amnesiack: (Donnie Yen)
It's no secret that I've become increasingly enamored of (some might say "obsessed with", but they're wrong, and I will destroy them with my Wisdom of the Seven Gates kung fu) wuxia and other Chinese martial arts fantasy over the last couple of years, to the point where it equals my love of the dark and deadly shinobi. It has, in fact, reached the point where I am no longer content to sup upon the meager trickle of entertainment that comes my way through regional channels. Now, I drink directly from the source!

But above and beyond that, I have found a second wellspring from which I may draw. Arriving soon (I estimate today, but I cannot be entirely sure) from this font of delights, will be Shadowless Sword (technically, a Korean film, but it was filmed in China and is of the proper genre), Dragon Tiger Gate (a film set in the modern day but with many wuxia elements, made doubly awesome by the presence of the inestimable Donnie Yen), and Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (a live-action ninja movie based off the same novel that inspired the manga/anime series Basilisk: The Kouga Ninja Scrolls).

I'm not sure where this was leading to, or if there was ever really a point to this at all beyond a momentary internet-based explosion of glee, so I guess I'm done. Cheers.
amnesiack: (tmnt)
I saw Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest on Friday with the usual rogue's gallery. I liked it, though it was flawed in a number of ways. I could tell you all about it, but why should I bother when you can just Ask a Ninja?

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