Posts Tagged ‘Thriller’

Podcast On Fire 222: Righting Wrongs & Aces Go Places

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Hong Kong cinema is the cinema of contrasts, often in the same movie but this week, dark is kept to one movie and light within the other. Starting with Corey Yuen’s dark actioner Righting Wrongs where Yuen Biao loses faith in the justice system. And in the second half, the review of Cinema City’s cashcow Aces Go Places. Classic leading man pairing, comedy and internationally flavored stunt work, Hong Kong audiences loved the mix. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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The Director’s Series 19: David Chiang FINALE – Mother Of A Different Kind

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For the final episode examining the career of martial arts superstar turned director David Chiang, revenge and slasher movie tactics are elements representing the last movie he made: Mother Of A Different Kind.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Petrina Fung biography/discussion
15m 10s – Mother Of A Different Kind review

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The Golden Ninja Podcast 10: Silver Dragon Ninja & Ninja Killer

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An action-packed thriller of unrivaled ambition. Power hungry ninjas conspire to control the world by any means. Corrupt police and beautiful, sexy agents are unwilling parts of this game of deadly manipulation.

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Running times:
00m 00s – Intro/Paola Tocha biography
22m 04s – Silver Dragon Ninja review
57m 55s – Ninja Killer background/Cuneyt Arkin bio and discussion
74m 25s – Ninja Killer review

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Friend (2001)

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The story is of four friends and how they deal with drugs, gangs and maintaining their friendships between them, no matter what lifestyle they live. The film develops in different stages, the film starting in 1970 then leading up to the early 90’s.

Joong-Suk (Yoo Oh-Sung) in the 80’s was known far and wide as the schools boss. Their number one fighter. Joong-Suk’s father is also a superior to the local gangsters. Through the stages in his life we see how he changes. From fighting rival schools, attempting to give up drugs. We even see him getting a word of warning from his past gang…

Dong-Su (Jang Dong-Gun) is the son of an undertaker. He helps his father groom corpses. When in high school he was always hanging around with Joong-Suk since he was the schools 2nd best fighter.

This seems to give his character a bit of an edge. After being released from prison in 90’s Dong-Su is taken in by a rival gang against Joong-Suk. Believing that Loyalty is money…

Joong-Ho (Jeong Un-Taek) seems to be a charming character with some dirty habits (aka the milk lotion story). He’s mother was a business women who went back and forth from Korea to Japan. So she always came back with the latest gadgets, like one of the very first video recorders, even with porn. He was also a big Bruce Lee fan, you even seem him sporting a pair of nunchucks!

Sang-taek (Seo Tae-Hwa) is the innocence of the film. Sang-Taek was sent to a different school from Joong-Suk & Dong-Su. He is well educated and smart. He lost contact with Joong-Suk & Dong-Su, but he seen Joong-Ho frequently. But Sang-Taek seems to be best friends with Joong-Suk as the years progress.

With all the guys in this film, surely there must be some eye candy!

Jin-Sook (Kim Bo-Kyeong) is a cousin of Drocko. She preformed in front of the school in a 7 girl band called ‘Rainbow’. Instantly she attracted the every guy in the crowd with her 80’s hair cut and slim figure. In later years she becomes the wife of Joon-Suk, although he seems to mistreat her, this is through his stage of limbo…

Final thoughts? Beautiful, just perfect. The film has many elements to it. The innocence of The Road Home, the darkness of Infernal Affairs, mixed with Beat Takeshi’s Brother. The film is amazing, everyone should watch this. I done the stupid thing and left it lying around for a couple weeks before watching it. When you get this film, stop your live for 1 hour and 58 minutes and enjoy…

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