Posts Tagged ‘John Woo’

Podcast On Fire 187: Face/Off & Hong Kong 1941

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Podcast On Fire may focus on the known and the big guns out of Hong Kong cinema, classics or not, but no one’s demanding the programming to be strict or they’ll tune out so for this episode, based on the suggestion of our guest, we switch it up and head to part of the Hollywood filmography of a Hong Kong director. Namely John Woo and his third outing in America from 1997 called Face/Off. For our second review, we’re following among other things an actor on top of his game but not quite ready to be embraced by the public. Still, didn’t stop awards juries from giving Chow Yun-fat accolades for his performance in Leung Po-chih’s 1984 war drama Hong Kong 1941. With Kenny B and special guest Dr. Stan Glick.

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Podcast On Fire 183: Encounter Of The Spooky Kind & A Better Tomorrow II

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We take a look at when the combo of martial arts, horror and the supernatural clicked, the genre bender if you will in the form of Sammo Hung’s Encounter Of The Spooky Kind from 1980 as well as the sequel to one of the most iconic Hong Kong action pictures of all time, John Woo’s A Better Tomorrow II. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

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Podcast On Fire 179: The Way Of The Dragon & The Killer

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Kenny B and Phil G talk the directorial debut of a man with a vision cut short in the form of Bruce Lee’s The Way Of The Dragon from 1972 and the movie that you point to being the John Woo movie to check out if you want to see what the world also saw in the form of The Killer from 1989.

The original recording on Phil’s side came out both noisy and a bit low so I tried to remaster the sound to listenable levels. That’s why you hear varying quality on Phil’s side throughout. /Ken

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Podcast On Fire 154: A Moment Of Romance & Bullet In The Head

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Remember the summer of 1990 when two action-drama and romance classics came out and that you were left devastated after each one? If you did (and even if you didn’t), here’s your chance to relive some of that through Kenny B’s and Tom K-W’s discussion on Benny Chan’s A Moment Of Romance and John Woo’s Bullet In The Head. Dr. Lam is also at hand, providing two separately recorded reviews and check out his show specific doodles in the show links! Pardon the audio quality of these two segments.

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Podcast On Fire 151: Winners And Sinners & A Better Tomorrow

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Kenny B, Dr. Lam and Tom K-W sit down with Sammo Hung’s Winners And Sinners and John Woo’s A Better Tomorrow. Two box office success stories, two movies about counterfeit money. Two movies with indidividual importance.

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Podcast On Fire 124: A Better Tomorrow (2010)

Phil G returns and brings to Kenny B and Hong Kong Dave the Korean remake of John Woo’s A Better Tomorrow. At 2 hours, how does it fare and can you avoid comparing it to Woo’s original? Also network updates, talks of Takashi Miike’s Harakiri, The Prodigal Son and the last 15 years of Chow Yun-fat’s career. Ken also snorts coke.

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Podcast on Fire 122: Victim

No Hitler-Cast, i.e. Ken doing a solo POF this week as Hong Kong Dave returns! Together with Kenny B, there’s a lengthy discussion on John Woo’s Heroes Shed No Tears, tangents on State of Grace and The Raid before the main subject of this week takes center stage: Ringo Lam’s possibly supernatural cop flick Victim starring Lau Ching-wan and Tony Leung Ka-fai.

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