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Podcast On Fire 299: The Legend Of Wisely & Bury Me High

Hong Kong’s Indiana Jones style adventurer Wisely has been featured on the big screen in movies such as The Seventh Curse and The Cat, both of which have been covered before on the network, but this time we’re diving deeper into the catalogue as we watch Sam Hui chase a dragon pearl in The Legend Of Wisely from 1987. Also, a feng shui blockbuster looking all kinds of expensive in the form of Bury Me High from 1991. With Kenny B, Paul Fox and Kevin Ma of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Ni Kuang biography and discussion
33m 30s – The Legend Of Wisely review
67m 11s – Tsui Siu-ming discussion
77m 09s – Bury me High review.

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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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The Director’s Series 14: David Chiang – The Drug Addicts & A Mad World Of Fools

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As one review hinted at, on this show we don’t pick the expected but rather what WE feel is worthy of a spotlight and the time has come for a new subject. His name is David Chiang. Yes, martial arts action superstar had a directing career so follow Kenny B and Tom K-W as we open up a new Director’s Series on David Chiang’s The Drug Addicts and A Mad World Of Fools.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/David Chiang bio/discussion
35m 21s – The Drug Addicts review
61m 22s – A Mad World Of Fools review

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Podcast On Fire 180: Disciples Of Shaolin & The Bare-Footed Kid

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There’s always moans and groans whenever remakes are announced and maybe there was in the early 90s as well when The Bare-Footed Kid was announced for remake. The original 1975 Shaw Brothers classic by Chang Cheh was getting an upgrade for modern audiences, this time helmed by Johnnie To but still at Shaw Brothers and starring singer/actor Aaron Kwok. So we thought we’d take this op to discuss both, maybe not make it into a vs match but comparisons are inevitable when Kenny B and our resident Shaw Brothers afficionado Mike Maley discuss both.

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The Director’s Series 11: Kirk Wong – True Colours & Gunmen

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Past the weirder more experimental side of Kirk Wong, 1986’s True Colours and 1988’s Gunmen represents something more traditional: The brotherhood, romance, gunplay mashup and in the case of the latter, a low budget period effort in the vein of Untouchables but also in the vein of violent action and firey mayhem with a detailed, loving clash between producer and director.

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Running Times:
08m 12s – Raymond Wong biography/discussion
17m 15s – Ti Lung biography/discussion
28m 25s – True Colours review/discussion
52m 33s – Gunmen background
61m 50s – Gunmen review/discussion

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Podcast On Fire 129: The Duel & Iron Fist Pillage

Alone in the back up chair, coming in from the substitute bench is Kenny B in a little POF we prepared earlier for you. Reviewing Chang Cheh’s blood soaked masterpiece The Duel (1971), Ken also tortures himself by sitting through the “funny” remix edit of the movie called Iron Fist Pillage. The makers are going to hell…Ken set himself up to join them.

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A Better Tomorrow 2 (1987)

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Plot: Ho (Ti Lung) was sent to prison after the death of Shing (Waise Lee), although now he’s given the chance to be released from prison. Chance being that he accepts to work as an undercover agent, his mission to hunt down his master, Lung (Dean Shek) and have him arrested under the suspicion of counterfeiting. Although it turns out that Ko, Lungs right hand man, is counterfeiting the cash and frames Lung for murder.

Lung flee’s to America where he takes cover in a local church with his friend, Sam (Whom also is a ex-Triad). Yet Ko’s man have followed him. Lung manages to escape alive, but ends up going insane due to these situations.

Kit (Leslie Cheung) is still an undercover cop, who is actually working on the same case as Ho. But, Billie (Kit’s undercover name) has actually gotten close to Lung by dating his daughter, Peggy. If your wondering, yes Kit is still with Jackie and she’s pregnant!

Now with Ho meets an old friend, who is a comic book artist. He’s obsessed with Mark (from A Better Tomorrow 1). He even has collected the jacket he wore the night he died. The coat was known to contain over 40 bullet holes! Ho soon finds out from the artist that Mark actually has a twin brother named Ken (Chow Yun-Fat). But he lives in America running a Chinese Restaurant.

Ken seems quite harmless until one day where he as to fight off some Americans whom trying to force Ken into paying them protection money. Ken refuses and ends up shooting one person and embarrassing the other.

Ken soon finds out about Lung (also his master) turning insane and finds out that he is being kept in an local asylum. Ken knows that locking him up in a padded room wont help, so Ken takes Lung home. Both Ken and Lung return to Hong Kong to meet Ho and Kit. Now these four men plan to finish Ko and his counterfeiting business for good. Read the rest of this entry »

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