Tuesday, March 03, 2009

kung fu and the booty-ist

At our place, there's been a lot of kung-fu movie watching going on. Cornelius keeps bringing them back from the library. So far, we've watched King Boxer (aka 'Five Fingers Of Death')which is so beautifully shot and lit. Many of the scenes actually look like they were shot inside our courtyard (we live in a Chinatown co-op) at golden hour. It's a very cool film.

The other kung fu film was The 36th Chamber of Shaolin. It was much slower paced than King Boxer but it was still great cinema. We even watched the commentary for this movie, which was highly enjoyable as it was being commented by The RZA. He's definitely a fan of the movie and it shows. But the best part? Instead of saying "Buddhism", The RZA pronouced it "Booty-ism" which is now my most favorite word.

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Blogger Beth said...

That's funny - we've been getting with the Kung Foo too! My friend brought over a stack to borrow for our Chinese themed party. We've got one called "the God of Cookery," that I'm pretty excited to get watch.

6:44 AM  
Blogger kickpleat said...

yay for kung foo fighting, beth! i hear that's a great movie, and it's also on our library holds list :)

3:13 PM  

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