Posts Tagged ‘Brigitte Lin’

Podcast On Fire 246: Zu – Warriors From The Magic Mountain & The Victim

We go back and examine Tsui Hark’s groundbreaking special effects extravaganza Zu: Warriors From The Magic Mountain to see whether its Chinese roots mixed with Western special effects knowhow still has a place in Hong Kong cinema history and Sammo Hung reverses kung fu comedy tropes while also making his characters rage and beat the crap out of each other in exemplary fashion… in his 1980 movie The Victim. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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The Director’s Series 20: Ringo Lam – Esprit D’amour

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Before there was the On Fire’s, the master in training would start shaping his voice in genres he’d rarely if ever was associated with. It’s the tale of Ringo Lam and this is The Director’s Series on his debut Esprit D’Amour.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Ringo Lam biography/discussion
32m 00s – Quick-Takes: The Other Side Of Gentleman & Cupid One
41m 30s – Esprit D’amour review

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Podcast On Fire 230: The Bride With White Hair & Hard Target

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Stepping it up cinematically and making his Wuxia pian debut, Ronny Yu emerged as a voice as one to be reckoned with. Therefore we’ll be reviewing his 1993 movie The Bride With White Hair, starring Leslie Cheung and Brigitte Lin. Fast forward to a director who was setting the action cinema on fire (and some of his actors), John Woo made his Hollywood debut with Hard Target and that’s we are reviewing also. With Kenny B and the co-host of the East Screen West Screen podcast: Paul Fox.

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Taiwan Noir 16: Night Orchid & The Greatest Plot

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Because we had fun discussing colourful Wuxia pian last time (when The Ghost Hill was reviewed), we jump ahead a decade to Night Orchid by Chang Peng-yi, starring Adam Cheng and Brigitte Lin. Memorable color for the genre? We’ll see. Also, we get very sparse feedback regardless of the show on the network but when a listener request is put forth towards Taiwan Noir… a specialized, niche show, we listen. Andrew in California wrote in and told us of a movie that kind of scared him as a child. Through surreal scenes, spooky sound design, eerie music but largely, we’re also dealing with a kung fu movie here with hopefully, because it is called that, The Greatest Plot.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Chang Peng-yi bio/discussion
24m 10s – Brigitte Lin bio/discussion
35m 00s – Night Orchid review
66m 50s – Yueh Hua bio/discussion
80m 50s – Ulysses Au bio/discussion
87m 05s – The Greatest Plot review

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See the cast of CHUNGKING EXPRESS, 20 Years Later

See the cast of CHUNGKING EXPRESS then and now

Released originally 20 years ago, the multi-award winning drama from Wong Kar-Wai consists of two stories told in sequence, each about a lovesick Hong Kong policeman mulling over his relationship with a woman. (Wikipedia) Read the rest of this entry »

The Director’s Series 11: Kirk Wong – True Colours & Gunmen

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Past the weirder more experimental side of Kirk Wong, 1986’s True Colours and 1988’s Gunmen represents something more traditional: The brotherhood, romance, gunplay mashup and in the case of the latter, a low budget period effort in the vein of Untouchables but also in the vein of violent action and firey mayhem with a detailed, loving clash between producer and director.

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Running Times:
08m 12s – Raymond Wong biography/discussion
17m 15s – Ti Lung biography/discussion
28m 25s – True Colours review/discussion
52m 33s – Gunmen background
61m 50s – Gunmen review/discussion

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Taiwan Noir 7: Golden Queen’s Commando & Pink Force Commando

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Take a bunch of good looking, iconic girls, plant them in movie reality courtesy of die hard movie nerd Chu Yen-Ping and you get products that probably outrages most rather than delights but that’s ok. It sparks conversation if it’s an homage or not to steal so many scenes from other movies and their music for your own. For this episode of Taiwan Noir therefore you have to imagine a paralell movie world where everything is possible. We got 80s pop star haircuts, a wild west town with 80s style grafitti, Chinese Nazis, the Ku Klux Clan and a lot is set to Ennio Morricone’s music. It’s of course a double bill of Taiwanese reefer madness in the form of Golden Queen’s Commando and Pink Force Commando! In Last Taiwanese Movies Watched, there’s challenges in devil areas and Joey Wong in a boobie flick that is equally short and long.

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Running times:
00m 00s – Intro/Chu Yen-ping bio & discussion
34m 02s – Brigitte Lin bio & discussion
54m 27s – Golden Queen’s Commando review
80m 40s – Pink Force Commando review
117m 47s – Last Taiwanese Movies Watched

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