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Any AMERICAN SHAOLIN fans?

tn_americanshaolinAs you all know, I’m a fan of movies where the title is “AMERICAN” and then an Asian word. AMERICAN NINJA, AMERICAN SAMURAI, etc. So AMERICAN SHAOLIN is obviously on my radar. It’s another one written by Keith Strandberg, who did the NO RETREAT, NO SURRENDER series (this has sometimes been labelled as part 5, since they’re not really connected anyway). It’s also the first role for Daniel Dae Kim, who went on to be on Lost, 24, Hawaii 5-0, etc.

I haven’t actually found it yet, so I haven’t seen it, but I bring it up because this guy Anatolij contacted me about it. He’s such a fan of the movie that he’s trying to start a record company just to put out the soundtrack. These are the types of dreams I believe in, so I’m doing my part to spread the word. I think he’s just looking for people to put on a mailing list to prove there is interest in a soundtrack and, more importantly I imagine, a Blu-Ray.

Anatolij also writes, “Apart from the AMERICAN SHAOLIN soundtrack, I want to make a community of cool soundtrack fans, who are interested in supporting other underrated unreleased soundtracks. There are some fans who have soundtrack wishes, and I think it would be pretty cool to have a good support base. A CD costs not a lot, and if you can support a release with that, that’s a great thing.”

So check out Spirit Touch Records and spread the word if you know people who would be interested.

VERN has been reviewing movies since 1999 and is the author of the books SEAGALOGY: A STUDY OF THE ASS-KICKING FILMS OF STEVEN SEAGAL, YIPPEE KI-YAY MOVIEGOER!: WRITINGS ON BRUCE WILLIS, BADASS CINEMA AND OTHER IMPORTANT TOPICS and NIKETOWN: A NOVEL. His horror-action novel WORM ON A HOOK will arrive later this year.

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7 Responses to “Any AMERICAN SHAOLIN fans?”

  1. Pretty funny movie. The Shaolin Temple Blues (remix of The Who´s Summer time Blues) is hilarious. I guess that is why someone would like to put out the soundtrack. The question is; Will Pete Townsend?

  2. Thanks for the entry, Vern.
    @Shoot McKay, thanks for the comment. Keeping the website online costs not a lot, but the fans will decide what soundtracks or blurays they want to be released. I think it’s cool to make releases possible with just about 20 Euro.

  3. I like this movie and have it on DVD. I would totally buy a soundtrack if they released it, though.

  4. Interesting, I’ve had the laserdisc on my stack of movies to watch for some time now (released here as AMERICAN SHAOLIN: KING OF THE KICKBOXERS II). I would definitely consider supporting any new soundtrack label.

  5. Cool guys, just enter your email on my website http://www.SpiritTouchRecords.com and we try to make it work. Any wishes are welcome :) A cheer for our support community!

  6. Oh man, Vern, I hope you manage to track this one down and give it a look. It is as amazing as its IMDb plot summary (“After being humiliated in the ring by a dirty kickboxer who pulled down his shorts and then hit him, a martial arts master decides to travel to China and enter a monastery where he may learn the Shaolin form of fighting.”) would have you believe. And of course there’s the aforementioned Shaolin Blues sequence, which I’m pretty sure is what Gordon Liu would have learned in a hypothetical 37th chamber. Honestly, any movie that was released as a false sequel in three different franchises is required viewing.

  7. Yeah, this one is great fun. I loved the performance from the lead guy. All the No Retreat No Surrender movies (legit or otherwise) are pretty goddamn entertaining.

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