The Director's Series (Podcast On Fire Network)

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Alex Law sits in the director’s chair for the first time since the 90s and saves a local Hong Kong street, in real life in the process. Also awards and stuff for 2010’s Echoes Of The Rainbow. With Kenny B and Tom K-W. Contact the show via email
Mabel Cheung and Alex Law make their Jackie Chan movie. But it’s the story of his family and China’s turbulent history… in documentary form. With Kenny B and Tom K-W. Contact the show via email at podcastonfire at, on our Faceboo
Mabel Cheung and Alex Law take their storytelling out of the current and small, intimate arenas of Hong Kong, China and New York and go for scope depicting three female political figures in Chinese history in The Soong Sisters. With Kenny B, To
Mabel Cheung brings her characters home FROM New York this time around, continues the working relationship with Sammo Hung exploring his dramatic range and he’s paired up with Sylvia Chang for the rural, remote drama Eight Taels Of Gold. With K
After receiving her first Hong Kong Film Award as Best New Director, Mabel Cheung and her filmmaking and life partner didn’t go back to Hong Kong to expand. No, they stuck to New York, brought over elite talent and an undeniable screen couple t
They are partners in life and film and have given us An Autumn’s Tale, Painted Faces and Eight Taels Of Gold over the years. Join Kenny B and Tom K-W for The Director’s Series on Mabel Cheung and Alex Law and we kick off with her 1985 debut fea
We welcome back Ringo Lam to the directing chair, he goes into the beating heart of the city, mixing Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and the result is yet another Louis Koo vehicle, the chase for a girl, and a bag of cash. This is the closing episode
Ringo Lam goes back to prison in his third collaboration with Jean-Claude Van Damme: In Hell. With Kenny B and Tom K-W. Contact the show via email at podcastonfire at, on our Facebook page and Facebook group or Twitter (@podcasto
Ringo Lam returns to Hong Kong after his Hollywood adventure in multi-nominated, cops and robbers style. Lau Ching-wan vs Francis Ng, the stage is set. This is The Director’s 25 on Ringo Lam’s Full Alert. With Kenny B and Tom K-W. Contact the s
It’s the Red Lotus Clan burning down the Shaolin monastery and trapping the monks in the underground Red Lotus Temple. Fong Sai Yuk takes center stage and fights back. All done under the watchful eye of producer Tsui Hark while Ringo flexes his
Ringo drops social and realistic content for heroic bloodshed his particular violent way. But he’s not resorting to making a melodramatic time with brotherhood and revenge at the forefront. No, this is a battleground for bad characters wanting
Ringo Lam truly earns the dark in the nickname Dark Faced God as he and brother Nam Yin take aim at the Hong Kong school system in a 1988 shocker that’s earned a bit of a reputation over the years. This is The Director’s Series 22 Ringo Lam’s S
The Aces Go Places series headed into its 4th part with profit as winds in their sails. Assigning Ringo Lam for the big budget, big scope production shot on international locations, for this series… things turn real and violent all of a sudden.
Before there was the On Fire’s, the master in training would start shaping his voice in genres he’d rarely if ever was associated with. It’s the tale of Ringo Lam and this is The Director’s Series on his debut Esprit D’Amour. Contact the show v
For the final episode examining the career of martial arts superstar turned director David Chiang, revenge and slasher movie tactics are elements representing the last movie he made: Mother Of A Different Kind. Contact the show via email at pod
For our next episode covering the directing career of martial arts superstar David Chiang, he furthers his working relationship with Bill Tung and gets the superstars to act in his attempt at being a rooted, gloomy filmmaker. A filmmaker not af
For the next episode examining the career of martial arts superstar turned director David Chiang, the name of the game is still letting his chosen veterans act but letting one of them display a rarely seen dramatic side: Namely Richard Ng. With
We continue analyzing the filmography of martial arts superstar turned director David Chiang and past wacky Wuxia parody and comedy slasher hybrids, we find Chiang in a latter 80s half of Hong Kong cinema. Producing frequently and more even-ter
We continue looking at martial arts super star turned director David Chiang’s directorial output and post his stay at Shaw Brothers and entering a new decade, frame got livelier, darker and weirder. Spoofing Western and Eastern genre content an
As one review hinted at, on this show we don’t pick the expected but rather what WE feel is worthy of a spotlight and the time has come for a new subject. His name is David Chiang. Yes, martial arts action superstar had a directing career so fo
That was quick, seems we were just talking about the start of Kirk Wong’s career and now we’re at what is presently his last Hong Kong productions before a short US stint. Two 1994 cop actioners end it all. First a team up with actor/producer/m
He went abroad, to New York specifically to broaden his take on action (although it took 4 years between Gunmen and his next movie) and went into business with Jackie Chan for high profile action with the star taken down a notch and asked to ac
Past the weirder more experimental side of Kirk Wong, 1986’s True Colours and 1988’s Gunmen represents something more traditional: The brotherhood, romance, gunplay mashup and in the case of the latter, a low budget period effort in the vein of
A good director’s output could/should come off as versatile, refusing to be slotted into the expected and easily sorted folder. It seems Kirk Wong after opening more traditionally with The Club thought like this as evident in his horror-comedy
So our next subject for The Director’s Series is picked and with a short but interesting, nasty and explosive filmography, including one very different movie in Hollywood for him, it’s time to do Kirk Wong Chi-keung justice. Hear Kenny B and To
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