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Taiwan Noir 28: Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins & Fantasy Mission Force

Taiwan filmmakers bring to life the manga and anime sensation Dragon Ball as Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins and we also review Chu Yen-ping’s Dirty Dozen style adventure with mahjong playing hopping vampires that arrives in the form of Fantasy Mission Force. Described by many as bonkers and the worst Jackie Chan movie ever. With Kenny B and Todd Stadtman.

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00m 00s – Intro/Dragon Ball background
24m 40s – Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins review
50m 26s – Chu Yen-ping biography & discussion/Fantasy Mission Force production background
66m 50s – Fantasy Mission Force review

 

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This Week In Sleaze 55: Tightie Whitie Theatre – Revenge: A Love Story & Temptation Summary

Let’s talk some cruel fucking from the new millenium! The nature and cycle of revenge gets a graphic and grim depiction in Wong Ching-po’s Revenge – A Love Story. Pregnant women look away. Seriously. Also, it’s the origin story of one of the most iconic superheroes ever to be put on film and getting his own lavish, majestic widescreen spectacle…. nah just kidding it’s a porn film featuring the Cat III Superman. With Sleazy K and The Great Lord Joshua Regal.

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Podcast On Fire 270: Manhunt & Just Heroes

John Woo returns to the genre that made his name with 2017’s Manhunt and in 1989, Woo and friends got together to help out a master and mentor and the result was Just Heroes. With Kenny B and Trapped In The Screening Room’s Tyler Miller.

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Podcast On Fire 269: The Owl Vs Bumbo, A Queer Story & It’s A Drink! It’s A Bomb!

The George Lam Defaming Sessions come to an end! Is George Lam Or Lame? Find out in the triple review, bumper pack finale!

First up, George Lam and Sammo Hung are forced to become juvenile detention career advisors in The Owl Vs Bumbo. In A Queer Story George plays a gay man struggling with his sexuality and we end on a festive note with the rare sight of a Hong Kong Christmas movie. It’s George as a scientist teaming up with Margaret (yes, Margaret) Cheung and John Shum as they are chased by cartoon villains looking for their drink that’s a bomb in… It’s A Drink! It’s A Bomb! With Kenny B and Phil G of Eastern Film Fans!

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Podcast On Fire 268: Easy Money & Shanghai, Shanghai

It’s The Thomas Crown Affair Hong Kong style in the form of 1987’s Easy Money. With Michelle Yeoh as the thief and George Lam as the sexy insurance investigator with a killer laserdisc and vhs collection. Also, that magnificent George Lam in his flying machine. Which has a place within the body of an actioner set in Shanghai on the brink of revolution. Also starring Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao and Anita Mui, we’ll also be looking at 1990’s Shanghai, Shanghai as well. With Kenny B and Phil G.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 40 – The Mimic

Korean urban legend wrapped in a horror package with some emotional oomph to it, which means we’ll examine if Huh Jung’s The Mimic strikes a balance between approachable local and international horror. With Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid’s Paul Quinn.

The Mimic is out now on dvd and digital HD from Arrow Films and we thank them for providing the screener for review.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Huh Jung’s directorial output so far.
21m 52s – The Mimic review.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 39 – The Uninvited

The sassy girl Jun Ji-hyun takes a left turn from out of control girl in romantic comedies to playing a woman with narcolepsy who sees her babies die in front of her. Nothing is cheery, melodramatic or quirky anymore in the psychological horror movie The Uninvited from 2003. With Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid’s Paul Quinn.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/horror in South Korean cinema.
36m 14s – The career of director Lee Soo-yun and discussion of Jun Ji-hyun’s career at the time (2003).
44m 16s – The Uninvited review.

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