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Podcast On Fire 303: Election 2 & The Fun, The Luck And The Tycoon

It’s triad election time again, as orchestrated by Johnnie To and with Big Tony out of the way, it’s now Simon Yam vs Louis Koo in Election 2. Also, Coming To America Hong Kong style in the 1990 Chinese new Year comedy The Fun, The Luck And The Tycoon. With Kenny B and Kevin Ma of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Election 2 production background and reception
32m 32s – Election 2 review
69m 30s – The Fun, The Luck And The Tycoon reception
76m 35s – The Fun, The Luck And The Tycoon review

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Election 2 (2006)

Two years have pasted from the last election in Wo Shing Triad Society, it’s time for Lok (Simon Yam) to give up his post as the Godfather. Candidates for his place is Jimmy (Louis Koo), Jet (Nick Cheung) and Kun. All the favours point towards Jimmy, although he doesn’t want to become the godfather. Jimmy wants to leave the gang and continue to run his buisness producing porn discs.

When doing buiness in China Jimmy is arested. When released on bail he is told by the Chinese Security Bureau Chief that he is only allowed to travel to China as a tourist and not buisness. Jimmy is desparte to expand his company over to the mainland so the cops give him a propersition, win the election and you’ll have all the business power you want in China.

Things get complicated when a greedy Lok plans on making sure he’s re-elected for a second term… Read the rest of this entry »

The Top 50 Hong Kong Movies of the Decade (#20-11)

Now this is where the list gets serious. There might be a Donnie Yen or Ekin flick squeezed in the next twenty movies, but come on… I run this shit!

The top of the countdown can be found here, then our countdown went through the 30s spots, here and last week I released a post consisting of a lot of Ekin/Donnie Flicks, which can be found here.

The conclusion will be posted on 31st December, in time to welcome the new year. Read the rest of this entry »

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