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Podcast On Fire 282: My Life As McDull & Three: Going Home

It’s the screen debut of Hong Kong’s favourite, contemplative piglet who may not look like Chow Yun-fat or Tony Leung but has ambitions nonetheless in the 2001 animated movie My Life As McDull. Also Peter Chan returns to Hong Kong screens as part of the horror anthology movie Three, directing the award winning piece Going Home from 2002. With Kenny B and Kevin Ma of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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Podcast On Fire 172: Dragon (Wu Xia)

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Hello and welcome to PODCAST ON FIRE! Scottish Edition! Yes, myself and the Easy A – Andy Walker return to wax lyrically about Hong Kong Cinema and this week is a paid episode! The fine people at Metrodome have set us up with review copies of Peter Chans; WU XIA aka DRAGON! Starring the YEN, Donnie Yen and Onimusha Legend Takeshi Kaneshiro!

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Fong Sai-Yuk II (1993)

Plot: The leader of the Red Flower Society – Chan Jianlo (Adam Cheng) discovers that he is of royal blood, relating himself to the emperor, but there’s no evidence apart from a sacred box contanining the proof that he needs, but the box was seized from him by the Japanese when he was child. With the Japanese returning the box to the Emperor, Chan sends a group members from the Red Flower Society to retrive the box before the Emperor could get his hands on it.

The plan goes wrong when ‘green’ member Fong Sai-Yuk (Jet Li) tries to warn a young woman of the dangers ahead, but she happens to be Emperors daughter – leading the Japanese. During the battle, the Emperors daughter falls for Sai-Yuk and the Japanese get away the box. The Society send Sai-Yuk into competition to win the hand of the Emperors daughter, once winning the competition Sai-Yuk must retrive the box for Chan or else he will have all his Kung Fu destroyed! Read the rest of this entry »

The Millionaires Express (1986)

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One of the most well casted films I’ve seen to date!

Sammo Hung plays a petty thief who returned to his home town, Hanshui. Sammo returns with a group of prostitutes including Olivia Cheng, Rosamund Kwan, Emily Chu & Wong Yuk Waan. Sammo comes up with the idea to de-rail a train filled with Multi-Millionaires travelling to Shanghai.

His reasons be that his home town seems run down, nothing new, nothing to attract people. So stopping this train will flood the town with many rich people and hoping it picks up the towns business…

Yet on the train their is a group of Japanese led by Hwang Jang Lee, Yasuaki Kurata & Yukari Oshima. They are carrying a very valuable map which leads to the location of a very valuable Jade Buddha. Now a group of Bandits led by James Tien along with Corey Yuen Kwai, Dick Wei, Chung Fat, Cynthia Rothrock, Richard Norton and a whole bunch of lackys.

Another Storyline is the Police Force, led by Eric Tsang, Lam Ching-Ying, Yuen Wah, Wu Ma, Mang Hoi & Chow Gam Kong. The town off Hanshui is so quiet, there isn’t any crimes. Yet the police force were so bored they decided to set fire to the one of the buildings, this is used as a distraction the police force rob the towns bank. Most of the group escape, yet both Wu Ma & Mang Hoi are caught by the Firemen, led by Yuen Biao, Hsiao Ho, Chin Kar-Lok, Peter Chan & Siu Tak Foo.

The Police Force plan that their only method of escape is hitching a ride on the Shanghai Express. Now the town without a police force is useless. So the mayor decides to make the Fire Brigade the new Police Force. Biao decides that the first plan of action is to foil Sammos plan on derailing the train and then arrest the fleeing bank robbers.

Richard Ng and Lynda Shum join the list A cast as a rich couple boarding the train although Richard Ng has a secret mistress which leads him into some sticky situations.

Now the action, you know its Sammo Hung Action, its got to be good don’t you think? Well it is. We get to see a great fight between Sammo vs. Yuen Biao, Sammo vs. Cynthia Rothrock and Yuen Biao versing Dick Wei in a very fast paced fight to the end.

Yuen Biao also does a excellent stunt, doing a cartwheel off a two story building and landing on the ground and then delivering a line of dialogue. Hsiao Ho also takes quite a jump, Sammo tricks Ho into following him to the roof of a hotel. Sammo confronts Ho and Ho decides to exit by jumping off the building. from the roof to a balcony and from the balcony to the dirt!!

The Millionaires Express is a great action comedy which I highly recommend to all.

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