The other day I got around to watching The Man with the Iron Fists, which is of course the directorial debut of one of the finest hip-hoppers ever to grace our ears -- one of the core members of Wu-Tang Clan, the RZA (that's pronounced rezza, by the way). Yes, indeed, RZA himself has finally directed a movie, and a kung-fu one at that! So how was it? Well . . .
|The RZA as "Black Smith" taking on "Brass Body," played by David Batista.|
|Lucy Liu as "Lady Blossom," the madam of the local brothel.|
|One of the original posters for The 36th Chamber of Shaolin.|
|Here's a screenshot of the "gold ninjas" from another Shaw Brothers classic, Five Element Ninjas, to show you just how ridiculous/awesome these films can get.|
|Here's some box art for one of my favorite SB movies, The Kid with the Golden Arm -- likely where RZA got the inspiration for his title.|