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Podcast On Fire 256: Aces Go Places V – The Terracotta Hit & So Close

It’s the end of the ‘Aces Go Places’-series and with young faces accompanying the veteran cast that’s aided by a veteran kung fu filmmaker, how does the 5th entry The Terracotta Hit fare? Also, with a little help from Columbia Tri Star, Corey Yuen does impeccable looking girls with guns in So Close from 2002. With …

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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. …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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Podcast On Fire 222: Righting Wrongs & Aces Go Places

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 …

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