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The Director’s Series 31: Mabel Cheung & Alex Law – The Soong Sisters

Mabel Cheung and Alex Law take their storytelling out of the current and small, intimate arenas of Hong Kong, China and New York and go for scope depicting three female political figures in Chinese history in The Soong Sisters. With Kenny B, Tom-K-W and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/City Of Glass Quick-Take
29m 55s – Biographies of the real life Soong sister and production background of the movie.
53m 48s – The Soong Sisters review

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Podcast On Fire 296: The Final Option & The Case Of The Cold Fish

It’s the emergence of Stone Wong, a role Michael Wong would be associated with and known for from this point in his career training Special Duties Unit cadets, fighting crimes and dealing with drama at home. It’s the cop soap opera era, arriving in the form of 1994’s The Final Option. Also, a Lantau Island set murder mystery where a version of Stone Wong is sent and promptly made fun of. Michael Wong goes up against a fat Michael Chow in The Case Of The Cold Fish from 1995. Kenny B and Phil G continue to discuss the films of Michael Wong. We’ll review 9 movies throughout the long career and officially determine whether he’s Wong or Wrong.

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 whose awesome clothing line you can find at shelflifeclothing.com.

Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/The Final Option background, reception, Gordon Chan biography
28m 46s – The Final Option review
57m 30s – Jamie Luk discussion
61m 09s – The Case Of The Cold Fish review

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The Director’s Series 30: Mabel Cheung & Alex Law – Eight Taels Of Gold

Mabel Cheung brings her characters home FROM New York this time around, continues the working relationship with Sammo Hung exploring his dramatic range and he’s paired up with Sylvia Chang for the rural, remote drama Eight Taels Of Gold. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Now You See Love… Now You Don’t Quick-Take
17m 42s – Eight Taels Of Gold reception/Sylvia Chang biography and discussion
38m 06s – Eight Taels Of Gold review

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Podcast On Fire 295: Royal Warriors

Michelle Yeoh battles ex-soldiers turned vicious criminals, joins forces with a Japanese cop who wants out of the game and Michael Wong as Michael Wong either really likes buying flowers or desperately wants into the trousers of Michelle’s character. In the second episode in our series on Michael Wong’s career, we discuss and review David Chung’s Royal Warriors from 1986. With Kenny B and Phil G of Eastern Film Fans.co.uk. Wong or Wrong?

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/Royal Warrior notes
26m 13s – Royal Warriors review

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 52: Members Only Archive Dusted #23 – Thunderbolt

A specially produced bonus episode for Podcast On Fire 79 (previously only available in our members only section of the forum), Jackie Chan’s action-martial arts-racing hybrid Thunderbolt is discussed by Stoo, Kenny B and Chris Jones (with a special apperance by John Kreng).

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The Director’s Series 29: Mabel Cheung & Alex Law – An Autumn’s Tale

After receiving her first Hong Kong Film Award as Best New Director, Mabel Cheung and her filmmaking and life partner didn’t go back to Hong Kong to expand. No, they stuck to New York, brought over elite talent and an undeniable screen couple to make An Autumn’s Tale. Considered both one of the best Hong Kong movies ever but also a perfect date movie. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

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.

Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Painted Faces Quick-Take
24m 35s – Expanded Mabel Cheung and Alex biography
30m 10s – An Autumn’s Tale production background, reception, actors
55m 18s – An Autumn’s Tale review

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 51: Members Only Archive Dusted #22

Consisting of outtakes and deleted material (previously only available to forum members) out of Podcast On Fire 77 with Stewart Sutherland, Mike Maley and James Aylmore from 2010. This collection feature tangents and outtakes out of our second Jackie Chan special where we talk Sammo Hung’s treatment of women, the good and the bad from the world of audio commentaries, dvd releases in the UK and Miracles gets an extended chat.

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The Podcast On Fire Network aims to provide a large, continually expanding overview of Asian cinema. On the flagshow Podcast On Fire, the big guns out of Hong Kong cinema gets a spotlight through discussion and review while the remainder of the network shows gives you insight into Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese cinema and the history of adult oriented Hong Kong cinema!

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