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Posts Tagged ‘Drama’

The Director’s Series 28: Mabel Cheung & Alex Law – The Illegal Immigrant

They are partners in life and film and have given us An Autumn’s Tale, Painted Faces and Eight Taels Of Gold over the years. Join Kenny B and Tom K-W for The Director’s Series on Mabel Cheung and Alex Law and we kick off with her 1985 debut feature The Illegal Immigrant. A student film financed by Shaw Brothers and a Hong Kong Film Award winner. Good start.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Mabel Cheung & Alex Law biography and discussion
34m 23s – The Illegal Imigrant review

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 49: Tracked

Quoted as one of his three masterpieces, Hideo Gosha goes independent and makes 1985’s Tracked.

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Podcast On Fire 282: My Life As McDull & Three: Going Home

It’s the screen debut of Hong Kong’s favourite, contemplative piglet who may not look like Chow Yun-fat or Tony Leung but has ambitions nonetheless in the 2001 animated movie My Life As McDull. Also Peter Chan returns to Hong Kong screens as part of the horror anthology movie Three, directing the award winning piece Going Home from 2002. With Kenny B and Kevin Ma of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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Japan On Fire 29: Hideo Gosha – The Geisha

After a hiatus, we are back for the finishing stretches of the coverage of the filmmaker responsible for Three Outlaw Samurai, Hitokiri and Onimasa. The next to last episode have us stopping in 1983 and the multi award winning drama about a geisha appropriately called The Geisha. With Kenny B and special guest, co-host and author Robin Gatto.

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Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Robin Gatto interview.
28m 47s – Hideo Gosha biography – The story continues…
60m 51s – Death Shadows quick-take
75m 35s – The Geisha review.

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This Week In Sleaze 55: Tightie Whitie Theatre – Revenge: A Love Story & Temptation Summary

Let’s talk some cruel fucking from the new millenium! The nature and cycle of revenge gets a graphic and grim depiction in Wong Ching-po’s Revenge – A Love Story. Pregnant women look away. Seriously. Also, it’s the origin story of one of the most iconic superheroes ever to be put on film and getting his own lavish, majestic widescreen spectacle…. nah just kidding it’s a porn film featuring the Cat III Superman. With Sleazy K and The Great Lord Joshua Regal.

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Podcast On Fire 269: The Owl Vs Bumbo, A Queer Story & It’s A Drink! It’s A Bomb!

The George Lam Defaming Sessions come to an end! Is George Lam Or Lame? Find out in the triple review, bumper pack finale!

First up, George Lam and Sammo Hung are forced to become juvenile detention career advisors in The Owl Vs Bumbo. In A Queer Story George plays a gay man struggling with his sexuality and we end on a festive note with the rare sight of a Hong Kong Christmas movie. It’s George as a scientist teaming up with Margaret (yes, Margaret) Cheung and John Shum as they are chased by cartoon villains looking for their drink that’s a bomb in… It’s A Drink! It’s A Bomb! With Kenny B and Phil G of Eastern Film Fans!

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What’s Korean Cinema? 40 – The Mimic

Korean urban legend wrapped in a horror package with some emotional oomph to it, which means we’ll examine if Huh Jung’s The Mimic strikes a balance between approachable local and international horror. With Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid’s Paul Quinn.

The Mimic is out now on dvd and digital HD from Arrow Films and we thank them for providing the screener for review.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Huh Jung’s directorial output so far.
21m 52s – The Mimic review.

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