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What’s Korean Cinema? 50 – Volcano High

Korean cinema could probably do a violence in school exposé with the best of them but here priorities were a little bit different. Putting actors and stuntmen on wires to depict their martial arts powers as conflicts between teachers and students is brewing, in this episode we take a look at 2001’s Volcano High. With Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Volcano High production notes, reception, director Kim Tae-kyun’s career
37m 23s – Volcano High review

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The Director’s Series 30: Mabel Cheung & Alex Law – Eight Taels Of Gold

Mabel Cheung brings her characters home FROM New York this time around, continues the working relationship with Sammo Hung exploring his dramatic range and he’s paired up with Sylvia Chang for the rural, remote drama Eight Taels Of Gold. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Now You See Love… Now You Don’t Quick-Take
17m 42s – Eight Taels Of Gold reception/Sylvia Chang biography and discussion
38m 06s – Eight Taels Of Gold review

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Podcast On Fire 295: Royal Warriors

Michelle Yeoh battles ex-soldiers turned vicious criminals, joins forces with a Japanese cop who wants out of the game and Michael Wong as Michael Wong either really likes buying flowers or desperately wants into the trousers of Michelle’s character. In the second episode in our series on Michael Wong’s career, we discuss and review David Chung’s Royal Warriors from 1986. With Kenny B and Phil G of Eastern Film Fans.co.uk. Wong or Wrong?

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Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Royal Warrior notes
26m 13s – Royal Warriors review

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Taiwan Noir 31: Fearless Fighters & Dynasty

Kung-fu makes a splash in America via Bruce Lee, via King Boxer but a Taiwanese Wuxia from 1971 unexpectedly dazzled audiences as well. Armed with an array of deadly kung fu killers and a promotional campaign for the ages, in 1973 Fearless Fighters came to America. Also, kung fu cinema in the third dimension in 1977’s Dynasty. With Kenny B and Todd Stadtman.

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Running times:
00m 00s – Intro/Fearless Fighters background.
21m 58s – Fearless Fighters review
46m 42s – Dynasty, 3D background, Dorian Tan biography
58m 53s – Dynasty review

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What’s Korean Cinema? 49 – Haeundae (Tidal Wave)

Welcome to Haeundae. It’s going to be a wet vacation. With Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Haeundae reception, discussion of director and cast.
43m 49s – Haeundae review.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 48 – Flu

Outbreak or Contagion… Korean style. 2013’s Flu that’s up for review this episode. With Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Flu director Kim Sung-su discussion, production notes, reception.
32m 25s – Flu review.

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What’s Korean Cinema? EXTRA – Parasite

Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite has opened in UK cinemas so Kenny B and Paul Quinn sit down to discuss the record breaking 2019 South Korean movie. The main discussion contains mild to medium spoilers and the chat after the outro music contain major spoilers.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro
20m 30s – Parasite review.
67m 11s – Parasite spoiler-notes.

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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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