Here is what we discussed on the Bedrock Podcast Channel this week: Flying Swords of Dragon Gate and Heroes Shed No Tears.
The Wuxia Weekend discussion was centered on Tsui Hark's, Flying Swords of Dragon Gate. It stars Jet Li, Zhou Xun, Chen Kun, Louis Fan and has a special appearance by Gordon Liu. I love Flying Swords of Dragon Gate but the Dragon Gate films have proved divisive at times. It is interesting to see where Adam and Dionne rank this among the other two. One point of discussion that came up, is whether Eunuch Yu Huatian, played by Chen Kun, is really a eunuch or not in the film. We propose a fan theory that he is in fact not a eunuch. We also discuss which characters were our favorites: two major contenders were the Tribal Princess played by Gwei Lun-mei and Chen Kun's Eunuch Yu. But there is more than meets the eye with characters here so listen to learn more.
You can listen to our conversation here.
At Wuxia Workshop Joel and I talked about Heroes Shed No Tears. This Chor Yuen adaptation of the Gu Long Story by the same name is another personal favorite of mine. It stars Alexander Fu Sheng, Ku Feng, Derek Yu, Jason Pai Piao, Angie Chiu, and Yueh Hua. We talk about the movie's gameability and more.
Here is our discussion: