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Special - Shin Godzilla (2016)

 Hello everyone, In this special episode of Heroic Purgatory, we discuss the 2016 kaiju movie, Shin Godzilla, as well as the franchise's various other incarnations that followed it. We…

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S4E10 - The Villainess (2017)

Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory, we discuss the 2017 South Korean film, The Villainess. We discuss the film's action, style, and the merits of its questionably…

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S4E9 - The Heroic Trio (1993)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory, we talk about The Heroic Trio and its sequel Executioners, both starring three giants of HK cinema, Michelle Yeoh, Anita Mui,…

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S4E8 - Lady Snowblood (1973)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory, we resume our fourth season to talk about the iconic revenge film, Lady Snowblood (1973). We talk about the historical significance…

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Best Films of 2023

 Hello everyone, In the first episode of the year, the Heroic Purgatory hosts discuss their favorite films of 2023. We hope you enjoy our discussion. Follow us:Follow Heroic Purgatory on TwitterFollow John Atom…

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Halloween Special - Carrie (1976)

Hello Everyone, For this years Halloween, we go to the prom with one of the most iconic horror movies ever made, Brian de Palma's Carrie (1976). Does the film…

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S4E7 - A Touch of Zen (1971)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory, we visit Taiwan to discuss of King Hu's most notable films, A Touch of Zen (1971). A seminal piece of the…

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S4E6 - My Wife Is a Gangster (2001)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory, we discuss the 2001 South Korean film, My Wife is a Gangster. Does this 20+ year-old action comedy pass the test…

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S3E5 - Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory, we discuss the 2019 American film, Alita: Battle Angel, based on the Japanese manga Gunnm by Yukito Kishiro. Is James Cameron's…

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S4E4 - Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

  Table of Contents Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory, we discuss the 1984 film, Nausicaä of the Valley…

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New York Asian Film Festival 2023

Table of Contents For the third year in a row, the Heroic Purgatory podcast is covering the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF)…

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S4E3 - Chocolate (2008)

  Table of Contents Hello everyone,In this episode of Heroic Purgatory, we discuss the 2008 Thai action film, Chocolate. From…

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S4E2 - Yes Madam/Royal Warriors (1985/1986)

  Table of Contents PodcastHello everyone,In the 2nd episode of season 4 of Heroic Purgatory, John and Jason take on…

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S4E1 - Police Story: Supercop (1992)

  Table of Contents PodcastHello everyone,Welcome to season 4 of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, centered around female action…

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Special - Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

  Table of Contents Hello Everyone, In this special episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason talk…

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Osaka Asian Film Festival 2023

 For the second year in a row, the Heroic Purgatory podcast is covering the Osaka Asian Film Festival (OAFF) which took place between March 10 and March 19.…

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Osaka Asian Film Festival 2023

 For the second year in a row, the Heroic Purgatory podcast is covering the Osaka Asian Film Festival (OAFF) which took place between March 10 and March 19.…

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Osaka Asian Film Festival 2023

 For the second year in a row, the Heroic Purgatory podcast is covering the Osaka Asian Film Festival (OAFF) which took place between March 10 and March 19.…

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Best Films of 2022

Hello everyone, In the first episode of year, the Heroic Purgatory Hosts discuss their favorite films of the 2022. Let us know what your favorite films were.John's Best of 2022:Mad…

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Best Films of 2022

Hello everyone, In the first episode of year, the Heroic Purgatory Hosts discuss their favorite films of the 2022. Let us know what your favorite films were.John's Best of 2022:Mad…

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Best Films of 2022

Hello everyone, In the first episode of year, the Heroic Purgatory Hosts discuss their favorite films of the 2022. Let us know what your favorite films were.John's Best of 2022:Mad…

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S3E13 - In the Mood for Love (2000)

 Hello everyone, In the final episode of the season, John and Jason discuss Wong Kar-Wai's In the Mood for Love (2000), perhaps his most famous film. A seminal film…

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S3E13 - In the Mood for Love (2000)

 Hello everyone, In the final episode of the season, John and Jason discuss Wong Kar-Wai's In the Mood for Love (2000), perhaps his most famous film. A seminal film…

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S3E13 - In the Mood for Love (2000)

 Hello everyone, In the final episode of the season, John and Jason discuss Wong Kar-Wai's In the Mood for Love (2000), perhaps his most famous film. A seminal film…

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S3E12 - Oldboy (2003)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss the 2010 Palme D'or winning film, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall his Past…

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S3E12 - Oldboy (2003)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss the 2010 Palme D'or winning film, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall his Past…

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S3E12 - Oldboy (2003)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss the 2010 Palme D'or winning film, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall his Past…

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S3E11 - Uncle Boonmee (2010)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss the 2010 Palme D'or winning film, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall his Past…

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S3E11 - Uncle Boonmee (2010)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss the 2010 Palme D'or winning film, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall his Past…

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S3E11 - Uncle Boonmee (2010)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss the 2010 Palme D'or winning film, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall his Past…

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S3E10 - The Twilight Samurai (2002)

Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss the 2002 Yoji Yamada (of Tara-san fame) film, The Twilight Samurai. Along with…

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S3E10 - The Twilight Samurai (2002)

Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss the 2002 Yoji Yamada (of Tara-san fame) film, The Twilight Samurai. Along with…

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S3E10 - The Twilight Samurai (2002)

Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss the 2002 Yoji Yamada (of Tara-san fame) film, The Twilight Samurai. Along with…

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S3E9 - The Assassin (2015)

Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss the highly acclaimed 2015 film, The Assassin, directed by Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao-Hsien.…

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S3E9 - The Assassin (2015)

Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss the highly acclaimed 2015 film, The Assassin, directed by Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao-Hsien.…

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S3E9 - The Assassin (2015)

Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss the highly acclaimed 2015 film, The Assassin, directed by Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao-Hsien.…

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S3E8 - Burning (2018)

Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss the 2018 Lee Chang-dong film, Burning. They talk about the film's themes, style,…

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S3E8 - Burning (2018)

Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss the 2018 Lee Chang-dong film, Burning. They talk about the film's themes, style,…

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S3E8 - Burning (2018)

Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss the 2018 Lee Chang-dong film, Burning. They talk about the film's themes, style,…

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S3E7 - Departures (2008)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss the 2008 Oscar winning film, Departures. They talk about the film's obvious popular…

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S3E7 - Departures (2008)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss the 2008 Oscar winning film, Departures. They talk about the film's obvious popular…

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S3E7 - Departures (2008)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss the 2008 Oscar winning film, Departures. They talk about the film's obvious popular…

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S3E6 - The Mission (1999)

Hey folks, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss Johnnie To's 1999 film, The Mission. They talk about the film's style, characters,…

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S3E6 - The Mission (1999)

Hey folks, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss Johnnie To's 1999 film, The Mission. They talk about the film's style, characters,…

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S3E6 - The Mission (1999)

Hey folks, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss Johnnie To's 1999 film, The Mission. They talk about the film's style, characters,…

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Special - NYAFF 2022

 Hello everyone, In this special episode of Heroic Purgatory, John and Jason discuss their favorite movies from the 2022 New York Asian Film Festival.  Timestamps:1:48 - Media Consumption10:32 - News17:13…

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Special - NYAFF 2022

 Hello everyone, In this special episode of Heroic Purgatory, John and Jason discuss their favorite movies from the 2022 New York Asian Film Festival.  Timestamps:1:48 - Media Consumption10:32 - News17:13…

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Special - NYAFF 2022

 Hello everyone, In this special episode of Heroic Purgatory, John and Jason discuss their favorite movies from the 2022 New York Asian Film Festival.  Timestamps:1:48 - Media Consumption10:32 - News17:13…

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S3E5 - Taste of Cherry (1997)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason tackle their first Iranian film with Abbas Kiarostami's 1997 Palme D'or winner, Taste of…

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S3E5 - Taste of Cherry (1997)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason tackle their first Iranian film with Abbas Kiarostami's 1997 Palme D'or winner, Taste of…

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