In this episode of Wuxia Weekend we talk about Tsui Hark's Flying Swords of Dragon Gate. It stars Jet Li, Zhou Xun, Chen Kun, Gwei Lun-mei, Louis Fan, Li Yuchun, Mavis Fan, with appearances by Gordon Liu and Zhang Xinyu. This is the most recent Dragon Gate film, and is set after the events of New Dragon Inn.
Adam and I review Bastard Swordsman, a wuxia film directed by Tony Liu Chun-Ku. It stars Norman Chu, Lau Wing, Leanne Lau Suet-Wah, Leung Ching-Ching, Alex Man, and Lo Meng. Made in 1983, it is on the more gonzo side of the Shaw Brothers spectrum, similar in some ways to Buddha's Palm or Holy Flame of the Martial World. However it is a little more grounded than other films of its kind.
For Halloween, I talk with Joel about his reaction to House of Paper Shadows (he has a lot to say) and we discuss Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame.
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We talk about Ho Meng-Hua's 1976 horror film Oily Maniac. In this film, Daniel Lee plays a man with polio who draws on the power of a ritual passed down by his father to protect the woman he loves.
Tonight we talk about Kuei Chih-Hung’s chilling, and occasionally sexy, horror classic, Hex. It takes elements of the classic Les Diaboliques and weaves them into something new. Sau Ying murders her abusive and deranged husband with the help of her servant, Yi Wah, only to be plagued by visions of his ghost. But there is much more beneath the surface as truths are slowly revealed.
We talk about Black Magic 2, directed by Ho Meng-Hua, starring Tanny Tien, Ti Lung, Lam Wai-Tiu, Lo Lieh and Lily Li.
We talk about the original 1975 Black Magic film directed by Ho Meng-Hua, starring Ku Feng, Tanny Tien, Ti Lung, Lo Lieh and Lily Li.
We talk about Lovers Blades, a 1982 wuxia film directed by Tony Liu Chun-Ku; starring Kara Hui, Meng Yuen-Man, Johnny Wang Lung-Wei, Yuen Tak and Candy Wen Xue-Er. It also stars Teresa Ping, Kwan Fung, and Wong Mei-Mei.
We talk about Long Road to Gallantry, a 1984 wuxia film directed by Tang Tak-Cheung. It stars Kara Hui, Kenny Ho and Rosamund Kwan, as well as Jason Pai Piao and Lung Tien-Hsiang.
We talk about the 2011 remake of A Chinese Ghost Story, directed by Wilson Yip, starring Kara Hui, Louis Koo, Liu Yifei, Louis Fan and Elvis Tsui.