Posts Tagged ‘Wai Ka-Fai’

Podcast On Fire 162: As Tears Go By & Mad Detective

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Mixing vintage Hong Kong cinema of the recognizeable kind rather than us going for obscure only has been our tac this year but the programmer of this episode Dr. Lam brings Kenny B and Tom K-W a slice of current too. First up is our review of Wong Kar-wai’s debut movie, the triad-romance As Tears Go By from 1988 and second is Lau Ching-wan’s welcome back party into the fold of Milkyway Image in the form of Johnnie To’s and Wai Ka-fai’s Mad Detective.

Ken’s note. Audio gets a little low on my end at points for some reason. Sorry about that.

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Podcast on Fire 135: Milkyway Treasures – Too Many Ways To Be No.1

Let’s watch the commercial elements of triads turned on its head literally with the review of Wai Ka-fai’s Too Many Ways To Be No. 1. We also scored the authority and historian on all things late 90s triad elements, i.e. our very own Stewart Sutherland who checks in to talk life, movies, plans for The Ekin Hour, The Raid, Flowers Of War and powerslides. Subsequently Kenny B sits down separately (as Stoo’s participation was last minute) by himself (Tom’s cancellation was also last minute) to talk Hong Kong’s take on the gimmick Sliding Doors and Run Lola Run also employed. The best and most odd Milkyway Treasure yet?

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Podcast on Fire 134: Milkyway Treasures – The Odd One Dies

We’ve reached the era containing the myth of director Patrick Yau and his three movies at Milkyway that he barely directed but before Tom K-W tells us of his London trip watching Ann Hui’s A Simple Life and Ken re-examines Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend. Latter half features the review of the hard to explain, slapstick and uplifting comedy triad drama The Odd One Dies from Milkyway but rest assured, there’s no confusion as Tom elevates his usual A-game and delivers a fantastic examination of the Yau/To/Wai/Milkyway team product… the latest Milkyway Treasure?

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Podcast On Fire 132: Milkyway Treasures – Intruder

Trying to find their way and money, Johnnie To and Wai Ka-fai gave Stephen Chow’s scriptwriter his own Category III rated, dark and relentless terrorride. Tonight it’s Tsang Kan-cheung’s Intruder (1997) that gets the spotlight. Dogs and kids are NOT safe from Wu Chien-lien.

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Running on Karma (2003)

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Biggie (Andy Lau) an ex-martial arts monk from the Grotto Temple, left the temple after criminal, Sun Ko brutally death of his childhood friend, Jade. Big immigrates to Hong Kong where he tries to make a living as a beggar or an illegal worker. He even woo’s the ladies with his amazing Shaolin skills. But Bigs extraordinary talents is being able to looking into peoples past life’s and how their sins in the past will effect their future… Read the rest of this entry »

Help!!! (2000)

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Plot: Yan (Cecilia Chung) is a young doctor at Kau Kei-Ho Charity Hospital. The Kau Kei-Ho hospital is in a terrible state, the doctors don’t do their job, they choose to help the hardly injured patients rather than the serious ones! When patient was comes in after being struck by lightening the doctors and nurses attempt to unload him onto other departments, but no one wants him! Yan finds the sizzled patient and discovers that he is actually man who owns the hospital ‘Sir Kau Kei-Ho’! (Lam Kau) He pleads Yan to turn things around, make the hospital a hospital and not an embarrassment!

Unable to change things herself she convinces greasy haired slacker doctor Jim (Jordan Chan) to help. Although Jim admits he won’t be able to make any difference with out his old colleague Joe.

Joe (Ekin Cheng) left the hospital a few years back, Joe had made a pact with Jim. If the hospital demanded reform, they would resign, so Joe resigned where as Jim said he did but he sent a Christmas Card instead. Since then Joe doesn’t want anything to do with weak willed Jim.

She chose to become a doctor because Joe & Jim saved her life from appendicitis when she was 14. She promised to marry the doctor that shouted “It’s not easy being a doctor!”, although due to the anesthetic she can’t remember which doctor it was.

Yan’s intriguing story convinces Joe to return to Kau Kei-Ho, although will the ‘highest management’ allow it? Read the rest of this entry »

Mad Detective (2007)

madPlot: Police Officer Wong disappeared 18 months ago after giving chase to a serial killer into the woods, his partner Chi-Wai (Gordon Lam) also gave chase, but he return miraculously unharmed.

Since then, several heists and shootings have all been performed with Wongs pistol.

RCU Officer Ho (Andy On) has been put in charge of solving this case; he decides to seek advice from former boss and personal “sifu”, Bun (Lau Ching-Wan). Bun was an incredibly talented detective who managed to solve several crimes, simply by retracing crime, step by step. He also claimed to have the ability of see people’s inner-personalities, showing their “true” personality, often exposing them as the crimes in question.

Bun was then fired from the force after being judged as mentally unstable, especially when he willingly cut off his own ear as a gift for a retiring colleague.

Ho believes straight away that Bun still has what it takes to solve this mystery. Bun’s first impression sends him into the direction of Wong’s former partner – Chi Wai. Read the rest of this entry »

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