Happy to have survived making Danny Torrance and his tribute video. And I’m so glad to share it with you all! Please like and share it, maybe it’ll even get to Danny Lloyd himself. Wouldn’t that be something
Forty years later, the whereabouts to Ma La Lene aka Marilyn Bautista is finally revealed. The reason for the four decade mystery was her name it turns out. Talk about a wild goose chase! Anyhow, ‘Malarin Boonnak’ is her real name! Brought to you by yours truly
In 1971, Malarin was in another film besides ‘The Big Boss’, a Thai film called ‘Ai Tui’ or ‘Mr. Tui’, a musical comedy which is supposedly quite good. It was re-released in 2004, at the 2nd World Film Festival of Bangkok. Also, somewhere between 1970-72, she was in ‘Chalawan’, possibly a Cambodian horror film about a legendary king crocodile as shown in the pics. Malarin would appear in four other known features during the early 70′s and received her Walk of Fame Star in front of the Sri Salaya Theater in Salaya, Thailand in 2009. Congratulations! Malarin’s latest work was in a 2011 short film, called ‘Memories Fade’. She had very little screen time, but nonetheless, the short drama was one of five nominated films vying for the ‘Older People Short films Award’ in 2011′.
The recent photos of her were taken in January of 2009, at a Thai film festival party.
You’re scared of room 237, ain’t you?
No, I ain’t.
Mr. Hallorann, what is in room 237?
Nothing. There ain’t nothing in room 237. But you got no business going in there anyway. So stay out. You understand? Stay out!
This version is without the opening credits.
A limited edition batch is in consideration which fans from my Preserved Dragons, FB page and viewers of ‘The Making of Tong Loong’ video, have kindly expressed interest. The month of February will be a time to gather resources and basically, figuring out how many are to be made. Since Tong Loong is completely handmade, as well as the base, the number of Tong Loong statues will be small. Even the case, which is to house the statue, is likely to be made in the theme of ‘The Way of the Dragon’ opening credits. And by keeping the number small, the quality and integrity of each piece aren’t lost.
Anyway friends, that’s what is running through my mind at the moment.
Aside from Tong Loong, a new statue is currently in progress. Going into another favorite genre of mine: Horror. This piece is a tribute to Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’, adapted from Stephen King’s novel. The concept is Danny Torrance on his big wheel. Stay tuned for more info on that!
Very happy to announce the completion of Tong Loong and base!! It’s been a great journey. With all the trials and errors and revisions, it’s as if I made 8 Tong Loongs The long journey was a lesson in patience and gained experience. With a better grasp on the clay and painting process, my next statue will hopefully be made faster while retaining the same level of quality.
Anyhow, here it is: The unofficial 40th Anniversary of ‘The Way of the Dragon’ Tong Loong and base!
It may not be the 30th yet in the West, but here in Japan, particularly Hong Kong, The Way of the Dragon was released to excited moviegoers and Bruce Lee followers. Here’s to you Bruce, for creating a masterpiece! THANK YOU!
Finally, here’s my tribute statue of Tong Loong! Battle damage and all. Still needs work…
With the base, which also needs work. A sheet of steel will be spread over the surface and magnets for Tong’s shoes. Note: the US one cent coin for size comparison.