In 1971, Billy Jack became the spark to a flood of Hong Kong imported Kung Fu movies across the West. Kung Fu and other martial arts schools began to spring up across the nation. Not to be left out in the Kung Fu mania, ABC television launched a Bruce Lee-inspired program called Kung Fu. The show introduced an American audience to Chinese culture and history.
Actress, martial arts legend and International Sports Hall Of Famer Cynthia Rothrock was in Burbank, California to promote her latest family action drama, The Martial Arts Kid at Dragonfest on Sunday. Meanwhile, action fans were also able to get a glimpse of her very much more badass, bloody and not-so family-oriented all female action flick, Bitchfight, with producer and director Dean Meadows.
Although no plot details have been made available, footage arrived on Sunday in the form of a new brutal, gritty, grindhouse-style promo that was shot late last year and can now be viewed in the embed below. Billed as “old school exploitation for a new grindhouse generation”, principal photography will commense later this year in London with Rothrock joined by a supporting cast of multifaceted actresses, namely former WWE wrestler Jemma ‘Inferno’ Palmer, martial artist and stuntwoman Maria Hippolyte, model Sophia Disgrace, trainer and model Tayah Kansik and mixed martial artist Hannah Farmer.
Check it out below, and follow the film on Facebook to keep up with the film’s progress.
H/T: Eastern Film Fans
BURBANK, CA. – (NewMediaWire) – May 15, 2014 – The city of Burbank prepares to host the largest martial arts convention on the Western coastline. Referred to at the Dragonfest Convention and hosted by the Martial Arts History Museum, is set to draw in thousands of martial arts enthusiasts, fans and lovers of the kung fu theater genre. Dragonfest will be held in the grand ballroom at the Holiday Inn Media Center this Sunday, May 18, 2014.
BURBANK, Calif. – (NewMediaWire) – April 24, 2014 – The city of Burbank is surrounded by some of the most notable studios in the motion picture and television industry: Disney, Dreamworks, Warner Bros., Nickolodeon, the Cartoon Network and so many more. It is considered the media industry capitol of the world. Now, you can add the “martial arts capitol of the world” as Burbank will be hosting one of the largest martial arts conventions in America. The DRAGONFEST convention, which will take place on May 18, is a place in which thousands of fans will be able to enjoy martial arts history and meet some of the greatest pioneers of the arts.