Continuing our look at when the Wuxia film went Category III, in this episode we talk Slave Of The Sword. From the director of Fantasy Mission Force. With Sleazy K and The Great Lord Joshua Regal. Read More
Tag: old school
After unleashing a violent basher on us in the form of The Young Dragons, John Woo is assigned to Korea to make further, sometimes naked kung-fu as The Dragon Tamers. Also, you know they say John Woo’s films are like bullet opera, like ballet? Well how about an actual opera? Examining 1976’s Princess Chang Ping, with Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast. Read More
Wong Jing makes his Wong Jing film, which means he steals from all other films but he lets his action director be the star of the show as well, in Magic Crystal from 1986. Also, actor Richard Norton goes down Magic Crystal memory lane in an extended conversation mid-episode. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast. Read More
It’s the annual Podcast On Fire holiday extravaganza! Listen in as our various hosts compete to win money, money, money, in the Spectacular, super-colossal Christmas trivia-display contest! (Beagles need not apply). That’s right, Phil G of Eastern Film Fans, Tom K-W (of The Lager Logs) and PoF’s very own Kenny B, take the hot seats to be grilled like chestnuts roasting on an open fire, by this year’s Krampus of Christmas, Paul F.
After setting a tone for martial arts choreography in the 70s, Sammo Hung continued to do so as a director and it starts with 1977’s The Iron Fisted Monk. We then jump forward to 1982’s Carry On Pickpocket and into the modern age where Sammo’s stamp on action finds its place. With Kenny B and one half of The Lager Logs, our dear friend and creator of the Podcast On Fire Network, Stewart Sutherland. Read More
Stephen Chow enters the big boy film industry and promptly wins an award. And he’s not even funny, in 1988’s Final Justice alongside the man who plays cops: Danny Lee. Also, Stephen Chow goes to America with Jet Li, Dick Wei, and future Mrs. Jet Li to make Hong Kong action cinema noise on the streets of San Francisco. That film is 1989’s Dragon Fight. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.
Music courtesy of Brian Kirby.
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00m 00s – Intro/Stephen Chow’s early career/box office.
17m 10s – Final Justice review.
51m 57s – Stephen Chow’s early career/box office/director Billy Tang
67m 02s – Dragon Fight review.
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