Archive for the ‘The Director’s Series’ Category

The Director’s Series 27: Ringo Lam FINALE – Wild City

We welcome back Ringo Lam to the directing chair, he goes into the beating heart of the city, mixing Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and the result is yet another Louis Koo vehicle, the chase for a girl, and a bag of cash. This is the closing episode of The Director’s Series on Ringo Lam, and we do so with our review of Wild City. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Wild City production background
32m 05s – Wild City review
59m 54s – Quick-Take: Sky On Fire

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The Director’s Series 26: Ringo Lam – In Hell

Ringo Lam goes back to prison in his third collaboration with Jean-Claude Van Damme: In Hell. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Quick-Take: Triangle
30m 42s – In Hell production background
40m 44s – In Hell review

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The Director’s Series 25: Ringo Lam – Full Alert

Ringo Lam returns to Hong Kong after his Hollywood adventure in multi-nominated, cops and robbers style. Lau Ching-wan vs Francis Ng, the stage is set. This is The Director’s 25 on Ringo Lam’s Full Alert. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Quick-Takes: Replicant & Looking For Mr. Perfect
18m 00s – Ringo Lam interview excerpts and notes on Full Alert
25m 25s – Lau Ching-wan biography
35m 03s – Full Alert review

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The Director’s Series 24: Ringo Lam – Burning Paradise

It’s the Red Lotus Clan burning down the Shaolin monastery and trapping the monks in the underground Red Lotus Temple. Fong Sai Yuk takes center stage and fights back. All done under the watchful eye of producer Tsui Hark while Ringo flexes his creative muscles trying to make a dent in the 90s wave of kung fu and swordplay. This is The Director’s Series 24 on Ringo Lam’s Burning Paradise. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Quick-Takes: Maximum Risk & The Suspect
22m 15s – Look-back: Victim
27m 26s – Notes on the character of Fong Sai Yuk and production background of Burning Paradise
39m 23s – Burning Paradise review

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The Director’s Series 23: Ringo Lam – Full Contact

Ringo drops social and realistic content for heroic bloodshed his particular violent way. But he’s not resorting to making a melodramatic time with brotherhood and revenge at the forefront. No, this is a battleground for bad characters wanting to hurt (and have sex) with each other. This is The Director’s Series 23 on Ringo Lam’s Full Contact. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Quick-Takes: Twin Dragons and The Adventurers
18m 47s – Simon Yam biography & discussion
37m 34s – Full Contact review

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The Director’s Series 22: Ringo Lam – School On Fire

Ringo Lam truly earns the dark in the nickname Dark Faced God as he and brother Nam Yin take aim at the Hong Kong school system in a 1988 shocker that’s earned a bit of a reputation over the years. This is The Director’s Series 22 Ringo Lam’s School On Fire. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Quick-Takes: Prison On Fire 1 & 2.
21m 46s – School On Fire background
28m 30s – Roy Cheung biography & discussion
45m 22s – School On Fire review

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The Director’s Series 21: Ringo Lam – Aces Go Places IV

The Aces Go Places series headed into its 4th part with profit as winds in their sails. Assigning Ringo Lam for the big budget, big scope production shot on international locations, for this series… things turn real and violent all of a sudden. This is The Director’s Series on Ringo Lam’s Aces Go Places IV. With Kenny and Tom K-W.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/City On Fire & Wild Search lookbacks.
14m 08s – Quick-Takes: Undeclared WarPoint Of No Return
31m 21s – Karl Maka biography & discussion
43m 59s – Aces Go Places IV review

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