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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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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