The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter

Available now to order in the US and Canada, the new Arrow release of Lau Kar-leung’s The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter, which comes with a full-length commentary track from me about the legends of the Yang family, the ethnic ferment of medieval China, the political economy of 1980s Asian movie-making, and why that matters in a film about people who hit each other with sticks.

For those who are wondering, this and Come Drink with Me are not included in the Shawscope box sets because UK releases already exist, and the boxes needed to be coordinated throughout all English-speaking territories.

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