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Commentary On Fire 6: Vampire Season #2: Mr. Vampire 2 (1986)

Welcome back kids! Yes, for the second installment of ‘Vampire Season’ Stoo and Ken are stepping into the commentary booth to share their thoughts on the often neglected, unusual sequel to the highly influential Mr. Vampire. It’s got goo, hop, chases, bazookas, montages and is clearly aimed at the kids?! Listen in to find out how it all gels… if at all.

For those without the dvd, you can find the commentary timed to video, in 2 parts, here.

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!

Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain (1983)

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Note; This is when I first started reviewing, when glancing over it looks pretty dire. I apologise now for completly leaving Brigitte Lin out of the review. A possible re-review in the future.

Plot (HKL Edition): Featuring an all-star cast led by acrobatics genius Yuen Biao, ‘Zu Warriors’ depicts the adventures of a young solider caught in a war between two rival armies. To escape certain death he takes sanctuary in a cave within the ominous Zu Mountain, where he becomes entangled in a battle with supernatural forces threatening to destroy the world.

Guided by a mysterious swordsman (Adam Cheng), Biao must harness the power of two mystical swords; the only weapons on Earth capable of defeating his omnipotent enemy. Read the rest of this entry »

Mr. Vampire 2 (1986)

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Plot: A small family of vampires are unleashed in Hong Kong after a group antique dealers discover their corpses. Dealer Kwok (Chung Fat) attempts to sell the corpses off to other antique dealers, but his stupid assistant, Chicken (Billy Lau) accidentally awakens the vampires causing all sort of havoc!

Coroner Lin (Lam Ching-Ying) and his son-in-law Gen (Yuen Biao) set out to apprehend this vampires before they claim any victims. Lin first finds out about the vampires after Chicken appears Lin’s chemist looking for a remedy to a vicious bite wound. Lin can tell it is a vampire bite as soon as he see’s it, although Chicken just claims he was biting by a child.

One of the Vampires is a young boy, who escapes after Kwok was traveling to an antique dealer. The young vampire stumbles across a small family. A father (Wu Fong) and his two children.

The children mistake the vampire for an illegal immigrant and decide to shelter and feed it. Finding out that the young vampire is completely harmless.

If things cant get anymore crazy Chicken finds out that his only cure is to get a sample of the vampires blood. Kwok’s other assistant (Fung Lee) is also after the vampire blood after Chicken loosing his temper and biting into him too! Read the rest of this entry »

Mr. Vampire (1985)

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Plot (HKL Edition): Inspired by Pu Song-ling’s legendary collection of horror stories in Liaozhai Zhiyi, ‘Mr. Vampire’ is a multi-leveled, kaleidoscopic action-adventure which combines the supernatural, elements of black comedy and award-winning action in one of the most successful Hong Kong pictures ever made. Read the rest of this entry »

Bury Me High (1991)

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Plot: Wisley (Chin Kar-Lok), a computer hacker who is dying of a brain tumor. His research has led him to believe that a Geomancy (feng shui) relic is buried in the Indochina mountains will save him, a relic that the diabolical General Nguen (Yuen Wah) happens to have his ancestors buried at…

To help you under stand, Feng Siu has much to do with the way things are positioned, where you sit on the bus or where you are buried, all these result in what will happen in the future. Wisely’s father (Corey Yuen Kwai) is a expert in Geomancy and had discovered three mountains in Indochina. Each mountain containing the power to change peoples future. One mountain contained ‘Power’ the power to over rule cities, ‘Wealthy’ to lead the wealthy life and ‘Wisdom’ giving you amazing knowledge. Wisleys father was buried under the mountain of Wisdom.

Determined to stop Ngyuen at all costs, Wisley puts together a team of fighters to prevent the mad general from obtaining the relic. This team includes a young business women, Miss Wong. Who has earned millions with her father being buried under the mountain which possessed the Wealth Relic. Tsui Siu-Ming places a Professor at the UCLA who has great interests in Geomancy. Read the rest of this entry »

The Avenging Quartet (1993)

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Plot (Wide Sight Entertainment): Moon Lee, Yukari Oshima, Cynthia Yang, and Michiko Nishiwaki are the four butt-kicking girls-with-guns in this action-packed cult classic! Mainland China agent Chin (Yang) slips into Hong Kong in search of national treasure antiques suspected to have been smuggled into the island. Her investigation gets complicated when a Japanese spy (Oshima), her partner (Nishiwaki), and a mysterious woman (Lee) all want the antiques for themselves. With explosive firepower action and knockdown climactic fight featuring all four ladies, “The Avenging Quartet” is one femme fatale action thriller you can’t afford to miss! Read the rest of this entry »

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