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See the cast of CHUNGKING EXPRESS, 20 Years Later

See the cast of CHUNGKING EXPRESS then and now

Released originally 20 years ago, the multi-award winning drama from Wong Kar-Wai consists of two stories told in sequence, each about a lovesick Hong Kong policeman mulling over his relationship with a woman. (Wikipedia) Read the rest of this entry »

You like Podcast On Fire Network AND charity?

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But not to us…well kinda but it won’t cost you a thing!

Hey everybody, Ken here. In an effort in all honesty to try and raise the Podcast On Fire Network profile a little as well as echoing our giving sides, I was thinking we could do a trial run that would mix YOUR love for a show, even SEVERAL on the network and giving. But here’s the thing, your giving only costs you a few minutes, maybe a MINUTE of your time. That’s the giving we want from you. Leave the actual giving to us!

Here’s how it breaks down, this first trial run of this concept if you will:

*Leave a written review on our main iTunes feed (where all shows pop up) and email podcastonfire@googlemail.com a screencap of it or the review itself. As I have an iTunes Sweden account and if you post on UK or US, I can’t see it. When you’ve done so, I’ll donate 10 GBP to a charity of your or my choice.

*The other way is to leave us a LIKE over at our Facebook page http://facebook.com/POFNetwork and if you’re the 10th person to do so, starting from this blog post I’ll try and get in touch with you and will donate 10 GBP to a charity of your or my choice.

I’ll throw my hat in the ring first and will personally donate 20 pounds to NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children). In their own words: “Our vision is to end cruelty to children in the UK. We campaign to change the law, provide ChildLine and the NSPCC helpline service, offer advice for adults, and much more. Visit their website: http://www.nspcc.org.uk/

Let’s combine our love for creating podcasts, your love for listening and for free, you will be triggering something directed towards a good cause.

Podcast on Fire 122: Victim

No Hitler-Cast, i.e. Ken doing a solo POF this week as Hong Kong Dave returns! Together with Kenny B, there’s a lengthy discussion on John Woo’s Heroes Shed No Tears, tangents on State of Grace and The Raid before the main subject of this week takes center stage: Ringo Lam’s possibly supernatural cop flick Victim starring Lau Ching-wan and Tony Leung Ka-fai.

Contact the show via email at podcastonfire at googlemail.com, via our forum (containing EXCLUSIVE content and announcements!), Facebook page , Facebook group (NEW) or Twitter (@podcastonfire, @sogoodreviews) and SUBSCRIBE to our iTunes feed. Music courtesy of Brian Kirby (http://briankirby.net) whose awesome clothing line you can find at http://www.shelflifeclothing.com/.

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Jade Screen Vol. 7 Issue 6 *New Look*

We got hit up a yesterday with the brand spanking new look to Jade Screen Magazine! Pretty pretty right? (Click here for Enlarge Image) Jade Screen is the bi-monthly Asian Action Magazine! Augusts issue is draped with Andy Lau from Detective Dee with interviews with both Andy Lau and Tsui Hark.

There is also a Young and Dangerous article penned by yours truly! NO! Not Ken! He’s no even watched it yet! If you read my Young and Dangerous article from Impact Magazine back in 2007, this is a updated re-written version, sort of; Young and Dangerous article 2.0!

They’ve also covered Sex and Zen 3D and it’s arrival to UK Shore this September! Can’t wait, right?

The Magazine costs £3.95 and can be found in all good newsagants (and some shit ones!) or you can buy it directly from Jade-Screen.Com

Win a Copy of “FOUNDING OF A REPUBLIC” on DVD

We’ve got three copies of FOUNDING OF A REPUBLIC on DVD from Metrodome to give away! We’re also giving you 3 chances to WIN a copy! We have competition copies avaliable to win from our website, our Facebook Page and Twitter!

Enter on the Website: Just reply to this post with Podcast on Fire Show suggestions (Anita Mui POF Episode, A Better Tomorrow Commentary, What’s Korean Cinema; Brotherhood etc.)

Enter on Facebook; Click Here, Like our Page and Like this Status; “Win a copy of FOUNDING OF THE REPUBLIC by Like’ing this Status”

Enter on Twitter; Send us a tweet (@PodcastOnFire) saying “Podcast on Fire is Awesome! Can I have my free DVD Now?”

Competition Closes on Monday 29th AUGUST

Japan Earthquake And Tsunami Relief Fund

Coffin Jon explains this alot better than I can;

As we all know very well by now, on Friday, March 11th at 2:46pm (JST), one of the largest earthquakes on record hit the northern coast of Japan and  reverberated down the country’s eastern shores causing destruction and loss of lives not only from the quakes themselves, but also the tsunamis caused by them.  We here have many friends and family members who were affected by this disaster, most of whom we are happy to report have been accounted for and were relatively unaffected.  However, there are thousands of more people in Japan who require assistance, so we are calling on friends of VCinema to help out.

In conjunction with other Asian film blogs and podcasts, we are requesting our listeners and readers to make donations to the Japan Society in New York.  The Japan Society is one of the oldest and most respected cultural centers in North America and have done remarkable job at promoting Japanese film with their  Japan Cuts film festival and other such exciting film events.  Information about the Japan Society can be found here.  Also check out their dedicated page here for updates about the disaster and aid efforts.  They are pledging 100% of all donations directly to the relief effort.

Other than donating, the only other thing we can do is convince you to donate. And for your charitable efforts we will reward you with a 3 Hour Podcast on Fire.  This podcast is exclusive to everyone that has donated any amount of money to any of these main charities; Red Cross (US/UK), Japan Society and Global Giving.

All you need to do is forward your e-mail receipt from any of those Charities to; podcastonfire [at] googlemail.com

Thank you.

 

VCinema: Legend of Kamui in San Francisco, CA

The VCinema podcast are holding a film screening next Friday in San Francisco at the Viz Cinema. They are showing the live-action manga flick; Kamui: The Lone Ninja. My review of the movies on the site if your interested. Anyway if you want more concrete details, VCinema have your back.

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The Podcast On Fire Network aims to provide a large, continually expanding overview of Asian cinema. On the flagshow Podcast On Fire, the big guns out of Hong Kong cinema gets a spotlight through discussion and review while the remainder of the network shows gives you insight into Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese cinema and the history of adult oriented Hong Kong cinema!

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