Posts Tagged ‘Wuxia’

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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The Director’s Series 15: David Chiang – The Legend Of The Owl & Heaven Can Help

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We continue looking at martial arts super star turned director David Chiang’s directorial output and post his stay at Shaw Brothers and entering a new decade, frame got livelier, darker and weirder. Spoofing Western and Eastern genre content and providing us with a gloomy, dark comedy about reversing your fate, David Chiang starts playing a little bit more.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Quick-Takes of The One Armed Swordsmen and The Condemned
21m 10s – Eric Tsang biography/discussion
45m 37s – The Legend Of The Owl review
71m 35s – Paul Chun biography/discussion
78m 40s – Heaven Can Help review

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Taiwan Noir 16: Night Orchid & The Greatest Plot

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Because we had fun discussing colourful Wuxia pian last time (when The Ghost Hill was reviewed), we jump ahead a decade to Night Orchid by Chang Peng-yi, starring Adam Cheng and Brigitte Lin. Memorable color for the genre? We’ll see. Also, we get very sparse feedback regardless of the show on the network but when a listener request is put forth towards Taiwan Noir… a specialized, niche show, we listen. Andrew in California wrote in and told us of a movie that kind of scared him as a child. Through surreal scenes, spooky sound design, eerie music but largely, we’re also dealing with a kung fu movie here with hopefully, because it is called that, The Greatest Plot.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Chang Peng-yi bio/discussion
24m 10s – Brigitte Lin bio/discussion
35m 00s – Night Orchid review
66m 50s – Yueh Hua bio/discussion
80m 50s – Ulysses Au bio/discussion
87m 05s – The Greatest Plot review

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