While it might have seemed like something new to Hollywood fans, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was nothing new in Hong Kong cinema. It was merely the first of its kind to achieve blockbuster status at box offices worldwide, and as such it represents the culmination of years of work and experience by professionals in the Hong Kong martial arts film genre, and pays homage to the martial arts paradigm which originated in Hong Kong in the 1970s.
The Shaw Brothers Film Festival is a retrospective of this era. Advance tickets are already on sale for the festival, which will screen six classic martial arts films at Breeze Center's Ambassador Cinema starting Dec. 20.
Shaw Brothers, a dominant player in Hong Kong film in the 1970s, once owned the largest film studio in Asia, producing 800 films. This festival brings a few of their classic film back to life, updated with digital effects and Dolby surround sound.
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Tickets for the Shaw Brothers Film Festival are available at Acer ticketing outlets or Ambassador Cinema, tel (02) 8772-1234.