RZA makes his directorial debut today with his new movie, The Man With The Iron Fists, but don’t expect him to have any box office jitters. RZA is confident that the masses will enjoy his movie for a number of different reasons.
“This is definitely a movie that you will enjoy in the movie theaters,” RZA told AllHipHop.com recently. “Look at the DVD if you want, but this is a big screen experience from the costumes, [to] the action, [to] the sound. You will never hear it the way you will hear it at a big screen theater, because we mixed it for a big theater.”
“I will honestly say that I watched it on 35MM print, and the sound alone…if you just close your eyes and listen, you’ll be stimulated,” added the longtime Wu-Tang producer and rapper.
The movie features a soundtrack that boasts the Wu-Tang Clan, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, and Pusha T, alongside more Old School, classic artists like Isaac Hayes and Mable John.
“I was able to get some music from the Stax vault; the Stax is a old record label that had songs by Isaac Hayes, William Bell. They gave me some old tapes of theirs, and they let me do what I wanted with them,” explained RZA.
“So I would take a song that Isaac Hayes made, and I would add new strings to it, change the base, add new guitars to it, speed it up, slow it down, make it all different into its own new original piece of music.”
The Man With The Iron Fists opens in theaters today (November 2) with an all-star cast, including Academy Award winner Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, and RZA in the lead roles.
“This is definitely a movie worth the $10 or $12 bucks they charge you. Matter of fact, you’re going to owe me some money after this one,” RZA guaranteed.
Check out our exclusive with RZA below, where he speaks about the amazing listening experience you can expect with his debut film, The Man With The Iron Fists: