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The Director’s Series 2: Nam Nai-choi – Men From The Gutter (1983)


We continue our examination of the filmography of one of Hong Kong’s unsung directorial heroes, Nam Nai-choi. Not quite in Story Of Ricky  territory yet, his third Shaw Brothers movie and and the intense actioner Men From The Gutter is the topic of discussion between Ken, David and Tom in this episode.

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Running times:
00m 00s – Intro
13m 00s – Jason Pai Piao bio/discussion
18m 20s – Lo Meng bio/discussion
25m 48s – Michael Miu Kiu-wai
37m 30s – Parkman Wong bio/discussion
42m 08s – Tony Leung Hung-wah, Keith Li bio/discussion
47m 35s – Men From The Gutter review

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The Director’s Series 1: One Way Only (1981) & Brothers From The Walled City (1982)

Welcome to the debut of The Director’s Series where we try and expand your knowledge (if you want it that is) of directors you may love via only one movie, may love via multiple movies but don’t know the name to put next to that love. Starting with Nam Nai-choi, the director of Story Of Ricky, Ken and David go back to the very beginning and examines Nam’s first two movies as director (at Shaw Brothers to boot). Expect talks of Nam himself, Danny Lee, Chin Siu-ho, Phillip Ko and Johnny Wang.

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Running times:
00m 00s – Intro/Nam Nai Choi
19m 05s – Danny Lee
36m 12s – One Way Only Review
53m 29s – Brothers From The Walled City intro/Chin Siu-ho bio
60m 10s – Phillip Ko bio
69m 05s – Johnny Wang bio
75m 10s – Brothers From The Walled City review

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This Week In Sleaze 2 – Dr. Lamb & Hong Kong Butcher

Sleazy K and King Who? return with a self-indulgent sequel that does deserve it’s 2 hour + running time. Discussing the 1990s trend of true life crime horror flicks bearing the III, on hand are discussions on the real life serial killer that inspired Dr. Lamb and Hong Kong Butcher. Coincidentally, those are are also the movies up for discussion and review. Stay until the end as well when K and Who? let their inner sleaze out in Last Sleazy Movies Watched!

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City on Fire (1979)

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Plot: Resigning undercover cop – Ko Chow (Chow Yun-Fat) plans resigning are shattered when brought into the station to have a meeting with his boss, Lau (Yueh Sun). Lau tells him that has one job left to do before leaving the force. The job is to infiltrate a violent gang of jewelery thieves, to gain their trust he must pass himself off as a gun dealer, selling weapons to the gang and then work his way into the gang participating in their next heist.

Ko Chow befriends on of the gangs main men – Fu (Danny Lee), both having similar backgrounds they create a decent friendship between them. But Ko Chow is haunted by past missions when one of his best friends were killed because of him. Ko doesn’t want the same thing to happen twice. Read the rest of this entry »

Legend of the Dragon (1990)

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Plot: Chow Siu-Lung (Stephen Chow), son of Chow Fei-Hung (Yuen Wah), Fei-Hung was a comrade of the late Bruce Lee, Fei-Hung admired him so much he even named his son after him (Bruce Chow Siu-Lung, using both his English first name and his Chinese name ‘Siu-Lung’). Now retired from his days as a stuntman he now runs a martial arts school on his ancestral land, Tai O.

Chow who is a keen martial artist seems to have a stronger interest in Snooker instead of martial arts. He spends most of his time either playing Snooker, which doesn’t impress Fei-Hung. When he is actually practicing martial arts he trains with his childhood friend Mo (Teresa Mo). Mo whose martial arts skills are superior to Chow has a bit of a crush for him, but he’s too slow to catch on.

With the return of Fei-Hung’s god brother Yan (Leung Kar-Yan), Fei-Hung convinces Yan to take Chow over to Hong Kong and let him see what life is like in the real world. Yan, who really collects protection money in Hong Kong is actually quite bad at his job, it’s whether other gangs have taking the money first or clients refusing. Yan soon discovers Chow’s talent in snooker and decides to place bets on the side soon making both Chow and Yan very rich.

Yan finds himself in trouble with a group of loan sharks (led by Shing Fui-On), Yan reasons with them and convinces them to organize a game of snooker with Chow and they could pick his opponent. The stakes are; if Chow wins, Yan’s debt is cleared, if the sharks win, they win the rights to Fei-Hung’s ancestral land.

Can Chow still win when he’s put under this pressure? Read the rest of this entry »

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