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Taiwan Noir 31: Fearless Fighters & Dynasty

Kung-fu makes a splash in America via Bruce Lee, via King Boxer but a Taiwanese Wuxia from 1971 unexpectedly dazzled audiences as well. Armed with an array of deadly kung fu killers and a promotional campaign for the ages, in 1973 Fearless Fighters came to America. Also, kung fu cinema in the third dimension in 1977’s Dynasty. With Kenny B and Todd Stadtman.

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Running times:
00m 00s – Intro/Fearless Fighters background.
21m 58s – Fearless Fighters review
46m 42s – Dynasty, 3D background, Dorian Tan biography
58m 53s – Dynasty review

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Podcast On Fire 294: Romeo Must Die & Election

Johnnie To’s stable of Milkyway players and crew deliver the first in an epic saga about the rigid rules and regulations in a triad election. It still means deception, betrayal, violence in 2005’s Election. But in the first half, another Hong Kong cinema action star tries to make his mark in Hollywood. Jet Li gets his first English language lead role in Romeo Must Die. With Kenny B and Kevin Ma of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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 (briankirby.net) whose awesome clothing line you can find at shelflifeclothing.com.

Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Romeo Must Die production background and reception
22m 10s – Romeo Must Die review
55m 43s – Election production background and reception
78m 30s – Election review.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 49 – Haeundae (Tidal Wave)

Welcome to Haeundae. It’s going to be a wet vacation. With Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Haeundae reception, discussion of director and cast.
43m 49s – Haeundae review.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 48 – Flu

Outbreak or Contagion… Korean style. 2013’s Flu that’s up for review this episode. With Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Flu director Kim Sung-su discussion, production notes, reception.
32m 25s – Flu review.

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The Director’s Series 29: Mabel Cheung & Alex Law – An Autumn’s Tale

After receiving her first Hong Kong Film Award as Best New Director, Mabel Cheung and her filmmaking and life partner didn’t go back to Hong Kong to expand. No, they stuck to New York, brought over elite talent and an undeniable screen couple to make An Autumn’s Tale. Considered both one of the best Hong Kong movies ever but also a perfect date movie. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Painted Faces Quick-Take
24m 35s – Expanded Mabel Cheung and Alex biography
30m 10s – An Autumn’s Tale production background, reception, actors
55m 18s – An Autumn’s Tale review

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Podcast On Fire 293: When Taekwondo Strikes & Heroes Of The East

Continuing the Versus Series, lined up for review is Golden Harvest’s 1973 Angela Mao movie When Taekwondo Strikes. She might take your head off, fighting on the side of the Korean people against the Japanese. Also, in Heroes Of The East, Lau Kar-Leung depicts Chinese versus Japanese martial arts in a more nuanced and friendly way. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/When Taekwondo Strikes background and review
57m 41 – Heroes Of The East review

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 (briankirby.net) whose awesome clothing line you can find at shelflifeclothing.com.

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Podcast On Fire 292: Legacy Of Rage

The man with the lack of Cantonese (and according to some, acting ability) but present in classic Hong Kong cinema, Michael Wong has built his image over the years, hitting it big as an SDU officer in the 90s before finding the airways of love. In this series we take a look at 9 of his movies to determine statistically whether he’s any good or not. Therefore, will he be Wong or Wrong in the end? For the opening episode, we’ll be taking a look at a movie where his co-star got the most attention though as son of Bruce Lee Brandon Lee makes his Hong Kong action debut in 1986’s Legacy Of Rage. With Kenny B and Phil G of Eastern Film Fans.

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 (briankirby.net) whose awesome clothing line you can find at shelflifeclothing.com.

Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Michael Wong biography and discussion.
39m 36s – Legacy Of Rage making of notes.
50m 32s – Legacy Of Rage 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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