Yo ho, yo ho! A pirate’s life for me! The VCinema is back from sailing the seven seas of Asian film to bring you a tale of a wee man from the Fragrant Harbor who kicked, punched, and threw himself off clock towers from precarious heights into the hearts of the world. That’s right, this episode we talk about Jackie Chan and the film that essentially put him on the map, 1983’s Project A.
And we couldn’t have a better person to captain our cinematic ship than special guest Ric Meyers! Ric is an author, actor, commentator, former columnist at Inside Kung Fu and Asian Cult Cinema magazines and was one of the first proponents of martial arts cinema in the West. Ric stopped by to talk about his latest projects, Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Book and Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Movie as well as For One Week Only: The World of Exploitation Films. Ric also regales our Project A review with plenty of interesting stories, tidbits, and reminisces.
Also included in this episode is talk about Koji Wakamatsu’s latest film Petrel Hotel Blue, Wen Jiang’s Let the Bullets Fly, and more!
Direct link: Episode 41.