Posts Tagged ‘Yasuaki Kurata’

Podcast On Fire 233: Legend Of A Fighter & Aces Go Places II

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After being in the zone as kung fu comedy filmmakers and action-performers, the Yuen Clan or family turned to a real legend and more of an attempt at serious filmmaking. Therefore we talk and review Yuen Woo-Ping’s Legend Of A Fighter in the first half. In the second, we turn to the follow up the Cinema City’s action-comedy cashcow Aces Go Places. This time, there’s robots. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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The Golden Ninja Podcast 5: To Catch A Thief VS Ninja Thunderbolt

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The ancient tradition of a ninja set in the modern world. An international ninja conspiracy which almost succeeds. Where the heights of violence are only equal to the depths of sexual degradation. Where the ninjas nerves of steel meet their match in a ruthless bid for power.

Contact the show via email at podcastonfire at googlemail.com, on our Facebook page and Facebook group or Twitter (@podcastonfire@sogoodreviews) and SUBSCRIBE to our iTunes feed . Intro music created by JAKAZiD. We are also featured on All Things Film, a collection of like minded Film, Cinema, TV, Geek and Cult Podcasts.

Running times:
00 m 00s – Intro/To Catch A Thief background
15m 09s – Don Wong bio/discussion
20m 28s – Yasuaki Kurata bio/discussion
26m 03s – To Catch A Thief review
62m 54s – Ninja Thunderbolt review

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Taiwan Noir 14: Challenge Of The Lady Ninja & A Life Of Ninja

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Ninja double bill! Elsa Yeung! Chen Kuan-tai! Taiwan reefer madness! No intro!

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The Millionaires Express (1986)

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One of the most well casted films I’ve seen to date!

Sammo Hung plays a petty thief who returned to his home town, Hanshui. Sammo returns with a group of prostitutes including Olivia Cheng, Rosamund Kwan, Emily Chu & Wong Yuk Waan. Sammo comes up with the idea to de-rail a train filled with Multi-Millionaires travelling to Shanghai.

His reasons be that his home town seems run down, nothing new, nothing to attract people. So stopping this train will flood the town with many rich people and hoping it picks up the towns business…

Yet on the train their is a group of Japanese led by Hwang Jang Lee, Yasuaki Kurata & Yukari Oshima. They are carrying a very valuable map which leads to the location of a very valuable Jade Buddha. Now a group of Bandits led by James Tien along with Corey Yuen Kwai, Dick Wei, Chung Fat, Cynthia Rothrock, Richard Norton and a whole bunch of lackys.

Another Storyline is the Police Force, led by Eric Tsang, Lam Ching-Ying, Yuen Wah, Wu Ma, Mang Hoi & Chow Gam Kong. The town off Hanshui is so quiet, there isn’t any crimes. Yet the police force were so bored they decided to set fire to the one of the buildings, this is used as a distraction the police force rob the towns bank. Most of the group escape, yet both Wu Ma & Mang Hoi are caught by the Firemen, led by Yuen Biao, Hsiao Ho, Chin Kar-Lok, Peter Chan & Siu Tak Foo.

The Police Force plan that their only method of escape is hitching a ride on the Shanghai Express. Now the town without a police force is useless. So the mayor decides to make the Fire Brigade the new Police Force. Biao decides that the first plan of action is to foil Sammos plan on derailing the train and then arrest the fleeing bank robbers.

Richard Ng and Lynda Shum join the list A cast as a rich couple boarding the train although Richard Ng has a secret mistress which leads him into some sticky situations.

Now the action, you know its Sammo Hung Action, its got to be good don’t you think? Well it is. We get to see a great fight between Sammo vs. Yuen Biao, Sammo vs. Cynthia Rothrock and Yuen Biao versing Dick Wei in a very fast paced fight to the end.

Yuen Biao also does a excellent stunt, doing a cartwheel off a two story building and landing on the ground and then delivering a line of dialogue. Hsiao Ho also takes quite a jump, Sammo tricks Ho into following him to the roof of a hotel. Sammo confronts Ho and Ho decides to exit by jumping off the building. from the roof to a balcony and from the balcony to the dirt!!

The Millionaires Express is a great action comedy which I highly recommend to all.

Heroes of the East (1978)

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Ah To (Gordon Liu) is a young kung fu enthusiast, who was put into an arrange married when he was born. His partner is a beautiful Japanese martial artist who seems like the perfect wife.

Until he finds out she is quite arrogant when it comes comparing Japanese martial arts to the chinese style. She wants to show that Japanese are the best at martial arts and the Chinese just copied them.

This leads to Ah To and Kung Zi (his missus) decide to spar to settle the argument. Ah To out stages her using his excellent martial arts. Kung Zi act like a bad loser and ends up fleeing back to Japan. Read the rest of this entry »

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