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Taiwan Noir 8: New York Asian Film Festival Special…with a twist of Taiwan

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The New York Asian Film Festival does it all: Korea, Japan and this year starting from June 28th, Taiwanese genre cinema of the kind this series has proudly been covering will be shown as part of the lineup dubbed “Taiwan Pulp”. Operations manager of the festival, Rufus De Rham, is here to tell us all about it, his infatuation for social realism, wacky ninja movies and Elsa Yeung. Festival attendee and former This Week In Sleaze co-host King Who? also stops by to speak of his Taiwanese cinema experiences and to partake in a Last Taiwanese Movies Watched on random pile-picks Flying Car Nation and 21 Red List!

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Taiwan Noir 7: Golden Queen’s Commando & Pink Force Commando

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Take a bunch of good looking, iconic girls, plant them in movie reality courtesy of die hard movie nerd Chu Yen-Ping and you get products that probably outrages most rather than delights but that’s ok. It sparks conversation if it’s an homage or not to steal so many scenes from other movies and their music for your own. For this episode of Taiwan Noir therefore you have to imagine a paralell movie world where everything is possible. We got 80s pop star haircuts, a wild west town with 80s style grafitti, Chinese Nazis, the Ku Klux Clan and a lot is set to Ennio Morricone’s music. It’s of course a double bill of Taiwanese reefer madness in the form of Golden Queen’s Commando and Pink Force Commando! In Last Taiwanese Movies Watched, there’s challenges in devil areas and Joey Wong in a boobie flick that is equally short and long.

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Running times:
00m 00s – Intro/Chu Yen-ping bio & discussion
34m 02s – Brigitte Lin bio & discussion
54m 27s – Golden Queen’s Commando review
80m 40s – Pink Force Commando review
117m 47s – Last Taiwanese Movies Watched

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Taiwan Noir 6: The Imprisoned & The Devil

Episode title does sound like a kickass movie but they are in fact two separate Taiwanese experiences containing massive amounts of whipping, forcefeeding, fake crocs, magic trees, puss filled boils, spells and actors hired because they said yes to putting all manner of disgusting things in their mouths. In the Last Taiwanese Movies Watched segment, John Charles tries to figure out Jackie And Bruce To The Rescue and Kenny B is afraid of Jack Kao in Midnight Revenge.

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Running times:
00m 00s – Intro/The Imprisoned background/Chester Wang bio/discussion
27m 25s – The Imprisoned review
48m 48s – The Devil review
62m 35s – Last Taiwanese Movies Watched

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Taiwan Noir 5: Last Breath/Jungle Heat

Wargore, Flash Gordon, Flash Legs and Taiwanese gangster action that thinks it’s Once Upon A Time In China. Listen in to hear Kenny B and John Charles discuss the two edits of the same production and talk of their respective Shanghai actioners picked for Last Taiwanese Movies Watched.

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Running times:
00m 00s – Intro/ Dorian Tan bio/discussion
24m 50s – Chin Han bio/discussion
28m 30s – Sam Jones bio/discussion
37m 12s – Last Breath/Jungle Heat Review
77m 30s – Last Taiwanese Movies Watched

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Taiwan Noir 4: Girl With A Gun & Exposed To Danger

Is it a rip-off or a good remake? For this episode, Kenny B and John Charles are covering Richard Chen’s Girl With A Gun and Karen Yang’s Exposed To Danger. Fans of Ms. 45 and Friday The 13th might wanna shut their ears now. Also stick around for Last Taiwanese Movies Watched and talks of Taiwan’s own Mr. Vampire-franchise: Hello Dracula.

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Running times:
00m 00s – Intro/Richard Chen/Ying Hsiao bio/discussion
17m 28s – Girl With A Gun Review
59m 27s – Crackdown Mission
70m 07s – Exposed To Danger Review
100m 20s – Last Taiwan Movies Watched

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Taiwan Noir 3: Wolf Devil Woman & The Lady Avenger

The need for revenge and the crazy/dizzying take center stage here at Taiwan Noir which also means the female directors of Taiwan cinema gets a chance to shine. Meaning Kenny B and John Charles review and discuss Pearl Cheung’s Wolf Devil Woman (1982) and Karen Yang Chia-yun’s The Lady Avenger (1981) while also adding some 3-D fun in the Last Taiwanese Movies Watched segment at the end of the show.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Pearl Cheung bio/discussion
29m 40s – Wolf Devil Woman review
60m 24s – Karen Yang Chia-yun bio/discussion
71m 46s – Liu Hsuiao-fen bio/discussion
80m 45s – The Lady Avenger review
107m 30s – Last Taiwanese Movies Watched

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Taiwan Noir 2: On The Society File Of Shanghai


Kenny B along with special guest and hopefully future co-host John Charles hit a key movie in the wave of Taiwanese social realism: Wang Chu-chin’s On The Society File Of Shanghai (1981). The movie that also gave Taiwanese cinema Liu Hsiao-fen (depicted above). Also featuring a Last Taiwanese Movies Watched-segment that gives you heroic goreshed and Long Wolf And Cub…Taiwanese style!

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