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Taiwan Noir 30: A Book Of Heroes & A Heroic Fight

The director of Fantasy Mission Force scales down the genre bending and time warp madness and goes for a stripped down, broad comedy about a treasure hunt highlighted by frequent action choreography featuring among others Yukari Oshima. A Book Of Heroes from 1986 starts off this episode of Taiwan Noir and in the second half a family of special effects wizards that take on the triads. It’s called A Heroic Fight, also from 1986. With Kenny B and Todd Stadtman.

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00m 00s – Intro/Chu Yen-ping biography
13m 11s – A Book Of Heroes review
35m 03s – A Heroic Fight review

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 47: Members Only Archive Dusted #21

Consisting of outtakes and deleted material (previously only available to forum members) out of Podcast On Fire 76 with Kenny B, and Brian Kirby from 2010. This collection feature tangents and outtakes out of our first Jackie Chan special where we talk of The Forbidden Kingdom, Fantasy Mission Force, how Project A could look and feel if the brothers reunited for another film and Jackie sent Brian nudes.

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Taiwan Noir 29: Kung Fu Wonder Child & The Legend Of All Men Are Brothers

Just before The Child of Peach, actress Lin Shao-Lu got to try out playing a boy with magical powers in Lee Tso-Nam’s Kung Fu Wonder Child. Bring out your Taiwanese bingo card, this one will have nice songs, pee and poo in faces and energy bolts. Also, the characters of The Water Margin fights people in wheelchairs, drunks, transvestites and a worm infested zombie. The classic Chinese novel gets weird in the 1984 movie The Legend Of All Men Are Brothers. With Kenny B and Todd Stadtman.

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Podcast On Fire 278: Broken Arrow & Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

After proving he could generate box office via his American action movie debut Hard Target, John Woo delivered 1996’s Broken Arrow. Also, a little swordplay movie from a Taiwanese director won som Oscars and made money. It’s called Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. Am sure you’ve heard of it. With Kenny B and Dr. Stan Glick.

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 43: Members Only Archive Dusted #18

Consisting of outtakes and deleted material (previously only available to forum members) out of Japan On Fire 6 – 8 with Kenny B, Brian Kirby, Ron Strong and August Ragone from 2010, this collection feature tangents and outtakes on the theme of mostly Japanese tokusatsu entertainment. Topics include lesser Godzilla entries, Taiwanese monster movies, Cloverfield, Gamera and the lost ending to Mothra.

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Taiwan Noir 28: Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins & Fantasy Mission Force

Taiwan filmmakers bring to life the manga and anime sensation Dragon Ball as Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins and we also review Chu Yen-ping’s Dirty Dozen style adventure with mahjong playing hopping vampires that arrives in the form of Fantasy Mission Force. Described by many as bonkers and the worst Jackie Chan movie ever. With Kenny B and Todd Stadtman.

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Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Dragon Ball background
24m 40s – Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins review
50m 26s – Chu Yen-ping biography & discussion/Fantasy Mission Force production background
66m 50s – Fantasy Mission Force review

 

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Taiwan Noir 27: Hello Dracula & The 36 Shaolin Beads

Taiwan responds to the success of Hong Kong’s Mr. Vampire in the form of Hello Dracula*, courtesy of the director of The Child Of Peach, Also, Todd brings us The 36 Shaolin Beads (aka The Gloomy Tower). A possibly ghostly swordplay movie with an unusual emphasis on mystery. It seems like someone directed for once. With Kenny B and the multimedia-man Todd Stadtman.

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