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Podcast On Fire 306: Knockabout & Monkey Kung Fu

  It’s Monkey Kung Fu, across Golden Harvest and Shaw Brothers in this entry of the Versus Series. First up, Sammo Hung’s 1979 kung fu comedy Knockabout starring Yuen Biao and from Shaw Brothers in the same year, John Law’s Monkey Kung Fu. Featuring in a rare starring role master action director and director Ching …

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Podcast On Fire 268: Easy Money & Shanghai, Shanghai

It’s The Thomas Crown Affair Hong Kong style in the form of 1987’s Easy Money. With Michelle Yeoh as the thief and George Lam as the sexy insurance investigator with a killer laserdisc and vhs collection. Also, that magnificent George Lam in his flying machine. Which has a place within the body of an actioner set …

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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 …

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Podcast On Fire 236: My Lucky Stars & Warriors Two

After a successful outing with Winners And Sinners, the comedic (and somewhat lecherous) gang dubbed the Lucky Stars return in My Lucky Stars. With Sammo at the helm, the formula generated another box office hit. We’ll find out how this action-comedy fares and in fact we got a Sammo directing double bill brewin’ here. Featuring …

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Podcast On Fire 222: Righting Wrongs & Aces Go Places

Hong Kong cinema is the cinema of contrasts, often in the same movie but this week, dark is kept to one movie and light within the other. Starting with Corey Yuen’s dark actioner Righting Wrongs where Yuen Biao loses faith in the justice system. And in the second half, the review of Cinema City’s cashcow …

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Podcast On Fire 211: The Iceman Cometh & The Chinese Feast

Kenny B and Paul Fox wash away the foul stench the Donnie Yen starrer Iceman 3D left behind by watching the 1989 original it was a remake of: The Iceman Cometh. Also from the Lunar New Year of 1995, we talk and review Tsui Hark’s cooking comedy The Chinese Feast. Contact the show via email at podcastonfire at …

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