A.C. Film Club #92 – Mighty Peking Man

Elwood and Stephen look at one of the more random entries in the Shaw Bros. back catalogue with Mighty Peking Man as an expedition to find the legendry monster in the Indian jungle leads not only to the discovery of the giant ape Utam but also his human companion Samantha. Brought back to Hong Kong it’s not long until Utam sets out on the rampage.

We also look at the history of Apesploitation, Pooch the Pup’s King Kunk and the weirdest entries in the Shaw Bros. back catalogue

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AC Film Club #91 – Giants And Toys

Elwood and Stephen look at the satirical comedy Giants and Toys as rival candy companies battle for control of the market as two advertising executives believe they have a secret weapon in the working-class girl Koyoko whose rising star soon makes her as big a problem as their competition.

We also reveal the picks for this year’s Halloween episode, Elwood reveals his film of the year and obsessive collecting plus more!!

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A.C. Film Club #90 – Zu Warriors From Magic Mountain


Elwood and Stephen look at Tsui Harks Wuxia fantasy as a solider on the run finds himself caught in a battle between good and evil as he joins the fight against the blood devil and a quest to find the dual swords which will vanquish the evil forever in a film which features both jaw dropping martial arts action and special effects from the team behind Star Wars and Ghostbusters

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A.C. Film Club #89 – The Bullet Train



Elwood and Stephen look at The Bullet Train which not only gave us an entry from Japan into the disaster movie genre but also inspired the cult classic Speed as a group of terrorists plant a bomb on a bullet train and demand $5 million, adding that the bomb will detonate if the train’s speed for any reason dips below 80 kph!

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A.C. Film Club #88 – The Foul King

Elwood and Stephen look at the violent ballet of professional wrestling with The Foul King which sees a bullied bank clerk (Song Kang-ho) finds an outlet for his frustration by moonlighting as a professional wrestler.

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A.C. Film Club #87 – Swing Girls

Elwood and Stephen check out the 2004 comedy Swing Girls in which a group of delinquent and lazy schoolgirls find a way out of remedial summer math class when they end up taking over for the school’s brass band.

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A.C. Film Club #86 – Love In A Puff

Elwood and Stephen look at the CAT III romantic comedy Love In A Puff which earned its rating based on the theme of smoking which runs throughout the film as the smoking ban in Hong Kong provides a chance for Jimmy and Advertising Exec to meet the cosmetics salesgirl Cherie in this unique romantic comedy.

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A.C. Film Club #85 – Karaoke Terror

Elwood and Stephen look at this tale of revenge and Karaoke based on the novel by Ryu Murakami as a group of idle teens find themselves in an escalating battle of revenge against a group of middle aged women

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A.C. Film Club #84 – Pale Flower

Elwood and Stephen are joined by Rashmi to look at Mashahiro Shindoa’s Noir Pale Flower in which Ryô Ikebe plays the recently released gangster Muraki finding that both organized crime and the real world have moved on without him. While reunited with his Yakuza family he now spends his time in gambling dens, where he meets rich thrill seeker Saeko (Mariko Kaga) only to soon discover that her destructive, hedonistic urges will likely mean the end for both of them.

We also look at the cult of the Criterion Collection, gambling movies Yakuza etiquette, and more!!

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A.C. Film Club #82 – Kiki’s Delivery Service

Elwood and Stephen look at another title from the Studio Ghibli back catalogue with Kiki’s Delivery Service in which a young witch arriving in a costal town, finds her flying skills in demand as she sets up a delivery service. But when her self doubts cause her to lose her powers she must find a way to restore them.

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