That’s me and Frank far left 1&2 (the others are Creed fight coordinator Clayton J. Barber, king of YouTube kungfu Eric Jacobus, and Comedy Film Nerds Graham Elwood, Chris Mancini, and Neil T. Weakey).
Wow, lots of stuff to elaborate on this week. But first, let’s set some groundwork.
Now, for the things we specifically mentioned. First, the Hui Brothers:
Then there is, of course, the one and only Jackie:
My 2nd meeting with Jackie, in NYC, circa 1980s (wearing my Twilight Zone crew jacket btw).
Found an interesting remnant of the glory days of Golden Harvest (now wish I had taken pictures when I was there):
As for the glory that was the Shaw Brothers Studio….
Jackie, his stuntman team, and me on the set of “Mr. Canton and Lady Rose” in the late 1980s, which was filmed at the Shaw Brothers Studio.
Now here’s some of the films that influenced Frank:
As well as some I mentioned:
As for the entire genre of wuxia:
Next, a quick gallery of the Hong Kong film folk we mentioned in passing:
Then there’s Legend of Wisely:
This is how Sam Hui looked in Legend of Wisely:
And this is how Donnie Yen looked in Ip Man 3:
So guess which one was suffering from Mountain Sickness….
Well, back to the story of HK Cinema’s dying infrastructure:
Now for some drips and drabs. I mentioned working for the 1985 revival of The Twilight Zone TV series. I was dubbed the “Special Media Consultant” by none other than Harlan Ellison himself, and here’s some superficial info on that adventure (for more juicy details, corner me at a kung fu or comic con):
And here’s a little background on the great New York Asian Film Festival:
Then there’s the Kung Fu Trailers of Fury DVDs Frank and I contributed to (btw, Frank recently helped out fellow audio commentator Michael Worth and Severin Films boss David Gregory on their up-coming documentary about 1970’s Asian action films – excited about that one – we’ll keep you apprised of its progress).
Finally, we reference a certain unnamed company, about which I wrote an editorial for the Daily Grindhouse website. Here t’is (nuff said):
Finally, on a happier, maybe more hopeful note, cheers to John Charles! http://www.videowatchdog.com/home/home.html
Hope to hear you’re here to hear our Auld Lang Syne Wrapup Ep in a fortnight or so. Happy holidaze!
Frank and I recording a Tai Seng DVD audio commentary back in the good ol’ days.