Posts Tagged ‘Chow Yun-Fat’

Podcast On Fire 192: Gambling Season – God of Gamblers & God Of Gamblers’ Return

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Welcome to this retrospective of part of the God Of Gamblers series, its sequels and spin off’s. Hugely popular real life occupation for Hong Kong people and transferred to the screen as well, by the man who arugably did it the best while also adhering to comedy and action tradition of the golden period of Hong Kong cinema of the 80s and 90s. His name is Wong Jing and struck box office gold in 1989 with God Of Gamblers starring superstar Chow Yun-fat in his iconic role of Do San, the God of Gamblers, Andy Lau and Joey Wong. A few Stephen Chow vehicles in the same vein were made around this time and subsequently but in 1994 the team of Chow and Wong Jing got together for God Of Gamblers’ Return and those are the two movies we picked for episode one out of three in this series dubbed Gambling Season. With Kenny B and special guest and hos of the East Screen West Screen podcast, Paul Fox.

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Podcast On Fire 187: Face/Off & Hong Kong 1941

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Podcast On Fire may focus on the known and the big guns out of Hong Kong cinema, classics or not, but no one’s demanding the programming to be strict or they’ll tune out so for this episode, based on the suggestion of our guest, we switch it up and head to part of the Hollywood filmography of a Hong Kong director. Namely John Woo and his third outing in America from 1997 called Face/Off. For our second review, we’re following among other things an actor on top of his game but not quite ready to be embraced by the public. Still, didn’t stop awards juries from giving Chow Yun-fat accolades for his performance in Leung Po-chih’s 1984 war drama Hong Kong 1941. With Kenny B and special guest Dr. Stan Glick.

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Podcast On Fire 185: A Better Tomorrow III & On The Run

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One’s a prequel to a groundbreaking heroic bloodshed movie, one represents a detour from doing acrobatics and fighting alongside his peking opera brothers. One is Tsui Hark’s A Better Tomorrow 3 and the other is Alfred Cheung’s On The Run, starring Yuen Biao. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 19: The Films Of Stanley Kwan

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Kenny B and Tom K-W share their leftover info from Commentary On Fire 13 on Rouge in this bonus episode. Which turns into a mini Director’s Series on Stanley Kwan.

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Podcast On Fire 183: Encounter Of The Spooky Kind & A Better Tomorrow II

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We take a look at when the combo of martial arts, horror and the supernatural clicked, the genre bender if you will in the form of Sammo Hung’s Encounter Of The Spooky Kind from 1980 as well as the sequel to one of the most iconic Hong Kong action pictures of all time, John Woo’s A Better Tomorrow II. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

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Podcast On Fire 182: Dante Lam, Nick Cheung & Unbeatable Roundtable

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Dr. Lam heads Paul Fox and Kenny B into the territories of buff bods, explosions and man-tears. That of course means a roundtable chat between friends on all things Dante Lam, Nick Cheung and the MMA movie they collaborated on called Unbeatable. The trio also have time to dive deep into views on Pang Ho-cheung’s Dream Home, Chow Yun-fat’s return to Hong Kong cinema gambling, Michael Wong and Hong Kong cinema profiles making Mainland movies.

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Podcast On Fire 181: Mad Monkey Kung Fu & Wild Search

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Let’s take a look at THE Shaw Brothers director that made kung fu comedy great when they attempted to respond to that booming trend. Namely Lau Kar-leung and his Mad Monkey Kung Fu from 1979. Also in this episode, a look at when a Hong Kong director everybody cried for when Quentin Tarantino “took” his movie away from him but when he took someone elses…template himself. We didn’t mind it for Reservoir Dogs vs Ringo Lam’s City On Fire and sure as hell didn’t when Lam made his own take on the Harrison Ford movie Witness in the form of Wild Search from 1989. With Kenny B and Phil G who also recaps his trip to China and meeting Jackie Chan.

Contact the show via email at podcastonfire at googlemail.com, on our Facebook page and Facebook group (NEW) or Twitter (@podcastonfire@sogoodreviews) and SUBSCRIBE to our iTunes feed. Music courtesy of Brian Kirby (http://briankirby.net) whose awesome clothing line you can find at http://www.shelflifeclothing.com/. We are also featured on All Things Film, a collection of like minded Film, Cinema, TV, Geek and Cult Podcasts.

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