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 178: King Boxer & The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter

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It’s a tribute to those who died this episode, some way before this episode was even recorded, some fairly recently. And we come at this with a Shaw Brothers tint as we will discuss two of the most enduring martial arts classics in the form of King Boxer directed by Jeng Cheong-woh from 1972 and Lau Kar-leung’s The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter from 1984. With Kenny B and special guest host Mike Maley, discussing the impact and lives of the movies and players.

Contact the show via email at podcastonfire at googlemail.com, on our Facebook page and 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/. We are also featured on All Things Film, a collection of like minded Film, Cinema, TV, Geek and Cult Podcasts. For the charity project, THIS is the iTunes feed link to use.

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This Week In Sleaze 26: Men Behind The Sun

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Let’s talk some fucking… war crime. True crime has been the theme before as we’ve looked at several 90s productions from Hong Kong cinema exploiting and depicting famous serial killers and crimes in a very commercial era for the Category III movie. The late 80s had no such trend but former Shaw Brothers director Mou Tun-fei unleashed one of the most notorious nasties out of Hong Kong cinema in 1988: Men Behind The Sun. As Wikipedia quite correctly says: “A graphic depiction of the war atrocities committed by the Japanese at Unit 731, the secret biological weapons experimentation unit of the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II”. Sleazy K and The Great Lord Joshua Regal dives deep into the pages of history, Mou’s career and give his most known movie a thorough examination.

Running times:
00m 00s – Intro/Unit 731 history
49m 32s – Mou Tun-fei bio/discussion
65m 39s – Men Behind The Sun review

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 16: Executioners

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The sequel to The Heroic Trio (covered on Podcast On Fire 177), Executioners is reviewed in this special bonus episode.

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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 »

Podcast On Fire 177: The Heroic Trio & Justice, My Foot!

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Anita Mui tribute, The Heroic Trio and Justice, My Foot! reviewed. Kenny B and special guest Paul Fox open 2014 with a look at super hero, comic book fun and a monster hit of Stephen Chow’s.

Contact the show via email at podcastonfire at googlemail.com, on our Facebook page and 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/. We are also featured on All Things Film, a collection of like minded Film, Cinema, TV, Geek and Cult Podcasts. For the charity project, THIS is the iTunes feed link to use.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 12 – The Hand Of Destiny & JSA (Joint Security Area)

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Black and white, north or south, romance or political ideology, spies, Zippo lighters, world’s best photograph, Korean cinema of 1954 and the new millenium. This episode continues the theme of something older Korean and something newer ish. So Kenny B,  Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid and Stewart Sutherland are gathered to enjoy the benefits of free, legal Korean movies on You Tube for half a show as we take a look at the 1954 romance-spy-melodrama The Hand Of Destiny (directed by Han Hyeong-Mo) and a classic and hit from right at the top of the new millenium, Park Chan-wook’s JSA (Joint Security Area).

Special thanks to Henrik Andersson for remastering the original recording.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Han Hyeong-Mo bio/discussion
25m 34s – The Hand Of Destiny review
42m 35s – Park Chan-Wook bio/discussion
58m 50s – DMZ discussion
65m 40s – JSA review

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