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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 16: Executioners

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The sequel to The Heroic Trio (covered on Podcast On Fire 177), Executioners is reviewed in this special bonus episode.

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Podcast On Fire 177: The Heroic Trio & Justice, My Foot!

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Anita Mui tribute, The Heroic Trio and Justice, My Foot! reviewed. Kenny B and special guest Paul Fox open 2014 with a look at super hero, comic book fun and a monster hit of Stephen Chow’s.

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 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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The Director’s Series 3: Nam Nai-Choi – The Seventh Curse

We’ve reached the part of the coverage where you recognize the movie we cover, the one that almost always enters a discussion of cool Hong Kong horror, splatter and adventure flicks. Nam Nai-choi was behind one such and it’s the subject of discussion this episode… The Seventh Curse! Chow Yun-fat, pipes, bazookas, flying baby worm monsters and blood curses. Strap in as Ken, David and Tom analyze the movie containing some of the best work of certain acting legends.

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Running times:
00m 00s – Intro
12m 15s – Wisely background
19m 45s – Chow Yun-fat bio/discussion
49m 00s – Tom’s views on Chin Siu-ho (Ken and David’s at the 53 minutes, 29 second mark in The Director’s Series 1)
50m 45s – Maggie Cheung bio/discussion
64m 00s – Dick Wei bio/discussion
69m 20s – Elvis Tsui bio/discussion
78m 47s – The Seventh Curse review

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In the Mood for Love (2000)

Hong Kong, 1962. Chan Li-Zhen (Maggie Cheung) is a secretary whose married, her husband is a businessman who spends most, if not all of his time going on business trips to Japan. Chan moves into a spare room of a rather cramp tenement building. She is then introduced to Chow Mo-Wan (Tony Leung).

Chow, a married man has just moved into the a spare room in the flat next door to Chan, his wife is also dedicated to her job and is never around when Chow’s around.

Over the course of four years the relationship between these two neighbors go from exchanging glances in the streets to secretly staying over in each others rooms and going away to hotels to be in each others company with having to sneak around. Read the rest of this entry »

Eastern Heroes: Deady China Dolls Book in stock

Asia On Film are pleased to announce they have gotten a small stock of the very rare book Eastern Heroes: Deadly China Dolls. Originally published in 1994, here’s the pitch from Asia On Film;

Finally this most rare 1994 book is back in stock! If one of the reasons that you have tuned into Hong Kong films is the plethora of beautiful charismatic Asian actresses, this is an essential book for you. The entire subject matter is focused on these women that so enliven the screen.

All your favoUrites are discussed here with particular emphasis on the action heroines. Many of the early action goddesses are covered such as Ivy Ling Po, Lilly Lee, Angela Mao, Judy Lee, Polly Kwan and Hui Ying Hung. Not only are their careers discussed, but information about their personal lives is also included at times.

Much space is obviously devoted to the great femme fatales of the 1980’s – Moon Lee, Yukari Oshima, Cynthia Khan, Michiko Nishawaki,The Heroic Trio – Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung & Anita Mui. And just about any other of the action starlets are in here somewhere.

A section on the subject of Category III actresses is also featured.

You can order your copy right here!

Moon Warriors (1992)

Fei (Andy Lau) is a young fisherman, who helps a group of fugitives in a fight. After returning to his village, Fei finds out that these fugitives are actually the King Yen (Kenny Bee) and a small group of his most loyal servants. The King explains that his evil brother the ’14th Prince’ (Kelivin Wong) is trying to kill him and take the throne as king. Read the rest of this entry »

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