CHING POW RETURNS
'Far East Yardies' to tour the island
The kung-fu movie mash-up "Ching Pow" featuring the voice talents of dancehall duo Twin of Twins in various roles, renews its Jamaican run as of October 30, beginning at its initial "home", Theatre Place in New Kingston.
The dates thus far are Theatre Place and the Portmore Mall from Oct 30th through Nov. 2nd and Nov 6th through Nov 9th; and the Cove in Ocho Rios, St Ann, from October 30th. The film will screen at other venues through the end of December. Among the other towns confirmed to date are Montego Bay, Lucea and Savanna La Mar. The producers have also announced that the December screenings will be complimented by special guest appearances from top dancehall artistes.
Director-producer Bruce Hart said that the aim was always to have the film circulated as widely as possible, beginning with the home audience. "We know that this picture has something to say that many can relate to, we have the currency of the dancehall, we have humour, action and music, and we believe those elements are what have made it such an in-demand movie." Hart added that efforts were ongoing to get the movie screened beyond Jamaica.
The film was a runaway success during its initial run at Theatre Place, with audiences packing the house to capacity just about every night of screening. Drawing from a late-80s trilogy called "Ninja Death" the film's premise is of Jamaicans, fed up with the social injustice and economic hardship on the island, taking on the visage of Oriental avatars. There unfolds a classic kung fu story of betrayal, family twists and, of course, high-voltage karate action.
Ching Pow has also earned rave reviews, not only from audience members, several of whom returned multiple times during the initial run, as well as from the media, including a glowing review in the UK Guardian and several movie blogs.
Persons are being encouraged to reserve their tickets online at www.ChingPow.com, with early bookers set to receive a special Ching Pow Pak that will include promotional items such as Slam Condoms and King of Kings Rolling Papers.
Ching Pow is for mature audiences, owing to the nature of the content (language, violence and sexual situations and references).