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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 58: The Moon Warriors

It turns out the duo of Mabel Cheung and Alex Law wrote and directed parts of Sammo Hung’s 1992 Wuxia movie The Moon Warriors. It’s not as odd and scandalous as it sounds. Kenny B and Tom K-W break it down for you.

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Podcast On Fire 312: The Tai-Chi Master

The mythical origin points of Tai Chi and its creator gets covered in high flying fashion in Yuen Woo-ping’s The Tai-Chi Master from 1993. With Kenny B and Stewart Sutherland of the Films & Swearing and Lager Logs podcast!

Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/The Tai-Chi Master production background.
17m 35s – The Tai-Chi Master review

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Podcast On Fire 311: Black Mask 2 – City Of Masks

It’s possibly the strangest gathering of talents and elements ever. Featuring the man who would be Jigsaw, a former pornographic movie actress, a mainstay of the Coen Brothers’ films, elephants, professional wrestlers, and the world’s busiest action actor. Yes of course, it’s a Tsui Hark film as he returns to the Black Mask universe without Jet Li in Black Mask 2: City Of Masks. With Kenny B and Michael Scott of the Adkins Undisputed podcast.

Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/background/Scott Adkins’ notes on Black Mask 2
25m 56s – Black Mask 2 review

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This Week In Sleaze 64: Bruce Lee & I

Let’s talk some Bruce Lee and Betty Ting Pei fucking! From the perspective of the latter, we get the story of the pot smoking, drinking, bullying prankster with brain disease that was Bruce Lee. Plus tits, with the Shaw Scope logo proudly attached. With Sleazy K and The Great Lord Joshua Regal who invites you into the wild and wacky world of Bruceploitation during the show.

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Running times:
00m 00s – Intro/What is Bruceploitation?
16m 47s – The subgenres of Bruceploitation.
45m 03s – Betty Ting pei biography
52m 25s – On Bruce Lee’s cause of death.
62m 26s – Bruce Lee & I review

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What’s Korean Cinema? 55 – Wishing Stairs

The Monkey’s Paw and ballet collide in the third Ghost School Horror entry. With Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/literary background
22m 40s – Notes on the director, box office
37m 13s – Wishing Stairs review.

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Podcast On Fire 310: Black Mask

Jet Li is a super soldier Kato lookalike in Hong Kong’s superhero actioner Black Mask. With Kenny B and Michael Scott of the Adkins Undisputed podcast.

Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Michael Scott interview
24m 40s – Black Mask background/box office/on director Daniel Lee/Taiwanese version
43m 03s – Black Mask review

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What’s Korean Cinema? 54 – Memento Mori

The Whispering Corridors-series had wind in its sails commercially but rather than do a year later in the same all-girls school follow-up, the makers decided to create a thread for the series based on similar setting and supernatural elements but not story. So for 1999’s Memento Mori, spooky and heart-breaking stuff is back but also something controversial. With Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/LGBT content and controversy
37m 08s – Box office, awards, notes on the directors
52m 33s – Memento Mori review.

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The Podcast On Fire Network aims to provide a large, continually expanding overview of Asian cinema. On the flagshow Podcast On Fire, the big guns out of Hong Kong cinema gets a spotlight through discussion and review while the remainder of the network shows gives you insight into Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese cinema and the history of adult oriented Hong Kong cinema!

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