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A bi-monthly podcast which aims to provide an introduction to the exciting world of Asian cinema.

Each episode sees Elwood and Stephen highlighting a diffrent film worth discovering aswell as discussing a wide variety of topics relating from Actor / director profiles through to exploring the more random aspects of this facinating field.

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A bi-monthly podcast which aims to provide an introduction to the exciting world of Asian cinema.

Each episode sees Elwood and Stephen highlighting a diffrent film worth discovering aswell as discussing a wide variety of topics relating from Actor / director profiles through to exploring the more random aspects of this facinating field.

    Top Asian Cinema - The Next 50

    Top Asian Cinema - The Next 50

    25 episodes ago Elwood and Stephen shared thier top 50 Asian Cinema and now having just celebrated episode #50 they reveal what thier next 50 would be on the list as they make it a full 100 in this weighty chunk of podcast goodness.

    • 2 hr 57 min
    A.C. Film Club #50 - Seven Samurai

    A.C. Film Club #50 - Seven Samurai

    What better way to mark such a milestone than checking out Akira Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai" which would not only be remade in the west as "The Magnificent Seven" but also layed the foundations for many of the action movie tropes so commonplace now.


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    • 1 hr 35 min
    A.C Film Club #49 - A Bittersweet Life

    A.C Film Club #49 - A Bittersweet Life

    On this episode we check out Kim Jee-woon's revenge thriller "A Bittersweet life" as Kim Sun-woo (Lee Byung-hun) goes after his former boss when his refusal to do a job lands him with dire concequences. 

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    A.C. Film Club #48 - Once Upon A Time In China 2

    A.C. Film Club #48 - Once Upon A Time In China 2

    On this episode we are joined by Jeanette Ward (The Mundane Adventures of a Fangirl) to discuss the martial arts classic "Once Upon A Time In China 2" as Jet Li returns as Wong Fei-hung who this time joins forces with a nationalistic militia to overthrow the colonialist powers intent on taking over China.

    Best remembered for the showdown between Jet Li and Donnie Yen here making his first leading role appearence a fight that we would have to wait until "Hero" to finally see the rematch between these two legends.

    We also look at the difference between Hollywood and Hong Kong Action, question why Donnie Yen took so long to be recognised as a master and the evolution of screen combat plus much more!! 

    • 1 hr 50 min
    A.C. Film Club #47 - God of Gamblers

    A.C. Film Club #47 - God of Gamblers

    Elwood and Stephen check out a Hong Kong cinema classic as Chow Yun Fat stars as Ko Chun the titular God of Gamblers, a high stakes gambler with a fondness for chocolate and jade pinky rings, who after being knocked unconcious suffers amnesia while being gets taken in by Andy Lau's mediocre gambler Little Knife who sees an oppotunity to exploit Ko Chun's abilities. 

    We also look at the film making legacy of Wong Jing and the numerous spin offs the film inspired, attend a virtual Babymetal concert with The Vern and much more!!

    • 1 hr 25 min
    A.C. Film Club #46 - A Touch of Sin

    A.C. Film Club #46 - A Touch of Sin

    On this episode we check out Jia Zhangke's 2013 A Touch of Sin as he draws from the headlines to craft four tales about the division between the rich and poor against the backdrop of a rapidly changing China often with bloody results. 

    • 1 hr 34 min

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