Posts Tagged ‘Gordon Liu’

Podcast On Fire 214: Challenge Of The Masters & Shaolin Soccer

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In this episode, we take a look at a Wong Fei Hung origin story that’s also closer to the origins of Lau Kar-leung’s directing career. You’ll find out during our review of 1976’s Challenge Of The Masters if Lau the filmmaker has evolved. Also, a look back on the Stephen Chow shaolin soccer comedy hit appropriately called… Shaolin Soccer. With Kenny B and Mike Maley.

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Podcast On Fire 178: King Boxer & The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter

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It’s a tribute to those who died this episode, some way before this episode was even recorded, some fairly recently. And we come at this with a Shaw Brothers tint as we will discuss two of the most enduring martial arts classics in the form of King Boxer directed by Jeng Cheong-woh from 1972 and Lau Kar-leung’s The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter from 1984. With Kenny B and special guest host Mike Maley, discussing the impact and lives of the movies and players.

Contact the show via email at podcastonfire at googlemail.com, on our Facebook page and Facebook group (NEW) or Twitter (@podcastonfire, @sogoodreviews) and SUBSCRIBE to our iTunes feed. Music courtesy of Brian Kirby (http://briankirby.net) whose awesome clothing line you can find at http://www.shelflifeclothing.com/. We are also featured on All Things Film, a collection of like minded Film, Cinema, TV, Geek and Cult Podcasts. For the charity project, THIS is the iTunes feed link to use.

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Heroes of the East (1978)

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Ah To (Gordon Liu) is a young kung fu enthusiast, who was put into an arrange married when he was born. His partner is a beautiful Japanese martial artist who seems like the perfect wife.

Until he finds out she is quite arrogant when it comes comparing Japanese martial arts to the chinese style. She wants to show that Japanese are the best at martial arts and the Chinese just copied them.

This leads to Ah To and Kung Zi (his missus) decide to spar to settle the argument. Ah To out stages her using his excellent martial arts. Kung Zi act like a bad loser and ends up fleeing back to Japan. Read the rest of this entry »

He has nothing but Kung Fu! (1977)

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Plot: Young swindler – Shao Shan (Wang Yu) spends his days conning the public for money, as you can expect he finds himself in trouble quite often. One day he comes across another young man (Gordon Liu) who doesn’t know who he is. He doesn’t know his name, hometown nor does he know any of his friends or family. Wang Yu decides to help this young man to find out his true identity and making money along the way.

When finding himself in a spot of trouble Wang Yu is defended by his new friend, who turns out to be a very talented martial artist. This comical duo end up getting in some serious trouble when Shao Shan and his kung fu buddy rob the Casino gangsters stealing two bags of silver and give the money to the poor, much to Shan’s dismay.

As you can expect the gangsters aint happy and begin to plot thier revenage against the duo. Read the rest of this entry »

Cast From The Past: Podcast On Fire 24 – Chris Jones Interviewed. Let Awesome commence!

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The next Cast From The Past (a series of shows lost from our iTunes feed and website) from 2008 features Stoo, Kenny B and Mike Banner. Talking last movies watched (including a Shaw Brothers gem), what follows is an interview with UK stuntman Chris Jones talking of his experiences making Blood: The Last Vampire and being directed by Corey Yuen.

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