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Podcast On Fire 329: Magic Crystal (with special guest Richard Norton)

Wong Jing makes his Wong Jing film, which means he steals from all other films but he lets his action director be the star of the show as well, in Magic Crystal from 1986. Also, actor Richard Norton goes down Magic Crystal memory lane in an extended conversation mid-episode. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast. Read More

Podcast On Fire 328: Fun And Fury & With Or Without You

After having no real action requirements placed on him in Fruit Punch and Wicked City, Leon Lai has to go to action-work in Frankie Chan’s Fun And Fury. Also, Leon and Jacky Cheung fight over the affection of Rosamund Kwan as cop and triad respectively in With Or Without You. With Kenny B and Phil G. Read More

Podcast On Fire 327: 2022 Christmas Special

It’s the annual Podcast On Fire holiday extravaganza! Listen in as our various hosts compete to win money, money, money, in the Spectacular, super-colossal Christmas trivia-display contest! (Beagles need not apply). That’s right, Phil G of Eastern Film Fans, Tom K-W (of The Lager Logs) and PoF’s very own Kenny B, take the hot seats to be grilled like chestnuts roasting on an open fire, by this year’s Krampus of Christmas, Paul F.

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Podcast On Fire 326: The Iron Fisted Monk & Carry On Pickpocket

After setting a tone for martial arts choreography in the 70s, Sammo Hung continued to do so as a director and it starts with 1977’s The Iron Fisted Monk.  We then jump forward to 1982’s Carry On Pickpocket and into the modern age where Sammo’s stamp on action finds its place. With Kenny B and one half of The Lager Logs, our dear friend and creator of the Podcast On Fire Network, Stewart Sutherland. Read More

Podcast On Fire 325: The Head Hunter

Chow Yun-fat as an assassin with a conscience falls in love with a girl, is hunted by another assassin… this does sound familiar but this is from 1982 and it’s called The Head Hunter. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast. Read More

Podcast On Fire 324: The Story Of Woo Viet

Chow Yun-fat appears in one of his first dramatic roles, for emerging director Ann Hui. With Kenny B and Kevin Ma of the East Screen West Screen podcast. Read More

Podcast On Fire 323: Final Justice & Dragon Fight

Stephen Chow enters the big boy film industry and promptly wins an award. And he’s not even funny, in 1988’s Final Justice alongside the man who plays cops: Danny Lee. Also, Stephen Chow goes to America with Jet Li, Dick Wei, and future Mrs. Jet Li to make Hong Kong action cinema noise on the streets of San Francisco. That film is 1989’s Dragon Fight. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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Music courtesy of Brian Kirby.

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Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Stephen Chow’s early career/box office.
17m 10s – Final Justice review.
51m 57s – Stephen Chow’s early career/box office/director Billy Tang
67m 02s – Dragon Fight review.

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