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Podcast On Fire 298: Stoner & Shatter

George Lazenby goes to Hong Kong. As does Hammer Films and in 1974 we got a pair up modern-day punch ups where Golden Harvest and Shaw Brothers opened their doors to overseas guests. The results were the George Lazenby starrer Stoner at Golden Harvest and Hammer and Shaw Brothers gave us Shatter. This is our Versus-series where we pair up similarly themed movies, movies that deals in similar content and character. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/George Lazenby biography and discussion
22m 26s – Stoner review
50m 03s – Shatter production background
60m 39s – Shatter review

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Podcast On Fire 297: Young And Dangerous 5 & The Legendary “Tai Fei”

The 5th entry in the Young And Dangerous triad saga appeared in 1998. So as the series and the Hung Hing boys grow older, how’s the quality at this point? Find out as we discuss Young And Dangerous 5. And in 1999,  someone thought it would be a good idea to give greasy haired, nose picking Tai Fei his grand spin off back story so Anthony Wong came back as the rather memorable, loud but morally upright triad character Tai Fei for his own film The Legendary “Tai Fei”. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Young And Dangerous 5 review
61m 05s – The Legendary “Tai Fei” review

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What’s Korean Cinema? 51 – Innocent Thing

The director of Volcano High goes back to school but throws out the fighty fighty stuff in favour of the psychological, teachers shouldn’t get romantically involved with students, erotic thriller stuff in Innocent Thing from 2014. With Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Innocent Thing production notes, reception, director Kim Tae-kyun’s absence from directing
25m 58s – Innocent Thing review.

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 54: Volcano High (MTV edit)

Volcano High went to MTV in 2003 for an English redub featuring the stars of hip hop and comedy.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 50 – Volcano High

Korean cinema could probably do a violence in school exposé with the best of them but here priorities were a little bit different. Putting actors and stuntmen on wires to depict their martial arts powers as conflicts between teachers and students is brewing, in this episode we take a look at 2001’s Volcano High. With Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Volcano High production notes, reception, director Kim Tae-kyun’s career
37m 23s – Volcano High review

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The Director’s Series 31: Mabel Cheung & Alex Law – The Soong Sisters

Mabel Cheung and Alex Law take their storytelling out of the current and small, intimate arenas of Hong Kong, China and New York and go for scope depicting three female political figures in Chinese history in The Soong Sisters. With Kenny B, Tom-K-W and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/City Of Glass Quick-Take
29m 55s – Biographies of the real life Soong sister and production background of the movie.
53m 48s – The Soong Sisters review

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Podcast On Fire 296: The Final Option & The Case Of The Cold Fish

It’s the emergence of Stone Wong, a role Michael Wong would be associated with and known for from this point in his career training Special Duties Unit cadets, fighting crimes and dealing with drama at home. It’s the cop soap opera era, arriving in the form of 1994’s The Final Option. Also, a Lantau Island set murder mystery where a version of Stone Wong is sent and promptly made fun of. Michael Wong goes up against a fat Michael Chow in The Case Of The Cold Fish from 1995. Kenny B and Phil G continue to discuss the films of Michael Wong. We’ll review 9 movies throughout the long career and officially determine whether he’s Wong or Wrong.

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Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/The Final Option background, reception, Gordon Chan biography
28m 46s – The Final Option review
57m 30s – Jamie Luk discussion
61m 09s – The Case Of The Cold Fish review

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The Podcast On Fire Network aims to provide a large, continually expanding overview of Asian cinema. On the flagshow Podcast On Fire, the big guns out of Hong Kong cinema gets a spotlight through discussion and review while the remainder of the network shows gives you insight into Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese cinema and the history of adult oriented Hong Kong cinema!

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