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Podcast On Fire 272: Fantasia

A Lunar New Year comedy is perhaps not the best pick for an in depth discussion as they are often designed as harmless, audience friendly entertainment. They sometimes stand out, they sometimes don’t as the stars of the day ham it up and play dress up. But when Milkyway’s Wai Ka-fai brought 2004’s Fantasia to the Lunar New Year Screens, it was conceived and made with an eye towards beloved Hong Kong comedy of the past. Main target being the comedies of the of the Hui Brothers Michael, Sam and Ricky. So is this comedy only for the locals or can Westerners penetrate Fantasia? With Kenny B and the the crew of the East Screen West Screen podcast: Paul Fox and Kevin Ma.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 42 – No Blood No Tears

The Action Kid Ryoo Seung-wan plants a plethora of characters in the same arena, with the central piece being money, to see how they connect, interact and just how much they are able to beat the crap out of each other in No Blood No Tears from 2002. With Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid’s Paul Quinn.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Ryoo Seung-wan biography and discussion
52m 25s – No Blood No Tears review.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 41 – Kilimanjaro

Criminal shoots himself in front of his twin brother who’s a cop. Cop goes back to his old gang in the village and may or may not be acting as his dead twin brother. Violence and a quirky tone ensues in Kilimanjaro from 2000. With Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid’s Paul Quinn.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Oh Seung-uk’s directorial career
38m 28s – Kilimanjaro review.

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The Director’s Series 27: Ringo Lam FINALE – Wild City

We welcome back Ringo Lam to the directing chair, he goes into the beating heart of the city, mixing Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and the result is yet another Louis Koo vehicle, the chase for a girl, and a bag of cash. This is the closing episode of The Director’s Series on Ringo Lam, and we do so with our review of Wild City. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Wild City production background
32m 05s – Wild City review
59m 54s – Quick-Take: Sky On Fire

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Podcast On Fire 271: Operation Red Sea

Dante Lam goes to China or rather Dante Lam goes to Morocco and proceeds to pummel us for over 2 hours with guns, grenades and gore in the massive and massively popular Operation Red Sea from 2018. Also, Q & A with Kenny B!

Operation Red Sea is out now in the UK on dvd and blu ray and digital from Cine Asia. Thank you to Mike at The Warrior Agency and Cine Asia for providing the screener for review.

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The Director’s Series 26: Ringo Lam – In Hell

Ringo Lam goes back to prison in his third collaboration with Jean-Claude Van Damme: In Hell. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Quick-Take: Triangle
30m 42s – In Hell production background
40m 44s – In Hell review

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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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Running Times:

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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