello, as they say. But check out the cast! Michelle Yeoh, Gordon Liu and... David Carradine?

Opium and the Kung Fu Master - Ti Lung stars as a martial artist wrecked by opium in director Tang Chia's final film. That's an intriguing hook right there, and the fact six martial arts directors are showcased also promises mucho action.

If you can't come over to watch the movies, see you each Sunday for capsule reviews!

2 comments:

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Of all the Disney movies about plucky females, I remember the most about this one. Mulan is a great character and Dragon is basically Donkey from Shrek but it's a good adventure with a really scary villain.

Toby'c said...

Agreed, Mulan is probably my favourite non-Pixar Disney animated film - though most of the other Renaissance-era ones come pretty close.