RZA To Screen ‘Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang’ With Live Commentary For 36 Cinema Launch

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"RZA To Screen ‘Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang’ With Live Commentary For 36 Cinema Launch"
Published on: May 5, 2020, 1:11 PM
by Paul Dachs via HipHopDX

RZA is bringing classic films and expert commentary to the world of live streaming. On Friday (May 8), the Wu-Tang Clan luminary will screen the 1983 kung fu film Shaolin vs. Wu Tang on a newly-launched platform called 36 Cinema.

In an Instagram post shared on Monday (May 5), RZA explained the experience “is designed to live stream movies + provide live commentary + take audience questions.”

Live commentary will be provided by RZA and The Hollywood Theatre’s head programmer Dan Halsted and include personal stories and industry insights related to the film.

Viewers can pose questions during the screening, which will be moderated by Mustafa Shaik, co-founder of 36 Chambers – RZA’s lifestyle company focused on music, film and fashion.

Shaolin vs. Wu Tang proved instrumental for RZA. Not only did he derive the Wu-Tang Clan’s name from it, but he also sampled the movie for the intro on “Bring Da Ruckus,” off their iconic debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).

According to 36 Cinema, Shaolin vs. Wu Tang “is a movie very few people in America have seen.” In fact, Halsted is providing what may be the only 35mm print of the film in North America.

The screening begins at 9:15 p.m. EST. Tickets and further details are available here.