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'Ching Pow' hits the road. 'Far East Yardies' to tour the island

Published:Thursday | October 30, 2014 | 12:00 AM

The Ching Pow movie 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', the Theatre Place in New Kingston.

The dates thus far are Theatre Place and the Portmore Mall from October 30 to November 2, November 6 through to November 9; and the Cove in Ocho Rios, St Ann, from October 30. The film will screen at other venues until 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 complemented by special guest appearances from top dancehall artistes.

Director-producer Bruce Hart said 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 Oriental Avatars, fed up with the social injustice and economic hardship on the island, returning to their 'Far East' roots. 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, but also 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. Ching Pow is for mature audiences, owing to the nature of the content (language, violence and sexual situations and references).