This week we head back into category III territory with the soft core Hong Kong film DUE WEST: OUR SEX JOURNEY [一路向西]. Joining Kevin and I as we unravel this latest entry into sexy-time cinema is Dr. Sean Tierney who discusses with us the ins and outs of the film and the return of the category III film to mainstream cinemas.
We also discuss Robert McKee’s comments that China needs more comedies, the withdrawal of THE FLOATING CITY [浮城] and news about the latest Godzilla film.
This week we bring us a pairing between veteran actor Lau Ching Wan and former music idol Nic Tse in a Sherlock-ian style mystery THE BULLET VANISHES [消失的子彈]. Kevin covers the latest Bollywood hit, BARFI. I head back to the biohazard apocalypse for RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION and Kevin gears up to take on THE EXPENDABLES 2.
We also discuss what a new iPhone and 2nd Apple Store mean for content on the Hong Kong iTunes store and the news of Jackie Chan’s return to the Police Story franchise in 2013.
It’s a short show this week as family obligations kept the schedule tied up, but Kevin takes us through the Korean heist film THE THIEVES which features a small role by Hong Kong actor Simon Yam. Then we turn off all sense of cinema sanity to cover PASSION ISLAND [熱愛島], also starring Simon Yam. Finally Kevin heads back to Hollywood for SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD.