Posts Tagged ‘Takeshi Kaneshiro’

See the cast of CHUNGKING EXPRESS, 20 Years Later

See the cast of CHUNGKING EXPRESS then and now

Released originally 20 years ago, the multi-award winning drama from Wong Kar-Wai consists of two stories told in sequence, each about a lovesick Hong Kong policeman mulling over his relationship with a woman. (Wikipedia) Read the rest of this entry »

Podcast On Fire 172: Dragon (Wu Xia)

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Hello and welcome to PODCAST ON FIRE! Scottish Edition! Yes, myself and the Easy A – Andy Walker return to wax lyrically about Hong Kong Cinema and this week is a paid episode! The fine people at Metrodome have set us up with review copies of Peter Chans; WU XIA aka DRAGON! Starring the YEN, Donnie Yen and Onimusha Legend Takeshi Kaneshiro!

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Podcast on Fire 134: Milkyway Treasures – The Odd One Dies

We’ve reached the era containing the myth of director Patrick Yau and his three movies at Milkyway that he barely directed but before Tom K-W tells us of his London trip watching Ann Hui’s A Simple Life and Ken re-examines Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend. Latter half features the review of the hard to explain, slapstick and uplifting comedy triad drama The Odd One Dies from Milkyway but rest assured, there’s no confusion as Tom elevates his usual A-game and delivers a fantastic examination of the Yau/To/Wai/Milkyway team product… the latest Milkyway Treasure?

Contact the show via email at podcastonfire at googlemail.com, on our Facebook page and Facebook group (NEW) or Twitter (@podcastonfire, @sogoodreviews) and SUBSCRIBE to our iTunes feed. Music courtesy of Brian Kirby (http://briankirby.net) whose awesome clothing line you can find at http://www.shelflifeclothing.com/.

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Red Cliff UK DVD Release info

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DVDActive Reports: Entertainment in Video has announced the DVD and Blu-ray release of Red Cliff for the 5th of October. John Woo originally made the film in two parts, with each part being approximately two-and-a-half hours in length. It was this version that was released theatrically in China. However, the two parts were combined and edited to make a single shorter movie for international markets and it was this version that was released theatrically in the UK. EiV are bringing both versions to UK consumers for the first time.

The International version will retail for £19.99 (DVD) and £24.99 (Blu-ray), with the Special Edition (more horrible cover art here.) weighing in at £22.99 (DVD) and £29.99 (Blu-ray). Bonus material consists of an interview with John Woo and a behind-the-scenes featurette. All available artwork can be found below.

[Ed. Note; I really need to post more info about Asian Cinema being released in the UK. So to add my opinion to this article and I think the font used in the text is bloody horrible. The font looks good for the latest straight to DVD Sci-Fi flick, but a Chinese Period Epic?]

House of Flying Daggers (2004)

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Amongst ending of the Tang Dynasty, General Officers, Jin (Takashi Kaneshiro) and Leo (Andy Lau) are put on a case to capture the leader of the notorious ‘House Of Flying Daggers’. ‘House of Flying Daggers’ is a group of highly skilled martial artists who are significantly known by their nifty little daggers. Read the rest of this entry »

Confession of Pain (2006)

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Plot: Police Chief Ching (Tony Leung Chiu-Wai) and Police Officer Bong (Takeshi Kaneshiro) and several other officers perused and arrested a twist rapist at Christmas. Returning home after his shift Bong is horrified to find that his pregnant girlfriend, Rachael (Emma Wong) had committed suicide.

Fast forward three years. Now an alcoholic, Bong left the police force and became a private investigator, he discovered the child Rachael was baring wasn’t his. Ching is now married to Susan (Xu Jing-Lei), the daughter of billionaire Chow.

Susan goes to Bong asking him to invistigate the vicious murder of her father and his butler, Man. She belives that the murder is far more complex that what their being led to believe. Taking the case Bong discovers a far darkerside to Susans family and his murderers. Read the rest of this entry »

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