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Podcast On Fire 267: Forbidden City Cop & Anna And The King

Stephen Chow returns, reprises, puts forth a variation of his secret agent character and is Agent 00 Q Division essentially in the smash hit Forbidden City Cop. Also, Chow Yun-fat continues his Hollywood adventure and this time gets a meaty role vs Jodie Foster in Anna And The King. No singing. No Yul Brunner.  With Kenny …

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What’s Korean Cinema? 37 – Shiri

The characters try and prevent South Korea from going boom but 1999’s Shiri went boom commercially and perhaps without the spark it set off commercially, Korean cinema would look a lot different today. The new Korean cinema wave starts here. With Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid’s Paul Quinn. Running Times:  00m 00s – Intro/Shiri production background. 33m …

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

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 …

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