Thursday, May 20, 2010

Bill Barounis is back

[L-R] Bill Barounis & Tom "Shootgringoshoot" (Athens, 2010)

From what Bill is stating on his blog today he's not completely well, and the last two weeks have been very tough, but he's getting better. So glad to hear that! You can check Bill's blog post here.

The guy on the right grinning like an undertaker is Dutch/Swiss Cinehound member Tom aka "Shootgringoshoot" who went to hook up with Bill when Tom and his gf were on holiday in Greece earlier this year.

Awesome and truly fantastic old post revisited

More here.

THE GAME OF DEATH (Philippines, 1974) on ultra limited DVD

aka GAMES OF DEATH (South Africa)

Jun Gallardo's RARE Filipino kung fu film THE GAME OF DEATH from 1974 (starring Ramon Zamora, "Philippines' Bruce Lee") has never been released to home-cinema before so it's pretty exciting that Global in South Africa are putting it out on DVD soon! And if you're into Filipino films I suggest you order a copy right away, the print run is ridiculously low. 82 copies to be exact!!! And yes, among Global's received orders are orders from people with such names as J. Jensen and A. Leavold. LOL.

At the same time as releasing THE GAME OF DEATH Global are also going to release MARTIAL MATES and SUPERGIRL OF KUNG FU. However, in contraction to THE GAME OF DEATH those two sound terrible dubbing wise (if you ask me anyway) as they're dubbed into typical old-skool kung fu film English (the global guy has posted clips on YouTube from those two as well). I'm not sure if GAME was actually shot in English but it certainly sounds much more natural.

By the way, this GAME OF DEATH is not to be confused with the Bruce Lee film of the same title, obviously. The Filipino film was actually made a full 4 yrs before the Robert Clouse film.