RZA and Eli Roth Talk THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS and What Happened to the Extended Cut of the Film

     October 30, 2012


After years and years of work, Wu-Tang Clan member RZA’s writing and directorial debut, The Man with the Iron Fists is finally hitting screens on November 2nd. The film, co-written by Eli Roth and presented by Quentin Tarantino is a cross-cultural mashup of 70s Kung Fu, 90s gangsta rap and 00s comic book logic. While it might seem odd for a famed rapper to spend almost a decade working on a movie set entirely in feudal China, just one listen to any Wu record will clearly show that Rza has been building to this moment for almost two decades.  For more on the film, here are three clips.

Last weekend I sat down with RZA and Eli Roth back stage at the House of Blues in Hollywood to discuss the film. During the interview we talked about autobiographical influence, the director’s cut, how the story would work without the Kung Fu, a mysterious flying character and much more.  Hit the jump to watch.

RZA and Eli Roth:

  • 00:00 – 2:00 – Is the film autobiographical in any way?
  • 2:00 – 2:49 – What happened to the 4-hour cut of this film?
  • 2:49 – 3:15 – How much extra stuff will we see on the Director’s cut?
  • 3:15 – 4:01 – What happened to the flying character we see briefly in the first act?


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