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Podcast On Fire 256: Aces Go Places V – The Terracotta Hit & So Close

It’s the end of the ‘Aces Go Places’-series and with young faces accompanying the veteran cast that’s aided by a veteran kung fu filmmaker, how does the 5th entry The Terracotta Hit fare? Also, with a little help from Columbia Tri Star, Corey Yuen does impeccable looking girls with guns in So Close from 2002. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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Chinese Odyessy 2002 (2002)


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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