Archive for the ‘The Director’s Series’ Category

The Director’s Series 14: David Chiang – The Drug Addicts & A Mad World Of Fools

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As one review hinted at, on this show we don’t pick the expected but rather what WE feel is worthy of a spotlight and the time has come for a new subject. His name is David Chiang. Yes, martial arts action superstar had a directing career so follow Kenny B and Tom K-W as we open up a new Director’s Series on David Chiang’s The Drug Addicts and A Mad World Of Fools.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/David Chiang bio/discussion
35m 21s – The Drug Addicts review
61m 22s – A Mad World Of Fools review

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 17: The Big Hit

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Because we covered Kirk Wong’s Hong Kong career and have the bonus episodes format at our disposal, thought it’d be suitable to truly go out on The Director’s Series on Kirk Wong by talking of his Hollywood action comedy debut The Big Hit from 1998… starring Marky Mark.

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The Director’s Series 13: Kirk Wong FINALE – Organized Crime & Triad Bureau & Rock N’ Roll Cop

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That was quick, seems we were just talking about the start of Kirk Wong’s career and now we’re at what is presently his last Hong Kong productions before a short US stint. Two 1994 cop actioners end it all. First a team up with actor/producer/movie cop Danny Lee vs Anthony Wong’s robber and girlfriend and from the same year, Anthony’s LP loving cop co-operates with the Mainland police force to bring down a violent robber. This is therefore The Director’s Series 13 on Kirk Wong’s Organized Crime & Triad Bureau and Rock N’ Roll Cop, with Kenny B and Tom K-W

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Cecilia Yip bio/discussion
18m 55s – Organized Crime & Triad Bureau review
58m 36s – Anthony Wong bio/discussion
75m 08s – Rock N’ Roll Cop review

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The Director’s Series 12: Kirk Wong – Taking Manhattan & Crime Story

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He went abroad, to New York specifically to broaden his take on action (although it took 4 years between Gunmen and his next movie) and went into business with Jackie Chan for high profile action with the star taken down a notch and asked to act. Plus not so loving clashes, as opposed to the story on Gunmen, with said star. This is The Director’s Series on Kirk Wong’s Taking Manhattan and Crime Story.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Taking Manhattan background
18m 40s – Carrie Ng bio/discussion
34m 42s – Taking Manhattan review
66m 49s – Crime Story background
65m 50s – Crime Story review

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 14: Three Stooges Go Undercover

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Remember when we did our Director’s Series on Nam Nai-choi and there was one movie in his filmography we couldn’t get or get subtitled? Well now we can have finally watched Nam’s 4th movie at Shaw Brothers. The comedy Three Stooges Go Undercover, starring Nat Chan, Kara Hui and Stanley Fung. Kenny B and Tom K-W bid farewell properly to the multi-faceted career of the director/cinematographer in their review.

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The Director’s Series 11: Kirk Wong – True Colours & Gunmen

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Past the weirder more experimental side of Kirk Wong, 1986’s True Colours and 1988’s Gunmen represents something more traditional: The brotherhood, romance, gunplay mashup and in the case of the latter, a low budget period effort in the vein of Untouchables but also in the vein of violent action and firey mayhem with a detailed, loving clash between producer and director.

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Running Times:
08m 12s – Raymond Wong biography/discussion
17m 15s – Ti Lung biography/discussion
28m 25s – True Colours review/discussion
52m 33s – Gunmen background
61m 50s – Gunmen review/discussion

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The Director’s Series 10: Kirk Wong – Flash Future Kung Fu

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A good director’s output could/should come off as versatile, refusing to be slotted into the expected and easily sorted folder. It seems Kirk Wong after opening more traditionally with The Club thought like this as evident in his horror-comedy Lifeline Express that we covered last episode. But we track back to movie number two, the special mind/genre-bender Flash Future Kung Fu from 1983 for this second installment of The Director’s Series on Kirk Wong. Joining Kenny B and Tom K-W and Sylvia Rorem of The Heroic Sisterhood – The Ladies’ Asian Action Cinema Appreciation Society to discuss what’s left of Kirk’s multi-nominated vision of the future.

Thanks to Henrik Andersson for help with cleaning up the audio!

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Running Times:
14m 10s – Johnny Wang bio/discussion
27m 05s – Eddy Ko bio/discussion
35m 10s – Ray Lui bio/discussion
52m 18s – Flash Future Kung Fu review

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