Posts Tagged ‘Sam Hui’

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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Podcast On Fire 237: Fong Sai Yuk & Aces Go Places III: Our Man From Bond Street

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Jet Li plays yet another Chinese folk hero during the busy wire-fu 90s and Cinema City takes the Aces Go Places-series to more firm James Bond-places. This episode therefore we review Corey Yuen’s martial arts comedy Fong Sai Yuk from 1993 and Aces Go Places III, this time directed by Tsui Hark, from 1984. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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Podcast On Fire 233: Legend Of A Fighter & Aces Go Places II

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After being in the zone as kung fu comedy filmmakers and action-performers, the Yuen Clan or family turned to a real legend and more of an attempt at serious filmmaking. Therefore we talk and review Yuen Woo-Ping’s Legend Of A Fighter in the first half. In the second, we turn to the follow up the Cinema City’s action-comedy cashcow Aces Go Places. This time, there’s robots. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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Podcast On Fire 222: Righting Wrongs & Aces Go Places

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Hong Kong cinema is the cinema of contrasts, often in the same movie but this week, dark is kept to one movie and light within the other. Starting with Corey Yuen’s dark actioner Righting Wrongs where Yuen Biao loses faith in the justice system. And in the second half, the review of Cinema City’s cashcow Aces Go Places. Classic leading man pairing, comedy and internationally flavored stunt work, Hong Kong audiences loved the mix. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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Aces Go Places 4 (1986)

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Plot: A Professor in New Zealand has created this new prism which gives the ability to erase the human mind and then input new data into the brain, King Kong (Sam Hui) is their Guinea pig for this experiment. Things go wrong, as the prism appears to have no effect on King Kong. But before the Professor can uncover the problem a group of armed men blast their way in and attempt to steal the prism. However, they only get away with the professor’s notes.

Things take a turn for the worse when the professor has a heart attack. In a frantic search for the professor’s pills, King Kong accidentally steps on the last pill. Since the Professor knows he’s doomed he tells Kong that he has to take his daughter (Sally Yeh) as his wife and to guard the prism from the enemy!

King Kong barely escapes New Zealand. He returns to Hong Kong where he discovers that Albert (Karl Maka) is taking part in a Hong Kong Police vs. Interpol Hockey Match. Things aren’t looking too good as the Police are losing points and players, so they decide to send King Kong in to help. As you can expect the pair clean the rink and win the game too!

Kong tells Albert to protect the prism at all costs, as soon as Kong finishes that sentence they are once again under attack from the gang from New Zealand. But both Kong and Albert escape in one piece.

When all seems to be over Albert’s wife, Nancy (Sylvia Chiang) is beaten and abducted leaving Albert and his son only a few days to return to New Zealand with the Prism If not – he wont see his wife again! Read the rest of this entry »

Aces Go Places (1982)

Plot: After a jewellery deal set up by the mafia is spoiled when a thief physically flies in steals the diamonds and escapes with ease. All that is left is a White Glove, which was left by the thief.

The police believe it to be a thief called ‘The White Glove’. So they call in a expert from America – Albert Au (Karl Maka) and team him up with a feisty cop, Inspector Ho (Sylvia Chiang). The mafia also believe it is this ‘White Glove’ who stole their diamonds, but after hunting him down in Venice he proves loyal to them and is forced to retrieve the diamonds…if he doesn’t he’ll be sleeping with the fishes, mafia style.

The real thieve was a local bugger – King Kong (Sam Hui), with the help of his partner – Gigolo Joe (Dean Shek). They escaped with ease and King Kong left the diamonds with Joe.

Joe’s hiding them and left two clues tattooed on two women. but now he’s trouble, one of the women he tattooed was the sister of the crazed triad ‘Mad Max’, who kills Joe before King Kong can find out the location of the diamonds. All Kong needs to do is see the tattoos on these women.

Before King can start his search Inspector Ho and half the Hong Kong Armed forces arrest him! Albert tries to reason with King to help them retrieve the diamonds, but King refuses. So the police let King go since they have no evidence against him, but Albert tricks King into a life or death situation leaving King with no option but to help Albert and Ho. In return for finding the diamonds for them, King doesn’t get charged! Read the rest of this entry »

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