the new issue of one of my favourite magazines, "Asian Cult Cinema", will be shipping in the next few weeks. Featuring in issue 41 - Max Allan Collins talks about Charlie Chan and how the Chan movies have become victims of a "politically correct" backlash. Ric Meyers slams Jackie Chan's MEDALLION, saying "Is it the worst Jackie Chan film ever? Is it worse than THE TUXEDO? I think so, because at least TUXEDO was well made." You'll also find a wide variety of articles, ranging from the Shaw Bros' COME DRINK WITH ME to the gory Korean thriller H, the films of Higuchinsky (UZUMAKI, LONG DREAM, TOKYO 10+1) to those of Ryuhei Kitamura (VERSUS, ARAGAMI, DOWN TO HELL). Dr Stan Glick has a superb article on the "Revenge Series at Columbia University" and Graham Lewis gives five reasons why Korean films kick ass. Besides all that... there are two great interviews: 1. director Ronnie Yu talks about his latest, FREDDIE vs. JASON, and his earlier "bride" movies (BRIDE WITH WHITE HAIR and BRIDE OF CHUCKY); and 2. action starlet JADE LEUNG shares her intimate secrets while recapping her career from BLACK CAT to PHANTOM OF SNAKE. Copies are available from all Borders bookstores or online at www.asiancult.com Thanks to Asian Cult Cinema Editor in Chief Tom Weisser for the advance info.