8 episodes

Join Italian Chinese movie lover Matias Lorieri and his Chinese-American friend Edwin Lo as they explore different aspects of Chinese cinematography in each episode.

From discussions on hopping vampires, to martial arts and spaghetti westerns, the duo will set out on a cross cultural journey to discover how their own personal identities have been shaped by Asian cinema.

The Way into the Dragon Podcast Celestial Tiger Entertainment

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Join Italian Chinese movie lover Matias Lorieri and his Chinese-American friend Edwin Lo as they explore different aspects of Chinese cinematography in each episode.

From discussions on hopping vampires, to martial arts and spaghetti westerns, the duo will set out on a cross cultural journey to discover how their own personal identities have been shaped by Asian cinema.

    Tales from the Golden Age of Hong Kong Cinema

    Tales from the Golden Age of Hong Kong Cinema

    Matias and Edwin are joined by Albert Lee, current Executive Director of the Hong Kong International Film Festival and former CEO of Emperor Motion Pictures & Executive at Golden Harvest Studios. In this last episode they want to give a feel to the listeners about how it was like during the golden age of Hong Kong cinema and the way Hong Kong films influenced Hollywood and global culture.

    • 57 min
    Michelle Yeoh and the Female Heroines of Hong Kong Cinema

    Michelle Yeoh and the Female Heroines of Hong Kong Cinema

    Damsel in distress? Step aside, women can handle their own! Matias and Edwin are joined by film & gender scholar Prof. Gina Marchetti, as they explore the role of gender & the golden period of women empowerment in Chinese cinema as well as the female heroines of Hong Kong cinema from Cheng Pei-Pei to Michelle Yeoh.

    • 57 min
    Jiangshi: Asian Vampires or Zombies?

    Jiangshi: Asian Vampires or Zombies?

    Meet hopping vampires, Taoist priests and explore their uniquely Hong Kong-style features! Together with Angus Chan, MD & Founder of Entertaining Power Co Ltd and Producer of Vampire Cleanup Department, Matias and Edwin venture into the Chinese otherworld, full of supernatural peculiarities rarely seen in the West!

    • 40 min
    Genesis of Two Legendary Film Fights

    Genesis of Two Legendary Film Fights

    Matias and Edwin explore what it was like creating some of the best fight scenes ever in Hong Kong film history. They are joined by Benny "The Jet" Urquidez, the legendary martial-arts champion, who played the final opponent facing off against Jackie Chan in the climactic finales of the two classics "Wheels on Meals" & "Dragons Forever".

    • 1 hr
    Crouching Tiger Hidden Shaw Brothers

    Crouching Tiger Hidden Shaw Brothers

    Matias and Edwin deep dive into the cinematic legacy of the Shaw Brothers, one of Asia's biggest film studios - exploring the inspirations taken from Hollywood, and the influences it has until today!

    • 41 min
    Wuxia 101: Flying Heroes, Swords and Bamboo Forests

    Wuxia 101: Flying Heroes, Swords and Bamboo Forests

    Flying swordsmen, beautiful warriors, enchanting mountains & Bamboo forests - Enter the mystical world of Wuxia films, as Matias and Edwin discuss this genre, what characterizes it and how it draws parallels in the West with Wuxia World Founder & CEO Lai Jinping!

    • 59 min

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