The Silver Emulsion Podcast: Ep. 45 – Kung Fu Cult Master

Episode 45! This week we’re flying into battle with Wong Jing’s 1993 wuxia classic Kung Fu Cult Master, starring Jet Li, Chingmy Yau, Sharla Cheung and Sammo Hung! If you’re not watching Hong Kong movies, you’re missing out! Listen and enjoy! 🙂

Music Notes

Intro:

  • Silicon Teens – Red River Rock
    • Planes, Trains and Automobiles (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (iTunes, Amazon)

Outro:

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Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

Starring Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Cécile De France, Jim Broadbent, Karen Mok, Ewen Bremner, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sammo Hung, Violet Pan Ying-Zi, Daniel Wu, Kengo Watanabe, Maggie Q, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Rob Schneider, John Cleese, Will Forte, Kathy Bates, Robert Fyfe, Ian McNeice, David Ryall, Roger Hammond, Adam Godley

Directed by Frank Coraci

Expectations: Low, but it has Jackie and an Arnold cameo, so…


I haven’t seen the 1956 version of Around the World in 80 Days since I was a kid, but my initial feeling was that it didn’t seem like something that lends itself to Jackie Chan. But this new version isn’t so much a remake as it is a complete fantasy/steampunk re-imagining with Jackie Chan’s style in mind from the genesis. A new sub-plot focuses on bringing Jackie’s talents to the forefront, and while it definitely isn’t the most inspired story line, it’s more than enough to entertain and justify the stunts and fights we all look for in a Jackie movie. Fans of the novel and the classic, Oscar-winning film will likely be disappointed by this re-telling, but I feel like fans of Jackie might really enjoy themselves if they click with the film’s comedic style (which probably skews a bit younger than Jackie’s other US films). I know I did, and to be honest I was expecting a total stinker!

Passepartout (Jackie Chan) robs a precious Jade Buddha from the Bank of England and is in need of shelter. He finds it with Phileas Fogg (Steve Coogan), an inventor with a rich, creative mind for science. Fogg lacks much life experience “outside the lab,” though, rarely venturing from his home. One of the few places he frequents is the Royal Academy of Science, where he’s regularly laughed at and thought of as an eccentric thinker who lacks the practicality to be useful to the field of science. In a bid to rid themselves of him, the head of the academy, Lord Kelvin (Jim Broadbent), bets Fogg that his calculation of being able to circumnavigate the world in 80 days is incorrect. The stakes are immense: if Fogg wins, he becomes head of the academy, but if he loses he must give up inventing for the rest of his life. Oh, and a bunch of henchmen are in pursuit of Jackie and his Jade Buddha the whole time, further complicating their travels.

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The Silver Emulsion Podcast: Ep. 29 – Carmen / Eternal Love

Episode 29! Talkin’ about a pair of Ernst Lubitsch silent films: 1918’s Carmen & 1929’s Eternal Love!

Also on the show:

  • Yuen Woo-Ping’s In the Line of Duty 4
  • Sammo Hung’s Slickers vs. Killers
  • Shunya Ito’s Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable
  • Larry G. Spangler’s Knife for the Ladies
Music Notes

Intro:

  • Big Pig – I Can’t Break Away
    • Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Amazon)

Outro:

  • Kazunaka Yamane – The City Slums (The Black Warriors Arrive)
    • From the NES version of Double Dragon (VGMPF)

If you’ve got feedback, throw it into the comments below or email it to me via the contact page! I’ll include it in a future show!

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The Silver Emulsion Podcast: Ep. 28 – Ashes of Time

Episode 28! Talkin’ about Wong Kar-Wai’s 1994 wuxia film, Ashes of Time!

Also on the show:

  • Sammo Hung’s Wheels on Meals
  • Dimitri Logothetis’s Slaughterhouse Rock
  • David DeCoteau’s Nightmare Sisters
Music Notes

Intro:

  • Black Sabbath – Neon Knights

Outro:

  • Black Sabbath – Neon Knights

If you’ve got feedback, throw it into the comments below or email it to me via the contact page! I’ll include it in a future show!

The podcast is embedded directly below this, or you can go directly to Podbean (or use their app) to listen. If you want to subscribe, paste http://silveremulsion.podbean.com/feed/ into whatever reader you’re using, such as iTunes.

The Silver Emulsion Podcast: Ep. 27 – 1984 Horror Movie Ramba-Lamba-Ding-Dong

Episode 27! This episode I’m ramblin’ about the horror movies of 1984!

Also on the show:

  • Yuen Woo-Ping’s Dance of the Drunk Mantis
  • Sammo Hung’s Pantyhose Hero
  • Larry Cohen’s The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover
  • Budd Boetticher’s Westbound
Music Notes

Intro:

  • Manu Dibango – Weya

Outro:

  • Caretakers – East Side Story
    • East Side Story / Epic 45 RPM Single (Discogs)

If you’ve got feedback, throw it into the comments below or email it to me via the contact page! I’ll include it in a future show!

The podcast is embedded directly below this, or you can go directly to Podbean (or use their app) to listen. If you want to subscribe, paste http://silveremulsion.podbean.com/feed/ into whatever reader you’re using, such as iTunes.

The Silver Emulsion Podcast: Ep. 26 – King of Beggars

Episode 26! This episode I’m talkin’ about Gordan Chan’s King of Beggars starring Stephen Chow!

Also on the show:

  • Sammo Hung’s Spooky, Spooky
  • Juan Piquer Simon’s Slugs
  • Burt Brinckerhoff’s Acapulco Gold
Music Notes

Intro:

  • Joseph LoDuca – Building The Deathcoaster
    • Army Of Darkness (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (iTunes, Amazon)

Outro:

  • Betty Everett – Getting Mighty Crowded

If you’ve got feedback, throw it into the comments below or email it to me via the contact page! I’ll include it in a future show!

The podcast is embedded directly below this, or you can go directly to Podbean (or use their app) to listen. If you want to subscribe, paste http://silveremulsion.podbean.com/feed/ into whatever reader you’re using, such as iTunes.

The Silver Emulsion Podcast: Ep. 25 – Chungking Express

Episode 25! This episode I’m talkin’ about Wong Kar-Wai’s Chungking Express!

Also on the show:

  • Sammo Hung’s Winners and Sinners
  • Hal Roach’s The Devil’s Brother starring Laurel and Hardy
  • Luigi Bazzoni’s Man, Pride and Vengeance
Music Notes

Intro:

  • Metallica – Enter Sandman

Incidentals:

  • Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited (Take 7, False Start)
    • The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12 (iTunes, Amazon)

Outro:

  • Pat Boone – Enter Sandman

If you’ve got feedback, throw it into the comments below or email it to me via the contact page! I’ll include it in a future show!

The podcast is embedded directly below this, or you can go directly to Podbean (or use their app) to listen. If you want to subscribe, paste http://silveremulsion.podbean.com/feed/ into whatever reader you’re using, such as iTunes.

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