Posts Tagged ‘Ringo Lam’

Podcast On Fire 259: The Tyler & Ken Conversations Part 1

This time we bring you something from the archives. Initially done for the Tyler Miller-hosted show Apologize To The Podcast, this was never published but Tyler was kind enough to let us re-use it. Mainly it’s here because it’s good conversation but also anchored by Tyler’s excellent preparation makes it deserving of airing. In this part we talk discovering Hong Kong cinema, starting to write amateur reviews, how the podcast happened, the process of research and production as well as geek out on the likes of John Woo, Ringo Lam and Wong Jing.

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The Director’s Series 23: Ringo Lam – Full Contact

Ringo drops social and realistic content for heroic bloodshed his particular violent way. But he’s not resorting to making a melodramatic time with brotherhood and revenge at the forefront. No, this is a battleground for bad characters wanting to hurt (and have sex) with each other. This is The Director’s Series 23 on Ringo Lam’s Full Contact. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Quick-Takes: Twin Dragons and The Adventurers
18m 47s – Simon Yam biography & discussion
37m 34s – Full Contact review

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The Director’s Series 22: Ringo Lam – School On Fire

Ringo Lam truly earns the dark in the nickname Dark Faced God as he and brother Nam Yin take aim at the Hong Kong school system in a 1988 shocker that’s earned a bit of a reputation over the years. This is The Director’s Series 22 Ringo Lam’s School On Fire. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Quick-Takes: Prison On Fire 1 & 2.
21m 46s – School On Fire background
28m 30s – Roy Cheung biography & discussion
45m 22s – School On Fire review

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The Director’s Series 21: Ringo Lam – Aces Go Places IV

The Aces Go Places series headed into its 4th part with profit as winds in their sails. Assigning Ringo Lam for the big budget, big scope production shot on international locations, for this series… things turn real and violent all of a sudden. This is The Director’s Series on Ringo Lam’s Aces Go Places IV. With Kenny and Tom K-W.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/City On Fire & Wild Search lookbacks.
14m 08s – Quick-Takes: Undeclared WarPoint Of No Return
31m 21s – Karl Maka biography & discussion
43m 59s – Aces Go Places IV review

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The Director’s Series 20: Ringo Lam – Esprit D’amour

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Before there was the On Fire’s, the master in training would start shaping his voice in genres he’d rarely if ever was associated with. It’s the tale of Ringo Lam and this is The Director’s Series on his debut Esprit D’Amour.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Ringo Lam biography/discussion
32m 00s – Quick-Takes: The Other Side Of Gentleman & Cupid One
41m 30s – Esprit D’amour review

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Podcast On Fire 181: Mad Monkey Kung Fu & Wild Search

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Let’s take a look at THE Shaw Brothers director that made kung fu comedy great when they attempted to respond to that booming trend. Namely Lau Kar-leung and his Mad Monkey Kung Fu from 1979. Also in this episode, a look at when a Hong Kong director everybody cried for when Quentin Tarantino “took” his movie away from him but when he took someone elses…template himself. We didn’t mind it for Reservoir Dogs vs Ringo Lam’s City On Fire and sure as hell didn’t when Lam made his own take on the Harrison Ford movie Witness in the form of Wild Search from 1989. With Kenny B and Phil G who also recaps his trip to China and meeting Jackie Chan.

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Podcast On Fire 160: Pedicab Driver & City On Fire

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In our ongoing conversations about classic Hong Kong cinema, the turn has come to Sammo Hung’s Pedicab Driver and Ringo Lam’s City On Fire! Hear Kenny B and Phil G of Eastern Film Fans discuss Sammo’s beloved and quite unavailable actioner and there’s also a late breaking reveal from rights holder Warner Brothers. Dr. Lam and Tom K-W join Kenny B in the second half for their take on the undercover drama classic and offer up their views on the whole City On Fire/Reservoir Dogs connection and “controversy”.

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