Posts Tagged ‘Yuen Biao’

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 236: My Lucky Stars & Warriors Two

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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 his first steps of crafting martial arts action cinema centering around Wing Chun, 1978’s Warriors Two will also be reviewed and discussed. With Kenny B and Mike Maley.

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Podcast On Fire 222: Righting Wrongs & Aces Go Places

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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 Aces Go Places. Classic leading man pairing, comedy and internationally flavored stunt work, Hong Kong audiences loved the mix. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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

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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.

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Podcast On Fire 203: Tower Of Death

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They wanted more Game Of Death, they got more Enter The Dragon. So yet another movie was made “starring” Bruce Lee and actually also starring one of the official doubles for Game Of Death. Not obscured anymore, we follow Tong Lung to the Tower Of Death. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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Podcast On Fire 202: Game Of Death

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In the wake of Bruce Lee’s death, there was popularity at its peak and savvy producers, high profile or not, started to exploit the image of him by casting other people looking semi to not similiar at all. Hence your Bruce Le’s, Li’s, Dragon Lee and so forth. When Golden Harvest decided to try and structure a movie around Bruce’s unfinished movie Game Of Death, the result was big and high profile and find out in this episode how this attempt at honoring the late great Lee fares as several actors playing Lee (along with footage from elsewhere) gather for 1978’s Game Of Death. With Kenny B and East Screen West Screen‘s Paul Fox.

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Podcast On Fire 201: Wheels On Meals & Crippled Avengers

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From Hong Kong to Spain and back to Hong Kong and back in time again, for this episode we follow the three brothers (i.e. Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao) as they take their martial arts action comedy formula to Spain and into a meal-van in Wheels On Meals. And we then transfer from 1984 to 1978 and onto the Shaw Brothers lot where director Chang Cheh were building iron men to fight each other essentially, in Crippled Avengers. The Venoms are back and are now handicapped fighters.

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