Saturday, January 17, 2009

Various Artists - Kung Fu Super Sounds (2007, de Wolfe)

Cuts from the de Wolfe music library containing unreleased cues from films such as Invincible Shaolin and Dirty Ho along with other Shaw Brothers' classics from 1976 to 1984. Shaw Brothers viewing essentials mentioned in the liner notes: One Armed Swordsman, King Boxer, Killer Snakes, The Mighty Peking Man, The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires, Enter the Seven Virgins, The Spiritual Boxer, Shaolin Challenges Ninja, and unquestionably Legendary Weapons of China and The 36th Chamber of Shaolin. The rights to the Shaw Brothers catalog for the DVD market were bought by Celestial Pictures in 2000. Many of these classics are already available in other regions in their original form (minus dubs) and are slowly being released by Image Entertainment in the US. A list of what they've released so far is located here.

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