Posts Tagged ‘Tsui Hark’

The Director’s Series 26: Ringo Lam – In Hell

Ringo Lam goes back to prison in his third collaboration with Jean-Claude Van Damme: In Hell. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Quick-Take: Triangle
30m 42s – In Hell production background
40m 44s – In Hell review

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The Director’s Series 24: Ringo Lam – Burning Paradise

It’s the Red Lotus Clan burning down the Shaolin monastery and trapping the monks in the underground Red Lotus Temple. Fong Sai Yuk takes center stage and fights back. All done under the watchful eye of producer Tsui Hark while Ringo flexes his creative muscles trying to make a dent in the 90s wave of kung fu and swordplay. This is The Director’s Series 24 on Ringo Lam’s Burning Paradise. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Quick-Takes: Maximum Risk & The Suspect
22m 15s – Look-back: Victim
27m 26s – Notes on the character of Fong Sai Yuk and production background of Burning Paradise
39m 23s – Burning Paradise review

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Podcast On Fire 266: Youth

Mainland filmmaker Feng Xiao Gang does a 2 hour epic covering the Cultural Revolution and the Sino Vietnamese War… mostly from the perspective of a performance arts troupe. A small story set amidst big, changing times, Kenny B speaks of the film and also about that time he threw out almost all his dvd… covers.

Youth is out now in the UK on dual format dvd and blu ray and digital download from Cine Asia. Big thank you to Mike at The Warrior Agency and Cine Asia for providing the screener for review.

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Podcast On Fire 259: The Tyler & Ken Conversations Part 1

This time we bring you something from the archives. Initially done for the Tyler Miller-hosted show Apologize To The Podcast, this was never published but Tyler was kind enough to let us re-use it. Mainly it’s here because it’s good conversation but also anchored by Tyler’s excellent preparation makes it deserving of airing. In this part we talk discovering Hong Kong cinema, starting to write amateur reviews, how the podcast happened, the process of research and production as well as geek out on the likes of John Woo, Ringo Lam and Wong Jing.

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

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Podcast On Fire 253: 2017 Christmas Special

We close out 2017 with the return of the Podcast On Fire Network Virtual Pub Quiz! Reigning champion Kenny B is your Lord Quizmaster and the contestants are Tom K-W, Paul Fox (East Screen West Screen) and Todd Stadtman (author of Please Don’t Be Waiting For Me). The show is definitely not sponsored by Hallmark.

Podcast On Fire 248: All The Wrong Clues (For The Right Solution) & Boat People

So here we are… ready to rip apart another actor akin to what we did with Alan Tam. But we judged his filmography fairly ultimately and that’s what we’re going to do across a number of episodes for George Lam as well. Dubbed The George Lam Defaming Sessions where we determine if he’s Lam Or Lame. First up, Tsui Hark pits George Lam and Teddy Robin against each other in Cinema City’s wild comedy All The Wrong Clues (For The Right Solution) and Ann Hui finishes off her examination of Vietnam in Boat People. With Kenny B and Phil G of Eastern Film Fans.

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

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Podcast On Fire 246: Zu – Warriors From The Magic Mountain & The Victim

We go back and examine Tsui Hark’s groundbreaking special effects extravaganza Zu: Warriors From The Magic Mountain to see whether its Chinese roots mixed with Western special effects knowhow still has a place in Hong Kong cinema history and Sammo Hung reverses kung fu comedy tropes while also making his characters rage and beat the crap out of each other in exemplary fashion… in his 1980 movie The Victim. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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

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