With the RZA long-ago establishing an intense love for old kung fu films and a friendship with Quentin Tarantino, I suppose Earth was only meant to go so long without Bobby Digital showing up in a martial arts tribute to Hong Kong cinema. Or maybe two, it turns out. /Film mentions the modern renaissance man has both a new film with Eli Roth set up at Universal--The Man with the Iron Fists, which will see RZA as "the title character, a blacksmith who forges weapons for the inhabitants of a village in feudal China"--and another, extremely low-budget film called Wu-Tang Vs. The Golden Phoenix, which plays out like a near-parody of its Shaw Brothers influences. Below the cut are two trailers for the latter. Play them at work to prove you're interested in both hip-hop and Asian cultures, despite what you said at the last work party.
For something called The Man with the Iron Fists, you would really think there'd be more gauntleted pummeling in this first trailer for the RZA's directorial debut. Outside of a brief opening sequence--in which RZA gives sort of a Metallurgy 101 first-day-of-class intro, explai... / Continue →
A belated sequel to Operation Condor, Chinese Zodiac marks Jackie Chan's third time portraying Asian Hawk/Condor--an Indiana Jones-esque treasure hunter who, instead of a whip, uses Jackie Chan appendages and whatever else is around. Like the treasure-hunting adventure genre it... / Continue →
Hey, guys, Jack Black's voice is back in an all new overweight martial arts panda adventure, Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom. When you're ready to hear "Kung Fu Fighting" (of course) and a fat joke (of course), and take part in a tiring CGI staring contest, a teaser trailer... / Continue →