Friday, 23 October 2015

The Search For Weng Weng Review 2013

Good things come in small packages

I had been waiting on this film for years. Following it's progress online, through it's ups and downs. So I have no idea why it took me so long to buy the DVD when it was released, shame on me.

What an incredible documentary! Definitely one of the best I have seen for years.

For those who aren't aware of who Weng Weng is. In the 80s he was a dwarf movie star in Filipino exploitation action films. His biggest hit film being 'For Your Height Only'(James Bond spoof) which got him worldwide recognition. Weng had another hit with The Impossible Kid. Then he seemed to vanish from our screens.

The Search For Weng Weng is a documentary by Andrew Leavold. An Australian who was so obsessed with Weng Weng he decided to travel to the Philippines to discover more about the film star.

Weng Weng gives the documentary a thumbs up!

For the fans of Weng Weng, this is an eye opener because his life has always been a mystery, we didn't even know his real name, or how many films he had made, where he had came from or went to. It was all a bit of a mystery. But this film is not just for Weng Weng fans. This is for all fans of film. It's an extremely interesting look in to the crazy world of cinema.

What started out as a trip to the Philippines to discover more about Weng Weng turns in to an incredible 7 year journey which is pretty unbelievable.

Check this one out! Highly recommended!

The Search for Weng Weng is on!


For a full review of the Weng Weng classic For Your Height Only I wrote in May 2012 click here

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