Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Nerd Lunch | Kung Fu Theater: 5 Fingers of Death
The Nerd Lunch fellas asked if I would join them for a discussion of Five Fingers of Death (1972), the film that launched the '70s kung-fu craze in the US and directly inspired the creation of Marvel's Iron Fist character and a lot of Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill. I don't know a lot about kung fu cinema, but that didn't stop me from watching and talking about it.
It was a fun conversation and made me want to dig deeper not only into the martial arts genre, but other Asian cinema as well. In fact, with the help of some friends on Letterboxd, I created a long list of Asian Cinema To Dos for me to work through.