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Podcast On Fire: Extra Life 2011

It’s the time of the week again where Master Stoo is playing video games for an entire day but also the time of the YEAR where he’s doing it for charity! Yes, visit his Extra-Life page* to find out how you can support his charity work for the Children’s Miracle Network. In honour of that, Stoo also gives you the full skinny on an unnumbered Podcast On Fire focusing on games played recently, Asian movies that could be made into games and joining him is Ken and VCinema’s Coffin Jon for a relaxed un-movie like discussion in the POF-lounge.

*XBox users can also find and follow Stoo under the handle stoo1985 during the day.

Show links:
tinyurl.com/POFStoo (Stoo’s Extra Life page)
goodoldgames.com
Sasquatch clip from Red Dead Redemption – Undead Nightmare
Illbleed review
Onimusha Warlords – Gameplay
Onimusha 3 Opening Video (action’d by Donnie Yen)

Music by Anamanaguchi – Scott Pilgrim Anthem (intro), Cheap Shop (break) & Twin Dragons (Outro)

 

 

RIP Satoshi Kon (1963-2010)

After several tweets, Otakon confirmed that Tokyo Godfather & Paprika director Satoshi Kon has passed away. UK Anime Network wrote;

This is breaking news just coming in as I type this, emanating from the Twitter account of GAINAX’s Yasuhiro Takeda and later confirmed by Madhouse’s Masao Maruyama via theOtakon committee, but the renowned and much-admired anime director Satoshi Kon passed away yesterday at the age of 47.

Everyone at Podcast on Fire sends their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Satoshi Kon :(

Everyone should take a time out and rematch their favourite Satoshi Kon flick!

RIP Kelvin Wong

News broke earlier this week that Hong Kong actor Kelvin Wong Siu passed away. Far East Films reported;

News has filtered out that Chinese actor Kelvin Wong, also known as Wong Siu, has passed away. Wong was a prolific character actor who will probably be best remembered for playing a number of larger-than-life villainous roles in several Hong Kong and Taiwanese movies.

Initally seen playing minor bad guys, Wong soon made the move into larger productions and appeared alongside Hong Kong stars such as Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Sammo Hung, Andy Lau, Maggie Cheung and Anita Mui. His most memorable and highly acclaimed roles came when he played an evil mastermind opposite Jet Li in ‘High Risk’ and appeared as the diabolical 14th prince in Sammo Hung’s swordplay adventure, ‘Moon Warriors’.

Although little was known about his most recent activities, he was reportedly working in Taiwanese television. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this difficult time.

At this time at Podcast on Fire, I think the best thing to do is look up his Filmography (which is posted on the Far East Films article) and watch your favourite movie which features Kelvin Wong, I’ll be looking out my copy of Moon Warriors soon.

Hong Kong Store is dead! Asia On Film is born!

Hey! The good people over at Hong Kong Store have reincarnated with “Asia On Film”! The company will be familiar to some as they are the people who also run Jade Screen and Screen Power magazines! They cover all your bases by supplying DVDs, Blu-Ray, Magazines, CDs and Books! Here is a brief message summing things up;

We would like to inform you that as from April 17th 2010 the Hong Kong Store will be closing down. We have been most busy the past month relaunching a bigger and better store for everyone and it officially launches today at: www.asiaonfilm.com Please visit the store and sign up for a FREE customer account as all customer details registered for you at the old Hong Kong Store will be deleted shortly. We do hope you like the new store and we look forward to serving your Asian film needs soon!

Enjoy!!

Leaked photos of Jay Chou in “The Green Hornet”

Meeeh, I’m Jay Chou!

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Photo Credit WENN; Photos of Jay Chou on set of his first American feature “The Green Hornet”, starring alongside Hollywood funny man – Seth Rogen.

The Green Hornet project was brought to our attention when Seth Rogen teamed up with Stephen Chow to star and direct the flick. Stephen then gave up the directors chair to Michael Gondry and then Stephen Chow just left the project completely. Thankfully they hired the Tofu street racer Jay Chou!

RIP Shing Fui-On 1955-2009

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Today we discover that we have lost of the most notable Hong Kong bad guys who left a great impression on Hong Kong Cinema. Shing Fui-On has passed away, but we believe it could have been caused with his “Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma”. Once I find more details I will post them.

RIP Shing Fui-On

Feel free to take this moment to think of your most memorable movie starring Shing Fui-On. Mines would be “An Eternal Combat”.

UPDATED SOURCED INFO;

In October 2004, Shing discovered that he had been diagnosed with nasopharyngeal carcinoma, which had already reached his lungs. His condition became stable after electro and chemotherapy. However, his mouth was no longer able to produce saliva, and Shing was left with 20% hearing in his right ear. In 2008, Shing’s condition worsened. Reportedly his cancer reached his liver and caused his death, he also supposedly weighed less than 100 pounds.[1] Shing passed away from the disease on 27 August 2009 at 11:45 p.m. at the Hong Kong Baptist Hospital in Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Aaron Kwok “Murderer” Trailer

Here is the trailer for the new Aaron Kwok crime thriller; Murderer. Sourced from Twitch Film the plot is;

In it Kwok stars as a police detective suffering from memory lapses who – in the course of investigating a murder – realizes that he himself is the prime suspect.

It looks pretty good, spiffy hair cuts too, Mike Banner would be proud!

Personal Highlight; Mother f*cking Chin Kar-Lok!

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