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Podcast On Fire 281: The Spiritual Boxer & New Fist Of Fury

After proving himself as action director working for Chang Cheh for many years, Lau Kar-Leung took his first steps towards being a legendary kung fu FILMMAKER with his feature debut The Spiritual Boxer from 1975.  Also, producer and director Lo Wei casts young talent Jackie Chan for the sequel to the iconic Bruce Lee Fist Of Fury called New Fist of Fury. Kenny B and Mike Maley review and discuss the films.

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Taiwan Noir 29: Kung Fu Wonder Child & The Legend Of All Men Are Brothers

Just before The Child of Peach, actress Lin Shao-Lu got to try out playing a boy with magical powers in Lee Tso-Nam’s Kung Fu Wonder Child. Bring out your Taiwanese bingo card, this one will have nice songs, pee and poo in faces and energy bolts. Also, the characters of The Water Margin fights people in wheelchairs, drunks, transvestites and a worm infested zombie. The classic Chinese novel gets weird in the 1984 movie The Legend Of All Men Are Brothers. With Kenny B and Todd Stadtman.

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Podcast On Fire 280: Steve Kerridge Interview

Phil G talks to Steve Kerridge who has over 40 years of experience in training and teaching in martial arts, is a Black belt and the founder of Essex Kickboxing Academy. He is also the highly regarded author of many publications on the legend that is Bruce Lee including Legends Of The Dragon and Mandarin Superstar. Steve talks of inspirations for the books and tells the tale of Bruce Lee making The Big Boss and how he picked up the trail of the featured Thai stuntmen in the film.

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Podcast On Fire 269: The Owl Vs Bumbo, A Queer Story & It’s A Drink! It’s A Bomb!

The George Lam Defaming Sessions come to an end! Is George Lam Or Lame? Find out in the triple review, bumper pack finale!

First up, George Lam and Sammo Hung are forced to become juvenile detention career advisors in The Owl Vs Bumbo. In A Queer Story George plays a gay man struggling with his sexuality and we end on a festive note with the rare sight of a Hong Kong Christmas movie. It’s George as a scientist teaming up with Margaret (yes, Margaret) Cheung and John Shum as they are chased by cartoon villains looking for their drink that’s a bomb in… It’s A Drink! It’s A Bomb! With Kenny B and Phil G of Eastern Film Fans!

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Podcast On Fire 268: Easy Money & Shanghai, Shanghai

It’s The Thomas Crown Affair Hong Kong style in the form of 1987’s Easy Money. With Michelle Yeoh as the thief and George Lam as the sexy insurance investigator with a killer laserdisc and vhs collection. Also, that magnificent George Lam in his flying machine. Which has a place within the body of an actioner set in Shanghai on the brink of revolution. Also starring Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao and Anita Mui, we’ll also be looking at 1990’s Shanghai, Shanghai as well. With Kenny B and Phil G.

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Taiwan Noir 27: Hello Dracula & The 36 Shaolin Beads

Taiwan responds to the success of Hong Kong’s Mr. Vampire in the form of Hello Dracula*, courtesy of the director of The Child Of Peach, Also, Todd brings us The 36 Shaolin Beads (aka The Gloomy Tower). A possibly ghostly swordplay movie with an unusual emphasis on mystery. It seems like someone directed for once. With Kenny B and the multimedia-man Todd Stadtman.

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Podcast On Fire 265: Young And Dangerous & Fong Sai Yuk II

It’s the start of the adventures of the young, mostly impossibly handsome triad punks and their journey towards rising in the ranks of the Hung Hing triad society and that comes in the form of Young And Dangerous from 1996. We also take a look at the follow up to the Jet Li vehicle Fong Sai Yuk that comes in the form of Fong Sai Yuk II. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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