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If you're at all familiar with the actor Weng Weng, it's most likely because of his film For Your Height Only; a Philippine movie that was once very elusive before the interwebs. But whatever happened to the mysterious Weng Weng? The last movie he was in was in 1989, according to IMDB. Looks like The Search for Weng Weng tackles that very question.

From the press release:

Wild Eye Releasing is honored to announce the Collector's Edition DVD, Cable VOD and Digital HD release of The Search for Weng Weng. The documentary charts the sometimes bizarre history of Filipino B-films, as told through filmmaker Andrew Leavold's personal quest to find the truth behind its dwarf James Bond superstar Weng Weng (For Y'ur Height Only, The Impossible Kid). Weng Weng took the movie world by storm in the 1970s, and who has since become a viral internet sensation.

Almost a decade ago, Australian trash cinema aficionado Andrew Leavold set off to the Philippines to uncover the true story behind his cinema obsession: the enigmatic Weng Weng, a 2'9" Filipino James Bond. Over several visits to the Philippines, Leavold manages to piece together Weng Weng's incredible story - packed with pathos, humor and tragedy.

The Search for Weng Weng lifts the lid on one of the most extraordinary and bizarre national cinemas on the planet, an unforgettable expose of all that is great and wrong about the movie business. With a cast fill of eccentric characters, from directors to stuntmen to the outrageous Imelda Marcos, this is a remarkable journey deep into the eye of Asia's B-cinema tiger.

The Collector's Edition DVD release of The Search for Weng Weng (SRP $14.95) exclusively includes a feature-length commentary with director Andrew Leavold, extended and deleted scenes, an "I Love Weng Weng" music video, trailers and more.

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Author: Steve Pattee
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He's the puppet master. You don't see him, but he pulls the strings that gets things done. He's the silent partner. He's black ops. If you notice his presence, it's the last thing you'll notice — because now you're dead. He's the shadow you thought you saw in that dark alleyway. You can have a conversation with him, and when you turn around to offer him a cup of coffee, he's already gone.
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