Posts Tagged ‘Yuen Wah’

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 185: A Better Tomorrow III & On The Run

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One’s a prequel to a groundbreaking heroic bloodshed movie, one represents a detour from doing acrobatics and fighting alongside his peking opera brothers. One is Tsui Hark’s A Better Tomorrow 3 and the other is Alfred Cheung’s On The Run, starring Yuen Biao. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

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Dragon Tiger Gate (2006)

Plot: Dragon Tiger Gate is a martial arts school founded by two kung fu masters; Wong Jianglong (Yuen Wah) and Wong Fuhu. They teached martial arts to the public to stop them from being bullied from triad gangs. Wong Fuhu (to whom you never see) has two sons, Dragon Wong & Tiger Wong, the eldest being Dragon. When they were young Dragon is taken away from ‘the Gate’ by his mother to lead a peaceful and respectful life. Read the rest of this entry »

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.

Bury Me High (1991)

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Plot: Wisley (Chin Kar-Lok), a computer hacker who is dying of a brain tumor. His research has led him to believe that a Geomancy (feng shui) relic is buried in the Indochina mountains will save him, a relic that the diabolical General Nguen (Yuen Wah) happens to have his ancestors buried at…

To help you under stand, Feng Siu has much to do with the way things are positioned, where you sit on the bus or where you are buried, all these result in what will happen in the future. Wisely’s father (Corey Yuen Kwai) is a expert in Geomancy and had discovered three mountains in Indochina. Each mountain containing the power to change peoples future. One mountain contained ‘Power’ the power to over rule cities, ‘Wealthy’ to lead the wealthy life and ‘Wisdom’ giving you amazing knowledge. Wisleys father was buried under the mountain of Wisdom.

Determined to stop Ngyuen at all costs, Wisley puts together a team of fighters to prevent the mad general from obtaining the relic. This team includes a young business women, Miss Wong. Who has earned millions with her father being buried under the mountain which possessed the Wealth Relic. Tsui Siu-Ming places a Professor at the UCLA who has great interests in Geomancy. Read the rest of this entry »

Legend of the Dragon (1990)

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Plot: Chow Siu-Lung (Stephen Chow), son of Chow Fei-Hung (Yuen Wah), Fei-Hung was a comrade of the late Bruce Lee, Fei-Hung admired him so much he even named his son after him (Bruce Chow Siu-Lung, using both his English first name and his Chinese name ‘Siu-Lung’). Now retired from his days as a stuntman he now runs a martial arts school on his ancestral land, Tai O.

Chow who is a keen martial artist seems to have a stronger interest in Snooker instead of martial arts. He spends most of his time either playing Snooker, which doesn’t impress Fei-Hung. When he is actually practicing martial arts he trains with his childhood friend Mo (Teresa Mo). Mo whose martial arts skills are superior to Chow has a bit of a crush for him, but he’s too slow to catch on.

With the return of Fei-Hung’s god brother Yan (Leung Kar-Yan), Fei-Hung convinces Yan to take Chow over to Hong Kong and let him see what life is like in the real world. Yan, who really collects protection money in Hong Kong is actually quite bad at his job, it’s whether other gangs have taking the money first or clients refusing. Yan soon discovers Chow’s talent in snooker and decides to place bets on the side soon making both Chow and Yan very rich.

Yan finds himself in trouble with a group of loan sharks (led by Shing Fui-On), Yan reasons with them and convinces them to organize a game of snooker with Chow and they could pick his opponent. The stakes are; if Chow wins, Yan’s debt is cleared, if the sharks win, they win the rights to Fei-Hung’s ancestral land.

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