Tag Archives: John Woo

#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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#41: Face/Off

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Here it is.  Because you, the people, demanded it, we review Face/Off (1997) — John Woo’s absurdly over-the-top American thriller featuring off-the-charts Cage-factor, hundreds of avian extras, and a dual wielding John Travolta in slow-motion.

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  • Review (28:24)
  • Twitter Questions (1:22:05)

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#39: Hard Boiled

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There’s action-packed.  And then there’s Hard Boiled (1992) — John Woo’s final spectacular outing with superstar Chow Yun-Fat in which gun-toting, rough and tumble detective, Tequila (Yun-Fat) partners with undercover officer Alan (Tony Leung) to take on a villainous gang of gun-running triads.

  • What We’ve Been Watching + News (00:00)
  • Review (33:45)
  • Twitter Questions (1:59:52)

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