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One of the three hosts of the Blade Licking Thieves Podcast. bladelickingthieves.wordpress.com

#61: Hero (2002)

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Daryl Surat, writer for Otaku USA Magazine and host of the Anime World Order Podcast, joins us on this special “regular” episode for a long chat about stuff we’ve been watching, Chinese action films (and their perpetual mistreatment by western companies), and for a review of Zhang Yimou’s utterly majestic wuxia drama, Hero (2002), starring Jet Li, Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung, Zhang Ziyi, and Donnie Yen.

Review (44:45)

Twitter Questions (2:40:50)

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#60: Tokyo Godfathers

 

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We ring in the New Year with a review of Satoshi Kon’s somewhat overlooked Christmas film, Tokyo Godfathers (2003): an animated comedy about three homeless people on a quest to reunite an abandoned baby with its parents that, through a series of wildly improbable, yet seasonally appropriate, coincidences and several generous sprinklings of movie magic, carries with it the promise of salvation for all.

Review (41:05)

Twitter Questions (1:50:02)

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Team B #3: Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2

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Once again proving they are a danger to themselves, BLT Team B willingly dive head first into the pit of darkness that is Holiday themed B-Movies and emerge, bloodied and maimed, with a review of arguably the most well-known film of that odious genre: Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2.

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Spotlight#9: Fan Work with Gabi and Scarlet

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On today’s Spotlight episode, Grant chats with Gabi (@yamineftis) and Scarlet (@scarlet_simply) about creating fan art, writing fan fiction, and doing cosplay of their favorite works.

#59: Rage of Bahamut Genesis

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We review the 2014 fantasy adventure series Rage of Bahamut: Genesis from studio MAPPA and Tiger and Bunny director Keiichi Sato, loosely based on the mobile card game by Japanese developer Cygames.

Review (29:56)

Twitter Questions (1:38:30)

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#58: The Happiness of the Katakuris

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It’s the annual Blade Licking Thieves Halloween episode, so, of course, as seems to have become something of a tradition for the show, that means we’re reviewing yet another Takashi Miike film.  This time we’re watching the joyfully bizarre, genre mashup that’s part family drama, part dark comedy, part musical, and many parts absurd: The Happiness of the Katakuris.  Enjoy the show!

Review (42:49)

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#57: Red Cliff Part I & II

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In 2008, after a relatively successful stint in Hollywood, John Woo returned to Chinese-language features with Red Cliff Part I & II, a two part epic adapted from arguably the most famous novel in Chinese literature, Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Tune in to hear Grant’s book report on that 1400 page tome along with our thoughts on this nearly five hour film series.

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