Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Once again, our projectionist has a killer Grindhouse show for us.  This time, a double feature!  In his words…

Tuesday night at the Hollywood Theatre, the Grindhouse Film Festival pulls two 35mm prints out of the archive for a Grindhouse Double Feature!  First up, one of the greatest kung fu movies of all time: FIST OF THE WHITE LOTUS (at 7pm).  Then, the horror/kung fu collision SEVEN BROTHERS MEET DRACULA (at 9pm).

FIST OF THE WHITE LOTUS (1980) Gordon Liu is out to avenge the destruction of the Shaolin Temple!  But he’s up against an incarnation of the greatest villain in martial arts movie history: the unstoppable white eyebrowed Pai Mei (Gordon Liu played another incarnation of Pai Mei in KILL BILL).  Lo Lieh plays the villain here, and he’s at his trash-talking, beard-stroking, kung fu annihilating best.  He’ll even fight while he’s naked.  But watch out for his kung fu crotch!  The opening credit sequence alone is worth the price of admission, and the fight scenes are choreographed by kung fu master Lau Kar Leung (director of 36TH CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN).

SEVEN BROTHERS MEET DRACULA (aka LEGEND OF THE 7 GOLDEN VAMPIRES) (1974) Horror experts Hammer Studios hooked up with martial arts masters Shaw Brothers for this kung fu horror spectacular!  A vampire hunter (Peter Cushing) joins forces with a martial arts master (David Chiang) in search of the legendary Seven Golden Vampires.  The vampires have been raiding a remote Chinese village kidnapping sexy ladies, stripping them naked, and draining them of their blood.  The vampires wear gold gangster medallions which hold the key to their supernatural power.  Before long, martial arts weaponry is put into action, and we discover that a fatal fist works as well as a wooden stake when driven into the chest of a vampire!

Advance tickets and all information on the website: Also, prepare yourself for TROLL 2 this Saturday night…


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