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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.

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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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Podcast On Fire 294: Romeo Must Die & Election

Johnnie To’s stable of Milkyway players and crew deliver the first in an epic saga about the rigid rules and regulations in a triad election. It still means deception, betrayal, violence in 2005’s Election. But in the first half, another Hong Kong cinema action star tries to make his mark in Hollywood. Jet Li gets his first English language lead role in Romeo Must Die. With Kenny B and Kevin Ma of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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/Romeo Must Die production background and reception
22m 10s – Romeo Must Die review
55m 43s – Election production background and reception
78m 30s – Election review.

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 52: Members Only Archive Dusted #23 – Thunderbolt

A specially produced bonus episode for Podcast On Fire 79 (previously only available in our members only section of the forum), Jackie Chan’s action-martial arts-racing hybrid Thunderbolt is discussed by Stoo, Kenny B and Chris Jones (with a special apperance by John Kreng).

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 51: Members Only Archive Dusted #22

Consisting of outtakes and deleted material (previously only available to forum members) out of Podcast On Fire 77 with Stewart Sutherland, Mike Maley and James Aylmore from 2010. This collection feature tangents and outtakes out of our second Jackie Chan special where we talk Sammo Hung’s treatment of women, the good and the bad from the world of audio commentaries, dvd releases in the UK and Miracles gets an extended chat.

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