Kung Fu Fridays starts again tonight after a hiatus for the Toronto Film Festival, with a blistering October Schedule and a new location. Due to the (recently) traditional Royal Cinema being hired out regularly for festivals and so on this month, tonight the biweekly dose of Kung Fu action is being shown at the Revue Cinema at 400 Roncesvalles Ave (that’s 3 blocks south of Dundas West Station, for anyone unfamiliar with it). And tonight’s dose of Kung Fu action is a big draw for any of the crowd who caught the legendary Sammo Hung in SPL during the Toronto Film Festival – Kung Fu Master, directed by Wong Jing and with martial arts direction from Hung himself (also in a starring role, along with Jet freakin’ Li). The story is naturally going to be a pile of nonsense, but who cares when you can watch some of the legends of Hong Kong cinema kick seven bells out of each other with the raucous Kung Fu Friday audience? If you’ve never been to a show before tonight is the time to start.
The currently confirmed schedule has on the 21st of October, just in time for Halloween a showing of Chinese horror The Buddist Spell, but films rumoured but not given dates yet include Hero Amongst Heroes starring Donnie Yen, Sex & Zen, Fire Dragon (directed by Yuen Wo-ping), Master of Zen, Blonde Fury, Shanghai Shanghai (another flick starring Sammo Hung), Black Belt Karate, and “nutty dwarf kung fu” Sword of Many Loves. To keep up to date, to be sure to check out the forever under construction Ultra8 website.