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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Random Richard Norton thought....

As I was sitting here, pondering the universe, an amazing thought rang through my brain.

Richard Norton should have been cast as Cord in The Silent Flute/Circle of Iron! That would have made the (existing) film almost perfect!

In case you're asking, "what the hell is Circle of Iron?" I have an answer for you; it's a film that was written by: Bruce Lee, James Coburn, and Sterling Silliphant (the writer of: Village of the Damned, The Poseidon Adventure, and In the Heat of the Night, among other films) about martial arts, zen, sex, and killing. I've been planning a write up of the film since I first saw it, and I just haven't done one yet.

Anyway, back to Richard Norton (you DO know who he is, right?! City Hunter, Gymkata, or Mr. Nice Guy ring a bell?), he would have made a great Cord; a huge improvement over Jeff Cooper. Of course, in 1978, he hadn't made his big break with Chuck Norris in The Octagon yet. If only they would have looked a little harder. On an unrelated note, Mr. Norton is starring in Road House 2: Last Call!!!

Road House sequel?! I didn't get that memo!

If you haven't seen it, you need to immediately take it upon yourself to track down and watch Road House; it is an immortal classic. The fact that a sequel is coming out doesn't really make a lot of sense, but when you need money, a (probably direct-to-video) sequel to a great 80's movie always makes sense! Or is it "cents?"

Another Richard Norton thought for you: Gymkata needs to come out on DVD (along with Robert Clouse's other unreleased opus, Black Belt Jones).

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  • Gymkata!

    If you haven't seen "Born to Fight" (from the director of "Ong-Bak"), you should. There are several Gymkata moments.

    Oh, hey. Guess I should tell you I read your comment on "Thunderbolt" at the Stomp Tokyo blog and followed your link. See you around!


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/12/2006 11:49 AM  

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