Legend Of The Mountain (Shan zhong zhuan qi)

Legend Of The Mountain (Shan zhong zhuan qi) Hong Kong/Taiwan (1979) Dir. King Hu Other than in films set in the jungle, where the sound of pulsating tribal beats usually meant impending danger for the interloping white man, drums never felt scary truly until the arrival of Black Sabbath’s debut album in 1970. Nine years … Continue reading Legend Of The Mountain (Shan zhong zhuan qi)

Dragon Inn (Long men kezhan)

Dragon Inn (Long men kezhan) Hong Kong (1967) Dir. King Hu There is a bitter irony in that one required criteria to be a ruler - along with misplaced megalomania - is balls. In the case of this classic film from celebrated Hong Kong director King Hu, the tyrannical governing presence happens to be a … Continue reading Dragon Inn (Long men kezhan)