We have been getting a nice response for Kung Fu Saturdays with the old school heads. It seems to be a real treat for nostalgia. If you have been watching the previous movies I have posted you may have notice how they have truly impacted the Hip Hop culture. You can see where the art of battling was largely influence especially in the element of B-Boying.
This week’s Shaw Brothers flick is another Gordon Liu classic; Shaolin Challenges Ninja. I have been searching for this one for a while because it is truly an original. I had no idea what its original title was until I found out this was the infamous Heroes of the East (which I thought I have never seen before. It turns out I have!) This film has also a third title, Challenge of the Ninja.
Why this flick is an original is due to its Chinese vs Japanese martial arts storyline that transpires after an aristocratic arranged marriage. The actors in the movie are indeed Japanese but their involvement was in good taste. The movies emphasis demonstrates how contrasting both Chinese and Japanese cultures are regarding etiquette and martial arts styles.
This movie is one I have enjoyed many a time, and I believe you will, too!
Shaolin Challenges Ninja
Please enjoy this movie in its 12 continuous parts.