Lunar Scratchy Sale

Lunar Scratchy Sale Is Next for us at IndieGala. Also, Happy Lunar New Year everyone! Billions of people around the world have commenced the 15-day celebration of the Lunar New Year. Or the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. Chinese New Year is one of the most important holidays in Chinese culture and has influenced similar celebrations in other cultures. In 2024, the celebration falls on Saturday, Feb. 10. and marks the year of the dragon. In fact, there are 12 different animals in the Chinese zodiac. Rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, dragon, and pig. Each of those signs will mark the personality and fortune of those born during that year, and it’s wonderful.

So, we figured we mark this fantastic holiday with something equally fantastic. Lunar Scratchy Sale. Because why not? We’ve written about Halloween (here), Labor Day (here), and even Father’s Day. You can check out that article here.

What’s The Lunar Scratchy Sale All About?

Well, a bunch of cool games that are on sale. Publisher Sales, Franchise Discounts & Promotions. Do not miss the ongoing deals on all of your favorite video games. You can check out the offerings of the many cool sales (including the Lunar Scratchy Sale) with a simple click here.

You can browse all the discounted games here.

Lunar Scratchy Sale And Some Cool Lunar New Year Films

The 5 films on this list are fan favorites among the Asian community, and they’re particularly popular during the Lunar New Year. Some are older, some are new. Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comment section.

Lunar Scratchy Sale

The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club holds a special place in the hearts of millions of Chinese Americans. A movie that’s about the relationships between Chinese-American women and their Chinese immigrant mothers. A powerful movie that resonates even outside of the Asian community, but one that is not that well known outside of the Asian community. The movie catapulted the careers of Lauren Tom and Ming Na Wen (among others), and if you’re a fan of it… then you’re in luck. Back in 2022, it was announced that the sequel was now in the works so you have the sequel to look forward to. But the 90’s movie is truly a must-watch.

Fun fact: In 2020, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians is the first film by a major Hollywood studio to feature a majority cast of Chinese descent in a modern setting since The Joy Luck Club. The movie follows Rachel Chu, an American-born Chinese NYU professor, and her boyfriend Nick. They both travel to Singapore for a wedding, but while there, Rachel discovers brand new information about her boyfriend’s family. They’re crazy rich. While the movie got its fair share of criticism, it proved to be a huge hit among the audience. Not to mention, the incredible Michele Yeoh is in it, and that’s a reason enough to watch it.

Fun fact: Most of Awkwafina’s lines as Peik Lin Goh were improvised.

Enter The Dragon

Enter The Dragon is probably the oldest movie on this list, but one might argue it’s the most iconic one. Which is why it’s still popular among the Lunar New Year celebrations. What makes it so special? Enter the Dragon was Among the first films to combine martial arts action with spy film elements and the emerging blaxploitation genre. And of course, it has Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan in it. However, despite being considered a cult classic more than 50 years after its premiere, it was a subject of parodies over the decades. Most notably in The Pink Panther Strikes Again and in John Landis’s The Kentucky Fried Movie. More than half a century later, it’s still a beloved Lunar New Year movie pick.

Fun fact: Bruce Lee hid a small piece of iron in his hand to break the mirrors.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Another movie with the incredible Michelle Yeoh. Because why not? Directed by Ang Lee, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is still to this day often cited as one of the finest wuxia films ever made. It’s about a young Chinese warrior who steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure. With a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation no less. The one and only Chow Yun Fat is in the lead male role, and yeah. This is a must-watch. Even if it’s not about the Lunar New Year. You just have to watch it.

Fun fact: “Crouching tiger hidden dragon” is a quote from Chinese mythology. It refers to hiding your strength from others. Advice which is followed all too well by the characters in the film.

Shaolin Soccer

Another cult classic from the early 2000s. But this time it’s a sports comedy that heavily features Shaolin kung fu. Stephen Chow serves as the director and lead actor of the movie and he’s of course amazing in both roles. He portrays Sing. A Shaolin kung fu practitioner and former monk who wants to promote the martial arts form to the world. He is also the soccer team’s striker and uses his extremely powerful legs to produce unstoppable soccer shots. A gift that will come in handy as the movie progresses. Much like the rest of the movies on this list. Shaolin Soccer is also a popular movie pick during the Lunar New Year, so yeah. It’s highly recommended.

Fun fact: Stephen Chow said he was inspired by the animated series Captain Tsubasa (1983).

But what’s your pick for the Lunar Scratchy Sale?

Let us know which game you’re eyeing on this Lunar New Year. And of course, which movies you’d love to watch during this holiday? We’d love to know.

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