Posts Tagged ‘James Aylmore’
Stoo hosts the second part of our four part Jackie Chan Special. Joining him we have James Aylmore and POF12 guest - Mike Maley. We have a good banter discussing two of Jackies highly rated movies from the eighties; Project A and Police Story. We then continue to briefly discuss the rest of Jackies career between 83 to 89. Upon our original recording of this episode we also provide discussion on a third movie; Miracles. The Miracles discussion is only available in the MEMBERS ONLY portion of the forum as well as 30 minutes extras content. Just a FREE registration away!
Country: Japan Genre: Action/Gore Cast: Miki Mizuno, Tetsuya Nakamura, Hiroshi Ohguchi Hard Revenge Milly is yet another over the top Japanese gore flick. This one coming from the cine-asia label made me so curious about what this would be like. Like most films of this genre this is short (runs in at mere 40 minutes). But don’t be turned off it simply means you get a lot less faffing about and more action. Because let’s face it the non action pieces from these films aren’t the most exciting and this film didn’t have the budget of Tokyo Gore Police or Machine Girl so they put all the energy into the main part. The story follows the adventure of Milly. A woman who saw her husband and new born child get tortured to death by a gang who are quite sadistic. After being stabbed way too many times more than I care to count, the majority of her body is replaced by mechanical parts (including a shotgun in the knee). After lots of training she goes to get her revenge. The action scenes are rather impressive and a lot of work went into them. Nothing weird here just regular people going one on one and getting seriously cut in the process. I don’t want to spoil too much. I’m not a really big fan of these which is strange as I often end up watching them. Hard Revenge Milly left me rather impressed and deserves a rewatch in the future I think.
Country: Japan/Australia Genre: Action/Thriller Cast: Kippei Shiina, Gary Oldman, Kyoko Hasegawa Rain Fall is your typical American action thriller, only it isn’t. It’s set entirely in Japan and most of the cast are Japanese too. It follows CIA hitman John Rain (Kippei Shiina) trying to protect the daughter of his last target from various shady types. Sadly this film just didn’t do it for me. The first hour was very well made. You got the scene where someone is followed. You got cops with weird hobbies (notably looking at hotel lobby ceilings). It is your typical action thriller in that aspect. You got the scene where the hero talks about his childhood and reveals his isn’t quite so cold. Plus all those other scenes you expect from this type of film. Rain Fall gets off to a very good start with enough story, action and suspense to make you want to keep watching. However, it loses it towards the end. For those not in the know this is based on a novel by Barry Eisler and several changes has been made to the charcter so novel purists will most likely be outraged. As I was saying, being based on a novel the film would last for many hours if it used every scene in the book so a lot has to be cut I imagine (if you have read the novel then feel free to correct me if I am wrong). This in my humble opinion explains the sudden degradation of the film towards the end. The actors all do a superb job, the action scenes are satisfactory, the parts without action kept me interested until the end. This is worth a watch I think but don’t go in with too high hopes and you shouldn’t be too disappointed. My only other gripes are the phonetic English spoken by most of the Japanese actors makes them hard to understand and Gary Oldman is underused. If you got someone as big as him in your film you should use him more. He was wasted in this I think. Overall Rain Fall is a satisfying enough experience.
"It's the Christmas Special and we're down at the Podcast On Fire "pub" to partake in a quiz as orchestrated by Lord Quizmaster Mike"
All the hosts and staff at Podcast on Fire wish you and everyone a very Merry Christmas!
Looks lovely eh? Get's me in the Christmas mood!
When the Magnificent Trio went to form @ POF HQ, it turned out it was just Stoo! So Stoo enlisted James Aylmore as guest host the show for a change! It turns out that Ken's chasing Kaiju and Mike was catching up on some homework. Cheeky Buggers!
We discuss last movies watched, which turns into a mini Japan on Fire.
The main of the show is our discussion of the news regarding Cine-Asia striking a deal with Dragon Dynasty. Tune in and Contact us!