Posts Tagged ‘Mad Detective’

Podcast On Fire 162: As Tears Go By & Mad Detective

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Mixing vintage Hong Kong cinema of the recognizeable kind rather than us going for obscure only has been our tac this year but the programmer of this episode Dr. Lam brings Kenny B and Tom K-W a slice of current too. First up is our review of Wong Kar-wai’s debut movie, the triad-romance As Tears Go By from 1988 and second is Lau Ching-wan’s welcome back party into the fold of Milkyway Image in the form of Johnnie To’s and Wai Ka-fai’s Mad Detective.

Ken’s note. Audio gets a little low on my end at points for some reason. Sorry about that.

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Podcast On Fire 88: LMW – Fatal Move, Wolfen Ninja

Stoo and Ken go over the full plate that is site updates, planned shows for the near future etc while Stoo reveals his recent Johnnie To tear before settling down and spoiling Fatal Move for everyone. Ken tears pretentiousness and excessive running times a new asshole while also announcing ambitious plans for sogoodreviews.com that is all about the ninjas the world forgot.

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Cast from the Past: Podcast On Fire 19 – Guilty Pleasures Revealed

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The next Cast From The Past (a series of shows lost from our iTunes feed and website) from 2008 features Stoo, Kenny B and Adam Torel. Talking last movies watched (including Mad Detective), Thailand’s Chocolate where disabilities are fight concepts, listener questions and the big theme: Guilty pleasures.

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Mad Detective (2007)

madPlot: Police Officer Wong disappeared 18 months ago after giving chase to a serial killer into the woods, his partner Chi-Wai (Gordon Lam) also gave chase, but he return miraculously unharmed.

Since then, several heists and shootings have all been performed with Wongs pistol.

RCU Officer Ho (Andy On) has been put in charge of solving this case; he decides to seek advice from former boss and personal “sifu”, Bun (Lau Ching-Wan). Bun was an incredibly talented detective who managed to solve several crimes, simply by retracing crime, step by step. He also claimed to have the ability of see people’s inner-personalities, showing their “true” personality, often exposing them as the crimes in question.

Bun was then fired from the force after being judged as mentally unstable, especially when he willingly cut off his own ear as a gift for a retiring colleague.

Ho believes straight away that Bun still has what it takes to solve this mystery. Bun’s first impression sends him into the direction of Wong’s former partner – Chi Wai. Read the rest of this entry »

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