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Podcast On Fire 326: The Iron Fisted Monk & Carry On Pickpocket

After setting a tone for martial arts choreography in the 70s, Sammo Hung continued to do so as a director and it starts with 1977’s The Iron Fisted Monk.  We then jump forward to 1982’s Carry On Pickpocket and into the modern age where Sammo’s stamp on action finds its place. With Kenny B and …

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Podcast On Fire 325: The Head Hunter

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. http://media.blubrry.com/podcastonfire/podcastonfire.com/podcasts/podcastonfire325.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

The Director’s Series 36: Johnny Wang – The Innocent Interloper & Fury

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 …

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