The Golden Ninja Podcast 1: IFD Films & Arts History & Ninja Terminator

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Witness the bloody struggle of the search for the force of the golden ninja warrior. A spectacular story of betrayal and lust with supreme power of ninja technique. The weapons, the combat and the intrigue into the heartstopping world of the ninja empire.

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 . Intro music created by JAKAZiD. We are also featured on All Things Film, a collection of like minded Film, Cinema, TV, Geek and Cult Podcasts.

Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Ed Glaser interview
23m 25s - IFD Films & Arts History
62m 10s - Ninja Terminator review

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Podcast On Fire 181: Mad Monkey Kung Fu & Wild Search

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Let’s take a look at THE Shaw Brothers director that made kung fu comedy great when they attempted to respond to that booming trend. Namely Lau Kar-leung and his Mad Monkey Kung Fu from 1979. Also in this episode, a look at when a Hong Kong director everybody cried for when Quentin Tarantino “took” his movie away from him but when he took someone elses…template himself. We didn’t mind it for Reservoir Dogs vs Ringo Lam’s City On Fire and sure as hell didn’t when Lam made his own take on the Harrison Ford movie Witness in the form of Wild Search from 1989. With Kenny B and Phil G who also recaps his trip to China and meeting Jackie Chan.

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Japan On Fire 17: Mamoru Oshii – Avalon & The Sky Crawlers

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Closing out our coverage of Mamoru Oshii, the man with a bible in one hand and a basset hound by his other side, we’ve gone through his early days in anime, live action, how he created history by re-telling it through his Kerberos Saga and how he made history with anime classics such as Patlabor and Ghost In The Shell. In this final episode, we do the mix of live action and anime again as we take a look at his live action, POLISH language movie Avalon from 2001 and his 2008 anime The Sky Crawlers. With Kenny B and with me is VCinema‘s Coffin Jon.

Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Avalon production background
32ms 20s – Avalon review
70m 37s – Author Hiroshi Mori bio/discussion and The Sky Crawlers production background
82m 25s – The Sky Crawlers review

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Podcast On Fire 180: Disciples Of Shaolin & The Bare-Footed Kid

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There’s always moans and groans whenever remakes are announced and maybe there was in the early 90s as well when The Bare-Footed Kid was announced for remake. The original 1975 Shaw Brothers classic by Chang Cheh was getting an upgrade for modern audiences, this time helmed by Johnnie To but still at Shaw Brothers and starring singer/actor Aaron Kwok. So we thought we’d take this op to discuss both, maybe not make it into a vs match but comparisons are inevitable when Kenny B and our resident Shaw Brothers afficionado Mike Maley discuss both.

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.

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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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Cast From The Past: Podcast on Fire 18 – Just because I got my shirt off…

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The next Cast From The Past (a series of shows lost from our iTunes feed and website) from 2008 features Stoo, Kenny B, Mike Banner and Scott Napier. Talking last movies watched (including Fighter In The Wind and Exodus), there’s also topics discussed surrounding melodramas (ones that made you cry vs ones that you made you laugh) and the Donnie Yen lovefest on air led to this Donnie Yen lovefest on You Tube.

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