Monday, July 08, 2013
They Shot Pictures #17: Sammo Hung
While Seema is out of town, Jhon Hernandez of Cinema on the Road and I snagged the keys to They Shot Pictures and recorded an episode all about Sammo Hung. We cover his Magnificent Butcher, Wheels on Meals and Pedicab Driver, and a bunch of other kung fu movie topics as well, including: Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, Yuen Woo-ping, Tsui Hark, Jet Li, Lau Kar-leung, Wong Fei-hung, the tastelessness of certain Hong Kong comedies and how Wong Jing is to blame for all of it. Jhon's mic is pretty bad, sorry about that. It does get better around the 15 minute mark.
You can find the episode over on the They Shot Pictures website, or by subscribing in iTunes. Next up on the show will be Seema talking Abbas Kiarostami. Next up for me around the end of this month will be the first of our shows on John Ford, covering his Westerns Stagecoach, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and Two Rode Together. Details can be found on the Upcoming Episodes page.