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Podcast On Fire 273: A Chinese Ghost Story

It’s the decade of Tsui Hark bringing effects and a frantic energy to the Hong Kong fantasy movie and we stop at his work as producer in 1987’s A Chinese Ghost Story. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

Ken’s note: In the Taiwan Golden Horse awards-section, I mistakenly identified A Chinese Ghost Story as the recipient of the Best Film Award. It was only nominated.

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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 »

Cast From The Past: Podcast on Fire 10: Andy Lau = Saviour

One of the early episodes lost to some website issues, we’re re-posting it while at the same time adding the cut conversations and outtakes previously only available on the forum as a BONUS EPISODE. So get the full context with Stoo, Kenny B and Mike Banner as they talk of suiitable introductory movies when it comes to Hong Kong cinema, books, Taiwanese war movies and an hour in a tipsy Mike gets abuse.

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