31 episodes

Taiwan Noir highlights the forgotten Taiwanese cinema of yesteryear.

Taiwan Noir (Podcast on Fire Network‪)‬ Kenny B, Todd Stadtman

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Taiwan Noir highlights the forgotten Taiwanese cinema of yesteryear.

    Taiwan Noir 31: Fearless Fighters & Dynasty

    Taiwan Noir 31: Fearless Fighters & Dynasty

    Kung-fu makes a splash in America via Bruce Lee, via King Boxer but a Taiwanese Wuxia from 1971 unexpectedly dazzled audiences as well. Armed with an array of deadly kung fu killers and a promotional campaign for the ages, in 1973 Fearless Fighters came to America. Also, kung fu cinema in the third dimension in 1977’s […]

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Taiwan Noir 30: A Book Of Heroes & A Heroic Fight

    Taiwan Noir 30: A Book Of Heroes & A Heroic Fight

    The director of Fantasy Mission Force scales down the genre bending and time warp madness and goes for a stripped down, broad comedy about a treasure hunt highlighted by frequent action choreography featuring among others Yukari Oshima. A Book Of Heroes from 1986 starts off this episode of Taiwan Noir and in the second half […]

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Taiwan Noir 29: Kung Fu Wonder Child & The Legend Of All Men Are Brothers

    Taiwan Noir 29: Kung Fu Wonder Child & The Legend Of All Men Are Brothers

    Just before The Child of Peach, actress Lin Shao-Lu got to try out playing a boy with magical powers in Lee Tso-Nam’s Kung Fu Wonder Child. Bring out your Taiwanese bingo card, this one will have nice songs, pee and poo in faces and energy bolts. Also, the characters of The Water Margin fights people […]

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Taiwan Noir 28: Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins & Fantasy Mission Force

    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 […]

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Taiwan Noir 27: Hello Dracula & The 36 Shaolin Beads

    Taiwan Noir 27: Hello Dracula & The 36 Shaolin Beads

    Taiwan responds to the success of Hong Kong’s Mr. Vampire in the form of Hello Dracula*, courtesy of the director of The Child Of Peach, Also, Todd brings us The 36 Shaolin Beads (aka The Gloomy Tower). A possibly ghostly swordplay movie with an unusual emphasis on mystery. It seems like someone directed for once. […]

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Taiwan Noir 26: The Nine Demons & The Shanghai Thirteen

    Taiwan Noir 26: The Nine Demons & The Shanghai Thirteen

    Legendary director Chang Cheh gets actors he worked with across the decades together for a Super Smash (Shaw) Brothers style time in The Shanghai Thirteen and he crafts a Wuxia pian fantasy with a tint of Halloween store horror and extensive kung fu in the form of The Nine Demons. Starring Gary and Joey. Thank you […]

    • 1 hr 34 min

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