The USC School of Cinematic Arts will partner with Celestial Pictures in December 2014 and January 2015 to present 7 feature films from the Shaw Brothers
catalog. They have films available on DigiBeta and DVD, and are interested in finding other venues across the U.S. that might be interested in booking
their titles across the next year, and to help them out, I wanted to share some information with everyone:
Celestial Pictures owns the Shaw Brothers film library, the world’s
largest Chinese film collection, with over 760 feature films originally
half a century’s time frame. The library has inspired countless
filmmakers with its vast pool of classics including “Five Deadly
Venoms,” “Hex,” “The 36th Chamber of Shaolin,” ” One-Armed Swordsman,” “King Boxer“
and “The Flying Guillotine.” These award-winning Shaw Brothers films
digitally restored frame-by-frame, and distributed in cinemas and on
home video, television, and new media markets worldwide.
Celestial Pictures is eagerly looking for the right partners to arrange Shaw Brothers Film Festivals so as to introduce our classic collection to more US
audiences especial to youth markets. In the past few years, we have been partnered up with numerous institutions and organizations including University of
Chicago, University of Michigan, Cinefamily and New York Asian Film Festival, and we hope to extend our path further by collaborating with new partners
around the States.
To contact Celestial Pictures directly about their library and possible collaborations, please be in touch with Josephine Ng: