One of the things that was really cool about the 1970’s was the Kung Fu flicks that I used to watch on TV and in the theaters. I recently discovered a really cool martial arts based online comic series called Urban Shogun. The minute I saw this work, created by Mase, I knew it would be a great fit for the Aesthetic Grooves blog.
The Man With The Iron Fists is on a short list of films that I am really excited about seeing. Here is the trailer for the upcoming kung fu flick written by, directed by and starring RZA. It is produced by Quentin Tarantino. It will be in theaters on November 2nd.
1973 marked the beginning of the one-two combination of Blaxploitation and Kung Fu. It happened when taekwondo champion Jim Kelly appeared in Bruce Lee’s film Enter the Dragon. Kelly proved to be a popular character actor who would sign with Warner Brothers for a few more action films, thus creating the first crossing over of these two prolific genres.