Posts Tagged ‘Police Story’

Podcast On Fire 247: God Of War

Vincent Zhao and Sammo Hung take on Japanese pirates led by Yasuaki Kurata in Gordon Chan’s Mainland epic God Of War. With Kenny B who also speaks about Police Story on VHS, romantic anime and Donnie Yen’s Kung Fu Jungle.

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Podcast On Fire 165: Police Story & Shanghai Blues

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Back in the saddle to discuss Hong Kong cinema classics (or not) but rather Hong Kong cinema’s prolific movies and filmmakers and the selection this is time Kenny B’s. We’ll be talking the box office smash and Best Picture winner at that year’s Hong Kong Film Awards: Jackie Chan’s Police Story (1985). Leave no glass or glass table unsmashed! Also in the second half, a personal favourite of Tsui Hark’s, the one he’s described as starting everything: 1984’s Shanghai Blues.

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Podcast On Fire 103: While Stoo’s gaming, Ken and John chat part 2

It continues, the epic chat between Ken and John Kreng and for the final 90 minutes we go over some minor tidbits about John’s upcoming movie projects, he looks back at writing his book Fight Choreography: The Art of Non-Verbal Dialogue , there’s a detailed take on the impact of action directing in the West and how it’s used as storytelling. Tales of glass from Police Story is also provided before it’s time for ‘Make Ken Watch A Film’. It’s Sword Of Doom-time and the duo touches upon Japanese influence reaching Hong Kong and the anti-samurai stance of some classics. Finally, a PSA directed towards Stoo is included.

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Police Story (1985)

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Plot: Jackie plays a Hong Kong cop who is as hard as rock. He is assigned along with other cops to arrest a major drug dealer and even in the first 5 minutes you will be glued. Jackie arrests the dealer although he has a good lawyer and walks free. Then the evil drug dealer sets out to take some bloodthirsty revenge on Jackie. Cue Martial Arts Mayhem! Jackie is being framed with the murder of another policeman and while trying to prove is innocence has to go beyond the law to bring the criminal to justice. Read the rest of this entry »

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