Posts Tagged ‘fantasy’

Podcast On Fire 230: The Bride With White Hair & Hard Target

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Stepping it up cinematically and making his Wuxia pian debut, Ronny Yu emerged as a voice as one to be reckoned with. Therefore we’ll be reviewing his 1993 movie The Bride With White Hair, starring Leslie Cheung and Brigitte Lin. Fast forward to a director who was setting the action cinema on fire (and some of his actors), John Woo made his Hollywood debut with Hard Target and that’s we are reviewing also. With Kenny B and the co-host of the East Screen West Screen podcast: Paul Fox.

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Taiwan Noir 23: The Fantasy Of Deer Warrior & Double Vision

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Once upon a time there was a big forest and in it sat two podcasters. One found a movie based on a fairy tale about deers fighting wolves (and there’s also exotic dancing) and the other found a movie where West meets East mixed with a possibly supernatural serial killer plotting. Far apart in genre and production year, Taiwan Noir takes a look at 1961’s The Fantasy Of Deer Warrior and in the second half, Chen Kuo-fu’s Double Vision starring Tony Leung and David Morse.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/The Fantasy Of Deer Warrior background
18m 05s – The Fantasy Of Deer Warrior review
41m 25s – Double Vision background
47m 14s – Double Vision review

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Taiwan Noir 21: Magic Of Spell & Magic Warriors

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We return to the universe of Peach Boy, as played by a woman, as portrayed by Taiwanese children’s fantasy filmmakers who knew a thing or two about pace, energy, special effects free for all creativity etc. And face-pissing. Hear us try and break down what makes the ‘Child Of Peach’ sequel Magic Of Spell so special. And in the second half we look at sooooort of a spirited cousin of these movies without it being a sequel: The energetic Magic Warriors.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Magic of Spell review
43m 00s – Magic Warriors review

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Taiwan Noir 20: The Child Of Peach

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Grabbing an icon from Japanese folklore and putting a Taiwan reefer madness spin on it, this is the type of fantasy with exploding heads, tiny cocks and dangerous fire stunts filmmakers gave to their young audience. Plus creepy peach puppet in the 1987’s fantasy spectacle The Child Of Peach.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Momotaro/Peach Boy background
22m 23s – Actress Lin Shao-luo and director Chen Chun-liang discussion
36m 32s – The Child Of Peach review

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Taiwan Noir 19: Feng Shen Bang

tn19The tale of a Chinese protection deity isn’t as dry as it may sound as the story has cinematic colours galore so we’re taking a look at one such literary adaptation from Taiwan: Feng Shen Bang.

EDIT – Unfortunately there are three instances of unexplained audiodropouts at these points in the show: 11.26-11.32, 12.30-12.36 and 52. 53-52. 57. Many apologies for this.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Na Cha literary and movie background
24m 18s – Feng Shen Bang review

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What’s Korean Cinema? 16 – Hansel And Gretel

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For this episode, we give Korea’s seemingly rare venture into fairy tale horror and fantasy in the form of Yim Pil-sung’s Hansel And Gretel from 2007 a look. A title brought to the UK through Terracotta Distribution so with Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid  is also Joey Leung of Terracotta.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Hansel & Gretel literary background
08m 49s – Yim Pil-sung bio/discussion
23m 50s – Joey Leung interview
35m 06s – Hansel & Gretel review

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Taiwan Noir 16: Night Orchid & The Greatest Plot

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Because we had fun discussing colourful Wuxia pian last time (when The Ghost Hill was reviewed), we jump ahead a decade to Night Orchid by Chang Peng-yi, starring Adam Cheng and Brigitte Lin. Memorable color for the genre? We’ll see. Also, we get very sparse feedback regardless of the show on the network but when a listener request is put forth towards Taiwan Noir… a specialized, niche show, we listen. Andrew in California wrote in and told us of a movie that kind of scared him as a child. Through surreal scenes, spooky sound design, eerie music but largely, we’re also dealing with a kung fu movie here with hopefully, because it is called that, The Greatest Plot.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Chang Peng-yi bio/discussion
24m 10s – Brigitte Lin bio/discussion
35m 00s – Night Orchid review
66m 50s – Yueh Hua bio/discussion
80m 50s – Ulysses Au bio/discussion
87m 05s – The Greatest Plot review

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