For thousands fans of old school kung fu movies produced in Hong Kong in 70's and 80's by Shaw Brothers and many others film production companies, recently it was released on DVD a film which is a kind of homage for the movies of that golden era of kung fu!! Entitled "Western Kung Fu Man", the feature kung fu adventure/drama was produced by 2 twin brothers from Brazil!! It's an independent production where the brothers injected many old school kung fu fighting coreographies in the best style of the films of the genre!
They are great fans of the genre and decided to shoot your own movie: "Emerson came to me and asked if I could write a script uniting that style of fighting scenes in the current time and I tought very carefully to create such a blend of adventure/drama minimizing the costs of the production and at the same time sounding convincing"! , said Jefferson Cortez, the director and scriptwriter of "Western.." So, he spent about 3 weeks thinking, creating and writing it.
A great curiosity about the 2 guys is that they did not practice kung fu in an academy, it was "playing" they were acting in a movie that they developed their own kung fu skills. "We were about 12 and watching many old school kung fu classics we got astonished with all that awesome skills so we started copying the actors, playing we were shooting a movie without realizing we were at same time learning kung fu"! said Emerson Cortez who was the lead actor.
For fans of martial arts films and specially the old school kung fu genre "Western Kung Fu Man" it's a must have movie.
It's available on DVD in Amazon and Creat Space.