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Taiwan Noir 27: Hello Dracula & The 36 Shaolin Beads

Taiwan responds to the success of Hong Kong’s Mr. Vampire in the form of Hello Dracula*, courtesy of the director of The Child Of Peach, Also, Todd brings us The 36 Shaolin Beads (aka The Gloomy Tower). A possibly ghostly swordplay movie with an unusual emphasis on mystery. It seems like someone directed for once. With Kenny B and the multimedia-man Todd Stadtman.

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 40: Members Only Archive Dusted #16

Consisting of outtakes and deleted material (previously only available to forum members) out of Podcast On Fire 53, 56 and 57 with Stoo, Kenny B, John Kreng, James Aylmore, Paul Loudon and Mike Banner from 2009, this collection feature tangents and outtakes involving John dropping inspiration, some foul language that Ken requested, last movies watched involves Ip Man and dramatic turns from Chingmy Yau. The gang also talks beloved Korean cinema and Mike Banner looks forward to the then pending Ong Bak 2 on the big screen.

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This Week In Sleaze 54: Tightie Whitie Theatre – Viva Erotica & Bamboo House Of Dolls

Let’s talk award winning fucking and fucking in prison…camp. It’s another Category III movie about making a Category III movie but this time it has a elite director, movie stars AND stars of Cat III that all merge in Viva Erotica from co-director Derek Yee. Also, nude women in a Japanese prison camp. Shaw Brothers goes for the exploitation genre, via the distinct stamp of director Kuei Chih-hung in Bamboo House Of Dolls.

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Podcast On Fire 267: Forbidden City Cop & Anna And The King

Stephen Chow returns, reprises, puts forth a variation of his secret agent character and is Agent 00 Q Division essentially in the smash hit Forbidden City Cop. Also, Chow Yun-fat continues his Hollywood adventure and this time gets a meaty role vs Jodie Foster in Anna And The King. No singing. No Yul Brunner.  With Kenny B and special co-host from the East Scren West Screen podcast: Kevin Ma.

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Podcast On Fire 266: Youth

Mainland filmmaker Feng Xiao Gang does a 2 hour epic covering the Cultural Revolution and the Sino Vietnamese War… mostly from the perspective of a performance arts troupe. A small story set amidst big, changing times, Kenny B speaks of the film and also about that time he threw out almost all his dvd… covers.

Youth is out now in the UK on dual format dvd and blu ray and digital download from Cine Asia. Big thank you to Mike at The Warrior Agency and Cine Asia for providing the screener for review.

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Podcast On Fire 265: Young And Dangerous & Fong Sai Yuk II

It’s the start of the adventures of the young, mostly impossibly handsome triad punks and their journey towards rising in the ranks of the Hung Hing triad society and that comes in the form of Young And Dangerous from 1996. We also take a look at the follow up to the Jet Li vehicle Fong Sai Yuk that comes in the form of Fong Sai Yuk II. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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Podcast On Fire 264: The Hire (Season 2 and 3)

BMW Films followed up their popular series of short films a year later, with an additional three and repping Asia and specifically Hong Kong this time was John Woo. And in 2016, BMW Films acknowledged the 15th anniversary of the project by debuting a brand new short called The Escape. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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