The Art of War Theater: The Shaolin Temple

A 1982 Kung-Fu flick starring Jet Li, rumored to be his acting debut. The Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, who installs himself as emperor in the East Capital. The son of one of his slave workers escapes to the Shaolin Temple, learns kung fu, and sets out to kill the traitor,

The Art of War Theater: Shogun Assassin

The 1980 samurai cult classic whose dialogue was heavily sampled in Liquid Swords, with a brooding score to match. Enjoy! PREVIOUS: The Art of War Theater: Street Fighter (1974)

The Art of War Theater: Street Fighter (1974)

After you're done peeping tonight's SNS, sit back, relax and soak in this kung-fu flick. Not at all to be confused with the classic arcade game, nor the god-awful movie starring Van Damme. Terry is a tough, mercenary, master of martial arts. When an important business magnate dies, leaving billions to his daughter, the Mafia

The Art of War Theater: Shaolin and Wu Tang

Fourth installment of our Art of War Theater series is another classic which I've admittedly only seen for the first time a couple of years ago. Directed by the legendary Gordon Liu, this flick sees the conflict between the Shaolin Monastery and Wudang chuan schools of Kung Fu. "A game of chess, is like a

The Art of War Theater: 5 Deadly Venoms

The third installment of 2dopeboyz's The Art of War Theater features yet another Kung Fu classic: 1978's 5 Deadly Venoms. Produced by none other than the legendary Shaw Brothers. The beginning of the film introduces the "five deadly pupils": the fast moving Centipede, the speed and agility of the Snake, the deadly grasp of the

The Art of War Theater: Mystery of Chess Boxing

I was originally going to feature Five Deadly Venoms for today's installment of The Art of War Theater, however I chose instead to go with the 1979 flick, Mystery of Chess Boxing, a film directed by Joseph Kuo. This same film was inspiration for a wide range of Wu related cultural references, including the title

The Art of War Theater: The Prodigal Son

Welcome to the premiere of a new Saturday (2)dope feature: The Art of War Theater. The goal here is to expose to those who may have never seen these classic Kung Fu flicks every Saturday, in similar fashion to what we saw as kids growing up in the 80s / 90s. I'm pretty sure every