Posts Tagged ‘David Chiang’

The Director’s Series 15: David Chiang – The Legend Of The Owl & Heaven Can Help

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We continue looking at martial arts super star turned director David Chiang’s directorial output and post his stay at Shaw Brothers and entering a new decade, frame got livelier, darker and weirder. Spoofing Western and Eastern genre content and providing us with a gloomy, dark comedy about reversing your fate, David Chiang starts playing a little bit more.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Quick-Takes of The One Armed Swordsmen and The Condemned
21m 10s – Eric Tsang biography/discussion
45m 37s – The Legend Of The Owl review
71m 35s – Paul Chun biography/discussion
78m 40s – Heaven Can Help 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 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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The Banquet (1991)

Plot: Wealthy property director – Tsang Siu-Chi (Eric Tsang) and his contractor Jacky (Jacky Cheung) managed to buy two of four property’s. When he buy’s all four he plans on knocking them down and replacing them with a grand hotel. Yet his arch rival Hung Tai-Po (Sammo Hung) managed to buy the last two. Both developers wanting to make this grand hotel, they decide to agree on a 50/50 purpose.

When returning home Jacky lets in on a scheme which could land them a nice one billion dollars. The prince of kuwait, Allabarba (George Lam) is coming to Hong Kong to look for a tender for his properties there. Jacky has also done his research, the prince was a menace when he was young never paying attention to his father until after his passing, now he deeply regrets anytime he missed with his father. Now Jacky’s plan for Tsang is to show the prince the strong relationship between him and his father!

The only problem is that Tsang hasn’t seen his father for over ten years. Tsang goes off to find his father with his snobby wife (Carol Cheng), they soon find out that he is living with Tsang’s sister, Gigi (Rosamund Kwan) and her husband (Tony Leung Ka-Fai). Tsang tries to sway father Tsang (Richard Ng) to come live with them, but he refuses as he loves his simple life.

Tsang then pull’s out the big guns and plea’s for his father to stay with him since that he only haves a month and a half to live. yes, he’s got cancer! As you can expect the big guns convinced father Tsang to go home with Tsang and his Wife.

Tsang plans to throw a big banquet for the Prince and make it out to be a birthday party for his father too!

When everything seems to be going to plan, we find out that Jacky is secretly working for Hung Tai-Po and he’s going to help him convince to sign the contract over to him instead of Tsang… Read the rest of this entry »

7 Man Army (1976)

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Plot (Celestial): In 1933, 20,000 Japanese soldiers and 50 tanks invaded the Pa Tou Lou Tzu, a strategic key point of the Great Wall. With only seven men stationing, these heroes took on the entire army for five days before succumbing.

The ‘7-Man Army’ includes Captain Wu Chan-Zheng (Ti Lung) led this group brave soldiers who include the young – Ha Hong-Fa (Alexander Fu) who joined the army to spite the mongolian thieves raiding his village. Others include the Saber waving Jiang Ming-Kun (Chen Kuan-Tai) and Bai Zhang-Xing (David Chiang) who joined the army to become a decent man. Read the rest of this entry »

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