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Podcast On Fire 293: When Taekwondo Strikes & Heroes Of The East

Continuing the Versus Series, lined up for review is Golden Harvest’s 1973 Angela Mao movie When Taekwondo Strikes. She might take your head off, fighting on the side of the Korean people against the Japanese. Also, in Heroes Of The East, Lau Kar-Leung depicts Chinese versus Japanese martial arts in a more nuanced and friendly way. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/When Taekwondo Strikes background and review
57m 41 – Heroes Of The East review

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Japan On Fire 31: Fist Of The North Star

Kenshiro, the fist of the north star, gets a big screen head and body bursting adventure that was such a shock to the senses, it’s been forever altered since. In this episode of Japan On Fire we turn to anime once more and Fist Of The North Star from 1986. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Fist Of The North Star background.
53m 58s – Fist Of The North Star review.

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 49: Tracked

Quoted as one of his three masterpieces, Hideo Gosha goes independent and makes 1985’s Tracked.

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Japan On Fire 30: Hideo Gosha FINALE – The Oil-Hell Murder

Hideo Gosha makes his last film and passes away. We say goodbye to the director of Three Outlaw Samurai , Hitokiri and The Geisha by looking at his 1992 film The Oil-Hell Murder. With Kenny B and author Robin Gatto.

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Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Hideo Gosha biography – The story concludes…
37m 15s – Four Days Of Snow And Blood quick-take
69m 57s – The Oil-Hell Murder review.

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 48: The Happiness Of The Katakuris

Kim Jee-woon’s The Quiet Family was so impactful it got a remake. Not an American one but Japan’s Takashi Miike handled it, with a musical and stop motion animated touch.

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 46: Members Only Archive Dusted #20

Consisting of outtakes and deleted material (previously only available to forum members) out of Podcast On Fire 66, 75, as well as Japan On Fire 4, 5 and 9 with Kenny B, Stewart Sutherland Mike Banner and John Kreng from 2010 this collection feature tangents and outtakes on the Karate Kid-remake, John Kreng talks to Ken about grindhouse movies such as Bucktown, Daimajin, and a Twitter question concerns cannibalism.

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Japan On Fire 29: Hideo Gosha – The Geisha

After a hiatus, we are back for the finishing stretches of the coverage of the filmmaker responsible for Three Outlaw Samurai, Hitokiri and Onimasa. The next to last episode have us stopping in 1983 and the multi award winning drama about a geisha appropriately called The Geisha. With Kenny B and special guest, co-host and author Robin Gatto.

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Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Robin Gatto interview.
28m 47s – Hideo Gosha biography – The story continues…
60m 51s – Death Shadows quick-take
75m 35s – The Geisha review.

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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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