A blog in which I ramble on about drunken boxing…

Drunken boxing is one of my favourite styles of performative kung fu to watch. I am partial to this kind of dance-like material in martial arts films. As you watch and wait for that penultimate moment when the swaying drunken fighter finally overbalances and falls, and then catch your breath to see what new position…

In passing… Dragons of the Orient

Made in China in the late 80s, Dragons of the Orient is a respectful survey of martial arts set against a lush backdrop of cultural sites and natural scenery and accompanied by a swelling soundtrack. The tone of this movie seems to be a mixture of corporate video and the tamer type of travelogue. Cheesy…