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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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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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