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.

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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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This Week In Sleaze 28: Tightie Whitie Theatre – Laboratory Of The Devil & A Narrow Escape

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Let’s talk some shameless war crime exploitation, Men Behind The Sun-sploitation if you will. After Mou Tun-fei did his research and a in your face but valid examination of the human experimentation by the Japanese during World War II, exploitation cash ins appeared that resulted in 2 semi related sequels: Laboratory Of The Devil and A Narrow Escape by otherwise ninjasploitation/cut and paste sploitation director Godfrey Ho. Sleazy K and The Great Lord Joshua Regal sit down for examination of watered down cash grabs.

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Taiwan Noir 12: The Ghostly Face & Little Hero

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We’re dudes, we love the ladies but we’re also dudes into Hong Kong and Taiwanese cinema and the KICKASS ladies. The ones that could probably take your head off if you don’t behave. Including Polly Shang Kwan, the star of BOTH of the movies we picked for this Taiwan Noir: 1973′s The Ghostly Face and Little Hero from 1978. One of them requires some weed or will make you feel like you smoked up beforehand. You’ll know which once we get to it. Taiwan reefer madness await you with Kenny B and Todd Stadtman.

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Running times:
00m 00s – Intro/Polly Shang Kwan biography/discussion
35m 08s – The Ghostly Face background
45m 13s – The Ghostly Face review
75m 28s – Director Chen Hung-min background/discussion
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This Week In Sleaze 27: Tightie Whitie Theatre – Mad Stylist & Fatal Love

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Let’s talk some fucking Michael Wong. Where do you go after a rough episode historical contents-wise (we talked Men Behind The Sun last episode) to get comfortable and happy again. Some look at puppies doing cute things on the internet. We watch and talk Michael Wong movies and there are a fair few Category III movies the Wongster graced with his presence. So let’s keep it simple this episode and talk the following: Mad Stylist from 1997 and Fatal Love from 1993. Karaoke good time at one hand, pitch black in the other. Also, Al Pacino stops by.

Note that the first 18 minutes were recorded by Joshua as backup as my local file got corrupted. Hence a difference in audio, for the better,  after the break. /Ken

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