Jayne Stars has an update on Gordon Liu’s condition and situation since his 2011 stroke and the subsequent rumors about financial struggles with his family and former assistant.
Watch 10-year-old Bruce Lee in his first film role, The Kid (1950).
PaikJiyeon’s People Inside features Simon Yam in all his sartorial splendor. “Simple, that is the best.” (First of multipart interview)
A complete, online documentary about legendary film maker, Chang Cheh. Thanks to the ladies of the Heroic Sisterhood for reminding us that Feb. 10 would’ve been his 90th birthday. “He liked all actors, but he liked the naught ones more, especially the ones who didn’t listen to him.”
At Wildgrounds, Kevin Ma shares his most enjoyable “bad” film and most enjoyable “good” film of 2012.
There is so much best and LoveHKFilm as Kozo offers up readers’ top 200 Hong Kong films and best performances.
This year’s Vanguard program at the Toronto International Film Festival also looks pretty sweet with Soi Cheang’s Motorway, starring Anthony Wong Chau-Sang; 90 Minutes; Berberian Sound Effects; Blondie; I Declare War; iLL Manors; Painless; Pusher; Sightseers; Thale; and Michel Gondry’s The We And The I. I haven’t found trailers for Beijing Flickers; Here Comes The [...]
Hong Kong film legend Ti Lung/Di Long discusses his career and Bruce Lee (turn on close captioning for English translation). And Ti Lung’s debut in Return of the One-Armed Swordsman.
The FantAsia site is up and running with many, many trailers to get you ready for the festival. (Or at least, what films to keep an eye out for).
At KPBS, Miguel Rodriguez reports on last weekend global live tweet of Godfrey Ho’s Robo Vampire, organized by the Mysterious Order of the Skeleton Suit, of which The Gutter is a member. The M.O.S.S. site has a transcript of the tweetalong.
Who will dare face the New York Asian Film Festival?! Who will dare not to after seeing the festival trailer and reading, “Grady’s Guide to NYAFF 2012?!” The full festival schedule and ticket information are here.
I always have trouble writing about comics that I think are good, just excellent and existing in their own seamless perfection, which means that here at the Gutter I don’t always write about the comics that I love most. I want to do credit to them and save them till I have more time. Sometimes, [...]
Grady Hendrix has written a fascinating piece about Chinese-American life and Chinatowns in the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries and a story he’s written about it. “If you were an average Chinese living in New York’s Chinatown at the turn of the century, your life sucked. You had a thriving, albeit mostly male, community [...]
The Projection Booth targets John Woo’s The Killer and its legacy, including an interview with Kenneth Hall, writer of John Woo: The Films.
One man laboring in obscurity in has finally done what scientists working for vast think tanks have struggled for decades to accomplish. Behold, the “Periodic Table of Exploitation!“
In his video essay (also available in text form), Matthias Stork details the elements of what he calls, “Chaos Cinema” and their effects on film and viewer experience: “The film doesn’t seduce you into suspending your disbelief. It bludgeons you until you give up.”
The Gutter, Grindhouse Database and Shelf Life Clothing Company have joined forces to sponsor an evening of genre movie live tweets every Thursday night at 8pm ET. Tonight’s the last KaiJuly screening with a double feature of the Shaw Bros. kaiju movie, The Mighty Peking Man at followed by Godzilla 2000. Get made by the [...]
Fantasia Film Festival honored Bruce Leung Siu-Leung with their Legendary Kung Fu Star Award. He started his career as one of many Bruce Lee imitators before moving on working as an actor and action choreographer in films and television throughout the 1970s and 1980s. In the 2004, Leung returned as the Beast in Kung Fu [...]
“The Wong Fei-Hung Theme,” aka, “A Man of Determination,” might be the best known Chinese song outside the Chinese-speaking world. Here it is, in Cantonese, as the opening to Once Upon a Time in China, in George Lam Chi-Cheung’s music video and as karaoke for George Lam fans who read the Roman alphabet, as an [...]
14 Badass Women of the Pulp Era from around the world.
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