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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 Admins 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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What’s Korean Cinema? 53 – Whispering Corridors

New wave Korean cinema of the late 90s and onwards logged iconic imagery, settings and atmosphere. Whether through blockbuster action, exploration of vengeance, relationships between North and South Korea at the DMZ but in one of the film industries OG years, at the start of a re-birth we find spooky stuff set in a school for girls. The first in a long running, unconnected series, in this episode we take a look at 1998’s Whispering Corridors. With Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/girl school horror series breakdown/state of Korean cinema in 1998
22m 14s – Box office, awards, notes on the director
38m 00s – Whispering Corridors review.

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Podcast On Fire 307: Knock Off, Enter The Eagles & House Of Fury

Our series on the films of Michael Wong comes to a close. Will he be Wong or Wrong? A trio of movies is up for review, starting with the Tsui Hark, Jean-Claude Van Damme visual treat that is Knock Off. Going from Hong Kong to Prague, Michael teams up with Bruce Lee’s daughter Shannon for Enter The Eagles and doing his best Blofeld from a wheelchair, Michael has revenge on his mind and his target is a kung fu fighting family in House Of Fury.

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Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/on the script of Knock Off, production background
32m 06s – Knock Off review
68m 52s – Enter The Eagles review
106m 36s – Stephen Fung biography
113m 34s – House Of Fury review

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What’s Korean Cinema? 52 – The Ring Virus

Korean cinema throws their hat into the J-horror ring… by making a Ring of their own. With Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/background on the novel, Japanese film adaptations, reception of The Ring Virus and director
48m 44s – The Ring Virus review.

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Podcast On Fire 306: Knockabout & Monkey Kung Fu

 

It’s Monkey Kung Fu, across Golden Harvest and Shaw Brothers in this entry of the Versus Series. First up, Sammo Hung’s 1979 kung fu comedy Knockabout starring Yuen Biao and from Shaw Brothers in the same year, John Law’s Monkey Kung Fu. Featuring in a rare starring role master action director and director Ching Siu-tung. With Kenny B and Phil G of Eastern Film Fans.

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Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Knockabout review
44m 25s – Monkey Kung Fu 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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