Posts Tagged ‘action’

Podcast On Fire 255: Wolf Warrior II

It’s the biggest movie out of China of all time and yet it’s so familiar to anyone who watched a big, bombastic action movie from the 80s or 90s out of Hollywood. But who says you can’t adhere to that formula, in 2017? Kenny B chats solo about Wu Jing’s Wolf Warrior II and also flashes back to 90s synch sound Hong Kong cinema and what was considered the telltale sign of Mainland Chinese cinema at the end of the millenium in the form of The Road Home.

Wolf Warrior II is out now on dvd, digital, regular and limited edition Blu Ray from Cine Asia. Big thank you to Mike at The Warrior Agency and Cine Asia for providing the screener for review.

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The Director’s Series 23: Ringo Lam – Full Contact

Ringo drops social and realistic content for heroic bloodshed his particular violent way. But he’s not resorting to making a melodramatic time with brotherhood and revenge at the forefront. No, this is a battleground for bad characters wanting to hurt (and have sex) with each other. This is The Director’s Series 23 on Ringo Lam’s Full Contact. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Quick-Takes: Twin Dragons and The Adventurers
18m 47s – Simon Yam biography & discussion
37m 34s – Full Contact review

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The Director’s Series 22: Ringo Lam – School On Fire

Ringo Lam truly earns the dark in the nickname Dark Faced God as he and brother Nam Yin take aim at the Hong Kong school system in a 1988 shocker that’s earned a bit of a reputation over the years. This is The Director’s Series 22 Ringo Lam’s School On Fire. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Quick-Takes: Prison On Fire 1 & 2.
21m 46s – School On Fire background
28m 30s – Roy Cheung biography & discussion
45m 22s – School On Fire review

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Podcast On Fire 254: Where’s Officer Tuba? & The Champions

Sammo Hung is haunted by alpha male superstar cop David Chiang, tries to romance Joey Wong and gets the crap beaten out of him by Hwang Jang-Lee in Where’s Officer Tuba from 1986 and Yuen Biao plays soccer with the Yuen Clan in The Champions. With Kenny B and the official travelling man of the network: Hong Kong Dave.

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Taiwan Noir 26: The Nine Demons & The Shanghai Thirteen

Legendary director Chang Cheh gets actors he worked with across the decades together for a Super Smash (Shaw) Brothers style time in The Shanghai Thirteen and he crafts a Wuxia pian fantasy with a tint of Halloween store horror and extensive kung fu in the form of The Nine Demons. Starring Gary and Joey. Thank you to Terracotta Distribution for sending screeners for review.

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Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Chang Cheh biography & discussion
26m 30s – The Nine Demons review
57m 23s – Chang Cheh biography & discussion continued
69m 57s – The Shanghai Thirteen review

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Podcast On Fire 249: The Corruptor & The Buddhist Fist

For Chow Yun-fat’s second American movie The Corruptor, he talks and talks and teams up with Marky Mark. And Yuen Woo-ping continues his run of martial arts comedies (after firmly setting the standard earlier), this time giving his brother Yuen Shun-yi the lead in 1980’s The Buddhist Fist. With Kenny B and special co-host Dr. Stan Glick.

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Podcast On Fire 247: God Of War

Vincent Zhao and Sammo Hung take on Japanese pirates led by Yasuaki Kurata in Gordon Chan’s Mainland epic God Of War. With Kenny B who also speaks about Police Story on VHS, romantic anime and Donnie Yen’s Kung Fu Jungle.

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