Movie Review – The Man With The Iron Fists

I couldn’t tell you how excited I was when The Man With The Iron Fists was finally getting made.  Long has it been teased by first time director, Robert “RZA” Diggs, his dream of making a Kung Fu film could only be a true labor of love.  RZA being the myth-maker of The Wu-Tang Clan and collaborator on numerous film projects, all with a Kung Fu lean and most notably with Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, set out to make a throwback to the films that influenced his life.  A mix of wuxia, Shaw Brothers Kung Fu films and a penchant for all things beautifully absurd about the films he grew up with, The Man With The Iron Fists is ambitious and grandiose, but there in lies the problem with the film.


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Movie of the Day – The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

Now I have recently been watching the new trailer for The Rza’s kung-fu epic “The Man with the Iron Fists” over and over again.  It’s basically a dream come true in that The Rza has finally made his throwback epic to the days of Shaw Brother studio classics.  If you haven’t seen the trailer, I suggest clicking on the link I provided and indulge in what will be greatness.  With that said I went to back to my extensive collection of movies and picked out today’s film because why the hell not.  The Rza’s movie isn’t due out for a while and I need a kung-fu fix like a junkie, so why not watch the grand daddy of all kung-fu films with The 36th Chamber of Shaolin.

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