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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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Podcast On Fire 292: Legacy Of Rage

The man with the lack of Cantonese (and according to some, acting ability) but present in classic Hong Kong cinema, Michael Wong has built his image over the years, hitting it big as an SDU officer in the 90s before finding the airways of love. In this series we take a look at 9 of his movies to determine statistically whether he’s any good or not. Therefore, will he be Wong or Wrong in the end? For the opening episode, we’ll be taking a look at a movie where his co-star got the most attention though as son of Bruce Lee Brandon Lee makes his Hong Kong action debut in 1986’s Legacy Of Rage. With Kenny B and Phil G of Eastern Film Fans.

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Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Michael Wong biography and discussion.
39m 36s – Legacy Of Rage making of notes.
50m 32s – Legacy Of Rage review.

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Podcast On Fire 288: Divergence, Rule #1 & Full Strike

The final verdict, final judgement is being handed in in this the finale to our Ekin Cheng movie review series, dubbed The Ekin Hour. Will he be Ekin or Achin? First up is Benny Chan’s action thriller Divergence featuring an emotional Aaron Kwok and a lot of standing and sitting still by Ekin. Together with Shawn Yue at the MAD section of the police force, he chases ghosts in the award winning Rule #1 and reformed triads take up badminton in Full Strike. With Kenny B and Phil G of Eastern Film Fans.co.uk.

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/Divergence production background and reception.
20m 30s – Divergence review.
54m 07s – Kelvin Tong biography and discussion, Rule #1 reception.
59m 07s – Rule #1 review.
91m 06s – Derek Kwok and Henri Wong biography and discussion.
102m 58s – Full Strike review.

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