Hong Kong film junk and other nonsense from a N.Y. gwailo
Saturday, May 22, 2010
The Evolution of Collecting Kung Fu & Asian Film
Mighty Peking Man, or MPM for short, the creator of the Asian cinema review site cityonfire.com, recently released an interesting write up on collecting Asian cinema throughout the years. It's a topic I hold near and dear to my heart since I fancy myself a collector of HK cinema. Not to the off the wall, 40 year old virgin, name written on the orange juice carton, live in moms basement extent of some, but 2,400 + HK films is nothing to shake a stick at. MPM's article spans early VHS through the dastardly and sinister P2P file sharing of the Internet. Cityonfire.com has fallen on hard times in recent years with less reviews being submited (i'm guilty) and only a handful of old timers and a few trolls posting on the forum. The site is still a great source for fan submitted Asian film reviews and I am still a daily visitor. If you haven't visited, give it a go. The link is to the right under 'link's, or just follow the link to MPM's cool-ass article I have lovingly provided below:
Hong Kong Cinema is like sex and pizza. Even when it's bad, it's still pretty good.
I have had a love affair with Hong Kong Cinema for over 17 years now. I have accumulated over 3,000 HK films and many other HK film related items throughout those 17 years. With this blog, I am hoping to share my collection with other HK cinema fans. With my writing, I am trying to keep things light,fun,and tongue in cheek in hopes that my love affair with HK cinema continues and remains as fresh as the days I first fell in love with it. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy!