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Podcast On Fire 308: Young And Dangerous: The Prequel & Golden Job

Sandwiched in between Young And Dangerous 5 and its concluding part Born To Be King, Andrew Lau and Manfred Wong take us back to the past Hung Hing boys. Played by other boys. It’s Young And Dangerous: The Prequel and as a send off to the coverage despite having no narrative connection to the universe, we then fast forward to a 2018 heist movie directed by Chin Kar-Lok that functioned as a Y & D cast reunion film. Yes, even Jerry Lamb is here, in Golden Job. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Young And Dangerous: The Prequel review
73m 58s – Golden Job review

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What’s Korean Cinema? 54 – Memento Mori

The Whispering Corridors-series had wind in its sails commercially but rather than do a year later in the same all-girls school follow-up, the makers decided to create a thread for the series based on similar setting and supernatural elements but not story. So for 1999’s Memento Mori, spooky and heart-breaking stuff is back but also something controversial. With Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/LGBT content and controversy
37m 08s – Box office, awards, notes on the directors
52m 33s – Memento Mori review.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 53 – Whispering Corridors

New wave Korean cinema of the late 90s and onwards logged iconic imagery, settings and atmosphere. Whether through blockbuster action, exploration of vengeance, relationships between North and South Korea at the DMZ but in one of the film industries OG years, at the start of a re-birth we find spooky stuff set in a school for girls. The first in a long running, unconnected series, in this episode we take a look at 1998’s Whispering Corridors. With Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/girl school horror series breakdown/state of Korean cinema in 1998
22m 14s – Box office, awards, notes on the director
38m 00s – Whispering Corridors review.

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This Week In Sleaze 63: Tightie Whitie Theatre – Sex And The Emperor & Way To Success

Let’s talk some naughty and nice fucking! Or rather movies operating on the silly, cruel and rather pleasant scale of Category III. Over in the cruel camp, Wong Jing produces Emperor’s palace intrigue, nastiness and dopiness in Sex And The Emperor. Also, a positive comedy about overcoming the odds and becoming the picture-perfect image for prosperity but only in Hong Kong would you centre this around pimps and prostitution. All of which takes place in Way To Success. With Sleazy K and The Great Lord Joshua Regal.

Contact the show via email at podcastonfire at googlemail.com, on our Facebook page and Facebook group or Twitter (@podcastonfire@sogoodreviews) and SUBSCRIBE to our iTunes feed. Music courtesy of Brian Kirby whose awesome clothing line you can find at shelflifeclothing.com.

Running times:
00m 00s – Intro/On director Sherman Wong’s Queen Of Underworld
13m 33s – Sex And The Emperor review
43m 10s – Way To Success review

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The Director’s Series 33: Mabel Cheung & Alex Law – Echoes Of The Rainbow

Alex Law sits in the director’s chair for the first time since the 90s and saves a local Hong Kong street, in real life in the process. Also awards and stuff for 2010’s Echoes Of The Rainbow. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

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Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/background and reception of Echoes Of The Rainbow
22m 36s – Echoes Of The Rainbow  review

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Podcast On Fire 307: Knock Off, Enter The Eagles & House Of Fury

Our series on the films of Michael Wong comes to a close. Will he be Wong or Wrong? A trio of movies is up for review, starting with the Tsui Hark, Jean-Claude Van Damme visual treat that is Knock Off. Going from Hong Kong to Prague, Michael teams up with Bruce Lee’s daughter Shannon for Enter The Eagles and doing his best Blofeld from a wheelchair, Michael has revenge on his mind and his target is a kung fu fighting family in House Of Fury.

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Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/on the script of Knock Off, production background
32m 06s – Knock Off review
68m 52s – Enter The Eagles review
106m 36s – Stephen Fung biography
113m 34s – House Of Fury review

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What’s Korean Cinema? 52 – The Ring Virus

Korean cinema throws their hat into the J-horror ring… by making a Ring of their own. With Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/background on the novel, Japanese film adaptations, reception of The Ring Virus and director
48m 44s – The Ring Virus 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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