Rob and Mike watch Edgar Ulmer’s The Black Cat (1934) at The Projection Booth. “The first big American studio film — and last big American studio film – directed by Edgar G. Ulmer, The Black Cat is, uh, ‘inspired’ by Edgar Allan Poe’s short story and stars Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff in a taut game of life and death.”
Posted June 1, 2009
Ron Van Clief. the Black Dragon, remembers Bruce Lee, Carter Wong, Jimi Hendrix, racism and underground fighting in the 1950s and working with Blaxploitation auteur, Berry Gordy:
“What made The Last Dragon so special is that it was shot in New York
City and it starred an African American. No drugs, no prostitution.
Just a clean Disney-like story. I consider it a martial arts fantasy.
They used my Chinese Goju virtues in the film. It was excellent that
over 30 of my students worked on the film.”