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Podcast On Fire 294: Romeo Must Die & Election

Johnnie To’s stable of Milkyway players and crew deliver the first in an epic saga about the rigid rules and regulations in a triad election. It still means deception, betrayal, violence in 2005’s Election. But in the first half, another Hong Kong cinema action star tries to make his mark in Hollywood. Jet Li gets his first English language lead role in Romeo Must Die. With Kenny B and Kevin Ma of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

Contact the show via email at podcastonfire at googlemail.com, on our Facebook page and Facebook group or Twitter (@podcastonfire@sogoodreviews) and SUBSCRIBE to our iTunes feed. Music courtesy of Brian Kirby (briankirby.net) whose awesome clothing line you can find at shelflifeclothing.com.

Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Romeo Must Die production background and reception
22m 10s – Romeo Must Die review
55m 43s – Election production background and reception
78m 30s – Election review.

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Election (2005)

The time has come, as it does every two years, for the senior members of Hong Kong’s oldest Triad, the Wo Shing Society, to elect a new chairman. Fierce rivalries emerge between the two eligible candidates. Lok (Simon Yam), respected by the Uncles, is the favorite to win. But his rival Big D (Tony Leung) will stop at nothing to change this, including going against hundreds of years of Triad tradition and influencing the vote with money and violence.

When Wo Shing’s ancient symbol of leadership, the Dragon’s Head Baton, goes missing, a ruthless struggle for power erupts and the race to retrieve the Baton threatens to tear Wo Shing in two.

Can Wo Shing balance their traditional brotherhood with the cut-throat modern world of 21st century business? Read the rest of this entry »

Cast From The Past: Podcast On Fire 34 – Looking for RAREEE and telling RAREEE stuff to f*ck off?

The next Cast From The Past (a series of shows lost from our iTunes feed and website) from 2008 features Stewart Sutherland, Kenny B and Mike Banner. Talking last movies watched (including Naughty Boys that features Jackie Chan choreographed action and Election), we also tackle topics such as neglected films in need of a remaster and how much we would spend on a rare film.

Contact the show via email at podcastonfire at googlemail.com, on our Facebook page and Facebook group or Twitter (@podcastonfire, @sogoodreviews) and SUBSCRIBE to our iTunes feed.

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