Asian Cinema Film Club Podcast: ‘Peking Opera Blues’ (1986)
Episode 005 is a classic mix of genres from China.
Peking Opera Blues is a 1986 drama about 1920’s Chinese warlords fighting each other for power while an underground movement tries to establish a democratic republic.
Elwood and Stephen check out Tsui Hark‘s Peking Opera Blues an amazing piñata of a movie that combines more genres and Hong Kong-specific themes than one could possibly imagine. A historical and political intrigue, acrobatic action, screwball comedy, and heroic gunplay elements are thrown together in an intoxicating mix. They also look at the key leading ladies of Asian cinema, Viceland’s new Anime block and Takashi Miike‘s Dead or Alive … trilogy plus much more!