Posts Tagged ‘1989’

Podcast On Fire 192: Gambling Season – God of Gamblers & God Of Gamblers’ Return

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Welcome to this retrospective of part of the God Of Gamblers series, its sequels and spin off’s. Hugely popular real life occupation for Hong Kong people and transferred to the screen as well, by the man who arugably did it the best while also adhering to comedy and action tradition of the golden period of Hong Kong cinema of the 80s and 90s. His name is Wong Jing and struck box office gold in 1989 with God Of Gamblers starring superstar Chow Yun-fat in his iconic role of Do San, the God of Gamblers, Andy Lau and Joey Wong. A few Stephen Chow vehicles in the same vein were made around this time and subsequently but in 1994 the team of Chow and Wong Jing got together for God Of Gamblers’ Return and those are the two movies we picked for episode one out of three in this series dubbed Gambling Season. With Kenny B and special guest and hos of the East Screen West Screen podcast, Paul Fox.

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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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Commentary On Fire 11: Nobody’s Hero (1989)

Watch and listen along as Ken, Tom and David take a deeper look at one of the undiscovered, well thought out underdog stories to come out of Hong Kong cinema. Prepare for a comedian turned serious actor in the role of a lifetime, drills and wicked headshots.

For those without the dvd, the commentary is available timed to video, via this playlist link or the video below:

 

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Miracles (1989)

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Plot: Chen Wah Kuo (Jackie Chan) is a country boy who moves from Canton into Hong Kong for the first time, only to have everything stolen from him as soon as he arrives. After receiving a rose from a old women, he finds himself unwillingly put in charge of the Black dragon mobster gang. Despite his position he attempts to use his charm and good will to turn the mobsters into genuine nice people…This leads to troubles from the police force, led by Inspector Ho (Richard Ng) and another rival gang led by Tiger (Ko Chun-Hiang).

His first task as their leader, he decides to turn their den into a Ritz Nightclub, along with beautiful ladies and singers. When auditioning for singers they met the elegant, Miss Lumming (Anita Mui). Lumming turns out to be a great singer and dancer. Fate soon leads to a relationship between Wah-Kuo and Lumming.

Chen is assisted by one of the elders of the gang, Uncle Hai (Wu Ma) who doesn’t do much apart from telling Chen what to do.

Now with Chen becoming the boss of the Black Dragon, some of his members where a bit angry with this new boss. Fei (Lieh Lo) is in charge of Wool factory and he doesn’t like Chen one bit. So Fei decides to stur things up between Tiger and the Black Dragon Gangs.

Now if you think that’s the only plot, your wrong. The rose seller from earlier one continues to bring Chen good luck since he continues to buy red roses from her. One day the rose seller receives a letter from her daughter, who’s writing to tell her that she is marrying a the son of a wealthy family from Shanghai and they are coming over to visit Madam Kuo (the rose seller). Yet Madam Kuo is really a poor women and she only makes a living be selling roses, but she has told her daughter through all her letters that she is a successful wealthy women.

Out there hearts, Chen and Lumming do everything they can to transform this rose seller into a one of the most appreciated people in Hong Kong. If everything goes we, hopefully the wedding will go forth… Read the rest of this entry »

Magic Cop (1989)

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Plot (Megastar): Fung (Lam Ching-Ying), an experienced policeman, had his quiet and beautiful life in Tung Ping Chu. One day, the old lady living next door came to ask him to go Hong Kong Island to get back the dead body of her daughter, a stewardess who was killed by the police as being suspected to be a drug smuggler.

Fung found that the ‘Stewardess’ had actually been killed before she came back to Hong Kong. She had been turned into a living corpse and controlled by a Japanese magician (Michiko Nishiwaki) for smuggling.

With Fung’s supernatural skill and detective technique, they finally find out the location of the secret altar of the Japanese magician… Read the rest of this entry »

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