Posts Tagged ‘Lo Lieh’

Taiwan Noir 16: Night Orchid & The Greatest Plot

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Because we had fun discussing colourful Wuxia pian last time (when The Ghost Hill was reviewed), we jump ahead a decade to Night Orchid by Chang Peng-yi, starring Adam Cheng and Brigitte Lin. Memorable color for the genre? We’ll see. Also, we get very sparse feedback regardless of the show on the network but when a listener request is put forth towards Taiwan Noir… a specialized, niche show, we listen. Andrew in California wrote in and told us of a movie that kind of scared him as a child. Through surreal scenes, spooky sound design, eerie music but largely, we’re also dealing with a kung fu movie here with hopefully, because it is called that, The Greatest Plot.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Chang Peng-yi bio/discussion
24m 10s – Brigitte Lin bio/discussion
35m 00s – Night Orchid review
66m 50s – Yueh Hua bio/discussion
80m 50s – Ulysses Au bio/discussion
87m 05s – The Greatest Plot review

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Podcast On Fire 185: A Better Tomorrow III & On The Run

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One’s a prequel to a groundbreaking heroic bloodshed movie, one represents a detour from doing acrobatics and fighting alongside his peking opera brothers. One is Tsui Hark’s A Better Tomorrow 3 and the other is Alfred Cheung’s On The Run, starring Yuen Biao. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

Contact the show via email at podcastonfire at googlemail.com, on our Facebook page and Facebook group (NEW) or Twitter (@podcastonfire@sogoodreviews) and SUBSCRIBE to our iTunes feed. Music courtesy of Brian Kirby (http://briankirby.net) whose awesome clothing line you can find at http://www.shelflifeclothing.com/. We are also featured on All Things Film, a collection of like minded Film, Cinema, TV, Geek and Cult Podcasts.

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Taiwan Noir 12: The Ghostly Face & Little Hero

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We’re dudes, we love the ladies but we’re also dudes into Hong Kong and Taiwanese cinema and the KICKASS ladies. The ones that could probably take your head off if you don’t behave. Including Polly Shang Kwan, the star of BOTH of the movies we picked for this Taiwan Noir: 1973’s The Ghostly Face and Little Hero from 1978. One of them requires some weed or will make you feel like you smoked up beforehand. You’ll know which once we get to it. Taiwan reefer madness await you with Kenny B and Todd Stadtman.

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Running times:
00m 00s – Intro/Polly Shang Kwan biography/discussion
35m 08s – The Ghostly Face background
45m 13s – The Ghostly Face review
75m 28s – Director Chen Hung-min background/discussion
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Podcast On Fire 178: King Boxer & The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter

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It’s a tribute to those who died this episode, some way before this episode was even recorded, some fairly recently. And we come at this with a Shaw Brothers tint as we will discuss two of the most enduring martial arts classics in the form of King Boxer directed by Jeng Cheong-woh from 1972 and Lau Kar-leung’s The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter from 1984. With Kenny B and special guest host Mike Maley, discussing the impact and lives of the movies and players.

Contact the show via email at podcastonfire at googlemail.com, on our Facebook page and Facebook group (NEW) or Twitter (@podcastonfire, @sogoodreviews) and SUBSCRIBE to our iTunes feed. Music courtesy of Brian Kirby (http://briankirby.net) whose awesome clothing line you can find at http://www.shelflifeclothing.com/. We are also featured on All Things Film, a collection of like minded Film, Cinema, TV, Geek and Cult Podcasts. For the charity project, THIS is the iTunes feed link to use.

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Podcast On Fire 171: Hong Kong Horror Month – Centipede Horror & Human Lanterns

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One of the regular co-host on Podcast On Fire, Tom K-W helps Kenny B end this immense month of Hong Kong horror by diving deep into creepy crawler and skinning territory with 1982’s Centipede Horror and from the vaults at Shaw Brothers we look at their 1982 horror-kung fu epic Human Lanterns directed by Sun Chung.

Contact the show via email at podcastonfire at googlemail.com, on our Facebook page and Facebook group (NEW) or Twitter (@podcastonfire, @sogoodreviews) and SUBSCRIBE to our iTunes feed. Music courtesy of Brian Kirby (http://briankirby.net) whose awesome clothing line you can find at http://www.shelflifeclothing.com/. We are also featured on All Things Film, a collection of like minded Film, Cinema, TV, Geek and Cult Podcasts.

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The Mill Creeps – Podcast
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Podcast on Fire 127: Yesteryou, Yesterme, Yesterday

With life, rock fesitvals and Hong Kong trips out of the way, Kenny B and Hong Kong Dave sits town for a Hong Kong trip recap, take a trip down giallo memory lane before taking in the full nostalgia reviewing Samson Chiu’s Hong Kong The Wonder Years, aka Yesteryou, Yesterme, Yesterday.

Ken’s note: I id’d the show as episode 126, it’s in fact as stated in the show post 127.

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 4: The Kiss Of Death

The extension of The Director’s Series 5: Nam Nai-choi – Her Vengeance, in this bonus episode we talk of Ho Meng-hua’s Shaw Brothers rape/revenge movie The Kiss Of Death (1973) that Her Vengeance was a remake of.

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