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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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Podcast On Fire 291: Young And Dangerous 4 & Portland Street Blues

The Hung Hing boys are back in Young And Dangerous 4 and also satires and spin-off movies were trickling into the market place by this point. Including the 1998 award winner Portland Street Blues where we see the origin story of Sandra Ng as the lesbian boss Sister 13. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Young And Dangerous 4 review.
48m 52 – Sandra Ng discussion and Portland Street Blues background.
61m 30s – Portland Street Blues 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 290: Enter The Dragon

Bruce Lee takes a leap onto the world stage in the international martial arts picture Enter The Dragon. He unfortunately doesn’t live to see its success or legacy. With Kenny B and the Podcast On Fire Network founder Stewart Sutherland returns. He also met Bolo.

Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Enter The Dragon background
20m 18s – Enter The Dragon 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 289: 2019 Christmas Special

We close out the year with a chat between the gang of Kenny B, Todd Stadtman, Paul Quinn and Tom K-W! Christmas related or not, they bring you a lookback on writing books, the success of South Korea’s Parasite, the tale of making audio commentary for the blu ray release of Woman Chasing The Butterfly Of Death and Ken READS a book. Paul Fox and Kevin Ma of the East Screen West Screen podcast also sent in a Christmas postcard.

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.

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Podcast On Fire 288: Divergence, Rule #1 & Full Strike

The final verdict, final judgement is being handed in in this the finale to our Ekin Cheng movie review series, dubbed The Ekin Hour. Will he be Ekin or Achin? First up is Benny Chan’s action thriller Divergence featuring an emotional Aaron Kwok and a lot of standing and sitting still by Ekin. Together with Shawn Yue at the MAD section of the police force, he chases ghosts in the award winning Rule #1 and reformed triads take up badminton in Full Strike. With Kenny B and Phil G of Eastern Film Fans.co.uk.

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/Divergence production background and reception.
20m 30s – Divergence review.
54m 07s – Kelvin Tong biography and discussion, Rule #1 reception.
59m 07s – Rule #1 review.
91m 06s – Derek Kwok and Henri Wong biography and discussion.
102m 58s – Full Strike review.

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Podcast On Fire 287: The Skyhawk & Master Of Kung Fu

We kick off a sub-section of Podcast On Fire dubbed The Versus-Series, where we place content, characters and theme in two respective movies against each other. The first installment concerns Wong Fei-Hung, as envisioned by Golden Harvest and Shaw Brothers respectively. 1974’s The Skyhawk starring Kwan Tak-hing as Wong Fei-Hung in one of his many appearances as the classic character is up first and from 1973, we’ll review and discuss Master Of Kung Fu starring studio veteran Ku Feng. With Kenny B and Phil G of Eastern Film Fans.co.uk.

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/The Skyhawk review
50m 23s – The Master Of Kung Fu 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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