Posts Tagged ‘Special Effects’

Podcast On Fire 246: Zu – Warriors From The Magic Mountain & The Victim

We go back and examine Tsui Hark’s groundbreaking special effects extravaganza Zu: Warriors From The Magic Mountain to see whether its Chinese roots mixed with Western special effects knowhow still has a place in Hong Kong cinema history and Sammo Hung reverses kung fu comedy tropes while also making his characters rage and beat the crap out of each other in exemplary fashion… in his 1980 movie The Victim. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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Taiwan Noir 21: Magic Of Spell & Magic Warriors

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We return to the universe of Peach Boy, as played by a woman, as portrayed by Taiwanese children’s fantasy filmmakers who knew a thing or two about pace, energy, special effects free for all creativity etc. And face-pissing. Hear us try and break down what makes the ‘Child Of Peach’ sequel Magic Of Spell so special. And in the second half we look at sooooort of a spirited cousin of these movies without it being a sequel: The energetic Magic Warriors.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Magic of Spell review
43m 00s – Magic Warriors review

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Taiwan Noir 20: The Child Of Peach

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Grabbing an icon from Japanese folklore and putting a Taiwan reefer madness spin on it, this is the type of fantasy with exploding heads, tiny cocks and dangerous fire stunts filmmakers gave to their young audience. Plus creepy peach puppet in the 1987’s fantasy spectacle The Child Of Peach.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Momotaro/Peach Boy background
22m 23s – Actress Lin Shao-luo and director Chen Chun-liang discussion
36m 32s – The Child Of Peach review

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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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