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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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What’s Korean Cinema? 39 – The Uninvited

The sassy girl Jun Ji-hyun takes a left turn from out of control girl in romantic comedies to playing a woman with narcolepsy who sees her babies die in front of her. Nothing is cheery, melodramatic or quirky anymore in the psychological horror movie The Uninvited from 2003. With Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid’s Paul Quinn.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/horror in South Korean cinema.
36m 14s – The career of director Lee Soo-yun and discussion of Jun Ji-hyun’s career at the time (2003).
44m 16s – The Uninvited review.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 36 – Springtime

Choi Min-sik may say he’s a bad guy in Springtime but this is as far removed from any scenes involving hammers or eating live animals on screen. No, Choi Min-sik gets taken down a notch, brought into warmth in Ryu Jang-ha’s 2004 drama. With Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Ryu Jang-ha bio/discussion.
18m 33s – Choi Min-sik bio/discussion.
47m 35s – Springtime review.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 35 – My Heart

Director Bae Chang-ho does picture esque slice of village life of a hundred years ago or so in a rather unremarkable remarkable film called My Heart from 1999. Featuring the adventures of Bag lady and Pot Boy. Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid break it all down for you. Includes the story of Paul meeting the very chatty director.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Bae Chang-ho bio/discussion.
42m 00s – My Heart review.

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