Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Poster for ‘Man With The Iron Fists’ Bleeds Purple

The color purple is said to represent leadership, wealth, happiness, trustworthiness, and the power of creation.  To fans of the Wu-Tang Clan, it represents the exact same thing that the number seven represents in the bible: perfection.  Indeed, many of RZA’s aesthetic choices have been informed by numerology and color coding, both in the studio and in the boardroom.  Judging by the poster for The Man With The Iron Fists, his first foray into feature filmmaking will be no different.

As an avowed disciple of the Clan, I take this posters color scheme as an omen.  The cassette tape version of Raekwon’s classic 1995 debut Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, considered by many (Including myself) to be the single best Wu-Tang release of all time, was famously housed in a translucent purple shell.  In many circles, the album simply became known as “the Purple Tape.”  The color’s presence here serves as a reminder of just what RZA is capable of when focused.  If my theory proves to be true, RZA’s feature filmmaking career will be off to an earth-shattering start.

If you are a true fan of the Wu, I don't even have to tell you what this is.  Classic material, baby!

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