Posts Tagged ‘Andrew Lau’

Podcast On Fire 144: The Walking Dead, End Of Watch, Stormriders

Stoo and Andy return to provide you with your dose of Caucasian and Asian in a podcast! Touching upon The Walking Dead (after the credits there’s  discussion of the mid-season finale), End Of Watch and thoughts on trailers for Snitch and Wong Kar-wai’s The Grandmasters, feature topic comes in the form of a look back on Andrew Lau’s special effects, fantasy extravaganza Stormriders.

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This Week In Sleaze 8: Raped By An Angel

Two men, a striking English tite and a view from both the Hong Kong and Taiwan side, for this episode Sleazy K and The Great Lord Joshua Regal absorb all that is Andrew Lau’s Raped By An Angel.

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Running times:
00m 00s – Intro/Andrew Lau
44m 05s – Mark Cheng
52m 45s – Wong Jing/Chingmy Yau/Simon Yam
69m 35s – Raped By An Angel review

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Podcast on Fire 115: Vampire Season #5 – The Ultimate Vampire & Encounter of the Spooky Kind II

Vampire Season goes out with bang as Kenny B and Tom K-W finishes it off with reviews of Andrew Lau’s The Ultimate Vampire (1991), featuring as close to a zombie apocalypse as these films got, and Ricky Lau’s Encounter Of The Spooky Kind II (1990), the stand alone sequel to Sammo Hung’s groundbreaking classic…starring the big man himself.

Also, DON’T MISS Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 3 that features the review of Billy Chan’s Crazy Safari. End the Vampire Season by going all in!

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Confession of Pain (2006)

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Plot: Police Chief Ching (Tony Leung Chiu-Wai) and Police Officer Bong (Takeshi Kaneshiro) and several other officers perused and arrested a twist rapist at Christmas. Returning home after his shift Bong is horrified to find that his pregnant girlfriend, Rachael (Emma Wong) had committed suicide.

Fast forward three years. Now an alcoholic, Bong left the police force and became a private investigator, he discovered the child Rachael was baring wasn’t his. Ching is now married to Susan (Xu Jing-Lei), the daughter of billionaire Chow.

Susan goes to Bong asking him to invistigate the vicious murder of her father and his butler, Man. She belives that the murder is far more complex that what their being led to believe. Taking the case Bong discovers a far darkerside to Susans family and his murderers. Read the rest of this entry »

The Avenging Fist (2001)

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Personal Thought: It’s the future. People are on Hover boards, Mobile Phones are at your finger tips, no really they are! This film is filled with wire work and CGI effects which is some times on the good side and the bad. Yet if you aren’t a fan of the CGI and wire work maybe the cast will interest you; Alex Wang (Chinese Strike force), Stephen Fung (Gen-X-Cops), Chin Kar-Lok (Operation Scorpio), Gigi Leung (First Option) And Kristy Yeung (Storm Riders). Apart from the young there is two classic actors included Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao!

Now lets get this party Started Nova (played by Alex Wang) is an hyped up teen spending his days street fighting in and outside of tournaments raising money for the one thing. The Power Glove. His Father ‘Thunder’ (played by Yuen Biao) supposedly killed a couple year back has left a hologram of him demonstrating the deadly art of Power Fist. Although his mother (played by Cecilia Yip) is against him using The Power Fist technique and is very against him getting a Power Glove. The Power Glove is known unlock the full use of the human brain, fact is that we only use 10% brain power. The Gloves were only issued to certain police officers, one of those officers was Thunder the others where ‘Dark’ (played by Sammo Hung) and Combat 21 (played by Roy Cheung) who turns out to be the main protagonist of the film. Read the rest of this entry »

Young and Dangerous: The Prequel (1998)

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Plot: When school students; Ho-Nam (Nicholas Tse), Pau-Pan (Tsui Ka-Ho) and Chow-Pan (Benjamin Yuen) are kicked out school and are constantly being bullied by the local triad gangs, they have no choice to join them. The gangs friend Chicken (Sam Lee) introduces them to Brother Bee (Ng Chi-Hung), a nobale and resecpted member of the Hung Hing.

The boys are then introduced to the glorious sights of the underworld, going to night clubs, massage parlours and bath houses. All these things can’t last though Brother Bee decides to test the new blood by having them attack a rival gang leader – Bill. After carefully planning the attack out, the boys enjoy up having to attack the gang leader with bamboo canes rather than the much preferred ‘Triad Choppers’, after taking a few good stabs at Bill they final manage to kill him, but their luck turns against them when members of his ‘Tung Sing’ gang are waiting for Ho-Nam.

Ho-Nam and his friends barely manage to escape, but the consequences for their actions are yet to be dealt with when Bill’s brother – Sun Cha seeks vengeance against Ho-Nam. Read the rest of this entry »

Young and Dangerous 4 (1997)

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This Review will contain spoilers from Past films in the series as well as this film.

With the death of Mr. Chiang (Simon Yam) in the 3rd movie. The branch leaders of Hung Hing attend the Wedding of Yee (Michael Tse) to KK. During the after party, Chan Ho-Nam (Ekin Cheng) and the other branch leaders meet, The Prince (Ken Lo). The Prince tells them that Mr. Chiang has a younger brother who lives in Thailand…

The Prince suggests that the Hung Hing Branch Leaders travel to Thailand and reason with Mr. Chiang (Alex Man). At the same time as the Branch Leaders are in Thailand, a Branch Leader of the Tuen Mun is killed on Chan Ho-Nam’s Turf. Now the newly Appointed Chairman, Mr. Chiang needs to decide who will take over the turf?

One half of the turf is given to Chicken (Jordan Chan) and the other half is given to The Barbarian, no not Conan. Both Chicken & Barbarian met at Yee’s wedding and they didn’t get along. Now its going full force, Barbarian enjoys disrespecting Chicken.

Chan Ho-Nam isn’t happy one bit with Chicken trying to be a branch leader, not for jealously reasons, he knows what trouble to expect from Barbarian and his crew.

Yes Karen Mok is back! Yes as Chickens girlfriend, Lam Shuk-Fan. Now she is beginning a new teaching job. Although the students are from Barbarian Group. Even Banana Skin (Jason Chu) & Pou Pan (Jerry Lamb) make appearances, working in the school, mainly keeping Shuk-Fan company. Pou Pan even finds a love interest and yes you’ve guessed it, She’s in Ba

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