Posts Tagged ‘Taiwan’

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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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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Podcast On Fire 263: The Hire (Season 1)

In 2001, BMW released a series of short films for the internet starring Clive Owen. Showcasing their chosen models of cars but also giving said directors the freedom to inject their style and voices, across 3 seasons, this included Asian talent such as John Woo, Ang Lee and Wong Kar-Wai and over the next two episodes we’ll be looking at the in total 9 shorts, starting with the first 5:

Ambush by John Frankenheimer, Chosen by Ang Lee, The Follow by Wong Kar-Wai, Star by Guy Ritchie and Powder Keg by Alejandro González Iñárritu. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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Taiwan Noir 26: The Nine Demons & The Shanghai Thirteen

Legendary director Chang Cheh gets actors he worked with across the decades together for a Super Smash (Shaw) Brothers style time in The Shanghai Thirteen and he crafts a Wuxia pian fantasy with a tint of Halloween store horror and extensive kung fu in the form of The Nine Demons. Starring Gary and Joey. Thank you to Terracotta Distribution for sending screeners for review.

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Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Chang Cheh biography & discussion
26m 30s – The Nine Demons review
57m 23s – Chang Cheh biography & discussion continued
69m 57s – The Shanghai Thirteen review

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This Week In Sleaze 53: Tightie Whitie Theatre – Another Piece Of Romance & Picking Up Girls

Let’s talk some not Christmas cheer, not even fucking-cheer but castration-cheer! You make the food, cut your meat, use your knives, maybe scissors in some instance and then you come to the realization you are missing a Taiwan Christmas classic on your to watch list. So once dinner has been served, consumed, you sit down in front of the cozy fire, with your favourite beverage and watch castrations galore in the 1994 Taiwanese produced Cat III golden oldie Another Piece Of Romance. Then you go pick up girls. Yep, the second movie of our This Week In Sleaze Christmas Special is called Picking Up Girls and that’s all the introduction it gets. Except scissors are exchanged for a hammer in that one. It’s a Merry Charlie Cho Christmas with Sleazy K, The Great Lord Joshua Regal and King Who!

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 39: Mind Fuck

Mind Fuck, its hardcore porn (and to a degree softcore) gets re-reviewed. There’s little to no good explanation why.

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The Golden Ninja Podcast 16: Mission Thunderbolt & Royal Destiny

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