"The Man With the Iron Fists" is set to hit theaters on November 2nd and stars Russell Crowe, RZA, Lucy Liu, Rick Yune, Jamie Chung, Dave Bautista and Pam Grier. Today, Universal Pictures unveiled an animated video that's meant to serve as a prequel to the movie. Check it out below.
Plot: On the hunt for a fabled treasure of gold, a band of warriors, assassins, and a rogue British soldier descend upon a village in feudal China, where a humble blacksmith looks to defend himself and his fellow villagers.
"The Man With the Iron Fists" is written and directed by RZA and will be released in both conventional and 3D theaters.
that sh*t was wack as f*ck.I couldnt even finish it.Rza is trying so hard to make this a Manga is not even funny.
Imma watch it when it comes out on dvd like 3 weeks later from the theaters.
SACdaddywrites: on October 21st, 2012 at 10:20:44 AM
Hate all you want, but this looks great imo! And what's wrong with going for a Manga look Bando? I love the merger of so many cinematic subcultures. Manga, spaghetti Western, Golden Harvest, black exploitation, and Tarantino pulp all in one film could be instant popcorn classic if done right. If you don't like those elements this ain't for you, but if you do then you've got to be excited for this one.
SACdaddywrites: on October 21st, 2012 at 10:24:31 AM
Btw love the imagery in this comic storyboard. Really sets the scene for the film and gives a little insight into how a brotha landed in feudal China.
minkowskiwrites: on October 21st, 2012 at 5:37:41 PM
That's one sh*tty promo. Go back to jumping old white ladies for purses, RZA.
SACdaddywrites: on October 21st, 2012 at 11:23:50 PM
Jesus Bando have you ever listened to Wu Tang Clan? It's called inspiration, influence, and sampling. Their whole musical and stylistic persona is based on merging Shaw Bros/Golden Harvest kung fu films with urban street culture. Of all people I would think you could appreciate that considering it seems you love those films as much as they obviously do. The wire sh*t bothers me too but I've seen enough of these films to know the high wire act is pretty prevalent in even the Asian versions of these movies. I wish American films would do it better but I think they decide against better effects to pay homage to their origins. Imitation is a greatest form of respect.
SACdaddywrites: on October 21st, 2012 at 11:40:58 PM
I think RZA is getting a lot from these films also:
Ninjas Scroll (obviously with Batista's character and concubine assassins)
Tarantino's Kill Bill:
Blades of Glory
Enter the Dragon
Come Drink With Me
SACdaddywrites: on October 21st, 2012 at 11:52:18 PM
Btw, the BO returns of Dredd and Punisher Warzone might sadly be the same, but that's where the similarities stop. Dredd is a far better and more heralded film. The reviews are generally great from fans and critics for Dredd while Punisher WZ was panned by nearly everyone but fanatics. You still haven't seen the film so I doubt you'd understand, but I implore you to do so if you're a fan of action and progress in cinema. It really is next level camerawork merged with good old fashion action.
Or course I did I had no choice to listen to hip hop.I live in miami.is either rap,gay techno or reaggeton.no love for metal music here.
I prefer watching the movies though instead of lisening to the wutang songs though.
And for dredd I'll wait for the dvd
SACdaddywrites: on October 22nd, 2012 at 3:12:23 PM
Bando: One of the main reasons I grew up loving Wu Tang's style of hip hop is because I always loved the asian kung fu movies they referenced. But it wasn't just referencing with them, they developed a style of kung fu rap that was extremely unique in its lyrical delivery and musical beats (usually courtesy of RZA). They almost developed their own style of verbal martial arts heavily based in the 70s asian film culture. For a fan of these movies it was awesome to hear not only sampling from them in the songs, but also see how the films influenced the style of rap Wu Tang used. Its was different than the norm (rebellious even), more dedicated and culturally based, much like the Shaolin style it embraced. Wu was far from mainstream so I doubt you heard the majority of it unless you were looking for it. Most of the people I grew up with in Texas hated it because it didn't fit with their Top 40 cookie cutter idea of hip hop, which I in turn f*cking loved. As a person that loves the films WT embraces you should get deeper into the Wu's lyrical madness. It is to rap what metal is to rock, misunderstood by most but fanatically inspirational to those willing to think outside the box and not follow the crowd.