Chow Yun-fat as an assassin with a conscience falls in love with a girl, is hunted by another assassin… this does sound familiar but this is from 1982 and it’s called The Head Hunter. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast. Read More
The glamorous and punishing world of gigolos. From the director of P Storm. Also, the last gory hurrah for the team of Herman Yau and Anthony Wong. With Sleazy K and The Great Lord Johsua Regal. Read More
Dressed up as Silence Of The Lambs and Se7en through grim findings of body parts and constant rain, Korean cinema of 1999 heads into the serial killer film with Tell Me Something. With Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid.
00m 00s – Intro/reception.
25m 30s – Director Chang Hoon-yun’s films.
28m 18s – Han Suk-kyu biography and discussion.
49m 45s – Tell me Something review.
Stephen Chow enters the big boy film industry and promptly wins an award. And he’s not even funny, in 1988’s Final Justice alongside the man who plays cops: Danny Lee. Also, Stephen Chow goes to America with Jet Li, Dick Wei, and future Mrs. Jet Li to make Hong Kong action cinema noise on the streets of San Francisco. That film is 1989’s Dragon Fight. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.
Music courtesy of Brian Kirby.
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00m 00s – Intro/Stephen Chow’s early career/box office.
17m 10s – Final Justice review.
51m 57s – Stephen Chow’s early career/box office/director Billy Tang
67m 02s – Dragon Fight review.
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After two bloody outings in 1985 at Shaw Brothers, including a shaky mixture of comedy combined with grave violence, Johnny Wang attempts to address the balance by keeping matters light, hard but not brutally gory. Flash forward to the movie after where he starts hurting people again using the heroic bloodshed template. With Kenny B & Tom K-W.
00m 00s – Intro/The Innocent Interloper cast notes and box office.
13m 50s – The Innocent Interloper review.
38m 58s – Fury box office.
41m 58s – Fury review.
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Multiple romance stories are being gradually told. One for us. One by and before the characters in 1998’s Art Museum By The Zoo. With Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid.
00m 00s – Intro/reception/on director Lee Jeong-hyang.
26m 58s – Shum Eun-ha biography and discussion.
37m 39s – The remaining films of Lee Jeong-hyang’s
44m 33s – Art Museum By The Zoo review.