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Podcast On Fire 215: The Dynasty Report – Dragon Blade & Sara

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The Dynasty Report goes international to a degree with a review of Jackie Chan’s box office hit Dragon Blade from 2015. Acting against John Cusack and Adrien Brody, let’s examine how East meets West in this period actioner. Also, the review of movie number 8 trillion on director Herman Yau’s filmography in the form of the Category III rated drama Sara.

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Triple Tap HK Region 3 Release is here!

Asia on Film emailed us over the weekend, remember when Mike Banner discussed trailers of movies coming soon? Well one of these titles are ready for release! Asia on Film being based on the UK Shores means that long wait for postage is gone! For those not familiar with the plot;

Champion competitive marksman Ken comes across an armored van robbery. He sees a policeman held hostage and shoots and kills four of the robbers. One of the robbers escapes and the policeman survives. The case is handled by Jerry Chang, whom Ken knows from having recently beaten him in a shooting match. Ken is found not guilty in court. Soon after, Ken is attacked by the escaped robber Pang Tao…

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The Storm Warriors (2009)

Lord Godless (Simon Yam), an evil Japanese Warlord who is close to conquering China, but the only thing stopping him is the reunion of Wind (Ekin Cheng) and Cloud (Aaron Kwok). With their powers combined they still isn’t enough to defeat the deadly Warlord. Seeking guidance from Lord Wicked, a master of a deadly dark martial arts form, but he is only willing to teach it those that can handle their power as this evil art could consume its host turning him to a killing machine!

Wind is chosen to learn the dark arts where as Cloud is taught martial arts from his original master, Nameless, who has a theory that if Wind and Cloud combine their power, they can put Lord Godless’s reign to an end. Read the rest of this entry »

Assassins Blade (2008)

Assassins Blade tells the fable of Zhu Yanzhi (Charlene Choi), an adventurous young girl who poses as a man in order to get taught martial arts from the best. She taken under the wing of schools “Big Bro” – Zhongshan (Wu Zun), after Yanzhi’s identity is revealed a beautiful relationship blossom between the couple. Although Yanzhi is unaware that her family has already prepared an arranged marriage…

Jingle Ma delivers a light hearted romance martial arts. When originally released in Hong Kong back in 2008 the movie was known as “The Butterfly Lovers”, but with the UK release it needed spiced up a little, hence “ASSASSIN$ BLADEZ$Z!” retitled and the Curse of the Golden Flower style cover art. The story of the butterfly lovers has been reincarnated, time and time again with movies in crossing over the 1930’s to the 1940’s. Has this 2008 update done them justice? Read the rest of this entry »

Protégé De La Rose Noire (2004)

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When two new friends find out they are homeless both of them seek to find shelter as soon as possible. Yet they find an offer that’s too good to refuse. Both friends want the vacancy for themselves. But it turns out they weren’t just applying to rent room, they’ve become the two latest assistants of Rose…

First of is Gillian (Gillian Chung) a very intelligent college student, who’s introduction shows a lot of her character. With her beating up her tutor after he called her by her full name, let me tell you know it’s a ‘No No’. So she decides to go home…

Charlene (Charlene Choi) is a bright pink jelly like alien, who is one of many other identical blobby-like aliens. She has been sent to earth as a teenager to study humans and how they live. At first she lived in home for pregnant women with no families. But after many pregnancy tests they finally booted her out. Charlene begins looking around for a home…

Yet Gillians family home turns out to be the same home Charlene is looking for, since Gillians family moved out long ago without telling her.

Both Gillian and Charlene meets a chatty taxi driver (who hasn’t?) called Jim Lo (Ekin Cheng). But they love to call him J.Lo, after the two friends’ cause Jim to crack the window shield of his taxi. Yet the two cant pay for the damages, so Jim gives them his card and tells them to phone him when they have the cash.

After a near death experience Gillian and Charlene meet The Black Rose (Teresa Mo). The Black Rose is a Superhero in hiding; she is continually trying to stop the dreaded LavensCan Gang Which consists of four lovely ladies, all of them deadly. Their leader also happens to be Roses daughter, played by Model Faith Woo.

Rose also has her own pet robot. Yes, known as ‘Jacket’ it’s a simple machine that protects Rose and the Twins from any males and is programmed to destroy and ‘dick-like’ object, yes ‘dick-like’.

Protégé De La Rose Noire is a combination of wacky, silly, humorous, giggly, childish comedy. If you cant really imagine it, it tends to remind you of ‘The Sixty Million Dollar Man’ with Stephen Chow. Mixed with ‘The Twins Effect’ which also starred Ekin Cheng and The Twins, with Donnie Yen as action director.

This film seems to be a bit of a let down to everyone in the film, which is a shame really. I think Donnie Yens attempt to tackle the Comedy genre wasn’t for the best. Twins effect had the mix of action and comedy, which worked well and even helped it pick up over 9 different awards!

Protégé De La Rose Noire is worth a watch. A quote from my friend ‘Watch able for the pure Eye Candy’. The even has a little of Kill Bill feel to it, with a schoolgirl baddy and the guitar playing in the background. So if you like to see The Twins in a bubble bath and Ekin Cheng dressed up as Robin feel free to watch this flick!

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