Posts Tagged ‘1987’

Podcast On Fire 160: Pedicab Driver & City On Fire

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In our ongoing conversations about classic Hong Kong cinema, the turn has come to Sammo Hung’s Pedicab Driver and Ringo Lam’s City On Fire! Hear Kenny B and Phil G of Eastern Film Fans discuss Sammo’s beloved and quite unavailable actioner and there’s also a late breaking reveal from rights holder Warner Brothers. Dr. Lam and Tom K-W join Kenny B in the second half for their take on the undercover drama classic and offer up their views on the whole City On Fire/Reservoir Dogs connection and “controversy”.

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My Cousin, The Ghost (1987)

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Plot: Wu (Richard Ng) a caterer who owns a cafe in England. He tricks people into buying his store’s Spring Chicken when it’s actually pigeons he catches from the park.

His cousin, Mako (Wu Ma) is the cook in Wu’s Cafe, until one day when Wu accidentally blabs in front of some customers that Mako is an illegal immigrant. As a result Mako is forced to return to Hong Kong when immigration officers show up on the scene. Since that day Mako holds a grudge against his cousin Wu.

Years later in Hong Kong, Mako works as a Cook in a restaurant where his four cousins wait on tables. With Wu coming to Hong Kong, they decide give him their spare room. Their spare room was originally rented out to a lodger – Miss Wang, however; Miss Wang hasn’t shown up for a couple of months now. Although on the night they discuss about her mysterious disappearance, she appears out of the blue!

Truth be told that Miss Wang is actually dead! On the day of her wedding she ends up in a car accident killing her and her bridesmaid. Their Ghosts live on looking for suitable males to help them reincarnate their spirits.

Miss Wang has set her sights on wooing Mr. Wu. But as you soon find out that Miss Wang and her bridesmaid aren’t the only ghosts in that household. Read the rest of this entry »

Mr. Vampire 3 (1987)

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When a Taoist Conman, Ming (Richard Ng) comes to town, he is confronted by a another Taoist Priest (Lam Ching-Ying) and his group witch hunters. The Taoist Priest has little time to explain their current situation when a group of horse ridden Witches storm through the village killing its towns people. The Taoist Priest mange’s to contain two of these ghastly bandits. Now the two priests join forces and plan on stopping this evil witch once and for all.

Ming a Taoist Conman, as stated above. He cons people by making false exorcisms, with the ghosts of his two cousins. Upon the opening of the film we see him working his magic against a couple of punters, but they really where Ghosts so Ming finds out. Yes, he finds out the hard way. Ming decides to take refuge in the nearby town with the Taoist Priest, but the priest assistant, Chiang (Billy Lau) doesn’t like him one bit… Read the rest of this entry »

A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)

Plot: Ling Choi San (Leslie Cheung) is a humble tax collector who arrives in a small village to collect the tax from some of the local businesses. Unsurprisingly, no one is willing to give him shelter for the night, so he decides to travel through the forest to the Lan yeuk temple, which turns out to be abandoned and haunted.

Whilst staying there for the night he meets a Taoist Swordsman Yin Chek Hsia (Wu Ma), who warns him about the evil sprits. Unable to sleep Ling wonders off into the forest where he meets the beautiful Nip Siu Sihn (Joey Wong), with whom he falls in love with.

Unfortunately, Siu Sihn turns out to be a ghost, bound for all eternity by a hideous tree spirit (Lau Siu-Ming) with an incredibly long tongue that wraps itself round its victims and sucks the life right out of there body, but this wont stop Choi San… Read the rest of this entry »

A Better Tomorrow 2 (1987)

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Plot: Ho (Ti Lung) was sent to prison after the death of Shing (Waise Lee), although now he’s given the chance to be released from prison. Chance being that he accepts to work as an undercover agent, his mission to hunt down his master, Lung (Dean Shek) and have him arrested under the suspicion of counterfeiting. Although it turns out that Ko, Lungs right hand man, is counterfeiting the cash and frames Lung for murder.

Lung flee’s to America where he takes cover in a local church with his friend, Sam (Whom also is a ex-Triad). Yet Ko’s man have followed him. Lung manages to escape alive, but ends up going insane due to these situations.

Kit (Leslie Cheung) is still an undercover cop, who is actually working on the same case as Ho. But, Billie (Kit’s undercover name) has actually gotten close to Lung by dating his daughter, Peggy. If your wondering, yes Kit is still with Jackie and she’s pregnant!

Now with Ho meets an old friend, who is a comic book artist. He’s obsessed with Mark (from A Better Tomorrow 1). He even has collected the jacket he wore the night he died. The coat was known to contain over 40 bullet holes! Ho soon finds out from the artist that Mark actually has a twin brother named Ken (Chow Yun-Fat). But he lives in America running a Chinese Restaurant.

Ken seems quite harmless until one day where he as to fight off some Americans whom trying to force Ken into paying them protection money. Ken refuses and ends up shooting one person and embarrassing the other.

Ken soon finds out about Lung (also his master) turning insane and finds out that he is being kept in an local asylum. Ken knows that locking him up in a padded room wont help, so Ken takes Lung home. Both Ken and Lung return to Hong Kong to meet Ho and Kit. Now these four men plan to finish Ko and his counterfeiting business for good. Read the rest of this entry »

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