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    TAS: Drunken Master (1978) – Wong Fei Hung Vs. Bamboo King

    In the seminal Yuen Woo-ping/Jackie Chan classic, we see Jackie’s Fei Hung finally get see all of his hard training begin to pay off. Facing off against the formidable Hsu Hsia’s Bamboo King, Fei Hung utilizes his t...
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    Film Smash at Otakon 2014: Coverage

    Otakon celebrated its 21st year at the Baltimore Convention Center from August 8-10. Film Smash was there, covering movies, music, and providing panel content. Here’s a rundown of what we thought about everything we manag...
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    Otakon 2014: ALTIMA Friday Concert

    Motoka Segawa (Motsu), best known for his work with the group m.o.v.e. performed with his new group, ALTIMA, at the Friday Otakon concert.  Composed of himself, Satoshi Yaginuma (Sat) from fripSide, and Maon Kurosaki, they per...
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    Otakon 2014 Sunday Concert: Yoshiki Classical

    Japanese music icon Yoshiki descended upon Baltimore Sunday August 10, 2014 to perform an intimate and emotional live show for lucky attendees of the 21st Otakon Convention. The headlining musical act, Yoshiki has reached great...
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    Otakon 2014 Panel: A Visual History of Women in Asian Action Cinema

      List of films in the presentation: Huang Jiang Nu Xia (1930) Picture: Yoko Matsuyama Bon Curry Trapped, the Crimson Bat (1969) 14 Amazons (1972) Picture: Female Prisoner Scorpion (1972) Lady Snowblood (1973) Sister Stree...
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    Book Review: Volcano High Prelude by Ahn Chul and Hwan Kim (Illustrator)

    Featuring art by Hwan Kim and story by Ahn Chul Jung, Volcano High Prelude is just what it sounds like; a comic adaptation of the events leading up to the start of the 2001 Korean action comedy. With a large cast in the film, m...