Shaolin Intruders - "Shaolin Temple becomes suspect when several clan leaders are robbed and killed by the deadly Shaolin Palm technique." Sounds like a Shaw Brothers movie to me! It's directed by Tang Chia, an early collaborator of Lau Kar-Leung's and a pretty good action choreographer in his own right. I have fond memories of his Opium and the Kung Fu Master.
Tai Chi Zero - Depending on who you ask, this steampunk spectacular is either cool or awesome. Let's give it a look-see. I hear it kind of lacks in resolution, but that's because a sequel is in the making. I was sold at "from the creators of Ip Man and Detective Dee".
In Case You Missed It Marathon - I won't lie. Sometimes I watch these movies alone. It wasn't unusual in the early days, and still happens from time to time. When I know in advance, I try to program something I think people won't like, but sometimes my friends miss out big. Here's their chance to see what they missed. On Friday: Supercop (what might have been Police Story 3 with Jackie Chan and Michelle Yeoh). On Saturday, the real marathon begins with Lau Kar-Leung's My Young Auntie (starring his "brother" Gordon Liu and his sometime wife Kara Hui), John Woo's Hard-Boiled (with Chow Yun-Fat, Tony Leung and this month's poster star Kwok Choi), Kill Zone (with Donnie Yen and Sammo Hung) and Kurosawa's Seven Samurai (so I can finally make myself "flip" the massive DVD package).
City on Fire - We finish the month with another Chow Yun-Fat gunplay film, this one an early collaboration with Ringo Lam, before Ringo became a hack who worked with Jean-Claude Van Damme a lot. The title is a good representation of my apartment in the summer too. Maybe I should go get some kind of air conditioning unit...
Obviously, if you're in the KFF Klub, I'll be seeing you there. If not, don't worry, I'll tell all on the following Sunday so you can decide if you want to see the flick for yourself or not. It's Full Serve here at the SBG.