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Podcast On Fire 137: Milkyway Treasures –The Longest Nite & Expect The Unexpected

Scary violence, iconic actors and cinematic cool, Milkyway might not have been thriving financially but definitely cinematically! Kenny B is at hand to give his take The Longest Nite and Expect The Unexpected therefore. For those of you who want thoughts on the ending of the latter, stay after the sign off and end music for a few extra minutes. Also featuring mentions of the NEW show One Armed Podcast and the new Podcast On Fire Network release scheudle.

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In the Mood for Love (2000)

Hong Kong, 1962. Chan Li-Zhen (Maggie Cheung) is a secretary whose married, her husband is a businessman who spends most, if not all of his time going on business trips to Japan. Chan moves into a spare room of a rather cramp tenement building. She is then introduced to Chow Mo-Wan (Tony Leung).

Chow, a married man has just moved into the a spare room in the flat next door to Chan, his wife is also dedicated to her job and is never around when Chow’s around.

Over the course of four years the relationship between these two neighbors go from exchanging glances in the streets to secretly staying over in each others rooms and going away to hotels to be in each others company with having to sneak around. Read the rest of this entry »

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 John Woo originally made the film in two parts, with each part being approximately two-and-a-half hours in length.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?]

Red Cliff in UK Cinemas (UPDATED)

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John Woo’s epic Red Cliff is hitting UK Cinemas June 12th certificate rating 15. So search your local cinema websites for listings. Summit Entertainment is the company releasing the flick, details are still foggy whether this is the first movie or the first and the second movie sliced together. For those who aren’t familiar with Red Cliff click to read the full article where I’ve attached a YouTube video of trailer. Also you can watch the TV Advert which seems to be getting played heavily shown on everything I watch nowadays, right here at Telly Ads.com

If you have the chance to see it, go for it and have some popcorn on us*

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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 »

Chungking Express (1994)

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Plot: The story of Chungking Express is split into two stories, both based on two very different police officers.

Officer 223 (Takashi Kaneshiro) is a plain clothed cop who patrols the around Chungking Mansions, a drug-filled, rundown hostel populated by Indians, amongst other foreigners. He spends most of his time moping over the loss of his girlfriend, May. His method for getting over his worries is to jog. One night in a bar he comes to a decision to try and get over his lost love and decides to peruse the next woman that walks into the bar. Meets a blonde-haired Chinese woman (Brigitte Lin), although this woman has a couple of skeletons in her closet.

Officer 663 (Tony Leung) is a street cop, he spends his evenings patrolling the streets around the Chungking Mansion and for his evening break he always stops into the Midnight Express Deli. Where he’s served by a shy young woman called Faye (Faye Wong), Faye has a crush on the cop, but she’s to shy to do anything about it. After receiving a letter from his ex-girlfriend – an air hostess (Valerie Chow), Faye opens it and discovers that the hostess is returning her key to his flat. Faye begins to secretly sneaking into his apartment, changing all the little details to it, subtly adding her own touch. When arriving at 663’s flat one day she opens the front door to be met by 663… Read the rest of this entry »

Chinese Odyessy 2002 (2002)

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Plot: Set in the Ming Dynasty the Emperor (Chang Chen) and the princess (Faye Wong) both fed up with their royal duties attempt to escape the palace. The emperor is caught by his mothers (Empress Dowager) guards and sent back to the throne, but the princess manages to escape disgusted as a man.

The Princess meets Yilong (Tony Leung), Yilong has the reputation as a pain in the neck, a well known village bully (although the term village idiot comes to mind) who seems to cause more harm than good. He’s on a mission to find a suitable husband for his sister Phoenix (Vicky Zhao). Obviously mistaking the princess for gentleman they become sworn brothers and insists that the Princess is the perfect man for his sister.

Phoenix, to whom is quiet the tomboy is also quiet pleased with the catch her brother has caught for her. Although ‘he’ seems to be more interested in her brother, rather than her. Although she soon meets a wondering swordsman who sweeps her off of her feet.

The swordsman turns out to be the Emperor to whom has left the palace to find the princess. He also happens to fall in love with the boy-ish yet beautiful Phoenix

Things suddenly get complicated when the Empress Dowager comes for the emperor and the princess… Read the rest of this entry »

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