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Taiwan Noir 15: The Ghost Hill & The Fly Dragon Mountain

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It’s time Taiwan Noir took a step back to Taiwan cinema swordplay or Wuxia pian. They had some juice, some fuel that could stack up with what Shaw Brothers and Golden Harvest were doing despite being the little kid in terms of size of industry and maybe even means. So Kenny B and Todd Stadtman therefore talk Ting Shan-hsi’s The Ghost Hill and Chen Hung-min’s The Fly Dragon Mountain for this episode.

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Taiwan Noir 14: Challenge Of The Lady Ninja & A Life Of Ninja

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Ninja double bill! Elsa Yeung! Chen Kuan-tai! Taiwan reefer madness! No intro!

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Taiwan Noir 13: Devil Returns & Kill For Love

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It’s important to sometime note that part of the selection process for these episodes are about detailing my (Kenny B that is) own journey through this era of Taiwanese movies, mainly late 70s, early 80s. It’s about the disocvery of directors, performers, movies, classic scenes, iconic moments and about trying to explain my comfort factor watching these movies, moments and performers. That means even the stinkers and the mediocrity deserves a voice. That is our long winded way of saying welcome to Taiwan Noir 13 on Richard Chen’s Devil Returns and Kill For Love with Kenny B and  Tood Stadtman.

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Taiwan Noir 12: The Ghostly Face & Little Hero

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We’re dudes, we love the ladies but we’re also dudes into Hong Kong and Taiwanese cinema and the KICKASS ladies. The ones that could probably take your head off if you don’t behave. Including Polly Shang Kwan, the star of BOTH of the movies we picked for this Taiwan Noir: 1973’s The Ghostly Face and Little Hero from 1978. One of them requires some weed or will make you feel like you smoked up beforehand. You’ll know which once we get to it. Taiwan reefer madness await you with Kenny B and Todd Stadtman.

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Running times:
00m 00s – Intro/Polly Shang Kwan biography/discussion
35m 08s – The Ghostly Face background
45m 13s – The Ghostly Face review
75m 28s – Director Chen Hung-min background/discussion
93m 20s – Little Hero review Read the rest of this entry »

Taiwan Noir 11: Virago & The Anger

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Wishing to cover the following movies anyway but now that we’re stumbling upon same actors and filmmakers again and again, the work needed to get these shows done gets reduced ever so slightly because tonight’s focus on actress Elsa Yeung and director Richard Chen means the little there is to say of them biography wise has been done. So we won’t repeat the little we know and dig as we cover 1981’s Virago (IFD’s re-title of the 1981 actioner was the more commonly known title Deadly Silver Angels) starring Elsa training women in bikinis to stab the f*ck out of men and The Anger, the Lu Hsiao-fen thriller that was the basis for the IFD cut and paste movie Inferno Thunderbolt by Godfrey Ho.

Note that the first half was recorded but lost and re-recorded under different conditions. Hence the different halves sounding somewhat different in quality. /Ken

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Show Links:
Taiwan Noir at Stitcher
sogoodreviews.com
Sleazy K’s Video
Die, Danger, Die Die Kill (aka 4DK) – Facebook, Twitter
Golden Ninja Warrior Chronicles – Taiwan Black Movies posts
Infernal Brains – Podcast
Fighting Femmes, Fiends And Fanatics – You Tube, Facebook.
Taiwan Noir 4: Girl With A Gun & Exposed To Danger
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Taiwan Noir 10: The Thrilling Sword & The Country Of Beauties

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He’s comfortable already as co-host so 4DK’s (Die, Danger, Die Die Kill) Todd programmed half of this episode that will focus on Elsa Yeung with a double bill of the colourful Wuxia fantasy The Thrilling Sword based on some Disney story you might’ve heard  and her as an Amazon leader of women cutting men’s balls off in The Country Of Beauties.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Elsa Yeung bio/discussion
26m 48s – The Thrilling Sword review
56m 56s – Ulysses Au-Yeung bio/discussion
67m 25s – Don Wong bio/discussion
72m 00s – The Country Of Beauties review

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Taiwan Noir 9: The Witch With Flying Head & Calamity Of Snakes

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From the director of The Devil, as spoken of during Taiwan Noir 6 we couldn’t find any biographical info on the filmmaker but despite a varied genre-output (including martial arts and Category III), Zhang Ren-jie liked his goo and gore for at least two movies a lot more seemingly: the mentioned The Devil from 1981 and one of tonight’s movies for review, The Witch With Flying Head. And in the second half, the snakes get it for real and they get back at the humans in a fictional sense. Welcome to Asian cinema and the snake terror that is Calamity Of Snakes. Kenny B and new co-host Todd Stadtman of the Die, Danger, Die Die Kill (aka 4DK) blog take a stab at this double whammy of horror and way too real life horror.

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Running times:
00m 00s – Intro/Todd interview
18m 30s – The Witch With Flying Head review/discussion
50m 05s – William Zhang bio
55m 10s – Calamity Of Snakes review/discussion

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