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  1. One Armed Boxer

    Next 007 to be woman

    Probably helps to actually read the article you posted before making these assumptions. -
  2. Bong Joon-ho returns to the big screen after his venture into Netflix movie making with 'Okja', and deservedly walks away with the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, the first Korean movie to ever do so. Check out my review over at COF - https://cityonfire.com/parasite-2019-review-bong-joon-ho-korean/
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    Official Girls with Guns thread

    I recently got through reviewing this one, check it out via the link below - https://cityonfire.com/thunder-cops-2-1989-review-ii-sequel-jeff-lau-sandra-ng-stephen-chow/
  4. You kind of summarised my feelings towards this one with these 3 lines alone, but I'm a glutton for punishment, so I went ahead and gave it the full review treatment over at COF anyway. Check it out via the link - https://cityonfire.com/the-man-who-feels-no-pain-2018-review/
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    The Good Doctor's Countdown to 200 Japanese Movies

    Pretty sure 'G-Men '75' & 'Fight! Dragon' are 2 different shows -
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    The Good Doctor's Countdown to 200 Japanese Movies

    Generally speaking, the HKMDB only lists flicks from Hong Kong & China, so it's not a source to refer to for Japanese productions (same reason why Sonny China only has 8 credits to his name in his HKMDB entry). Bolo did quite a bit of work on Japanese productions, I remember him popping up in a few episodes of Yasuaki Kurata's 'Fight! Dragon' series (he was also billed as co-star on the Region 1 DVD box-set artwork!).
  7. With the recent release of 'The General's Son' trilogy Blu-ray and DVD box set, I decided to take a look at their influence on the Korean gangster genre almost 30 years on. Check out the full feature over at COF - https://cityonfire.com/the-birth-of-the-modern-korean-gangster-movie-the-generals-son-trilogy/
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    Ash is Purest White (2018)

    Director Jia Zhang-Ke's latest epic, 'Ash is Purest White', will be getting a Blu-ray and DVD release in the U.S. on July 16th, which should be great news for anyone that counts themselves as a film fan. A sprawling epic set against the world of jianghu, spanning 2001 to 2018, I recently had the opportunity to give it a watch. Check out my full review over at COF - https://cityonfire.com/ash-is-purest-white-2018-review/
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    The Bolo Yeung Story: Documentary

    Most of the controversy around Bey stems from these incidents, brought to light in the midst of the #metoo movement - https://www.variety.com/2017/film/asia/weinstein-asia-executive-bey-logan-accused-of-sexual-misconduct-1202638722/amp/ https://www.variety.com/2017/film/news/crouching-tiger-juju-chan-harvey-weinstein-asia-bey-logan-sexual-misconduct-1202642166/amp/ @Mike Leeder has a few war stories that were shared as well.
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    Miscellaneous Japanese Cinema Thread

    It may be 5 years since its release, but the U.S. label Unearthed Films recently released this one on Blu-ray. I gave it the full review treatment over at COF, check it out via the link - https://cityonfire.com/a-record-of-sweet-murder-2014-review/
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    The Bolo Yeung Story: Documentary

    The irony of this statement certainly isn't lost considering the documentaries latest announcement!
  12. I tried to watch this one, but couldn't make it past the first 20 minutes. It's really a flick for teens.
  13. For those that missed it, the English subtitled Taiwanese DVD hit last month - https://www.yesasia.com/global/the-scoundrels-2018-dvd-english-subtitled-taiwan-version/1074296106-0-0-0-en/info.html
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    What happened to Bey Logan?

    Fun fact: This interview exists, & resides in the cityonfire archives (along with ´The Big Boss´ saw-in-the-head scene & ´Eastern Condors´ basketball footage). Back in September last year, shortly before Bey annoyingly began bombarding every social media group even slightly related to HK cinema with links to buy his new book, we received an e-mail from him offering us an online preview copy in exchange for a review and interview. I spoke with @mpm74 about how it´d be COF-suicide to do the review, and made an off-the-cuff joke about how we should agree to do the interview, but only if he´d be willing to make it a “Bey tells his side of the story” exclusive, in which we´d basically ask him all the questions we all wanted answers to, but never thought there´d be a chance to ask. A few days later, that same joke became a “to hell with it, let´s propose that exact deal back to him.” After some back & forth (which included us actually buying the book, since the interview wasn´t really going to be about promoting it), Bey agreed to be interviewed on the allegations, and we agreed we´d mutually align on when it would be posted. At the time Louis C.K., the American comedian who also had several women come forward accusing him of sexual misconduct, had just returned to stand-up comedy, so we used that as a framework to draw parallels between their respective situations. It was/is a solid interview, and we aimed to post it in October, so true to our word we dropped a note to Bey advising him of the same. However our agreement to mutually align on the timing came back to bite us on the ass, as Bey said he´d shown the manuscript of the interview to his publicist, who´d strongly advised not to publish it, as it would damage the sales of his book & directorial debut (ha!). Then of course in the months afterward, Bey´s radio silence was well and truly broken as he returned to social media with a vengeance, always seen with a copy of his book in hand, and posting onset photos from ´A Dark Soul´, ´Vixen´, & alike. The mystery of what happened to him in those preceding months after the allegations hit disappeared, and the interview began to feel redundant, so it´s still sitting there 9 months later. Hopefully we´ll post it one day, but for now we´ll honour what we agreed to. The people we interview may lack integrity, but we still prefer to keep ours.
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    What happened to Bey Logan?

    Ha ha, it was the PR company. It came with an embargo date of Monday, which in the context of screeners is usually an unspoken acknowledgement that they know they have a clunker on their hands, so want to hold off publishing any reviews until as close as possible to the release date. I decided to decline the `interview opportunity` with Brewerton or Logan.
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