Posts Tagged ‘Richard Ng’

Podcast On Fire 206: The Dynasty Report – Rigor Mortis & Aberdeen

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A young, debut director brings back faces of Hong Kong-horror of yesteryear for a celebration/making something new and visionary without being retro. How does Juno Mak’s Rigor Mortis therefore fare? And after gory times in Dream Home, Pang Ho-cheung gears down for the family drama that is Abderdeen. Hear Paul Fox and Dr. Lam submit a new Dynasty Report.

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The Director’s Series 17: David Chiang – The Wrong Couples

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For the next episode examining the career of martial arts superstar turned director David Chiang, the name of the game is still letting his chosen veterans act but letting one of them display a rarely seen dramatic side: Namely Richard Ng. With Kenny and Tom K-W.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Josephine Siao biography/discussion
16m 45s – The Wrong Couples review

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The Director’s Series 16: David Chiang – Mr. Handsome

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We continue analyzing the filmography of martial arts superstar turned director David Chiang and past wacky Wuxia parody and comedy slasher hybrids, we find Chiang in a latter 80s half of Hong Kong cinema. Producing frequently and more even-termpered as he lets Bill Tung and Lydia Shum mostly lead his straightly made frames. If that’s a good thing or not, find out as we take a look at David Chiang’s Mr. Handsome.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Quick-Takes of Silent Love and Double Fattiness
17m 19s – Richard Ng biography/discussion
27m 53s – Mr. Handsome review

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The Director’s Series 15: David Chiang – The Legend Of The Owl & Heaven Can Help

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We continue looking at martial arts super star turned director David Chiang’s directorial output and post his stay at Shaw Brothers and entering a new decade, frame got livelier, darker and weirder. Spoofing Western and Eastern genre content and providing us with a gloomy, dark comedy about reversing your fate, David Chiang starts playing a little bit more.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Quick-Takes of The One Armed Swordsmen and The Condemned
21m 10s – Eric Tsang biography/discussion
45m 37s – The Legend Of The Owl review
71m 35s – Paul Chun biography/discussion
78m 40s – Heaven Can Help review

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Bodyguard: A New Beginning (2008)

b3423sasdPlot: When aging crime lord Wong (Richard Ng) turns down the offer of joining forces with loud American gangster Kai (Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa), his power hungry son Yuen (Carl Ng) doubts his father’s judgment of a overlooked golden opportunity. Yuen’s finally looses his cool after his father chooses his bodyguard over his only son to par take in a secret mission. Wongs bodyguard – Leung (Vincent Sze) is sent to the United Kingdom to look after a young English woman in London. Rebelling against his father Yuen gets into deep trouble and ends up running to Kai for help. Let the betrayal begin.

Review: The plot summary there does give you the impression that the story is fixed on our characters Wong and Yuen  but a majority of the film is based on our true star – Vincent Sze aka The Bodyguard. In true bodyguard fashion Vincent plays the cold silent type who guards the lady from a far and soon throws himself at her after saving her from a group of thugs. Read the rest of this entry »

My Dream Girl (2003)

Ning (Vicki Zhao) is a village girl from one of the poorest areas in Shanghai, yet one day her multi-millionaire car Tycoon Father, Cheung (Richard Ng) finds her for the first time. The only way Ning could believe that she was his daughter was by the identical photographs they have of Ning (aged six), Cheung (with hair) and her late mother.

With Cheung being a very wealth he’s planning to have a very important dinner party with guests including the British Ambassador and his son Frankie. Cheung is planning to set his daughter up with Frankie and hope for the best. Yet Ning’s image isn’t very suitable…so he puts up a notice for an Image Consultant, to transform her from the average village girl to Shanghai Beauty Queen.

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My Cousin, The Ghost (1987)

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Plot: Wu (Richard Ng) a caterer who owns a cafe in England. He tricks people into buying his store’s Spring Chicken when it’s actually pigeons he catches from the park.

His cousin, Mako (Wu Ma) is the cook in Wu’s Cafe, until one day when Wu accidentally blabs in front of some customers that Mako is an illegal immigrant. As a result Mako is forced to return to Hong Kong when immigration officers show up on the scene. Since that day Mako holds a grudge against his cousin Wu.

Years later in Hong Kong, Mako works as a Cook in a restaurant where his four cousins wait on tables. With Wu coming to Hong Kong, they decide give him their spare room. Their spare room was originally rented out to a lodger – Miss Wang, however; Miss Wang hasn’t shown up for a couple of months now. Although on the night they discuss about her mysterious disappearance, she appears out of the blue!

Truth be told that Miss Wang is actually dead! On the day of her wedding she ends up in a car accident killing her and her bridesmaid. Their Ghosts live on looking for suitable males to help them reincarnate their spirits.

Miss Wang has set her sights on wooing Mr. Wu. But as you soon find out that Miss Wang and her bridesmaid aren’t the only ghosts in that household. Read the rest of this entry »

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