A History of Disrespect

In “honor” of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, I have been re-linking to my now somewhat (in)famous editorial for Daily Grindhouse about The Weinstein Company’s campaign to marginalize and minimize Asian action cinema … only to find that the Daily Grindhouse site is M.I.A. … maybe temporarily, maybe forever. In any case, thought
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MAIM 11/08

MARTIAL ARTS IN MEDIA By Ric Meyers Happy Year of the Ox! To many of us, this is 2009, but to many others it’s 4707, and, if Chinese Astrology is any judge, it’s a good time to get your house in order. For me that means gathering more kung-fu stuff in unusual but entertaining ways.
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Ric & Infamous 8/08

I’ve been wanting to do this for awhile. Around seven years ago, Celestial Pictures started distributing the Shaw Brothers Studio film library, which had laid dormant (and rotting) since 1985, when Sir (or is it “Lord” by now?) Run Run Shaw shut down the motion picture units to concentrate on more lucrative (and easier to
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