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Tag: Polly Kwan

Taiwan Noir 22: Dragon Inn


For once, we’re talking AVAILABLE Taiwanese cinema. It can be prolific, important aaaaand promptly lost. But since it has been part of the discussion, somewhat available before but now to the masses via a shiny new restoration, Taiwan Noir tackles a high profile Taiwanese movie for once: King Hu’s Dragon Inn from 1967.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/King Hu biography/discussion
28m 46s – Dragon Inn review

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Taiwan Noir 15: The Ghost Hill & The Fly Dragon Mountain


It’s time Taiwan Noir took a step back to Taiwan cinema swordplay or Wuxia pian. They had some juice, some fuel that could stack up with what Shaw Brothers and Golden Harvest were doing despite being the little kid in terms of size of industry and maybe even means. So Kenny B and Todd Stadtman therefore talk Ting Shan-hsi’s The Ghost Hill and Chen Hung-min’s The Fly Dragon Mountain for this episode.

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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!