Posts Tagged ‘Shaw Brothers’

Taiwan Noir 19: Feng Shen Bang

tn19The tale of a Chinese protection deity isn’t as dry as it may sound as the story has cinematic colours galore so we’re taking a look at one such literary adaptation from Taiwan: Feng Shen Bang.

EDIT – Unfortunately there are three instances of unexplained audiodropouts at these points in the show: 11.26-11.32, 12.30-12.36 and 52. 53-52. 57. Many apologies for this.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Na Cha literary and movie background
24m 18s – Feng Shen Bang review

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 24: Members Only Archive Dusted #6

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Consisting of outtakes and deleted material (previously only available to forum members) from Podcast On Fire 22, 23 and 24 (available in the Cast From The Past archive) from 2008 with Stoo, Kenny B and Mike Banner, this collection feature tangents and outtakes on Fatal Move, the Shaw Brothers movie Clan Feuds, Hong Kong horror and The Forbidden Kingdom. Beware that audio quality varies throughout.

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The Director’s Series 14: David Chiang – The Drug Addicts & A Mad World Of Fools

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As one review hinted at, on this show we don’t pick the expected but rather what WE feel is worthy of a spotlight and the time has come for a new subject. His name is David Chiang. Yes, martial arts action superstar had a directing career so follow Kenny B and Tom K-W as we open up a new Director’s Series on David Chiang’s The Drug Addicts and A Mad World Of Fools.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/David Chiang bio/discussion
35m 21s – The Drug Addicts review
61m 22s – A Mad World Of Fools review

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This Week In Sleaze 30: Tightie Whitie Theatre – Intimate Confessions Of A Chinese Courtesan & Lust For Love Of A Chinese Courtesan

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Let’s talk some high class fucking! Meaning we turn to the more explicit, sleazier side of the big studio Shaw Brothers but they were not all about the kung fu and swordplay. Oh, from The Knight Of Knights (covered on This Week In Sleaze 5) and onwards, erotica trickled its way into these classy, gorgeous period epics that could also feature swordplay and gore. That’s where we find Intimate Confessions Of A Chinese Courtesan from director Chor Yuen. We’ll be talking of that as well as the Chor Yuen directed remake from 1984 called Lust For Love Of A Chinese Courtesan.

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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 178: King Boxer & The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter

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It’s a tribute to those who died this episode, some way before this episode was even recorded, some fairly recently. And we come at this with a Shaw Brothers tint as we will discuss two of the most enduring martial arts classics in the form of King Boxer directed by Jeng Cheong-woh from 1972 and Lau Kar-leung’s The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter from 1984. With Kenny B and special guest host Mike Maley, discussing the impact and lives of the movies and players.

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Podcast On Fire 157: The Chinese Boxer & The Five Venoms

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Jimmy Wang Yu was heading away from the eye of Chang Cheh’s by making his own, now classic kung-fu movie The Chinese Boxer and Chang Cheh had found new talents and vision at the end of the 70s that would lead to an impact in global popular culture through his 1978 classic The Five Venoms. The impact of the two works is discussed and dissected by Kenny B, Dr. David Lam and Tom K-W but not before the doctor shares what filth he watched last.

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