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Join me on this kung fu movie podcast and let's discuss kung fu movies, martial arts cinema, and action TV & entertainment, past, present, and future then interview the actors, directors, writers, stunt performers, and fight choreographers that bring the action genre to life! Just remember ... your kung fu is good ... but MINE is BETTER!

Join me on this kung fu movie podcast and let's discuss kung fu movies, martial arts cinema, and action TV & entertainment, past, present, and future then interview the actors, directors, writers, stunt performers, and fight choreographers that bring the action genre to life! Just remember ... your kung fu is good ... but MINE is BETTER!

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Join me on this kung fu movie podcast and let's discuss kung fu movies, martial arts cinema, and action TV & entertainment, past, present, and future then interview the actors, directors, writers, stunt performers, and fight choreographers that bring the action genre to life! Just remember ... your kung fu is good ... but MINE is BETTER!

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English


Episodes

INTERVIEW: SEAN PATRICK FLANERY, Martial Artist, Actor, "The Boondock Saints", "Born A Champion"

1/22/2021
Martial Artist and Actor, SEAN PATRICK FLANERY joins me to talk about his passion for martial arts, and pouring his heart and soul into BORN A CHAMPION. Playing American BJJ fighter, Mickey Kelley, Flanery chats about the central themes of the film: family, faith, fatherhood, love, and legacy. We discuss, debate and dissect kung fu movies and martial arts cinema & tv, past, present, and future! SPONSORS: www.tinboxsolutions.com www.wearenotgoodpeople.com OUTRO...

Duration:00:12:46

SPECIAL CONTEST: BORN A CHAMPION

1/22/2021
Hey Poison Clan this is a special contest announcement to celebrate the release of the new martial arts action film BORN A CHAMPION starring SEAN PATRICK FLANERY, KATRINA BOWDEN, and DENNIS QUAID. In this film written by and starring Flanery, Sean plays Mickey Kelly, one of the first American black belts in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. But beyond the martial arts, the film is about the love of family, the drive for greatness, and the will of one man to do what it takes and never give up without a...

Duration:00:02:10

UASE 2020: SHEROES OF ACTION CINEMA PANEL - Guests: SARAH CHANG, AMY JOHNSTON, MAYLING NG, ZARA PHYTHIAN, and CYNTHIA ROTHROCK

1/21/2021
The Urban Action Showcase & Expo Virtual Experience brought together a most powerful panel of femmes fatales with the SHEROES OF ACTION CINEMA PANEL featuring SARAH CHANG, AMY JOHNSTON, MAYLING NG, ZARA PHYTHIAN, and CYNTHIA ROTHROCK! These ladies jpoined me to talk about the role and impact of women in martial arts and action cinema. We discuss, debate and dissect kung fu movies and martial arts cinema & tv, past, present, and future! FOR...

Duration:00:53:13

INTERVIEW: RYAN WATSON, Stunt Coordinator, "The Mandalorian", "Batman Vs Superman", "Wonder Woman"

11/27/2020
Stunt Coordinator, Fight Coordinator, and Fight Choreographer RYAN WATSON shows us the way as he joins the show to talk about designing the amazing action for THE MANDALORIAN! A true martial arts warrior spirt, Ryan talks with me about how his martial arts journey has carried him into the world of stunts and beyond. Whether it's working with superheroes or space cowboys, Ryan finds a way to bring the action to life in new and dynamic ways. We discuss, debate and dissect kung fu movies and...

Duration:00:46:12

UASE 2020: URBAN FISTS OF LEGEND PANEL - Guests: MICHAEL JAI WHITE, RON VAN CLIEF, CARL SCOTT, DON WILSON

11/25/2020
The Urban Action Showcase & Expo Virtual Experience brought together living legends past, present, and future with the URBAN FISTS OF LEGEND Panel! GRANDMASTER RON VAN CLIEF, GRANDMASTER CARL SCOTT, THE NEW BLACK DRAGON, MICHAEL JAI WHITE, and DON "THE DRAGON" WILSON took some time out to share their thoughts on how martial arts has shaped action cinema through the years and how it will continue to evolve in the future! We discuss, debate and dissect kung fu movies and martial arts cinema &...

Duration:01:02:05

SPECIAL CONTEST: JIU JITSU

11/21/2020
Hey Poison Clan this is a special contest announcement to celebrate the release of the new sci fi martial arts action thriller JIU JITSU starring Nicholas Cage and martial arts stars, Tony Jaa and Alain Moussi! An ancient order of expert Jiu Jitsu fighters face their ultimate match in a deadly battle for Earth itself. This film also features Frank Grillo and the amazing Juju Chan and is rated R from Paramount Pictures. Now you can buy or rent Jiu Jitsu and watch it tonight! BUT for my...

Duration:00:01:55

UASE 2020: BEHIND THE ACTION PANEL - Guests: BRETT CHAN, DAN RIZZUTO, SARAH CHANG, VLAD RIMBURG, EMMANUEL MANZANARES, ANDY CHENG

11/20/2020
The Urban Action Showcase & Expo Virtual Experience brought together some of the amazing talent that crafts the action that we fans love so much with the BEHIND THE ACTION Panel! BRETT CHAN (Marco Polo, Warrior, Kung Fu), DAN RIZZUTO (Wu Assassins) SARAH CHANG (Bloodhunters) VLAD RIMBURG (Lucifer, Peaky Blinders) EMMANUEL MANZANARES (Bloodshot, The Mandalorian) ANDY CHENG (Into the Badlands, Shang Chi) all shared their insights into the industry and where Hollywood can and should go to keep...

Duration:01:06:31

INTERVIEW: VINCENT PASTORE, Actor, Producer, "The Sopranos", "Goodfellas", "Made In Chinatown"

10/10/2020
Actor, Producer VINCENT PASTORE joins me to talk about his career from rock club manager to tough guy movie star in films like GOODFELLAS, TVs THE SOPRANOS, and the kung fu mobster comedy MADE IN CHINATOWN! Vincent shares tales in the industry with the likes of Sean Penn, Madonna, and even a moment of being starstruck with Eddie Murphy! ONLY on the Kung Fu Drive-In Podcast! We discuss, debate and dissect kung fu movies and martial arts cinema & tv, past, present, and future! WATCH MADE IN...

Duration:00:48:02

INTERVIEW: TONY DARROW, Actor, Singer, Comedian, "Goodfellas", "The Sopranos", "Made in Chinatown"

9/21/2020
Actor, singer, comedian TONY DARROW joins me to talk about his career on stage, in nightclubs, and in films like GOODFELLAS, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, and the kung fu mobster comedy MADE IN CHINATOWN! Tony shares thoughts on his career, breaking into acting, and swatting away Martin Scorsese's hand just because he could. PLSU Tony sings us a Frank Sinatra Classic! ONLY on the Kung Fu Drive-In Podcast! We discuss, debate and dissect kung fu movies and martial arts cinema & tv, past, present,...

Duration:00:46:20

INTERVIEW: DR. MARK WILEY, Martial Artist, Writer, Producer, "Made In Chinatown"

9/13/2020
Martial artist, writer, producer, and filmmaker DR. MARK WILEY joins me to talk about the making of the award-winning kung fu, mob, comedy MADE IN CHINATOWN. We talk about the trials of bringing the film to the screen, working with the amazing cast, and some of the great behind the scenes stories during production. Plus we talk about his extensive martial arts background in everything from TKD to FMA! We discuss, debate and dissect kung fu movies and martial arts cinema & tv, past, present,...

Duration:01:10:38

INTERVIEW: ROBERT PARHAM, Director, "The Hanged Man: The Story of Ron Van Clief"

9/4/2020
Champion martial artist, actor, and director ROBERT PARHAM joins me to talk about his upcoming documentary, "The Hanged Man: The True Story of Ron Van Clief". Plus, we chat about the state of martial arts and martial artists in today's Hollywood and where the genre evolves from here. We discuss, debate and dissect kung fu movies and martial arts cinema & tv, past, present, and future! ROBERT PARHAM'S INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/therealrobertparham/ MEYHAM...

Duration:00:39:48

INTERVIEW: SIMON RHEE, Martial Artist, Actor, Fight Coordinator, "Best of the Best", "Doorman"

8/14/2020
Stuntman, Actor, and Champion Martial Artist SIMON RHEE joins me to talk about his rise in both the martial arts and movie worlds and where the two began to intersect in his career. Known worldwide as the infamous Dae Han from the martial arts classic, BEST OF THE BEST, Master Rhee recounts his "backwards" entry into Stunt Coordination as well as the challenges he faced battling illness to become the "teacher's teacher" that he is today. We discuss, debate and dissect kung fu movies and...

Duration:00:39:28

INTERVIEW: CHIU CHI LING, Actor, Martial Artist, "Kung Fu Hustle", "Enter the Fat Dragon"

8/8/2020
Stuntman, Actor, and Martial Artist CHIU CHI LING joined me at the Chinese Kung Fu and Karate Expo to talk about his Hung Gar style and making it work for him in film! Strict training from his parents got him noticed by film studios like the Shaw Brothers and soon films like Enter the Fat Dragon and Kung Fu Hustle followed! PLUS, Sifu tried to show me the speed and power of Hung Ga ... and I nearly got my head taken off because of it. ;) We discuss, debate and dissect kung fu movies and...

Duration:00:14:48

INTERVIEW: MICKEY FACCHINELLO, Stunt Performer, Martial Artist; "Black Widow", "Solo: A Star Wars Story", "Wonder Woman", "Into the Badlands"

7/31/2020
Stunt performer, martial artist, and all around femme fatale, MICKEY FACCHINELLO joins me to talk about her daring moves on and off screen! From stepping out at a young age and following her passion to stepping out of moving planes, trains, and automobiles, Mickey shares somme highlights from her time on shows like Into the Badlands, and films like Wonder Woman, Solo, and Alita: Battle Angel! We discuss, debate and dissect kung fu movies and martial arts cinema & tv, past, present, and...

Duration:00:47:30

INTERVIEW: STU BENNETT, Actor, "I Am Vengeance: Retaliation"

7/15/2020
WWE Wrestler turned actor, and now starring as "John Gold" in the "I Am Vengeance" franchise, STU BENNETT joins me to talk about going from the wrestling ring to the silver screen, John Gold vs John Wick and where he goes from here. And does that future possibly include BananaMan!? We discuss, debate and dissect kung fu movies and martial arts cinema & tv, past, present, and future! STU BENNETT'S...

Duration:00:32:14

INTERVIEW: ROSS BOYASK, Writer, Director, "I Am Vengeance: Retaliation"

7/10/2020
Writer, Director, and Filmmaker ROSS BOYASK joins me to talk about I AM VENGEANCE: RETALIATION, starring Stu Bennett and Vinnie Jones, now streaming on all major services. Ross talks with me about his influences and approach to action film, why he's still a fan of the genre, and what's next in line for himself and Evolutionary Films. We discuss, debate and dissect kung fu movies and martial arts cinema & tv, past, present, and future! ROSS BOYASK'S...

Duration:00:36:25

INTERVIEW: MARK STRANGE, Actor, Martial Artist, "Ip Man 4: The Finale", "Avengement", Redcon-1"

6/30/2020
Whether fighting kung fu zombies in the award-winning indie flick REDCON-1, or brawling with Scott Adkins in AVENGEMENT, or even exchanging blows with a young Bruce Lee in IP MAN $, MARK STRANGE always brings 100% to the table. We talk about his work ethic on and off screen plus keep an eye on future projects for the muscle-bound martial artist. We discuss, debate and dissect kung fu movies and martial arts cinema & tv, past, present, and future! MARK STRANGE'S...

Duration:00:35:18

INTERVIEW: FIVE GODS OF KUNG FU video game creator, GREGOR BESTELMEYER

6/18/2020
In an open love letter to classic kung fu films and retro video games, FIVE GODS OF KUNG FU is game developer GREGOR BESTELMEYER's action packed effort to marry the two and drop us all into a world where mastery is the goal and martial arts is the game. Follow FIVE GODS OF KUNG FU on KICKSTARTER and keep the spirit of kung fu alive! We discuss, debate and dissect kung fu movies and martial arts cinema & tv, past, present, and future! KICKSTARTER: FIVE GODS OF KUNG...

Duration:00:28:06

INTERVIEW: MICHAEL LEHR, Fight Coordinator, "Extraction" now on Netflix

6/13/2020
Fresh off his FIGHT COORDINATOR duties for the hit Netflix film, EXTRACTION, Stunt Performer, Fight Coordinator MICHAEL LEHR joins us to talk about moving from mocap to movies and the martial arts that helped it all happen. PLUS an uncanny impression of the God of Thunder himself and a delicious donut debate. We discuss, debate and dissect kung fu movies and martial arts cinema & tv, past, present, and future! MICHAEL LEHR vs BRYAN SLOYER - GUN...

Duration:00:55:56