Saturday, May 16, 2009

New Posters!

So I picked up a few new posters for my collection the other day. These come from Thailand, they're smaller than the standard U.S. One-Sheets. These measure in at approximately 31" x 21". I can't wait to get these into frames! Too bad I don't really have any space to display them!

The first one is from the 1982 Shaw Brothers production "Buddha's Palm." I actually just watched this one for the first time the other day, and I loved it. It's a colorful action-packed kung fu/wuxia fantasy with over the top special effects, and interesting characters with names like "Flaming Cloud Devil," "Foot Monster," (played by Sek Kin, Mr. Han of "Enter the Dragon" fame) and "BI GU OF EAST ISLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" who always enters his scenes to hilarious fanfare! Well anyway, here's the poster:

Next up we have the poster for "Taoism Drunkard," which was a wacky kung fu magic/taoism/comedy romp from 1984 featuring the action direction of the Yuen Clan. Again, we have some interesting characters such as "Old Devil," "Mountain Dog," "Starry Devil," and "the Watermelon Monster." This, and a few other films in this vein are some of those that you just have to see to believe.

And finally, I picked up the poster for "Kung Fu of 8 Drunkards" which was released in 1980, a couple years after Jackie Chan and Simon Yuen popularized the drunken fighting style in "Drunken Master." This one features Mang Fei and Chan Sing.

Three pretty cool posters, eh? Thanks for checking them out. Hopefully I'll find time to get some more reviews in soon. I have been quite busy lately, starting a new job, and I am also getting married in less than a month! After things calm down hopefully this place will get a little more lively!

"Buddha bless you..."