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What’s Korean Cinema? 50 – Volcano High

Korean cinema could probably do a violence in school exposé with the best of them but here priorities were a little bit different. Putting actors and stuntmen on wires to depict their martial arts powers as conflicts between teachers and students is brewing, in this episode we take a look at 2001’s Volcano High. With Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Volcano High production notes, reception, director Kim Tae-kyun’s career
37m 23s – Volcano High review

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Taiwan Noir 31: Fearless Fighters & Dynasty

Kung-fu makes a splash in America via Bruce Lee, via King Boxer but a Taiwanese Wuxia from 1971 unexpectedly dazzled audiences as well. Armed with an array of deadly kung fu killers and a promotional campaign for the ages, in 1973 Fearless Fighters came to America. Also, kung fu cinema in the third dimension in 1977’s Dynasty. With Kenny B and Todd Stadtman.

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Running times:
00m 00s – Intro/Fearless Fighters background.
21m 58s – Fearless Fighters review
46m 42s – Dynasty, 3D background, Dorian Tan biography
58m 53s – Dynasty review

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Podcast On Fire 294: Romeo Must Die & Election

Johnnie To’s stable of Milkyway players and crew deliver the first in an epic saga about the rigid rules and regulations in a triad election. It still means deception, betrayal, violence in 2005’s Election. But in the first half, another Hong Kong cinema action star tries to make his mark in Hollywood. Jet Li gets his first English language lead role in Romeo Must Die. With Kenny B and Kevin Ma of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Romeo Must Die production background and reception
22m 10s – Romeo Must Die review
55m 43s – Election production background and reception
78m 30s – Election review.

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 52: Members Only Archive Dusted #23 – Thunderbolt

A specially produced bonus episode for Podcast On Fire 79 (previously only available in our members only section of the forum), Jackie Chan’s action-martial arts-racing hybrid Thunderbolt is discussed by Stoo, Kenny B and Chris Jones (with a special apperance by John Kreng).

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Podcast On Fire 293: When Taekwondo Strikes & Heroes Of The East

Continuing the Versus Series, lined up for review is Golden Harvest’s 1973 Angela Mao movie When Taekwondo Strikes. She might take your head off, fighting on the side of the Korean people against the Japanese. Also, in Heroes Of The East, Lau Kar-Leung depicts Chinese versus Japanese martial arts in a more nuanced and friendly way. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/When Taekwondo Strikes background and review
57m 41 – Heroes Of The East review

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Podcast on Fire 290: Enter The Dragon

Bruce Lee takes a leap onto the world stage in the international martial arts picture Enter The Dragon. He unfortunately doesn’t live to see its success or legacy. With Kenny B and the Podcast On Fire Network founder Stewart Sutherland returns. He also met Bolo.

Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Enter The Dragon background
20m 18s – Enter The Dragon review

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Taiwan Noir 30: A Book Of Heroes & A Heroic Fight

The director of Fantasy Mission Force scales down the genre bending and time warp madness and goes for a stripped down, broad comedy about a treasure hunt highlighted by frequent action choreography featuring among others Yukari Oshima. A Book Of Heroes from 1986 starts off this episode of Taiwan Noir and in the second half a family of special effects wizards that take on the triads. It’s called A Heroic Fight, also from 1986. With Kenny B and Todd Stadtman.

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Running times:
00m 00s – Intro/Chu Yen-ping biography
13m 11s – A Book Of Heroes review
35m 03s – A Heroic Fight review

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