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Taiwan Noir 28: Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins & Fantasy Mission Force

Taiwan filmmakers bring to life the manga and anime sensation Dragon Ball as Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins and we also review Chu Yen-ping’s Dirty Dozen style adventure with mahjong playing hopping vampires that arrives in the form of Fantasy Mission Force. Described by many as bonkers and the worst Jackie Chan movie ever. With Kenny …

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Japan On Fire 23: Sabu – Bunny Drop

The Sabu filmography has been runny, drivy, walky, cycly…as in cycling, boyband wacky and downbeat and with Bunny Drop, he adds another piece of versatility to his filmography: The straightforward, family-drama. Running Times: 00ms 00s – Intro/ Sabu biography recap and discussion 17m 43s – Troubleman review 36ms 10s – Bunny Drop manga and anime background, live action …

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Japan On Fire 16: Mamoru Oshii – Ghost In The Shell

Kenny B and Coffin Jon from VCinema return to their Mamoru Oshii coverage for a (biblical?) discussion about all things Ghost In The Shell from 1995. Contact the show via email at podcastonfire at googlemail.com, on our Facebook page and Facebook group (NEW) or Twitter (@podcastonfire, @sogoodreviews) and SUBSCRIBE to our iTunes feed. Running times: 12m …

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The Director’s Series 7: Nam Nai-Choi – Erotic Ghost Story & Story Of Ricky

The Director’s Series on director Nam Nai-choi in this episode bring you tits and gore! It’s time to dive deep into Hong Kong erotica and the unusual stance of making Hong Kong splatter, with Kenny B and Tom K-W. Contact the show via email at podcastonfire at googlemail.com, on our Facebook page and Facebook group …

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The Director’s Series 6: Nam Nai-Choi – Peacock King & Saga Of The Phoenix

Japanese money, manga adaptation merged with Nam Nai-choi… find out how these Yuen Biao vehicles fare under the watchful eye of the profile chosen for this  Director’s Series. Anime exposure, Yuen Biao, Gloria Yip and Genie-discussion guaranteed. Contact the show via email at podcastonfire at googlemail.com, on our Facebook page and Facebook group (NEW) or …

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Japan On Fire 14: Mamoru Oshii – The Red Spectacles & Patlabor

Kenny B and special guest Coffin Jon from VCinema continue their exploration of Mamoru Oshii and after quiet, surreal and religious anime in part 1 comes live action (anime) and a leap from the small screen to the big. Therefore we are reviewing The Red Spectacles (1987) and Patlabor (1989) in this episode.  Surrealism, absurdism and …

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