Posts Tagged ‘Lau Ching Wan’

Podcast On Fire 272: Fantasia

A Lunar New Year comedy is perhaps not the best pick for an in depth discussion as they are often designed as harmless, audience friendly entertainment. They sometimes stand out, they sometimes don’t as the stars of the day ham it up and play dress up. But when Milkyway’s Wai Ka-fai brought 2004’s Fantasia to the Lunar New Year Screens, it was conceived and made with an eye towards beloved Hong Kong comedy of the past. Main target being the comedies of the of the Hui Brothers Michael, Sam and Ricky. So is this comedy only for the locals or can Westerners penetrate Fantasia? With Kenny B and the the crew of the East Screen West Screen podcast: Paul Fox and Kevin Ma.

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The Director’s Series 25: Ringo Lam – Full Alert

Ringo Lam returns to Hong Kong after his Hollywood adventure in multi-nominated, cops and robbers style. Lau Ching-wan vs Francis Ng, the stage is set. This is The Director’s 25 on Ringo Lam’s Full Alert. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Quick-Takes: Replicant & Looking For Mr. Perfect
18m 00s – Ringo Lam interview excerpts and notes on Full Alert
25m 25s – Lau Ching-wan biography
35m 03s – Full Alert review

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The Director’s Series 24: Ringo Lam – Burning Paradise

It’s the Red Lotus Clan burning down the Shaolin monastery and trapping the monks in the underground Red Lotus Temple. Fong Sai Yuk takes center stage and fights back. All done under the watchful eye of producer Tsui Hark while Ringo flexes his creative muscles trying to make a dent in the 90s wave of kung fu and swordplay. This is The Director’s Series 24 on Ringo Lam’s Burning Paradise. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Quick-Takes: Maximum Risk & The Suspect
22m 15s – Look-back: Victim
27m 26s – Notes on the character of Fong Sai Yuk and production background of Burning Paradise
39m 23s – Burning Paradise review

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 36: Members Only Archive Dusted #14

Consisting of outtakes and deleted material (previously only available to forum members) out of Podcast On Fire 47, 48 and 49 with Stoo, Kenny B, Mike Banner and Adam Torel of Third Window Films from 2009, this collection feature tangents and outtakes concerning then current release news from CineAsia, Drunken Master II, awards season, annoying comedy-actors, classic Korean cinema such as JSA, how Ken got burned by an ebay seller and we weigh in (probably yet again) on the Edison Chen photo-scandal.

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Podcast On Fire 244: Melodrama Season FINALE – Lost In Time & Lost And Found

Welcome to the conclusion of Melodrama Season and while there’s still terminal disease in the air, one director tries to nurse his character back to life again in a different way and proves that even though he’s dead, Louis Koo will get third billing. That and more in our review and discussion of Derek Yee’s Lost In Time from 2003. Also Michael Wong as a Scotsman and Kelly Chen gets cancer in Lost And Found. With Kenny B and special co-host Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen – Podcast.

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Podcast On Fire 242: Melodrama Season – C’est La Vie Mon Cheri & All About Ah Long

We’ve done Vampire, Jackie Chan and Gambling Season before but now for three episodes of Podcast On Fire, we look at a group of tear jerkers out of Hong Kong cinema. We open in 1993 the multiple award winner C’est La Vie, Mon Cheri, by Derek Yee. Also, Johnnie To directs Chow Yun-fat all the way to a Best Actor statue at the Hong Kong Film Awards in All About Ah Long from 1989. With Kenny B and special co-host Kevin Ma of the East Screen West Screen podcast and Asia In Cinema.

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Podcast On Fire 224: The Dynasty Report – The Vanished Murderer & Monk Comes Down The Mountain

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In 2012 we saw The Bullet Vanishes and now one of its stars, Lau Ching-Wan and director Law Chi-Leung returns with The Vanished Murderer. Plus Aaron Kwok and a chicken on the poster for Farewell My Concubine’s Chen Kaige’s new film Monk Comes Down The Mountain.

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