Shaw Brothers Movies on iTunes!

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LIST UPDATED WITH NEW MOVIES!!! 03/01/18

If you didn’t already know, Celestial has made many Shaw Brothers films available via iTunes! They’re beautiful HD-quality videos, and in many instances the film comes with both subtitled and dubbed versions. Certain movies — such as one of my favorites Vengeance! — even make their North American debut (unless Vengeance! had some VHS release I’m not aware of). In any case, if you’re a Shaw Brothers fan this is a fantastic way to build up your collection with many films not available on Region 1 DVD or Blu-ray. The films are also available on other International iTunes stores, and I’ve been told that these links will work around the world, so get clickin’!

But if you’ve used iTunes before, then you know that the search function is far from perfect. Manually searching for all the Shaw Brothers movies can be a real chore, so that’s why I’m providing a list of all the films currently available, as well as direct links to them on iTunes! I update this periodically, too, as new films are added to the service.

Pricing varies depending on when Celestial uploaded them to iTunes. Older releases are: Rentals for $2.99 SD or $3.99 HD, while purchasing runs $4.99 SD or $7.99 HD. The newer releases are priced as follows: Rentals for $3.99 SD or $3.99 HD, while purchasing runs $5.99 SD or $9.99 HD. There have been sales in the past (such as a $0.99 rental of 36th Chamber of Shaolin), so if you’re an interested fan, you should definitely like Celestial’s Shaw Brothers Facebook page so you don’t miss any deals!

This list has grown a lot since I first made it. In the coming updates I will make it more readable in a format similar to my hub page for the Shaw Brothers review series.

Currently up for both rental and sale (in SD or HD):
(Click the film title to see the film in iTunes!)

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MacHeads (2009)

Starring a bunch of MacHeads

Directed by Kobi Shely

Expectations: Low. I like Macs but I’m not a fanboy.


MacHeads tells the story of how the Mac community grew from an extremely dedicated bunch of computer nerds into millions of users that may or may not even own an Apple computer. The shift in Apple’s focus from the computer to the handheld device signaled the company’s rise in mainstream popularity, while also causing its hardcore fanbase to dwindle. Fanbase may be a strange word to use for a company but if you’ve ever talked with one of these folks you realize that hardcore Mac users really are huge fans of the company and what they stand for.

As Apple grows and leaves behind its underdog status, is it still a viable option for the elitist to claim that Apple is “fighting the good fight” against corporate giant Microsoft? I don’t think so. The question only exists for those of us that have followed computing since the days of things like the Apple IIe and DOS. For the rest of the populace, it’s more a question of cost vs. value and most people are not going to spend the money for a Mac when they can get a comparable Windows-based computer at half the cost.

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