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Podcast On Fire 304: One-Armed Swordsman & One-Armed Boxer

Chop Chop. Twice we watch Jimmy Wang Yu lose his arm as we are doing another entry in the Versus Series. He loses it for the first time in 1967’s One-Armed Swordsman at Shaw Brothers for director Chang Cheh and then again in 1972 as he directs himself in One-Armed Boxer. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

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Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/One-Armed Swordsman background
26m 13s – One-Armed Swordsman  review
54m 45s – One-Armed Boxer review

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Podcast On Fire 270: Manhunt & Just Heroes

John Woo returns to the genre that made his name with 2017’s Manhunt and in 1989, Woo and friends got together to help out a master and mentor and the result was Just Heroes. With Kenny B and Trapped In The Screening Room’s Tyler Miller.

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Podcast On Fire 260: The Tyler & Ken Conversations Part 2

Tyler Miller and Kenny B conclude their chat. In this part we talk Shaw Brothers directors such as Lau Kar-Leung and Chang Cheh, there’s further origin stories for network shows such as What’s Korean Cinema? and This Week In Sleaze, Korean and sleazy recommendations and Tyler schools Ken on Japanese cinema.

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Taiwan Noir 26: The Nine Demons & The Shanghai Thirteen

Legendary director Chang Cheh gets actors he worked with across the decades together for a Super Smash (Shaw) Brothers style time in The Shanghai Thirteen and he crafts a Wuxia pian fantasy with a tint of Halloween store horror and extensive kung fu in the form of The Nine Demons. Starring Gary and Joey. Thank you to Terracotta Distribution for sending screeners for review.

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Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Chang Cheh biography & discussion
26m 30s – The Nine Demons review
57m 23s – Chang Cheh biography & discussion continued
69m 57s – The Shanghai Thirteen review

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Podcast On Fire 209: Heart Of Dragon & Invincible Shaolin

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Sammo Hung and Jackie Chan do drama and pickaxes to stomachs in Heart Of Dragon and we check in on Shaw Brothers, Chang Cheh and the performing troupe known as The Venoms for their third appearance together in 1978, this time in Invincible Shaolin. With Kenny B and Mike Maley.

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Podcast On Fire 201: Wheels On Meals & Crippled Avengers

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From Hong Kong to Spain and back to Hong Kong and back in time again, for this episode we follow the three brothers (i.e. Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao) as they take their martial arts action comedy formula to Spain and into a meal-van in Wheels On Meals. And we then transfer from 1984 to 1978 and onto the Shaw Brothers lot where director Chang Cheh were building iron men to fight each other essentially, in Crippled Avengers. The Venoms are back and are now handicapped fighters.

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Taiwan Noir 19: Feng Shen Bang

tn19The tale of a Chinese protection deity isn’t as dry as it may sound as the story has cinematic colours galore so we’re taking a look at one such literary adaptation from Taiwan: Feng Shen Bang.

EDIT – Unfortunately there are three instances of unexplained audiodropouts at these points in the show: 11.26-11.32, 12.30-12.36 and 52. 53-52. 57. Many apologies for this.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Na Cha literary and movie background
24m 18s – Feng Shen Bang review

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