Posts Tagged ‘Chang Cheh’

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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The Director’s Series 14: David Chiang – The Drug Addicts & A Mad World Of Fools

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As one review hinted at, on this show we don’t pick the expected but rather what WE feel is worthy of a spotlight and the time has come for a new subject. His name is David Chiang. Yes, martial arts action superstar had a directing career so follow Kenny B and Tom K-W as we open up a new Director’s Series on David Chiang’s The Drug Addicts and A Mad World Of Fools.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/David Chiang bio/discussion
35m 21s – The Drug Addicts review
61m 22s – A Mad World Of Fools review

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Podcast On Fire 180: Disciples Of Shaolin & The Bare-Footed Kid

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There’s always moans and groans whenever remakes are announced and maybe there was in the early 90s as well when The Bare-Footed Kid was announced for remake. The original 1975 Shaw Brothers classic by Chang Cheh was getting an upgrade for modern audiences, this time helmed by Johnnie To but still at Shaw Brothers and starring singer/actor Aaron Kwok. So we thought we’d take this op to discuss both, maybe not make it into a vs match but comparisons are inevitable when Kenny B and our resident Shaw Brothers afficionado Mike Maley discuss both.

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Podcast On Fire 129: The Duel & Iron Fist Pillage

Alone in the back up chair, coming in from the substitute bench is Kenny B in a little POF we prepared earlier for you. Reviewing Chang Cheh’s blood soaked masterpiece The Duel (1971), Ken also tortures himself by sitting through the “funny” remix edit of the movie called Iron Fist Pillage. The makers are going to hell…Ken set himself up to join them.

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Podcast on Fire 127: Yesteryou, Yesterme, Yesterday

With life, rock fesitvals and Hong Kong trips out of the way, Kenny B and Hong Kong Dave sits town for a Hong Kong trip recap, take a trip down giallo memory lane before taking in the full nostalgia reviewing Samson Chiu’s Hong Kong The Wonder Years, aka Yesteryou, Yesterme, Yesterday.

Ken’s note: I id’d the show as episode 126, it’s in fact as stated in the show post 127.

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