The Director’s Series 18: David Chiang – Will Of Iron

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For our next episode covering the directing career of martial arts superstar David Chiang, he furthers his working relationship with Bill Tung and gets the superstars to act in his attempt at being a rooted, gloomy filmmaker. A filmmaker not afraid to be pleasant and also nihilistic to a degree, this is The Director’ Series 18 on David Chiang’s Will Of Iron.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Bill Tung biography/discussion
13m 55s – Quick-Takes: My Dear Son & When East Meets West
26m 37s – Will Of Iron review

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Taiwan Noir 21: Magic Of Spell & Magic Warriors

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We return to the universe of Peach Boy, as played by a woman, as portrayed by Taiwanese children’s fantasy filmmakers who knew a thing or two about pace, energy, special effects free for all creativity etc. And face-pissing. Hear us try and break down what makes the ‘Child Of Peach’ sequel Magic Of Spell so special. And in the second half we look at sooooort of a spirited cousin of these movies without it being a sequel: The energetic Magic Warriors.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Magic of Spell review
43m 00s – Magic Warriors review

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Podcast On Fire 212: Project A2 & Infernal Affairs

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Jackie Chan returns with another ‘Project A’. Sans his peking opera brothers Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao but with a bunch of new action creativity and silent movie style stunts nonetheless. And we also discuss the movie that breathed needed life into Hong Kong cinema and broke out onto the world stage: Infernal Affairs. With Kenny B and Phil G.

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 25: The Uninvited

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They remade A Tale Of Two Sisters as The Uninvited in 2009. Directed by The Guard Brothers, how does it fare?

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What’s Korean Cinema? 22 – A Tale Of Two Sisters

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Bringing the unsettling, elegant, focused and dramatic, Kim Ji-woon’s A Tale Of Two Sisters is up for discussion. Does it hold a grip on audiences still or has rampant horror clichés outside of it diminished its power? Find out with Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid’s Paul Quinn.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Movie- and production background
17m 00s – Kim Ji-woon biography & discussion
35m 53s – A Tale Of Two Sisters review

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What’s Korean Cinema? 21 – Thousand Years Old Fox

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Way before his kidnapping by Kim Jong-il or possible defection to North Korea, Shin Sang-ok honed his important voice in South Korean cinema and creating diverse work. Ranging from the gritty, documentary style thriller Flower In Hell to this widescreen period horror about a familiar trope and content within Korean film and TV. The fox spirit takes center stage in Thousand Years Old Fox from 1969. With Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid’s Paul Quinn.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Movie- and genre background
23m 08s – Shin Sang-ok biography & discussion
37m 22s – Thousand Years Old Fox review

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Podcast On Fire 211: The Iceman Cometh & The Chinese Feast

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Kenny B and Paul Fox wash away the foul stench the Donnie Yen starrer Iceman 3D left behind by watching the 1989 original it was a remake of: The Iceman Cometh. Also from the Lunar New Year of 1995, we talk and review Tsui Hark’s cooking comedy The Chinese Feast.

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