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The Director’s Series 28: Mabel Cheung & Alex Law – The Illegal Immigrant

They are partners in life and film and have given us An Autumn’s Tale, Painted Faces and Eight Taels Of Gold over the years. Join Kenny B and Tom K-W for The Director’s Series on Mabel Cheung and Alex Law and we kick off with her 1985 debut feature The Illegal Immigrant. A student film financed by Shaw Brothers and a Hong Kong Film Award winner. Good start.

Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Mabel Cheung & Alex Law biography and discussion
34m 23s – The Illegal Imigrant review

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Podcast On Fire 287: The Skyhawk & Master Of Kung Fu

We kick off a sub-section of Podcast On Fire dubbed The Versus-Series, where we place content, characters and theme in two respective movies against each other. The first installment concerns Wong Fei-Hung, as envisioned by Golden Harvest and Shaw Brothers respectively. 1974’s The Skyhawk starring Kwan Tak-hing as Wong Fei-Hung in one of his many appearances as the classic character is up first and from 1973, we’ll review and discuss Master Of Kung Fu starring studio veteran Ku Feng. With Kenny B and Phil G of Eastern Film Fans.co.uk.

Contact the show via email at podcastonfire at googlemail.com, on our Facebook page and Facebook group or Twitter (@podcastonfire@sogoodreviews) and SUBSCRIBE to our iTunes feed. Music courtesy of Brian Kirby (briankirby.net) whose awesome clothing line you can find at shelflifeclothing.com.

Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/The Skyhawk review
50m 23s – The Master Of Kung Fu review.

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Podcast On Fire 277: Young And Dangerous 2 & The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires

The Hung Hing Boys make a quick return to Hong Kong screens but one of them is stuck in Taiwan. This means we’ll take a look at Andrew Lau’s Young And Dangerous 2. Also Hammer Films and Shaw Brothers get to merge their take on depicting vampire battles the Western and Eastern way in The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires from 1974. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

Ken’s note: The show was recorded before the blu ray announcement for The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires. Our wish came true.

Contact the show via email at podcastonfire at googlemail.com, on our Facebook page and Facebook group or Twitter (@podcastonfire@sogoodreviews) and SUBSCRIBE to our iTunes feed. Music courtesy of Brian Kirby (briankirby.net) whose awesome clothing line you can find at shelflifeclothing.com.

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This Week In Sleaze 54: Tightie Whitie Theatre – Viva Erotica & Bamboo House Of Dolls

Let’s talk award winning fucking and fucking in prison…camp. It’s another Category III movie about making a Category III movie but this time it has a elite director, movie stars AND stars of Cat III that all merge in Viva Erotica from co-director Derek Yee. Also, nude women in a Japanese prison camp. Shaw Brothers goes for the exploitation genre, via the distinct stamp of director Kuei Chih-hung in Bamboo House Of Dolls.

Contact the show via email at podcastonfire at googlemail.com, on our Facebook page and Facebook group or Twitter (@podcastonfire@sogoodreviews) and SUBSCRIBE to our iTunes feed. Music courtesy of Brian Kirby (briankirby.net) whose awesome clothing line you can find at shelflifeclothing.com.

 

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 36: Members Only Archive Dusted #14

Consisting of outtakes and deleted material (previously only available to forum members) out of Podcast On Fire 47, 48 and 49 with Stoo, Kenny B, Mike Banner and Adam Torel of Third Window Films from 2009, this collection feature tangents and outtakes concerning then current release news from CineAsia, Drunken Master II, awards season, annoying comedy-actors, classic Korean cinema such as JSA, how Ken got burned by an ebay seller and we weigh in (probably yet again) on the Edison Chen photo-scandal.

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 32: Members Only Archive Dusted #11

Consisting of outtakes and deleted material (previously only available to forum members) out of Podcast On Fire 37, 39 (which became Japan On Fire 1), 40 and 41 from 2009 with Stoo, Kenny B and Mike Banner, this collection feature tangents and outtakes concerning last movies watched (including Chocolate, A Man Called Tiger and its home video complexity), bad Jackie Chan merchandise, flying guillotines and Ken chimes in with an underrated movie.

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 28: Members Only Archive Dusted #7

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Consisting of outtakes and deleted material (previously only available to forum members) from Podcast On Fire 25 (available in the Cast From The Past archive) from 2008 with Stoo, Kenny B and Mike Banner, this collection feature tangents and outtakes on Dragon, The Bruce Lee Story, questions about Lam Ching-Ying’s career and Shaw Brothers co-productions with Hammer.

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