'The End Of An Era': KungFuCinema.com Shuts Down
As many of you all know, I don't normally eulogize on my blog here as I usually prefer to focus on the overall excitement and fandom of the action genre. In that respect, I have quite a few people out there to thank for inspiring me to come as far as I have in leading Film Combat Syndicate, especially since my heyday as a reader of Mark Pollard's Kung Fu Cinema.
Well, the end of a era has arrived. I have been given the official word that KungFuCinema.com has closed its internet portal for reasons beyond control. I will forever be grateful to Mark Pollard, whom I call "The Grandmaster" because this was his baby, for giving me the opportunity seven years ago to write for this site. He served as a mentor of sorts when I first started and I learned a lot through him. In addition, some of the users I've had the pleasure to meet through the message boards had been great. I felt as if I had another family at times, so to this day, I still consider them my KF brothers and sisters...
At any rate however, and for all intents and purposes, Kung Fu Cinema is forever entrenched in the netizenry as one of the best things that ever happened to the global martial arts action fanbase. Hopefully this isn't the last we see of Kung Fu Cinema, and with any luck its contributors and founder will be back, up and running with a fresh new page for the fans. Although, if this truly is the end, by all means Kung Fu Cinema...take a bow.