Posts Tagged ‘Tony Leung Ka-Fai’

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 122: Victim

No Hitler-Cast, i.e. Ken doing a solo POF this week as Hong Kong Dave returns! Together with Kenny B, there’s a lengthy discussion on John Woo’s Heroes Shed No Tears, tangents on State of Grace and The Raid before the main subject of this week takes center stage: Ringo Lam’s possibly supernatural cop flick Victim starring Lau Ching-wan and Tony Leung Ka-fai.

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This Week In Sleaze 7 – Tightie Whitie Theater: Kidnap & Sentenced To Hang

The double bill gets an immediate name change as Sleazy K and The Great Lord Joshua Regal go back to basics covering the very first Category III rated movie and the 1974 Shaw Brothers true life crime movie it’s a remake of.

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Commentary on Fire 5: Island of Fire (1990)

We extend our coverage of the Jackie Chan 90s Special (available HERE) with a commentary on the often hated, sometimes hailed ensemble prison drama, co-starring Sammo Hung, Tony Leung and Andy Lau. For shits and giggles, Stoo and Ken decides to NOT prepare with any research. An experiment that may mean our worst commentary yet? Play your Hong Kong Legends dvd along with us and find out!

Excuse the audio problems during the last 30 minutes or so on primarily Ken’s end.

 

Election (2005)

The time has come, as it does every two years, for the senior members of Hong Kong’s oldest Triad, the Wo Shing Society, to elect a new chairman. Fierce rivalries emerge between the two eligible candidates. Lok (Simon Yam), respected by the Uncles, is the favorite to win. But his rival Big D (Tony Leung) will stop at nothing to change this, including going against hundreds of years of Triad tradition and influencing the vote with money and violence.

When Wo Shing’s ancient symbol of leadership, the Dragon’s Head Baton, goes missing, a ruthless struggle for power erupts and the race to retrieve the Baton threatens to tear Wo Shing in two.

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Podcast on Fire 37: The Tales of Two Tonys (2 of 2)

Podcast on Fire concludes thier ToTT special by doing a show on the great Tony Leung Ka-Fai! Kens got the last movies watched, we read out the brief history of Tony Leung and mike leaves mid-show. Another exciting episode of Podcast on Fire is waiting for you!

Boys are Easy (1993)

Plot: Boys Are Easy is a wacky romantic comedy about a father (Richard Ng) encouraging his three daughters to get married before he dies of testicular cancer. First of all, he is really lying, this fake illness is a plan by him and his son (Jimmy Lin) to encourage the daughters to marry.

Daughter number one, Ching Siu-Tung (Brigitte Lin) is a tomboy ass kicking cop. At the start of the movie she is battling against the wild gun slinging Wild Dog (Ken Lo). She manages to arrest him with the help of the King of the Gigolo Karaoke – Tse Sai (Tony Leung). Siu-Tung decides to pay Tse Sai a wealthy sum for him to act as her boyfriend for the six months.

The second daughter, Ching Siu-Nan (Maggie Cheung) is a Care Worker, to whom is set up with one of her patients sons, her son is a crazy Triad named Wu Ying (Jacky Cheung). Although Wu Ying has a alterative motive for dating Nan. His Triad leader has chosen him to murder the famous cop ‘Ching Siu-Tung’.

The youngest daughter Siu Sze (Chingmy Yau) is a young doctor. One of her regular patients (really regular, twice a week!) attempts to set her up with her son, Chi Ko (Ekin Cheng). Chi Ko is a 27 year old virgin from the USA, he spent his years studying. She declines and forgets all about it. Later in the evening she goes for a work out at the gym, where a group of rowdy teens mistake her as a prostitute. The teens force Chi Ko to pay her for a quick session. Siu Sze decides to play along with Chi Ko. It turns out that Chi Ko doesn’t want to sleep with her, so he tells her to take the money and just tell the guys what they want to hear.

Siu Sze decides to date Chi Ko for being such a gentleman, but she is still playing along that she is a whore, coming up with a story about her being raped as a child and working on the streets since she was able. this leads into some funny scenes between Chi Ko and her uncle (Wu Fung), who was claimed to have raped her. Read the rest of this entry »

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