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Formed way back in the days of silent film, two of the four Shaw brothers (Run Run and Runme to be precise) turned an unspectacular business concern into the greatest of all Asian action film companies!

Rivaled only much later (and to a far lesser degree) by Raymond Chow’s Golden Harvest, Shaw productions were known for their revolving casts, stunning sets and costumerie and over the top mixtures of myth, fantasy and horror with some fairly grounded martial arts technique, with both barehanded and exotic weapons fighting coming into play!

From core directors like horror experts Ho Meng Hua, Chih-Hung Kuei and the gothic-leaning swordplay of Chor Yuen, we’ll proceed to the true masters of the genre, graceful fight coordinator cum director Lau Kar-Leung and the incomparable father of heroic bloodshed, Chang Cheh!

Join us as we talk everything from Wang Yu and David Chiang to Ti Lung and the Venoms, only here on Weird Scenes!

Week 26
Flying Fists and Shining Swords – speaking of Shaw Bros.


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