Run Run Shaw Retires

runrunshaw 245x300 Run Run Shaw RetiresA person synomous with the history of Hong Kong Cinema is about to retire at the ripe old age of 104. Peeps do you hear me?? Retiring at age 104????  He is one of the founding fathers of one of the most significant film production company in Hong Kong Cinema.  He is Sir Run Run Shaw.  Sir Run Run Shaw and his third brother Runme Shaw founded South Sea Film in 1930.  It was late renamed Shaw Bros. Studios.  From King Hu’s Come Drink with me to legendary Chang Cheh countless films such as One Armed Swordsman to  The Five Deadly Venoms and Lau Kar Leung’s 36th Chamber and 8 Diagram Polefighter, these films would go on to be some of the dopest kung fu films ever made.  Modeled after the classic Hollywood system with hundreds of actors signed to exclusive contracts, Shaw Brothers assigned certain group of actors to work only with certain directors.  The group from 1978 5 Deadly Venoms would become known by that namesake were among the most memorable.  The Venom mob.

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