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The Director’s Series 10: Kirk Wong – Flash Future Kung Fu

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A good director’s output could/should come off as versatile, refusing to be slotted into the expected and easily sorted folder. It seems Kirk Wong after opening more traditionally with The Club thought like this as evident in his horror-comedy Lifeline Express that we covered last episode. But we track back to movie number two, the special mind/genre-bender Flash Future Kung Fu from 1983 for this second installment of The Director’s Series on Kirk Wong. Joining Kenny B and Tom K-W and Sylvia Rorem of The Heroic Sisterhood – The Ladies’ Asian Action Cinema Appreciation Society to discuss what’s left of Kirk’s multi-nominated vision of the future.

Thanks to Henrik Andersson for help with cleaning up the audio!

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Running Times:
14m 10s – Johnny Wang bio/discussion
27m 05s – Eddy Ko bio/discussion
35m 10s – Ray Lui bio/discussion
52m 18s – Flash Future Kung Fu review

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The Director’s Series 9: Kirk Wong – The Club & Lifeline Express

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So our next subject for The Director’s Series is picked and with a short but interesting, nasty and explosive filmography, including one very different movie in Hollywood for him, it’s time to do Kirk Wong Chi-keung justice. Hear Kenny B and Tom K-W start with his debut in triad and Michael Chan Wai-man territory called The Club (1981) and follow with the Kent Cheng and Teddy Robin horror-comedy Lifeline Express.

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Running times:
00m 00s – Intro/Kirk wong  bio/discussion
14m 40s – Michael chan bio/discussion
20m 57s – The Club review
57m 28s – Kent Cheng bio/discussion
67m 15s – Teddy Robin bio/discussion
72m 10s – Lifeline Express review

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The Mission (1999)

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When crime lord Mr. Lung’s (Eddy Ko) life is put under threat when he is nearly assassinated. Mr. Lung’s younger brother, Frank (Simon Yam) hires a a group of well respected triads to become Mr. Lung’s new bodyguards.

First of all there is Curtis (Anthony Wong), a stylish barber nicked named The Ice for being a cold hearted killer. Roy (Francis Ng) a bar owner who is well respected in his area, he’s also brought Shin (Jackie Lui). Shin is an obvious rookie, being too chatty and he also seems to be the youngest member of the crew.

Another member is the mister peanut eating James (Lam Suet), seriously James spends at least two thirds of his entire screen time eating peanuts. When he’s not eating nuts, he’s the guns expert of the group. Last but not least is Mike (Roy Cheung) a car valet, who is also quite skilled when it comes to fire arms.

Now Frank pays the group to guard Lung and assassinate his killers if they try to kill him. Will the Mission be a success?

A snazzy action thriller with some cool shootouts with the entire cast acting to their full potential. Anthony Wong was great, he pulled off the the cold hearted Killer role perfectly. Francis Ng was equally impressive, he’s acting skills were believable which reminded me of his performance in 2003’s Infernal Affairs 2.

Jackie Lui, who the hell is this guy!? sorry for offending his fans, but Im glad he wasn’t a let down to the film. Roy Cheung was enjoyable as usual sporting his usual long hair do and his acting charm. Lam Suet played his role well, although his character did seem at tad quite, maybe it was because of all the peanuts he was eating.

The film was cool and has a excellent theme tune, although for the people who buy the Mei Ah DVD release, I’d like to point out a picture quality error. In the opening credits scenes, the words ‘Distributed by International Films Enterprise Ltd.’. After that scene fads the words are left with a faint out which actually slightly slightly visible for the entire running time of the film. Another note the Mei Ah release has considerably bad picture quality. But All and All Great Film!

Heroes shed no tears (1986)

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A war movie made in the eighties…

Let me tell you know, this is no Eastern Condors. Here’s the plot; Thai government hires group of Chinese mercenaries (including Leading man, Eddy Ko) to capture powerful drug lord from Golden Triangle. The group of mercenaries manage to capture their target, even with the odds against them. Yet the drug lord has been leaving a trail of clues so his men can retrace his steps…But Along the way mercenaries bump into a Vietnamese general (played by Lam Ching-Ying) and end up shooting him in the eye! Read the rest of this entry »

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