I remember 'China O'Brien' coming out in the UK in 1990, and we were all blown away to see Hong Kong fight choreography in an American film.
Its star, Cynthia Rothrock, was the first and (so far!) only white woman to become a bona fide star in Chinese films, given that she had a unique background in traditional kung fu. Richard Norton was a student of my stepfather, Tino Ceberano, and he's still in amazing shape today. He just started work choreographing the new Mad Max movie, 'Fury Road'.
The third lead was Keith Cooke, who I thought would be the biggest star of the three, but who somehow vanished from the scene! I remember hanging out with him when he was shooting 'King of the Kickboxers' in Thailand; Corey Yuen shot this amazing introductory fight for his character.
We'll be uploading some more pasts from the blast, so link to our Reel East Youtube Channel and check it out!
Log in to alivenotdead.com with one of these trusted providers
ATTENTION RETURNING USERS: Use your original alivenotdead.com login and password to convert all your blogs and friend connections to the new site. After confirming your account you must authenticate with at least one verified identity (Facebook, Weibo, Twitter, Gmail, etc). Click here to proceed.
First time users can create a new account from scratch by authenticate using any of the following trusted services:
WARNING: If you disconnect all your social media accounts your profile will be locked and you will not be able to access it again. If you want to keep your page, please add another social media account and then remove this one.
If you understand the risks, click this box to deauthorize your account.