Category Archives: Martial Arts

#83: Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior

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We review the 2003 Thai martial arts film Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior featuring action star Tony Jaa in his break-out role. 

Timestamps:

  • [00:00] Intro, Goblin Slayer Tabletop RPG, Ultraman Trigger
  • [27:40]  Review of Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior
  • [1:44:12] Twitter Questions

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#82: A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)

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Just in time for Halloween, the Thieves are back with a review of Tsui Hark and Ching Sui-tung’s spooky romantic comedy, A Chinese Ghost Story (1987), a genre defying tale of star crossed lovers, filled with slapstick comedy, exciting martial arts sorcery, and enough ghouls, ghosts, and zombies to fill your night with frights!

Timestamps:

  • [00:00] Intro, Vinland Saga, Way of the House Husband
  • [36:51]  A Chinese Ghost Story Review
  • [1:58:24] Twitter Questions

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#80: Everything Everywhere All at Once

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We review the Daniels’ latest film, Everything Everywhere All at Once, a wild, weird, and wonderfully irreverent journey through the multiverse that’s equal parts exhilarating action film, laugh-out-loud absurdist comedy, poignant family drama, and meaningful commentary on the fractal like nature of the Asian American experience.     

Timestamps:

  • [00:00] Intro, Gunpla, Digimon,and Eat-Man
  • [42:41] Everything Everywhere All at Once Review
  • [2:02:54] Twitter Questions

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#78: Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain (1983)

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Yuen Biao, Sammo Hung, and Corey Yuen star in this hyper-kinetic supernatural comedy, Zu Warriors From the Magic Mountain, a special effects laden wuxia film from Hong Kong director Tsui Hark about an ordinary Chinese solider who, after stumbling into a world of fantastical supernatural battles between the forces of good and evil, must embark on a quest to save the universe.    

Timestamps:

  • [00:00] Films we’ve been watching, Chainsaw Man, Shenmue the Animation, Anno’s Shin Ultraman Trailer
  • [49:05] Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain Review
  • [2:15:38] Twitter Questions

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#70: The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires

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We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming this evening to bring you a scream filled night of ghouls, ghosts, vampires, and kung fu. *Record Scratch* You heard me! On tonight’s Blade Licking Thieves spooktacular we’re watching the 1974 Hammer Films and Shaw Brothers co-production, The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires, in which Hammer Films regular, Peter Cushing (a.k.a. Grand Moff Tarkin), reprising his role as the legendary vampire hunter Van Helsing, teams up with Hong Kong martial art superstar David Chiang (and a host of other Shaw Brothers talent of the 70s) to wage battle against Count Dracula and the Seven Golden Vampires of China in this one of a kind East meets West genre mashup.

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#66: The Prodigal Son (1981)

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Special guest Nate Ming joins the Blade Licking Thieves to talk about one of his all time favorite martial arts films, The Prodigal Son (1981), an action comedy romp featuring the mega talents of Yuen Biao, Sammo Hung, Lam Ching-ying, and Frankie Chan.

Review (36:08)

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#63:Versus (2000)

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Dawn from the Anime Nostalgia Podcast joins us to review Ryuhei Kitamura’s break out Japanese action film Versus!

Review (39:48)

Twitter Questions (2:32:05)

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#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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