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Podcast On Fire 299: The Legend Of Wisely & Bury Me High

Hong Kong’s Indiana Jones style adventurer Wisely has been featured on the big screen in movies such as The Seventh Curse and The Cat, both of which have been covered before on the network, but this time we’re diving deeper into the catalogue as we watch Sam Hui chase a dragon pearl in The Legend Of Wisely from 1987. Also, a feng shui blockbuster looking all kinds of expensive in the form of Bury Me High from 1991. With Kenny B, Paul Fox and Kevin Ma of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Ni Kuang biography and discussion
33m 30s – The Legend Of Wisely review
67m 11s – Tsui Siu-ming discussion
77m 09s – Bury me High review.

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Podcast On Fire 261: Sophia Crawford Interview Part 1

In the first of two parts, actress, martial artist and stuntwoman Sophia Crawford chats with Kenny B about her upbringing in England and what key events led her to a career in Hong Kong action movies.

Contact the show via email at podcastonfire at googlemail.com, on our Facebook page and Facebook group or Twitter (@podcastonfire@sogoodreviews) and SUBSCRIBE to our iTunes feed. Music courtesy of Brian Kirby (briankirby.net) whose awesome clothing line you can find at shelflifeclothing.com.

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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 »

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