Sunday, October 7, 2012


Dan and the crew at the Hollywood Theatre have yet another Shaw Brothers classic lined up for this month's Kung Fu Theater presentation.  On the menu: the über-obscure martial arts flick Iron Fingers of Death (1982), directed by Tang Chia (Lightning Fists of Shaolin).  As per usual with these monthly events, it's a rare 35mm print that will be on hand, so, if you've got any inclination to see the film, this is probably your only chance to see it on the big screen.

Another reason to show up at the Hollywood on Tuesday night: t-shirts.  The brand spankin' new Kung Fu Theater t-shirts, designed by "Kung Fu Bob" O'Brien go on sale Tuesday night for twenty bucks a piece.  Want a lil' preview of what your torso could look like after Tuesday night?  Take a gander:

Here's what the Kung Fu Theater release has to say about Tuesday night's event:

Iron Fingers of Death (aka Death Mask of the Ninja aka Shaolin Prince) (1982) 

Two princes are separated at birth. One is raised by the prime minster, and the other by three weird Shaolin Monks. Both are trained in kung fu, and must eventually combine forces to defeat the evil “Iron Fingers”. Along the way, they’ll encounter an aquatic assassin, a Chinese exorcism, and a group of monks who combine their bodies to become one intertwined mass of unstoppable fighting power. This is the directorial debut of Tang Chia, one of the greatest (and craziest) martial arts choreographers of all time. 

35mm kung fu trailers before the movie.

Iron Fingers of Death plays one-night-only at the Hollywood Theatre on Tuesday, October 9th at 7:30pm.  More info available here.

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