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Podcast On Fire 300: The Wesley’s Mysterious File & A Tale From The East

Andy Lau takes on Ni Kuang’s creation, the adventurer Wesley in Andrew Lau’s The Wesley’s Mysterious File. Cue uncomfortable silence. Also to finish off the series on “the other Wisely films”, we take a look at A Tale From The East from 1990 where the creator plays his creation. With Kenny B, Paul Fox and Kevin Ma of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/The Wesley’s Mysterious File reception
17m 15s – The Wesley’s Mysterious File review
63m 12s – A Tale From The East review

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Podcast On Fire 299: The Legend Of Wisely & Bury Me High

Hong Kong’s Indiana Jones style adventurer Wisely has been featured on the big screen in movies such as The Seventh Curse and The Cat, both of which have been covered before on the network, but this time we’re diving deeper into the catalogue as we watch Sam Hui chase a dragon pearl in The Legend Of Wisely from 1987. Also, a feng shui blockbuster looking all kinds of expensive in the form of Bury Me High from 1991. With Kenny B, Paul Fox and Kevin Ma of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Ni Kuang biography and discussion
33m 30s – The Legend Of Wisely review
67m 11s – Tsui Siu-ming discussion
77m 09s – Bury me High review.

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Podcast On Fire 298: Stoner & Shatter

George Lazenby goes to Hong Kong. As does Hammer Films and in 1974 we got a pair up modern-day punch ups where Golden Harvest and Shaw Brothers opened their doors to overseas guests. The results were the George Lazenby starrer Stoner at Golden Harvest and Hammer and Shaw Brothers gave us Shatter. This is our Versus-series where we pair up similarly themed movies, movies that deals in similar content and character. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/George Lazenby biography and discussion
22m 26s – Stoner review
50m 03s – Shatter production background
60m 39s – Shatter review

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What’s Korean Cinema? 50 – Volcano High

Korean cinema could probably do a violence in school exposé with the best of them but here priorities were a little bit different. Putting actors and stuntmen on wires to depict their martial arts powers as conflicts between teachers and students is brewing, in this episode we take a look at 2001’s Volcano High. With Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Volcano High production notes, reception, director Kim Tae-kyun’s career
37m 23s – Volcano High review

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Podcast On Fire 296: The Final Option & The Case Of The Cold Fish

It’s the emergence of Stone Wong, a role Michael Wong would be associated with and known for from this point in his career training Special Duties Unit cadets, fighting crimes and dealing with drama at home. It’s the cop soap opera era, arriving in the form of 1994’s The Final Option. Also, a Lantau Island set murder mystery where a version of Stone Wong is sent and promptly made fun of. Michael Wong goes up against a fat Michael Chow in The Case Of The Cold Fish from 1995. Kenny B and Phil G continue to discuss the films of Michael Wong. We’ll review 9 movies throughout the long career and officially determine whether he’s Wong or Wrong.

Contact the show via email at podcastonfire at googlemail.com, 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 shelflifeclothing.com.

Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/The Final Option background, reception, Gordon Chan biography
28m 46s – The Final Option review
57m 30s – Jamie Luk discussion
61m 09s – The Case Of The Cold Fish review

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Podcast On Fire 295: Royal Warriors

Michelle Yeoh battles ex-soldiers turned vicious criminals, joins forces with a Japanese cop who wants out of the game and Michael Wong as Michael Wong either really likes buying flowers or desperately wants into the trousers of Michelle’s character. In the second episode in our series on Michael Wong’s career, we discuss and review David Chung’s Royal Warriors from 1986. With Kenny B and Phil G of Eastern Film Fans.co.uk. Wong or Wrong?

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

Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Royal Warrior notes
26m 13s – Royal Warriors review

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Taiwan Noir 31: Fearless Fighters & Dynasty

Kung-fu makes a splash in America via Bruce Lee, via King Boxer but a Taiwanese Wuxia from 1971 unexpectedly dazzled audiences as well. Armed with an array of deadly kung fu killers and a promotional campaign for the ages, in 1973 Fearless Fighters came to America. Also, kung fu cinema in the third dimension in 1977’s Dynasty. With Kenny B and Todd Stadtman.

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Running times:
00m 00s – Intro/Fearless Fighters background.
21m 58s – Fearless Fighters review
46m 42s – Dynasty, 3D background, Dorian Tan biography
58m 53s – Dynasty review

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