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Podcast On Fire 278: Broken Arrow & Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

After proving he could generate box office via his American action movie debut Hard Target, John Woo delivered 1996’s Broken Arrow. Also, a little swordplay movie from a Taiwanese director won som Oscars and made money. It’s called Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. Am sure you’ve heard of it. With Kenny B and Dr. Stan Glick.

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Podcast On Fire 277: Young And Dangerous 2 & The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires

The Hung Hing Boys make a quick return to Hong Kong screens but one of them is stuck in Taiwan. This means we’ll take a look at Andrew Lau’s Young And Dangerous 2. Also Hammer Films and Shaw Brothers get to merge their take on depicting vampire battles the Western and Eastern way in The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires from 1974. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

Ken’s note: The show was recorded before the blu ray announcement for The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires. Our wish came true.

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Podcast On Fire 273: A Chinese Ghost Story

It’s the decade of Tsui Hark bringing effects and a frantic energy to the Hong Kong fantasy movie and we stop at his work as producer in 1987’s A Chinese Ghost Story. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

Ken’s note: In the Taiwan Golden Horse awards-section, I mistakenly identified A Chinese Ghost Story as the recipient of the Best Film Award. It was only nominated.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 42 – No Blood No Tears

The Action Kid Ryoo Seung-wan plants a plethora of characters in the same arena, with the central piece being money, to see how they connect, interact and just how much they are able to beat the crap out of each other in No Blood No Tears from 2002. With Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid’s Paul Quinn.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Ryoo Seung-wan biography and discussion
52m 25s – No Blood No Tears review.

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The Director’s Series 27: Ringo Lam FINALE – Wild City

We welcome back Ringo Lam to the directing chair, he goes into the beating heart of the city, mixing Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and the result is yet another Louis Koo vehicle, the chase for a girl, and a bag of cash. This is the closing episode of The Director’s Series on Ringo Lam, and we do so with our review of Wild City. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Wild City production background
32m 05s – Wild City review
59m 54s – Quick-Take: Sky On Fire

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Podcast On Fire 271: Operation Red Sea

Dante Lam goes to China or rather Dante Lam goes to Morocco and proceeds to pummel us for over 2 hours with guns, grenades and gore in the massive and massively popular Operation Red Sea from 2018. Also, Q & A with Kenny B!

Operation Red Sea is out now in the UK on dvd and blu ray and digital from Cine Asia. Thank you to Mike at The Warrior Agency and Cine Asia for providing the screener for review.

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Taiwan Noir 28: Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins & Fantasy Mission Force

Taiwan filmmakers bring to life the manga and anime sensation Dragon Ball as Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins and we also review Chu Yen-ping’s Dirty Dozen style adventure with mahjong playing hopping vampires that arrives in the form of Fantasy Mission Force. Described by many as bonkers and the worst Jackie Chan movie ever. With Kenny B and Todd Stadtman.

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Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Dragon Ball background
24m 40s – Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins review
50m 26s – Chu Yen-ping biography & discussion/Fantasy Mission Force production background
66m 50s – Fantasy Mission Force review

 

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