Posts Tagged ‘Wuxia’

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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Taiwan Noir 27: Hello Dracula & The 36 Shaolin Beads

Taiwan responds to the success of Hong Kong’s Mr. Vampire in the form of Hello Dracula*, courtesy of the director of The Child Of Peach, Also, Todd brings us The 36 Shaolin Beads (aka The Gloomy Tower). A possibly ghostly swordplay movie with an unusual emphasis on mystery. It seems like someone directed for once. With Kenny B and the multimedia-man Todd Stadtman.

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Taiwan Noir 26: The Nine Demons & The Shanghai Thirteen

Legendary director Chang Cheh gets actors he worked with across the decades together for a Super Smash (Shaw) Brothers style time in The Shanghai Thirteen and he crafts a Wuxia pian fantasy with a tint of Halloween store horror and extensive kung fu in the form of The Nine Demons. Starring Gary and Joey. Thank you to Terracotta Distribution for sending screeners for review.

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Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Chang Cheh biography & discussion
26m 30s – The Nine Demons review
57m 23s – Chang Cheh biography & discussion continued
69m 57s – The Shanghai Thirteen review

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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.

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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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