Tuesday, November 28, 2006

All hail the homogenizing of the North American Moviegoing Experience!

So this is a bit of a cheat, a double posting here and also at Popcorn and Sticky Floors (my other blog), but it relates to both and also was the subject of one of my first posts here. From Grady over at Kaiju Shakedown comes this sad news: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN - THE MUSIC PALACE HAS LEFT THE PLANET.

I've spent many hours of my life in old Chinatown cinemas, an insitution that died at the end of the 20th century. With great movies, cheap double bill prices, and strange snack bar food, they were exotic detours where you could feel like a stranger in a strange land and not leave your own city. Now NYC has lost one of North America's last Chinatown movie theatres, the Music Palace. For some fond memories, read Grady's piece over at Subway Cinema:
I'll come clean: I've done shameful things in the Music Palace. I've eaten dinner, breakfast, lunch. Slept all day, dozed off for a few minutes, worked my way through a pack of cigarettes in one sitting, gotten drunk, dug through their trash, smoked dope, taken speed, had sex, argued with a cell phone user, played with a kitty, and had a party. To be fair, the sex and the dinner were both before they started turning on the lights between shows...knowing what I do now I would've held off.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

music to fight by

I love trolling through the web looking for postings of old LPs that have been digitized and boy did my eyes pop when I found this! A reissue posting (I actually found it last year) of the soundtrack, complete with dialogue, of Fist of Fury starring Bruce Lee. Pop on the headphones...

Friday, November 17, 2006

friday kung fu fun

Kung Fu Vs Yoga!

lets throw a Shaw Brothers party at Bobby's house!

just imagine! an old 16mm projector. shaw classics... sweet...

from Kung Fu Fandom

posters for sale on ebay Nov 17th

Okay, here where I flog my wares... Below are some lovely posters from my personal collection that I am posting up for auction on eBay. Super rare these are. Please bid and help out my Christmas funds! Free HK film gift with every winning bid! Auctions end on the 24th!

Challenge of the Lady Ninja
$9.99 starting bid (link to auction)

Chivalious Inn
$8.99 starting bid (link to auction)

Hidden Desire
$0.99 starting bid (link to auction)

Hong Kong Film Parade 88 magazine
$1.99 starting bid (link to auction)

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

I Heart Shih Szu

found on youtube - a loving power rock tribute to Shaw femme fighter Shih Szu

Looting! Robbing! Killing! Raping!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Lolita in Full Bloom

got this info forwarded to me. if in NYC, be sure to check this series out!

Lolita in Full Bloom: 1980s Irresistible Heroines
November 10*-19, 2006
Japan Society
New York, NY
Delving into a world where teenage girls command yakuza gangs, travel through time and get trapped in boys' bodies, Lolita in Full Bloom:1980s Irresistible Heroines features five trailblazing films from the 1980s starring female pop stars known in Japan as "idols." Rarely seen in the States, these films are revived for two weeks with new English subtitles, created by the Japan Society especially for this series.

Check out the link to the trailer for 1981's Sailor Suit and Machine Gun (セーラー服と機関銃) and the coverage of the lollipop party for the opening film at Outcast Cinema!

Friday, November 03, 2006

Le gunfight le plus dingue du monde

Been spending time over on my other blog Popcorn and Sticky Floors. Okay, so I do feel like I have been cheating on you, but I thought you were all cool with this open releationship thing. I feel like I am growing and becoming a more well rounded person? What about you? Maybe you should give the other blog a try... but in the meantime, I hope this video that was emailed to me by Kung Fu Fridays Disciple Frederic Ambroisine (who does killer interviews for supplementary materials on French releases of the Shaw Brothers films) will satisfy you. It's from the film POM POM & HOT HOT, always highly recommended to me, but I have never had a chance to see it.