Posts Tagged ‘Wuxia’

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.

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 38: Members Only Archive Dusted #15

Consisting of outtakes and deleted material (previously only available to forum members) out of Japan On Fire 3, Podcast On Fire 51 and 52 with Stoo, Kenny B and Mike Banner from 2009, this collection feature tangents and outtakes concerning Royal Warriors, Henry Sanada and his teddybear, the perplexing end of King Of Comedy, the then latest Thai actioners and Ken praises Wong Kar-Wai. But only for a short while.

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Taiwan Noir 25: Master Of The Flying Guillotine & The Shaolin Invincibles

Jimmy Wang Yu dones the One Armed Boxer persona again and takes on the blind master of the flying guillotine IN… Master Of The Flying Guillotine. We’ll also be talking about The Shaolin Invincibles, widely known as “the one with the gorillas.”

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Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Jimmy Wang Yu biography & discussion
25m 09s – Master Of The Flying Guillotine review
60m 20s – The Shaolin Invincibles review

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Podcast On Fire 230: The Bride With White Hair & Hard Target

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Stepping it up cinematically and making his Wuxia pian debut, Ronny Yu emerged as a voice as one to be reckoned with. Therefore we’ll be reviewing his 1993 movie The Bride With White Hair, starring Leslie Cheung and Brigitte Lin. Fast forward to a director who was setting the action cinema on fire (and some of his actors), John Woo made his Hollywood debut with Hard Target and that’s we are reviewing also. With Kenny B and the co-host of the East Screen West Screen podcast: Paul Fox.

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Podcast On Fire 229: The Blade

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In this episode I give you one from the archives but not OUR archives. In 2013 I had the honor of guesting on Podcast Without Honor And Humanity episode 100 and its host Jacob and I talked Tsui Hark’s The Blade.

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Taiwan Noir 22: Dragon Inn

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For once, we’re talking AVAILABLE Taiwanese cinema. It can be prolific, important aaaaand promptly lost. But since it has been part of the discussion, somewhat available before but now to the masses via a shiny new restoration, Taiwan Noir tackles a high profile Taiwanese movie for once: King Hu’s Dragon Inn from 1967.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/King Hu biography/discussion
28m 46s – Dragon Inn review

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Podcast On Fire 216: Duel To The Death & Infernal Affairs II

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We go back to 1983’s Duel To The Death where director Ching Siu-tung shows us fun with swords, ninjas, gore and maturity mixed into all of it?! Another crew that goes back is the Infernal Affairs-one. Expanding the legend and the theme of continuous hell, Infernal Affairs II takes our moles, cops and gangsters back to 1991. With Kenny B and Phil G.

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