Also known as "Shaolin VS Ninja," the 1978 Shaw Brothers Flick "Shaolin Challenges Ninja" aka "Heroes of the East" tells an aspect of the rarely told clash of cultures story that raged on for centuries between China and Japan. As the story goes, marital bliss between a Chinese Martial Arts Expert and a beautiful Japanese lady-with her own revered family style-encounter difficulties when he makes the mistake of offending her & her family. As a result, Ah To finds himself having to defend himself, his dignity & his marriage against seven Japanese Martial Arts Masters. The film stars, one of my personal favorites, Chia Hui Liu aka Gordon Liu, Lung Cham Kang-Yeh Cheng & Norman Chu. The revered Liu Chia Liang is the director. Great Story, Great Action. Enjoy.
After seeing Facebook getting flooded with MILLIONS of posts about "The Best Man Holiday" movie sequel, another classic from that same late nineties era came to mind & made it so easy to decide on today's installment of "SUNDAY CINEMA."
As if knowing that the Lovely NIA LONG stars in a movie isn't reason enough to watch, the simple fact is that 1997's LOVE JONES is an outstanding piece of art. The story, the acting, Everything. Also featuring Larenz Tate, Isaiah Washington, Bill Bellamy, and Lisa Nicole Carson-LOVE JONES needs no introduction or synopsis. It just is what it is. Enjoy.
WILLIE DYNAMITE is a 1974 film telling the story of a fast-rising pimp who has built the most impressive stable of "assets" in all of NYC. Before long however, Willie finds himself under attack from every direction. Willie D. starts catching heat from a former prostitute-turned social worker, jealous pimps & the NYPD.
The movie stars an impressive cast-led by Roscoe Orman (most famous for his long served role as "Gordon" on "Sesame Street") Thalmus Rasulala, Diana Sands, the Ever-So-Beautiful Joyce Walker & Albert Hall. The movie is dope. The soundtrack is dope; and this is most definitely one of the better movies of the black-exploitation movie era. Enjoy.