Posts Tagged ‘Swordplay’

Podcast On Fire 229: The Blade

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In this episode I give you one from the archives but not OUR archives. In 2013 I had the honor of guesting on Podcast Without Honor And Humanity episode 100 and its host Jacob and I talked Tsui Hark’s The Blade.

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Taiwan Noir 22: Dragon Inn

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For once, we’re talking AVAILABLE Taiwanese cinema. It can be prolific, important aaaaand promptly lost. But since it has been part of the discussion, somewhat available before but now to the masses via a shiny new restoration, Taiwan Noir tackles a high profile Taiwanese movie for once: King Hu’s Dragon Inn from 1967.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/King Hu biography/discussion
28m 46s – Dragon Inn review

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Podcast On Fire 216: Duel To The Death & Infernal Affairs II

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We go back to 1983’s Duel To The Death where director Ching Siu-tung shows us fun with swords, ninjas, gore and maturity mixed into all of it?! Another crew that goes back is the Infernal Affairs-one. Expanding the legend and the theme of continuous hell, Infernal Affairs II takes our moles, cops and gangsters back to 1991. With Kenny B and Phil G.

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Taiwan Noir 16: Night Orchid & The Greatest Plot

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Because we had fun discussing colourful Wuxia pian last time (when The Ghost Hill was reviewed), we jump ahead a decade to Night Orchid by Chang Peng-yi, starring Adam Cheng and Brigitte Lin. Memorable color for the genre? We’ll see. Also, we get very sparse feedback regardless of the show on the network but when a listener request is put forth towards Taiwan Noir… a specialized, niche show, we listen. Andrew in California wrote in and told us of a movie that kind of scared him as a child. Through surreal scenes, spooky sound design, eerie music but largely, we’re also dealing with a kung fu movie here with hopefully, because it is called that, The Greatest Plot.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Chang Peng-yi bio/discussion
24m 10s – Brigitte Lin bio/discussion
35m 00s – Night Orchid review
66m 50s – Yueh Hua bio/discussion
80m 50s – Ulysses Au bio/discussion
87m 05s – The Greatest Plot review

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Taiwan Noir 15: The Ghost Hill & The Fly Dragon Mountain

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It’s time Taiwan Noir took a step back to Taiwan cinema swordplay or Wuxia pian. They had some juice, some fuel that could stack up with what Shaw Brothers and Golden Harvest were doing despite being the little kid in terms of size of industry and maybe even means. So Kenny B and Todd Stadtman therefore talk Ting Shan-hsi’s The Ghost Hill and Chen Hung-min’s The Fly Dragon Mountain for this episode.

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Moon Warriors (1992)

Fei (Andy Lau) is a young fisherman, who helps a group of fugitives in a fight. After returning to his village, Fei finds out that these fugitives are actually the King Yen (Kenny Bee) and a small group of his most loyal servants. The King explains that his evil brother the ’14th Prince’ (Kelivin Wong) is trying to kill him and take the throne as king. Read the rest of this entry »

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