You know how people say that Pink Floyd’s album The Dark Side of the Moon syncs up perfectly with The Wizard of Oz? To play off that, The Flaming Lips created a companion album to Pink Floyd’s record that, sure, was made with Funny or Die for April Fools, but it still exists and actually syncs up. Now it’s Wu-Tang Clan member RZA’s turn to pay tribute to a piece of media that he loves with a complimentary piece of his own.
What RZA has done is create a new score for the classic kung-fu film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, and now he’s ready to show the movie with his musical contributions. The trailer for the debut screening—presented by Nerdist and El Ray Network at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas on Sept. 29—doesn’t include any of the new score, but its use of Wu-Tang’s “Bring Da Ruckus” is a terrifically tantalizing teaser for the amazing awesomeness that’s to come.
Throughout their career, RZA and the rest of the Clan have been outspoken about their love of the movie, so much so that their debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), was partially inspired by it, at least in name. “Beyond the kung-fu, it was the reality of the situation that hit me,” RZA said. “Growing up as a black kid in America, I didn’t know that that kind of story had existed anywhere else.”
This is going to be an event, so if you’re unable to attend Fantastic Fest (ticket info here), you can see it later that day at Stateside Theatre at the Paramount in Austin (tickets), and on October 10 at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles (tickets).
Featured image: Shaw Brothers Studio