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Hex Errors: A clutch of cracked subtitles

Hong Kong films were typically subtitled in both Chinese and English, often very quickly. Multiple gaffes are the inevitable result. Stefan Hammond has quite the collection.

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A Stink in Suburbia

The self-published fanzine Stink was a means for the young Nick Cato to write about the films he loved. Alas, the Xerox zine format is all but dead these days, much like the grindhouse cinemas in which Nick saw many films. Suburban Grindhouse is a marriage of the two. 

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Hong Kong video rental

Le Video in SF and Kim’s in NYC offered impressive selections of Hong Kong films, but many fans had to locate a rental shop in their local Chinatown. STEFAN HAMMOND explains.

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Eight That Rip

“Subtitled Hong Kong films are no longer considered odd,” says Stefan Hammond, co-author of More Sex, Better Zen, Faster Bullets. Here are eight reasons why.

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My Favourite Dictators And Why

Dictators may be among the worst people in history, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t laugh at them. In My Favourite Dictators, CHRIS MIKUL tells the stories of eleven of the twentieth century’s most colourful and reviled human beings. Here he explains how and why he came to write his book, and who is in it. Illustations by Glenn Smith.

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Twin Donut, Or A Note From The Author

It took John Szpunar over twenty years to write this book. He thought it would be about a New York filmmaker, Joel M. Reed. It kind of is.

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Magic Morning Wood

“It’s amateur in the extreme, and not 100% what I would do if left to my own devices,” so says Clive Davies of his new podcast.

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Power Snatched artwork by L Jamal Walton

Power Snatched artwork by L Jamal Walton