Posts Tagged ‘1996’

Podcast On Fire 267: Forbidden City Cop & Anna And The King

Stephen Chow returns, reprises, puts forth a variation of his secret agent character and is Agent 00 Q Division essentially in the smash hit Forbidden City Cop. Also, Chow Yun-fat continues his Hollywood adventure and this time gets a meaty role vs Jodie Foster in Anna And The King. No singing. No Yul Brunner.  With Kenny B and special co-host from the East Scren West Screen podcast: Kevin Ma.

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Podcast On Fire 265: Young And Dangerous & Fong Sai Yuk II

It’s the start of the adventures of the young, mostly impossibly handsome triad punks and their journey towards rising in the ranks of the Hung Hing triad society and that comes in the form of Young And Dangerous from 1996. We also take a look at the follow up to the Jet Li vehicle Fong Sai Yuk that comes in the form of Fong Sai Yuk II. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

Contact the show via email at podcastonfire at, on our Facebook page and Facebook group or Twitter (@podcastonfire@sogoodreviews) and SUBSCRIBE to our iTunes feed. Music courtesy of Brian Kirby ( whose awesome clothing line you can find at

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Black Mask (1996)


Plot: Brainwashed by his masters to feel no pain, Tsui (Jet Li) is a member of China’s elite 701 Squad – a merciless team of assassins. But Tsui wants out. Escaping to Hong Kong, he creates a new identity for himself and attempts to lead a normal life.

When the city is rocked by a series of gangland murders, each hit bears all the hallmarks of the 701 Squad assassination. Their master plan is global domination of the drugs trade and, as their killing spree takes it’s mounting toll, the local cops grow ever more powerless to stop them. Tsui realizes only he can end the Squad’s reign of terror. Read the rest of this entry »

Big Bullet (1996)

Plot: Good cop Bill Zhu (Lau Ching-Wan) finds himself being demoted after quarling with fellow sergant, sleaze ball Guan (Berg Ng). Bill is left in charge of a group EU (Emergency Unit) misfits, a story telling veteran (Spencer Lam), by-the-books cadet with family trouble (Jordan Chan), a short tempered woman (Theresa Lee) and a guns expert (Cheung Tat-Ming).

The streets of Hong Kong are left covered in blood when a group of mainland terrorists free thier captive leader, “The Professor” (Yu Rong-Guang). They then go out on a mission to clame the millions of dollars that the Royal Hong Kong Police has taken from them.

With the death of Bill’s ex-supervisor by the Professor, Bill sets out with his group to stop the terrorists before they leave the country. Read the rest of this entry »

Feel 100% (1996)

Jerry (Ekin Cheng), Cherrie (Sammi Cheng) and Hui-Lok (Eric Kot) are three high school buddys. After high school people go their own ways, yet a couple years later Cherrie is reunited with her buddies. Cherrie finds out that she has feelings for Jerry but it too shy to speak up because he’s currently smiting with Fong-Fong (Gigi Leung).

Hui-Lok doesn’t seem happy in his relationship Michelle Wong’s character ‘Man-Yi’ and he soon finds out he has a secret admiring telephoning him. Which leads him to some very bizarre tales when he meets her in person and ends up knocking boots with her in a cemetery whilst wrapped up in duck tape.

Then the usual things happen, Cherrie stops loving Jerry, Jerry stops loving Fong-Fong, the usual yad-yad when it comes to romantic flicks. Read the rest of this entry »

Young and Dangerous 2 (1996)


Young and dangerous 2 is picking up right were it left off with the last film. This time the film mainly revolves around Chan Ho-Nam (Ekin Cheng) and Chicken (Jordan Chan). The Hung Hing society have gotten the hold of 6 night clubs and 4 stalls, Mr. Chiang (Simon Yam) asks the causeway bay to choose a leader to run the clubs. The people seem to be stuck between to votes Fei (Anthony Wong) and Nam. Mr. Chiang decides to split it down the middle and give Nam half and Fei half.

The films also jumps back in the past in a crafty way. In the original movie Chick leaves Hong Kong after falling out with Nam (Nam had gotten drugged and slept with Chickens girl). The film shows you what chick done for that year away.

Chicken has now moved to Taiwan and living with his cousin Darky (Blacky Ko). Darky introduces Chick to Mr. Lui, the leader of the San Luen, another large society of Triads. Chicken becomes keen to get on Lui’s good side. Chick mange’s to successfully kill a member of the Councilors Chamber who assaulted Lui. Once returning the rest is picked up at the end of the first movie. In this movie chicken still seems the same as the last movie, although his way with women seem to have stopped, since he has meet the love of his life Yao (Chingmy Yau).

Nam hasn’t changed much either. He is still going with Smartie (Gigi Lai). Although his feelings for her have grown strong. He also plans on getting engaged to her. Although he has been tricky about it, he gave her the receipt for the engagement ring and told her “you can find the ring, we’ll get married”. She soon finds the ring as Nam leaves her in the car. Yet something tragic happens to smartie. Things seem to be getting worse and worse for Nam, with Fei’s men trashing all of Nam’s clubs and stalls.

Yi (Michael Tse) is back from the first film and glad to say he has a bigger role in the film. Yi has now has himself a girl, KK….who happens to be the younger sister of Fei. This puts Yi on the top of Fei’s to do list and ends up having Yi beating up and having KK taken away from him. This leads Yi into a case of blackmail by big brother Fei…

Fei, the nose picker, he has a terrible grudge against Nam. In the past Nam had brutally murdered his brother, so Fei is still holding the grudge, with an ice grip. Fei’s character is memorable for disgusting habits, picking his nose, digging his finger into his ears, cleaning his fingers by sticking them in his mouth and last and most likely his favorite habit is making Nam mad, for example, with smartie in hospital, Fei and his gang begin to kick about a empty tin, but this only upsets the Lethal Weapon! Yes the butt kicking priest is back and he’s giving out salvation and a good kicking in the balls!

Yao, half Japanese, half Taiwanese . She seems to be a very seductive little lady, she’s seems to have some relations with Chicken, Fei, a Mute bodyguard and the San Luen boss, Mr. Lui. Yet she happens to be more cunning than innocent as she returns later on in the film, checking up on Chick. Whilst she is visiting she decides to frame Chicken and Nam with the murder of Mr. Lui!

Murder, Black Mail, Tragedy and Nose picking are all rolled into one as The young and dangerous 2 turns out to be a very successful sequel, with it having its original cast and some new editions (Anthony Wong & Chingmy Yau) were the icing on the cake!

Young and Dangerous (1996)

Personal Thought: Spawned from the ever so popular manga comic’s is the story of a group of rebellious teenagers who decide to choose the bad way to life. The consists of; Chan Ho-Nam (Ekin Cheng), Chicken (Jordan Chan), Pou-Pan (Jerry Lamb), Chou-Pan (played by Jason Chu) and Dan Tin Yee (Michael Tse).

After the strong beating by the leader of the group, Kwan (Francis Ng), Chan Ho-Nam and his friends decides to follow Brother Bee of the Hing Hung group (aka The Triads). Ten Years on Ho-Nam and his friends are a force not to be reckoned with, because they are the young and dangerous! Read the rest of this entry »

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