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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.

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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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Taiwan Noir 30: A Book Of Heroes & A Heroic Fight

The director of Fantasy Mission Force scales down the genre bending and time warp madness and goes for a stripped down, broad comedy about a treasure hunt highlighted by frequent action choreography featuring among others Yukari Oshima. A Book Of Heroes from 1986 starts off this episode of Taiwan Noir and in the second half a family of special effects wizards that take on the triads. It’s called A Heroic Fight, also from 1986. With Kenny B and Todd Stadtman.

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Running times:
00m 00s – Intro/Chu Yen-ping biography
13m 11s – A Book Of Heroes review
35m 03s – A Heroic Fight review

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What’s Korean Cinema? 47 – The Outlaws

Possibly your favourite actor out of Train To Busan takes on awfully stabby gangs in The Outlaws from 2017. With Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – The Outlaws true life background, release, director Kang Yoon-Sung and actor Ma Dong-Seok discussion.
32m 17s – The Outlaws review.

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Podcast On Fire 287: The Skyhawk & Master Of Kung Fu

We kick off a sub-section of Podcast On Fire dubbed The Versus-Series, where we place content, characters and theme in two respective movies against each other. The first installment concerns Wong Fei-Hung, as envisioned by Golden Harvest and Shaw Brothers respectively. 1974’s The Skyhawk starring Kwan Tak-hing as Wong Fei-Hung in one of his many appearances as the classic character is up first and from 1973, we’ll review and discuss Master Of Kung Fu starring studio veteran Ku Feng. 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/The Skyhawk review
50m 23s – The Master Of Kung Fu review.

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Podcast On Fire 286: Young And Dangerous 3 & The Miracle Fighters

For the third time in 1996, the Hung Hing boys have themselves another triad adventure and quest for box office. We review and discuss Andrew Lau’s Young And Dangerous 3 in the first half of the show. Also the Yuen Clan take their crazy pills and goes off to make movies. This time supernatural, comedic shenanigans in the form of 1982’s The Miracle Fighters. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

Ken’s note: Young And Dangerous 3 is actually available on dvd and blu ray. That info didn’t make it to the availability section.

Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Young And Dangerous 3 review
55m 22s – The Miracle Fighters review

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Podcast On Fire 285: My Wife Is 18 & The Twins Effect

From husband and wife to brother and sister and vampire hunters, the next part of The Ekin Hour is a double bill of Ekin Cheng and Charlene Choi pair ups. First in My Wife Is 18 a 30 year old Ekin marries an 18 year old Charlene Choi and then Ekin busts some vampire heads….mainly with the other Twin Gillian Chung in The Twins Effect. 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/My Wife Is 18 review
42m 40s – The Twins Effect production background.
51m 24s – The Twins Effect review.

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Podcast On Fire 284: Jade Leung & Michael Tong interview

Actress Jade Leung of Black Cat fame and Michael Tong were recently at the New York Asian Film Festival to present and promote the action film The Fatal Raid and This Week In Sleaze co-host King Who? sat down with the duo for brief chat. He also recaps the day with Kenny B.

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