too cool for words
This is the most exciting movie news I've heard in a long time: Films produced by the Shaw Brothers studios (fan site) from the late 1950s through the late 1970s are slated for re-release as the result of a HK$600 million (US$84 million) deal with Hong Kong-based Celestial Pictures, which purchased the Shaw collection along with all video, remake, sequel and theatrical production rights. The Shaw studios produced such classic chop socky flicks as The Five Deadly Venoms, Five Fingers of Death and Shaolin Master Killer (aka The 36th Chamber of Shaolin).
Former Shaw Brothers script supervisor and famed action flick director John Woo hailed the news that the Shaw library is going to be re-released.
"This is really great, fantastic news," Woo said. "There's a lot of great films and treasures from Shaw Brothers that haven't been seen for over 30 years."
I hope longtime Shaw director Chang Cheh heard this news before he passed away this weekend.
I also posted this news on the Destroy All Monsters forums. And here's a FAQ on Shaw Brothers films hosted by Stomp Tokyo that was evidently written by Teleport City's Keith Allison.